The Alternative Healthcare is a leading natural health centre in Haywards Heath at the heart of Mid Sussex, offering everything you need to take control of your health and wellbeing.

A combination of healing therapies, classes and nutrition, for your mind, body and soul, with an East meets West approach to health and wellbeing, we specialise in the traditions of Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and natural Western therapies.


Our extensive range of treatments, with leading healthcare specialists and doctors include Ayurveda, Ayurvedic massage, bespoke holistic massage, shirodhara, acupuncture, osteopathy, hypnotherapy, contemporary psychotherapy, EFT, fertility massage, deep tissue massage, astrological charts and counselling, sports and remedial massage, pregnancy massagereflexology... and many more.

Ayurveda is a complete system of healthcare and we can provide specialists to guide you through treatments of a wide and extensive range of chronic conditions including asthma, cancer, diabetes, fibromyalgia, depression, rheumatoid arthritis and many more, which you can research here.

The Health Food Cafe, headed up by Merry of Frootie Juices, cafprovides fantastic healthy dishes all through the day, Monday – Saturday. All of our food is available to take away or eat-in in our lovely café.

Our daily classes are set in a stunning, modern studio where you can learn various types of Yoga, as well as attend classes in Qigong and Tai Chi, PilatesFunctional Stretch and Strength and Kung Fu for children and teenagers from some of the best instructors in their fields.

As well as a full daily timetable of classes we offer a range of courses and workshops – We have workshops on Tai Chi and courses on Baby Massage and Meditation. Look out for announcements of future workshops coming up on Yoga and Sustainable Detox, Yoga and Stress as well as Ayurvedic cookery workshops and courses.


Healthcare packages are a great way to sample a range of treatments, guided by our professionals here at the centre. Ranging from a day of massage, classes and therapies to a fully comprehensive Ultimate Health Package which can be spread out over several months. If you browse our standard packages and do not find one suitable to your exact needs, please contact us and we can arrange for a Bespoke Package tailored to your requirements.

See our video below, for a virtual tour of the centre.


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We have just a few places left on our Ayurveda workshop this Saturday. Join Dr Mathew and Jasmina Paul from 1-5pm to explore the basics of Ayurveda, learn about and discover your dosha, join in a fun, inspiring Yoga class with Jasmina, try new Yogic breathing exercises and explore the tastes and flavours of the East. Book HERE.

NEW TAI CHI CLASSES - a new class for beginners starts on Thursday 8th September from 2-3pm and you can join our monthly TAI CHI CANE session on Saturdays, the next one from 12.30-1.30pm on September 10th. BOOK HERE.


NEW MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP - Join Claire Griffin for an afternoon of mindfulness meditation on Sat 29th October 12: 30-5pm/. The meditations are guided and will be practiced either sitting, lying down, standing, walking (outside in the garden weather permitting) or with some gentle movement. Book HERE for this popular and inspirational workshop.

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DR MATHEW NOW TAKING BOOKINGS - Call or email reception to book in for an appointment with our new Ayurvedic Doctor. You can view his profile HERE

Feeling any aches, pains or twinges? If booked in the month of August, receive 10% off a series of 4 osteopathy treatments (consisting of one initial appointment plus 3 follow ups).

As well as Return2Fitness offering personal training sessions for the over 55's at the centre, we have a range of new classes  for you to try. Vince Starr teaches Shamanic Yoga on a Friday evening 6-7pm. Diane Laker a Vinyasa Flow Yoga class on Wednesday evenings from 6-7pm and starting soon Jasmina Paul will be teaching Power Yoga.

Bring a friend to one of our Yoga, Tai Chi or Pilates classes and both receive a complimentary Pimmless Pimms to relax in the garden with, or take away after the class.