§ 152C.1 Definitions
§ 152C.2 Massage therapy advisory board created — duties.
§ 152C.3 Requirements for licensure
§ 152C.4 Practicing as a massage therapist without a license — employment of person not licensed — civil penalty.
§ 152C.5 Practice or use of title — license required.
§ 152C.5A Massage therapy modalities study
§ 152C.6 Enforcement
§ 152C.7 Suspension and revocation of licenses
§ 152C.7A Temporary exemptions
§ 152C.8 Transition provisions
§ 152C.9 Exemptions

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 152C

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Board: means the board of massage therapy created under chapter 147. See Iowa Code 152C.1
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Massage therapist: means a person licensed to practice the health care service of the healing art of massage therapy under this chapter. See Iowa Code 152C.1
  • Massage therapy: means performance for compensation of massage, myotherapy, massotherapy, bodywork, bodywork therapy, or therapeutic massage including hydrotherapy, superficial hot and cold applications, vibration and topical applications, or other therapy which involves manipulation of the muscle and connective tissue of the body, excluding osseous tissue, to treat the muscle tonus system for the purpose of enhancing health, muscle relaxation, increasing range of motion, reducing stress, relieving pain, or improving circulation. See Iowa Code 152C.1
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Reflexology: means manipulation of the soft tissues of the human body which is restricted to the hands, feet, or ears, performed by persons who do not hold themselves out to be massage therapists or to be performing massage therapy. See Iowa Code 152C.1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.