Therapist - massage and special treatments registration

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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 makeup and electrolysis then you will to register.

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

Making a complaint or reporting a 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.

Further information

HABIA
Health and Safety Executive

Contact us

For further advice or information contact the Food and Safety Team