Massage and Special Treatment licence (MST)
Except where the premises is under the control of a medical
practitioner a licence is required for any premises in which the
following treatments are carried out - acupuncture, aromatherapy,
EVR (sunbed), steam, sauna, manicure, pedicure, electrolysis, body
and ear piercing, tattooing, shiatsu, reflexology, colour therapy,
GS, and hydrotherapy.
Massage and Special Treatments are controlled under the London
Local Authorities Act 1991 – this applies only in London
Authorities where adopted.
No licence is required for massage in this area. Other
treatments such as skin piercing and acupuncture are dealt with
under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 –
see Licence - tattooists, ear-piercing and electrolysis.