About TNHC

The Totnes Natural Health Centre

is a registered charity which opened in 1978 and was the first centre of its kind in the UK.


Donation sessions


The centre is unique in that we offer treatments on a donation basis. All receptionists and therapists who work at the centre give some of their time free each week to provide the local community with a chance to experience a complimentary therapy by donation. 
Most therapies cost around £40 privately. We invite a donation of £40-£25 or if your yearly income is below £16,000, we suggest a donation of £25- £14. For those in hardship, please ask the receptionist for other options.

We believe finances should never stand in the way of supporting your health. 
Donation session conditions:
In the interest of fairness, there is a maximum of two donation sessions with each therapist in a six month period, booked one at a time.
PLEASE NOTE: All sessions are subject to the donation charge if cancelled for any reason without 48 hours/ 2 working days notice; sessions for Monday need to be cancelled by Midday on the Thursday prior, to give us time to rebook.
Please note that for massage sessions in which oils are used, an additional charge of £1 goes direct to the therapist to cover oil costs. Similar additional charges may be made for herbs/ homoeopathic remedies prescribed.

"To cure sometime; to help often; to comfort always"

16th Century French Proverb

Private sessions

All our therapists offer private sessions from the clinic; fees vary and must be arranged with individual practitioners. Please ask the receptionist for practitioner details.


All our therapists are fully qualified members of their appropriate professional bodies, and carry full indemnity insurance. We employ a part-time coordinator and I'm grateful to all the people who act as volunteer receptionist, therapists and helpers at the centre; new volunteers are always welcome (see 'Get Involved' page)

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"

Anon