Massage & Special Treatments

If you provide any massage/beauty treatments/sun beds, etc, then you may need to be licensed with the Council, in accordance with the Nottinghamshire County Council Act 1985. This includes a wide range of treatments involving massage and/or heat, light or vapour and must be licensed with the Council

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Are You Eligible?

The Nottinghamshire County Council Act 1985 requires that an annual licence will be required for premises to undertake a range of massage or special treatments. Many businesses provide a mixture of treatments for members of the public, some of which will require licensing. These activities include:

  • Sun beds - Horizontal, single and double sided.

  • Sun domes - Vertical tanning systems

  • Saunas

  • Steam Rooms

  • Aromatherapy involving full or part body massage with alleged therapeutic benefits

  • Remedial massage/massage therapy/Swedish body massage

  • Seaweed wraps

  • Pressure therapy using an inflatable body wrap

  • Body exfoliation

  • Electric treatment

  • Radiant heat

  • Laser and IPL treatments

  • Other similar treatments

The practitioner who provides the treatments at the premises must also be registered with the Council and checks are made to ensure the individuals hold the appropriate qualifications.

How We Process Your Application

The premises will normally be inspected prior to the grant of ant licence. Practitioners will be vetted by Nottinghamshire Police to ensure that they are fit and proper persons.

Your application will be processed within 3 months. 

If you do not receive the license, you will be not be able to trade.

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