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Alternative Therapy Benefit

Our Alternative Therapy Benefit at WHA Healthcare is designed to provide you with access to a range of four therapeutic treatments that can enhance your well-being and support your health journey. Explore the advantages of integrating alternative therapies into your healthcare plan and discover how these treatments can contribute to your overall wellness. We believe in offering healthcare solutions that go beyond traditional medical treatments.

What Is alternative Therapy?

The alternative therapy benefit from WHA Healthcare covers four treatments under one single benefit that focuses on holistic healing and natural remedies. These therapies are designed to complement conventional medical treatments and provide relief from various conditions, promote relaxation, and improve your quality of life.

Why Choose Alternative Therapies Benefit?

Alternative therapies offer 4 treatments that makes the WHA Healthcare cash plan an excellent addition to your healthcare regimen. Here are some reasons to consider incorporating these treatments into your wellness plan:

  • Alternative therapies focus on treating the whole person, not just specific symptoms. This approach helps address the root causes of health issues and promotes overall well-being.
  • Many alternative therapies use natural methods and remedies, reducing the reliance on pharmaceuticals and their potential side effects.
  • These therapies are often tailored to meet individual needs, ensuring that you receive the most effective treatment for your specific condition.
  • Techniques such as acupuncture, massage, and mindfulness practices are highly effective in reducing stress and promoting relaxation.
  • Alternative therapies can provide significant relief from chronic pain conditions, enhancing your quality of life.

Types of Alternative Therapies Covered

Our alternative therapy benefit includes coverage for several popular and effective treatments. Here’s a closer look at some of the therapies you can access through this benefit:


Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to balance energy flow. It is known for its effectiveness in treating a variety of conditions, including chronic pain, migraines, and stress-related disorders.

Benefits of Acupuncture:

•Reduces chronic pain

•Alleviates migraines and headaches

•Promotes relaxation and stress relief

•Improves sleep quality

Acupuncture Therapy
Sports Therapy Cash Plan

Sports Therapy / Massage

Sports therapy/massage is a specialised field focusing on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries and conditions. Therapists use a combination of deep tissue massage, joint mobilisation, and stretching techniques to optimise muscle function and enhance athletic performance.

Benefits of Sports Therapy/Massage:

  • Helps alleviate muscle tightness and soreness, promoting relaxation.
  • Accelerates the healing process of sports injuries, reducing downtime.
  • Increases range of motion, which can prevent injuries.
  • Enhances blood flow, aiding in the removal of metabolic waste and supplying muscles with essential nutrients.

Incorporating sports therapy/massage into your routine can significantly improve your athletic performance and overall physical health.

 Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive treatment that uses precise rolling hand movements on muscles, tendons, and fascia to stimulate the body’s self-healing mechanisms. Developed by Australian therapist Tom Bowen, this technique addresses the body holistically, encouraging overall balance and well-being.

Benefits of Bowen Therapy:

  • Pain relief – Highly effective for relieving musculoskeletal pain, including back pain, shoulder issues, and sports injuries.
  • Stress reduction – Promotes deep relaxation, helping to reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Improves circulation – Enhances blood flow and lymphatic drainage, supporting the body’s detoxification processes.
  • Holistic healing – Balances the body’s energy systems, improving sleep, digestion, and emotional well-being.

Bowen Therapy’s gentle approach makes it suitable for individuals of all ages, offering a natural way to support the body’s healing processes and improve overall health.

Bowen Technique
Alexander Therapy

Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is an educational method aimed at improving posture and movement habits to alleviate pain and enhance overall physical functioning. Developed by Frederick Matthias Alexander, this technique emphasises awareness and control over how you move and hold your body during various activities.

Benefits of Alexander Technique:

  • Particularly effective for chronic back, neck, and joint pain by promoting better posture and movement.
  • Improves overall body mechanics, leading to better balance and coordination.
  • Encourages mindfulness of body use, which can prevent strain and injury.
  • Beneficial for athletes, musicians, and performers by optimising physical efficiency and reducing tension.

Learning the Alexander Technique can lead to long-term improvements in posture, movement efficiency, and overall well-being, making it a valuable practice for anyone looking to enhance their physical health.

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How the Alternative Therapy Benefit Works

With the Alternative Therapy Benefit from WHA Healthcare, you can easily access these therapies and more. Here’s how it works:

1. Choose the alternative therapy that best suits your needs.

2. Schedule an appointment with a qualified therapist or practitioner within 

3. Attend your therapy session and start experiencing the benefits of alternative therapies.

4. Submit your claim to WHA Healthcare for reimbursement. Our straightforward process ensures you receive your benefit quickly and efficiently.


What do we cover?

Individual Cover

Dental cash plans start at just £7.00 a month, and they come with a host of other benefits too!

Joint Cover

Partner up and enjoy the benefits together for up to 12 cash benefits.

Employee Cover

Find out more about being a WHA Healthcare Cash plan corporate customer.

Who Can Benefit from Alternative Therapies?

  • Alternative therapies are suitable for individuals of all ages seeking to enhance their health and well-being. Whether you are dealing with chronic pain, stress, or simply want to maintain optimal health, these therapies can offer significant benefits.

They are particularly beneficial for:

  • Individuals with Chronic Conditions and may provide relief from conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Techniques such as massage and acupuncture are highly effective in reducing stress and promoting relaxation.
  • If you prefer natural treatments over pharmaceuticals, alternative therapies offer a safe and effective option.


Professional Therapies Healthcare Benefit

Rising Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) 

According to a survey led by the University of Bristol, the use of practitioner-led complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in England rose from 12% of the population in 2005 to 16% in 2015. The main reasons for CAM use were musculoskeletal problems, particularly back pain, accounting for 38%, and other musculoskeletal issues such as neck, shoulder, or knee pain accounting for 22% .

Socio-Economic Correlation with CAM Usage

The National Omnibus Survey conducted by the Office for National Statistics in the UK found that 10% of the population had received CAM therapy from a practitioner in the past year. There was a significant positive association between CAM use and higher socio-economic status, including higher social class, higher household income, and extended education duration .

Enhance Your Wellness with WHA Healthcare

Our alternative therapy benefit is one of up to 12 benefits in one healthcare cash plan designed to help you explore holistic treatment options and improve your overall health. By incorporating alternative therapies into your healthcare plan, you can enjoy a more balanced and fulfilling life.

Take advantage of our alternative therapy benefit today and discover how these treatments can enhance your well-being.

By choosing WHA Healthcare, you are investing in a healthier future. Explore the benefits of alternative therapies and make a positive change in your life today.

Join Us Today

Remember, the WHA Healthcare scheme, which includes dental coverage, is available for you individually. We also offer a joint plan for you and your partner, which can be cost-effective. And of course, if you’re a business, we have a business cash plan scheme too!

Your smile is our priority, always.

WHA Dental cover as part of the Healthcare Cash Plan

How much does it cost And
How Much Can I Claim?

For a full breakdown of our costs as an individual, joint policy or business visit our cash plans page.