The spa industry is concerned over regulations set by the state government mandating education qualifications for owners and employees, among others, as the deadline for applying for the trade licence ends on September 5, 2019. Based on a Madras High Court directive, the Greater Chennai Corporation had set regulations for operating Beauty Parlour, Spa and Massage Parlours and asked them to apply for trade licences. As per the norms, the licensee should possess a degree offered by any of the recognized universities in Physiotherapy (BPT) with 4 years duration and 6 months compulsory internship, B.Sc., (Occupational Therapy), M.Sc., (Occupational Therapy) or Diploma in Physiotherapy with 3 years duration.