Though Tustin hasn’t had any arrests related to massage businesses since 2007, it is revamping its ordinance to match a new law that goes into effect Sept. 1.
…The new state law limits what cities can regulate. For example, cities no longer will be able to require more restrooms or showers than is required of similar businesses. Cities also can’t require that doors be unlocked if there aren’t any other staff members around to provide security. And cities can’t require that massage rooms have windows.
The state law mandates that massage therapists be certified by the nonprofit Massage Therapy Organization. The nonprofit can revoke or suspend a certificate if unprofessional conduct or convictions occur. But cities can’t impose additional certifications or qualifications for a person to practice massage therapy.
—The Orange County Register; Tusin, California; August 6, 2009