Special treatments licence

If you run a business that offers beauty treatments, massage, alternative therapies or tanning facilities you may need a special treatment licence.


Premises offering special treatments must have a special treatments licence.

Treatments include:

  • massage
  • acupuncture
  • manicure
  • piercing and tattooing
  • sauna and light
  • electric or vapour treatments

Download a full list of the beauty treatments that require a licence (PDF, 243KB).


Members of some professional associations and organisations are exempt from special treatment licensing. Find out which businesses in Croydon are exempt from licensing (PDF, 491KB).