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Licence - massage and special treatments

To offer massage from a beauty salon within the Tonbridge & Malling Borough, you do not require to be registered and you must comply with health and safety legislation. It is also advisable to contact the food & safety team to advise you are opening.

If you would like to carry out activities such as acupuncture, tattooing, cosmetic piercing, semi-permanent skin colouring and electrolysis then you will need to be registered.

Health and Safety at Work Etc Act

The Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974 is the key act which will affect all commercial concerns, whether self-employed or an employee, and whether mobile or based at a salon. Read more about health and safety in our handbook.

What if I have a complaint or concern?

As a member of the public, if you have a complaint or are concerned about the health and safety of massage or other special treatments, contact us.

General advice

If you are in the UK, advice is available from Consumer Direct (EU Services link).

If you are outside the UK, advice if available from the UK European Consumer Centre.

Where can I get further information?

Freelance Hair and Beauty Federation
Health and Safety Executive

For further advice or information contact the Food and Safety Team

Last Updated: 11th August 2014