Massage and Special Treatment Licence

If you wish to operate an establishment offering massage or special treatment in the City, you need a licence from the Council authorising you to do so.

The Worcester City Council Act 1985 defines establishments for massage and special treatment as any premises used or represented for being used by way of business for the reception or treatment of persons requiring:

  • Massage; or
  • Chiropody; or
  • Electric treatment, radiant heat, light or electric vapour treatment, or sauna or other baths for therapeutic treatment; or
  • Treatment for the tanning of the skin; or
  • Other similar treatment

Apply by post

To apply for a licence by post you need to complete an application form and send it to:

Licensing, Worcester City Council, Guildhall, High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY

You can download the application form from here:

Massage and Special Treatment licence application form

The current fee to apply for a massage and special treatment licence can be found on our licensing fees and charges page.

Licences remain in force for one year and then expire unless renewed.

Will tacit consent apply?

No. It is in the public interest that we must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please get in touch.