Massage & Special Treatment
These are premises, which provide a wide variety of treatments, the main ones being sauna, massage and sun beds.
Special treatments also include sauna, steam and UVA sunbeds.
Besides the premises for special treatment having to be licensed, the therapist who provides the treatment also has to be registered with the council. Treatments are given by persons who are approved by the Council. The Council will only approve people that are appropriately qualified and experienced. Checks are also made to ensure that every qualification certificate received is authentic and checks are also made for any previous criminal convictions against the licence applicant.
It is an offence for any person to administer or advertise the availability of a special treatment, without a licence; unless there is an exemption in force. Any person found guilty of an offence may be liable on summary conviction to a fine of up to £2,500.
A copy of the relevant legislation can be viewed at the Council Offices.