Alternative Medicine In Tunbridge Wells

a person having hot stone massageRoyal Tunbridge Wells has become a popular place for middle to high-income families. Particularly, Londoners have found Tunbridge Wells to be a pleasant and convenient place to move to in order to have a quieter family life while still having a convenient commute into the city.

Tunbridge Wells certainly has a lot to offer both the visitor and the resident with a fine selection of restaurants, a good variety of shopping and an array of local businesses to serve every need.

Alternative Medicine In Royal Tunbridge Wells

Alternative medicine of various kinds has seen a big increase in popularity over the last decade. Particularly, this trend seems to be more apparent in more affluent areas. As such, the alternative medicine industry in Tunbridge Wells has been booming.

Holistic Health Centre

The Holistic Health Centre on Mount Ephraim Road has seen a steady increase in clientele, with many people coming for treatments such as massage, acupuncture, counselling, spiritual healing and beauty therapy.

The centre is run by beauty therapist and spiritual healer, Sandra Beale. Sandra has worked in the town for many years and has built up a professional and steady reputation.


Helios is a homoeopathic clinic located on Camden Road. Helios has been established for several years and serves the local community of Tunbridge Wells for various ailments.

Homeopathy is a natural medicine focusing on bringing a person back into balance by using trace amounts of substances in order to affect the body on a vibrational level. Many local people swear by the remedies provided by Helios and attest to the companies professional and caring approach.

Atman Clinic

Located on St John’s Road, the Atman Clinic is primarily an osteopathic clinic with eight osteopaths working at the busy centre. The Atman clinic also has other therapies on offer such as acupuncture, naturopathy, massage, physiotherapy and even a holistic dentist.

Being avid believers in natural and alternative health, the folks at the Atman Clinic also promote a range of natural health products.

Tunbridge Wells Osteopaths

Located on Upper Grosvenor Road, Tunbridge Wells Osteopaths is run by the head osteopath, Quentin Shaw D.O. Quentin first opened the centre in 2005 and has had a busy and flourishing business ever since.

Like the Atman Clinic, Tunbridge Wells Osteopaths also has several other therapies that it offers to the public, including counselling, acupuncture, homoeopathy and hypnotherapy.


At the south end of the town, Serenity Therapies is located on the high street, not too far from the famous Pantiles. Run and managed by Victoria Johnson, Serenity Therapies offers extensive beauty therapy treatments for their clients along with several other therapies. One can enjoy the benefits of treatments such as Thai Yoga massage, Indian head massage, hypnotherapy, acupuncture, nutritional therapy and physiotherapy. The treatment centre even has a consultant facial plastic surgeon!

With such a wide range of alternative therapies available for the people of Tunbridge Wells, it’s not surprising that the locals are in such good health.

Upcoming Events For Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells in December 2018

A woman celebrating ChristmasTis’ the season to be jolly, and with that comes a fine selection of festive events. Here are three you may want to check out in the first week of December.

There will be a whole host of festivities over the coming weeks so do be sure to check back for the latest events that are being run in the area.

St George’s Christmas Fair

St George’s are having a Christmas fair on Friday 1st December at 7 Chilston Road, Tunbridge Wells. The fair will be run throughout the afternoon with a Father Christmas, mince pies, lovely mulled wine to warm your cockles, a tombola and much more. There will be festive stalls to visit and a raffle drawn at around 5:30 pm in the early evening.

St George’s are raising money to help St George’s and will go towards improving the garden and purchasing new equipment and also toys for the centre.

Raffel tickets can be purchased ahead of time by contacting Ellie at

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Matfield Village Hall Christmas Fayre

Matfield Village Hall is having their Christmas Fayre on Saturday 2nd December at The Green, Matfield, Tonbridge. Matfield is a particularly scenic part of the county and is a tranquil and pleasant place to visit.

Between 1-3:30 pm live Christmas music will be playing and you can wander around the stalls to view and indulge in homemade mince pies, chutneys, and other goodies and purchase traditional Christmas decorations. There will, of course, be a Father Christmas for the children to visit.

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Pantiles Market

Held on the first and third weekend of each month, the famous Pantiles market is always worth a visit. With a wide selection of hot and cold local foods, exquisite crafts, toys, gifts and even clothing, the Pantiles market is definitely worth a visit before Christmas.

The market opens from 10 am to 4 pm for the first weekend of Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of December and is located on The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells.

There are several car parks close by. However, we would certainly advise arriving early to make sure you can get a space and avoid a long walk to get to the market.

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If you would like more information of the historic Pantiles, please see the video below.

