§452-1  Definitions.  For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall be adopted:

     "Board" means the board of massage therapy created under this chapter.

     "Massage", "massage therapy", and "Hawaiian massage" commonly known as lomilomi, means any method of treatment of the superficial soft parts of the body, consisting of rubbing, stroking, tapotement, pressing, shaking, or kneading with the hands, feet, elbow, or arms, and whether or not aided by any mechanical or electrical apparatus, appliances, or supplementary aids such as rubbing alcohol, liniments, antiseptics, oils, powder, creams, lotions, ointments, or other similar preparations commonly used in this practice.  Any mechanical or electrical apparatus used as described in this chapter shall be approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

     "Massage therapist" means any person who engages in the occupation or practice of massage for compensation.

     "Massage therapist apprentice" means any person who engages in the occupation or practice of massage under the direct supervision of a sponsoring massage therapist who is employed by or registered with an approved massage establishment.

     "Massage therapist student" means any person who engages in the study or practice of massage therapy who is under the direct supervision of the teacher in a school setting.

     "Massage therapy establishment" means premises occupied and used for the purpose of practicing massage therapy or massage therapy training; provided that when any massage therapy establishment is situated in any building used for residential purposes, the massage therapy establishment premises shall be set apart and shall not be used for any other purpose.

     "Principal massage therapist" means a massage therapist designated by an establishment or an out-call massage service as the person in charge. [L 1947, c 192, §1; RL 1955, §63-1; HRS §452-1; am L 1980, c 208, §3; am L 1981, c 65, §1; am L 1987, c 190, §2; am L 1989, c 204, §1; am L 1990, c 205, §1; am L 2016, c 146, §2]