[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Town of Fairhaven 9-26-1979 as Ch. IX of the 1979 Regulations. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall include all weight reduction and exercise salons, gymnasiums, schools of self defense and/or other related uses.
No person shall practice massage, or conduct an establishment for the giving of vapor, pool, shower or other baths for hire or reward, or advertise or hold himself out as being engaged in the business of massage, exercise, weight reduction or the giving of said baths without receiving a license therefor from the Board of Health, provided that a person registered as a barber or apprentice under the provisions of MGL c. 112, § 87H or 87I, or as a hairdresser, operator or a student under the provisions of MGL c. 112, §§ 87T to 87JJ, inclusive, may practice facial and scalp massaging without such a license.
Every such establishment shall display a valid license for each employee engaged in the practice of massage. The Board of Health shall issue a license upon satisfactory certification that the applicant has complied with all applicable state and local regulations. Requirements for individual licensing shall include a tuberculosis diagnostic procedure.
The Board may require the installation of showers in all establishments when in its opinion this would be in the interest of good health practice.
The Board of Health may revoke any license granted by it for such cause as it deems sufficient, provided that a person licensed to massage or to conduct an establishment for the giving of vapor, pool, shower or other baths in any town may at the request of a physician attend patients in the Town of Fairhaven without taking out an additional license.