Massage & Special Treatments

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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Eligibility Criteria

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.

The annual fee for a massage and special treatment licence 2017-2018 is £175.00

Regulation Summary

Please view the Nottinghamshire County Council Act 1985 regulates the provision of such services.

Application Evaluation Process

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.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

New applications - no. If you have not heard from the authority in a reasonable time scale you should contact them.

Renewals - Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.

Failed Application Redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

Trade Associations

None

 

Please contact the Licensing Team for further information on licensing of Special treatments


Contact

Licensing
tel: 0115 917 3241