Choosing Kent To Start Or Re-locate A Business

Kent is located in the south-east corner of England and benefits from a great diversity of the population, in towns, villages and cities, spreading from the Thames London border in the north down to the English Channel in the south.

The county town is Maidstone, which is situated near the M20 motorway which links directly to the orbital M25 and access to London. The strategically placed infer structure of roads and railways gives access to Ashford, with its central railway station hub linking the channel tunnel and Dover via the M2 motorway and access to our European trading partners.

Other prominent cities and towns in Kent include Canterbury, with its vast cathedral, Royal Tunbridge Wells, with its historical Pantiles and Sevenoaks with its famous National Trust Knowl Park. All of these and many more historic sites across the county are a huge magnet for foreign visitors and a significant boost to the countries tourist industry.

On the east side of the county, you will find the Medway towns, which are strategically located along the river Medway. These towns comprise Rochester, Chatham and Strood. Further down to the south-east corner the well -known seaside towns of Herne Bay, Margate & Ramsgate.

Over the last few years the attraction of Kent, with its excellent road and rail links has seen the population steadily increase, and according to the Kent County Councils sensor for 2015 is more than 1.5 million residents. This has opened the door for anyone with an entrepreneur spirit to explore avenues of new business start-ups, as well as established enterprises moving to Kent to take advantage of the closeness to the rest of Europe.

Business Advice Services

Kent County Council is keen to encourage new business ventures that service the increasing populous and have facilities available to help with advice via organisations such as ‘ Locate in Kent’ which offers free services for Kent businesses.

Ask a Kent Librarian’ provides start-up business information as well as mailing lists, and further advice and funding are available from Kent and Medway Business Hub.

Businesses To Support The People

With a growing population in Kent expected to exceed 2 million by 2020 opportunities are available for companies requiring a workforce. Individual self-employed entrepreneurs setting up business supplying services such as hairdressing, dog walking, baby minding are all required for busy working families.

Alternative Health Businesses

Another potentially booming area for the county is the natural remedy health care market. It is now more assured that our life span is increasing and healthy living is vital to keep us as active as possible into old age. As a person ages, they naturally have aches & pains, and the availability of practices such as acupuncture, and massage are now universally accepted. One Kent acupuncturist has found the town of Tunbridge Wells to be a good location for an acupuncture business and also has clients visiting him for massage in Tunbridge Wells.

Osteopath practitioners like Stuart Korth and Associates have also found Royal Tunbridge Wells to be a good location for a successful healthcare business. Stuart Korth and Associates have been established for many years and see a large portion of the local area.

Holistic dentistry is also another business that has been springing up across the county of Kent. In the more affluent towns of Kent it seems that more people are interested in a natural means of treatment for their dental work.


With an increased population across the county, Kent is an excellent county for a wide variety of businesses. However, for any emerging business, it is important to do sufficient research into the various towns to establish the size, demographic and transport routes. These are all important considerations when choosing a locale for a new business.

Local Businesses Across The County

a business newspaper for kentSince the early days of Britain, Kent has always been a primary trading County due to its close connections and accessible passageways to France and the rest of Europe. Today, Kent remains an advancing county in business and commerce housing both small and large businesses. As a result, Kent, in general, remains a relatively affluent county on the whole.

Local Business And Commerce Across The County

The county town of Kent is Maidstone, but the area boasts other major towns and cities including Ashford, Sevenoaks, Canterbury and Tunbridge Wells. Travelling along the eastern side of the county from the Greater London border of the Thames and the Queen Elizabeth Bridge at the Dartford river crossing we come across an area known as the Medway towns, due to their proximity to The River Medway.

The main towns of this stretch are made up of Chatham, Rochester and Strood, and each has its historical characteristics. Chatham was a major Royal Naval port until the 1970’s, and Rochester dates back to the days of William the Conqueror, with its castle still very dominant guarding the river estuary
What is of particular interest is the variety of different local businesses that become attracted to the various towns across the county.

More affluent townships of Sevenoaks and Royal Tunbridge Wells, for example, see a larger amount of restaurants, expensive car showrooms and luxury hotels, which help to satisfy the disposable income of its residents.

Ashford has its main railway station linking London to the continent and being the central hub to bring vast numbers of tourists to feast on the historical delights of Canterbury with its imposing cathedral.

The Medway towns and Maidstone continue to expand and provide the growing population of Kent the diversity of housing and infer structure required to satisfy economic growth of the country.

An encouraging realisation is an emergence of small businesses across Kent and Medway, which show the entrepreneurial spirit of the people. This is something that we greatly encourage and want to see flourishing as time goes on. The diversity of the county gives every indication that trade will continue to flourish across Kent.

