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).

Licence conditions

All premises offering special treatments must comply with the special treatments licence conditions (PDF, 277 KB).


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).