Massage Establishment Certification

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The City adopted regulations governing Massage Establishments so that customers may identify legitimate massage workers and businesses, while still recognizing the practice of massage as a valid professional field. These regulations comply with California law while also providing certain minimum health and safety standards for the operation of massage establishments, their managing employees and massage practitioners. 

Applicant Requirements

  1. Massage Therapist Application
    Must be California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) Certified and on an Establishment Roster.  No application at the Police Department is necessary.

  2. Massage Establishment Application for Non-California Massage Council (CAMTC) Certified Owner
    Complete the Non-CAMTC Establishment Application including CAMTC Certified Employees List and Livescan fingerprinting.

  3. Massage Establishment Application California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) Certified Owner Complete the CAMTC Certified Establishment Application including CAMTC Certified Employees list.

    “Owner” or “Operator” means any and all owners of a massage business including, without limitation, any of the following persons: a managing officer/employee, a general partner, a limited partner, a shareholder, a sole proprietor, or any person who has a five percent (5%) or greater ownership interest in a massage business whether as an individual, corporate entity, limited partner, shareholder, sole proprietor or otherwise.
For questions or further information regarding this process, click here or call Cathy Surges-Moscato, (925) 299-3220