City of Toronto

City of Toronto

Holistic centres:

  • offer services for therapeutic and wellness purposes, such as
    • aromatherapy
    • Reiki
    • Shiatsu
    • reflexology
    • iridology
    • etc.
  • do not provide medical or therapeutic treatment performed by registered medical practitioners or registered massage therapists
  • are NOT body rubs (offered in body rub parlours)
  • do not offer traditional Chinese medicine or acupuncture

Body rub services:

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

Toronto’s Municipal Licensing and Standards Division wants your input on a survey that will gauge:

  • awareness, experiences and opinions about any impact that holistic centres and body rub parlour locations in Toronto may have on the local community
  • the need for the City to continue to regulate these types of businesses

Please click here to obtain the survey:

  • The collected info will be used to 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

  • The survey will be available until December 21, 2012 (as stated in the City of Toronto News Release below)

Contact Info:

Please direct any questions of comments to:

Olga Kusztelska, Senior Policy and Research Officer
Municipal Licensing and Standards
100 Queen Street West, 16 West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N2

Telephone: 416-392-7964
Email: okuszte@toronto.ca

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

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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