No Lights Off, No Private Rooms, and Other New Massage Rules in GuangdongPosted: 07/8/2014 3:17 pm
Massage parlors in Guangdong are going to be under new rules designed to help clean up the profession, reports MSN.
Guangdong Province is looking for suggestions from the public on how best to police the industry in light of its frequent association with prostitution. According to the report, steam room and bathing facilities will be mandatory in all Guangdong massage parlors in the future.
Other proposed guidelines include:
- can not provide services within any enclosed rooms
- can not set dividing partitions or screens
- can not turn off lights
- can not have non-transparent doors
- can not engage in prostitution
Furthermore, massage parlors must register the personal identification of all clients that request services from 2am to 8am, and then log it with the local PSB.
Failure to comply with these rules will result in a fine ranging from RMB 10,000 to RMB 30,000. The regulations will cover any place that provides massages and includes services such as saunas, hydrotherapy, Chinese manual health therapy, and reflexology.
Meanwhile, regulatory bodies that will enforce these rules will also be given their own guidelines in which regulatory teams:
- must consist of at least two people
- must always provide proper identification
- can never open massage parlors of their own
- can not frequent massage parlors
- can not misuse their authority over massage parlors
Starting on August 6, provincial residents will be able to leave their suggestions on the provincial law office website.
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