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 £25 - £40. If annual income is below £16,000 per annum we suggest a donation of £14 - £25. For those in hardship, please ask the receptionist for other options.
Donation session conditions
In the interest of fairness, there is a maximum of only two donation sessions with each therapist in a six month period, but one at a time.
All sessions are subject to the full donation charge if cancelled for any reason within 48 hours; sessions for Monday need to be cancelled by Midday on Friday to give us time to rebook.
Please note that for massage sessions in which oils are used, there is an additional charge of £1 which goes to the therapist to cover their oil cost. Similar additional charges may be made for herbs and homoeopathic remedy is prescribed.

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

16th Century French Proverb

Private sessions

You can also book private sessions. Fees vary and must be arranged with individual practitioners. Please ask the receptionist for practitioner details.


All our therapists are fully qualified members of the 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.

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

Anon