About massage and special treatment licences
If you want to provide massage and special treatments at a premises you must have a licence. Special treatments could include:
- light treatments, such as sunbeds
- electric treatments, such as electrolysis
- other treatments involving heat, light or vapour, such as sauna or other bath treatments
View all special treatments (PDF).
Fines and penalties
You could be fined if you don’t have a licence, or break any conditions of your licence.
It is an offence to provide or advertise special treatments without a licence, unless there is an exemption in place. Any person found guilty may have to pay a fine of up to £2,500.