Networking Groups

Like any county in England, Kent certainly has its fair share of business networking groups to help support our businesses. Global networking leader BNI is, of course, present it every major town across the county, small and large, which is no surprise.

Over the last few years, England has also seen the emergence and flourishing of another highly successful networking community, known as 4 networking aka 4N. With a similar structure to BNI, 4N also meet for breakfast meetings and now also lunchtime events to help give their members a broader time frame for making meaningful business connections.

Of course, there are also much smaller and somewhat ‘niche’ groups that spring up from town to town. One in particular that we are delighted to see is the ‘Women in Business’ group, who are primarily based in West Kent. Although some may say it’s sexist to have a female only group, we think it’s great that these entrepreneurial women have established their own community to help progress their businesses. You can visit their website here

Many businesses seem to be springing up across the county, from small one man band style outlets to big commercial trading units, designer clothes shops and restaurants to name but a few.


As can be seen from the above, business opportunities abound across Kent provided one takes the time to study each perspective of the county and takes advantage of the help and assistance available from the various networking groups.

These groups are made up of people who are owners of their own businesses and the groups prosper because their survival is helping each other succeed. If you have a problem or need some advice about a business matter, you are sure to find someone at these meetings who have experienced a similar difficulty and will be only too pleased to give advice.

Visiting Kent and Medway Towns

Maidstone United Kingdom Seasons HouseThe geographical location of Kent, positioned in the south-east corner of England, between the English Channel and London, has led to the vast array of alternative architecture that is observed across the country. From Roman forts and Norman castles along with Anglo-Saxon burial chambers, the county is a haven of historical interest.

The original Roman road linking Dover to London was known as Watling Street, with the same approximate route now replaced with the A2 and the A28, with offshoots via A257 & B2068. The A2 runs through Dartford and picks up the Medway town of Rochester via Gravesend and on past Canterbury to Dover.

Many people think that Canterbury is the County town because of its links dating back to the 5th century and the birth of Christianity in England by St Augustus. However, the County town is Maidstone which is situated near Royal Tunbridge Wells. Another important town in Kent is Ashford with its central rail links connecting to the channel tunnel and France.

The infrastructure and road layout of the county make it easy to access all the places of interest that Kent has to offer. Whether you are interested in history or just want to sit on the beach in the sun, this county has too much to list individually in this post. Below I hi-light a broad range of venues and hope you will visit and explore and find what interests you.

Coastal Resorts in Kent

A recent beach guide survey produced a list of the top ten beaches in Kent with some surprising results. The beaches listed were not the most sandy or itemised under a specific category, so this shows the diversity of the Kent coastline. Beaches listed ranged from Dungeness to St Mary’s Bay, taking in Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Sandwich Bay and Hythe Beach.

The Cinque Ports

The origins of The Cinque ports are of trading communities based along the south coast, and these were originally used to trade between villages and then across the channel with France. The name Cinque is early French for five, as there were originally five ports, later increased to seven and included Sandwich, Dover Hythe and New Romney.

The Medway Towns

The main towns known traditionally as Medway towns are Strood, Rochester, Chatham, and Gillingham & Rainham. The Medway area has a long history and Rochester with its imposing castle originally dominating the area. Later Chatham & Gillingham were prominent as Navy and Military bases.

The dockyard at Chatham was opened in the reign of Henry VIII but closed in 1984 with the loss of many thousands of jobs. Over its lifetime The Royal Navy expanded the dockyard and was the birthplace of many famous ships, among them being HMS Victory, the flagship of Admiral Nelson.

Rochester, with its well-protected keep and strategically placed position guarding the narrowest stretch of The Medway, should be on every sightseer’s list, but many other notaries’ have resided here. Rochester was for a few years the home of Charles Dickens and reputedly based many of his novels on the everyday life of the town.

Life In Kent And The Medway

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Kent is certainly a beautiful part of the country, with many miles of lush greenery and a whole host of historic and interesting towns. Visit the monumental castle of Dover on the South-Easterly coast, explore the ancient town of Canterbury or visit the charming town of Rochester in the heart of the Medway. There is plenty for you to see and do all across the county.

We will reviewing select businesses within the county to give you an outsider perspective that you may find useful. We also welcome any Kent based businesses to submit articles to us for consideration of a place here on our blog. If you do so, please provide an honest, overview of your business, not a sales pitch. Thank you.

We look forward to bringing you more interesting news and information on Kent and the Medway in future articles. Thank you for visiting us.