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December 7, 2012
Survey offers public opportunity to provide input on holistic centres, body rub parlour locations
  
The Municipal Licensing and Standards Division has created a survey to get the public's input on holistic centres and body rub parlour locations in Toronto.

The survey will gauge awareness, experiences and opinions about any impact these businesses may have on the local community and the need for the City to continue to regulate these types of businesses.

The information collected will assist in the review and development of potential changes to the current bylaws that govern holistic and body rub businesses. A report is expected to be presented to the Licensing and Standards Committee in the spring of 2013.

Holistic centres offer services for therapeutic and wellness purposes, such as aromatherapy, Reiki, Shiatsu, reflexology, iridology, etc. These businesses do not provide medical or therapeutic treatment performed by registered medical practitioners or registered massage therapists. They also do not offer traditional Chinese medicine or acupuncture.

Body rub services are massage services commonly performed by persons who are not registered massage therapists. Body rub services do not include medical or therapeutic treatment performed by registered medical practitioners or registered massage therapists.

The survey will be available until December 21, 2012, and can be found at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG5udHV4R0hZNWZiNzZVd09nWjVoU3c6MQ

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Steve Johnston
Senior Communications Coordinator
416-392-4391
sjohnsto@toronto.ca

 

 

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