Massage or Special Treatment Licence

If you provide any massage, beauty treatments or sunbeds then you may need a licence from us. If you only offer the use of sunbeds you must still have a licence.

Apply for a licence

Massage or Special Treatment Premises Licence application

Massage or Special Treatment Premises Licence renewal application

Massage or Special Treatment New/Additional Practitioner Licence application

An application fee must be paid when you submit a new or renewal application:

You will need to provide the following:

  • passport size photographs for each practitioner
  • and original qualification certificates for each practitioner

We will confirm that we have received both your application and fee in writing and arrange to carry out an inspection of your premises.

A copy of the completed application form will be sent to Nottinghamshire Police for comment.

When considering your application, we will look at:

  • your suitability
  • the suitability of any practitioner
  • the suitability of the premises
  • any comments from Nottinghamshire Police.


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
  • Warm wax body treatments
  • Seaweed wraps
  • Pressure therapy using an inflatable body wrap
  • Body exfoliation
  • Sugaring body treatments
  • Electric treatment.


To apply for a licence, you must be at least 21 years old.


If your licence application is refused you can appeal to Mansfield Magistrates' Court against the decision.