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Report recommends name change from 'massage parlours' to 'body rub parlours'

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A civic report recommends that massage parlours be renamed body rub parlours, to avoid confusion with registered massage therapists.

The report, which will be presented Monday to the downtown, heritage and riverbank management committee, recommends that body parlours continue to be subject to licensing but exempt registered massage therapists.

The report was originally requested by councillors in November 2011 but was repeatedly delayed.

Massage parlours are assumed to be operations where sexual acts are performed on customers.

Under current zoning regulations, massage parlours are not permitted outside the downtown area and need a licence to operate within the downtown.

Massage therapists are exempt from requiring special licences from the city.

The report found that other communities across Canada had dealt with the issue of confusion between massage parlours and massage therapists, adding the solution was to call the operation often linked to sexual acts as a body rub parlour.

The report will likely be forwarded to the protection and community services committee to enact the necessary changes.

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