We’re very excited to be welcoming Philippa as a guest practitioner at Healthy Oxford for the Summer months! She will be offering her expertise in Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy (ATMAT) and Integrative Body Work.
Philippa first trained in massage in 2005 and ATMAT in 2008. In 2009 she went on to attend an advanced course in ATMAT for fertility, pregnancy, birth and postpartum as well as a course focusing on digestive health which blends ATMAT with Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal massage from China). Philippa uses a blend of knowledge and intuitive touch in her practice and works in a deeply holistic way with her clients exploring all areas of their wellbeing.
What is ATMAT?
ATMAT is a non-invasive, external massage technique. It guides internal abdominal & pelvic organs into their proper position for optimum health & well-being. ATMAT improves organ function by releasing physical & emotional congestion & tension from the abdomen & restoring the flow of blood, lymph, nerve impulse and chi. This massage is effective for both men & women.
The technique applies anatomy, physiology & naprapathy (study of ligaments, joints & muscles), with Ancient Maya healing techniques to address common female and male complaints. During the treatment instruction is given in self care massage and techniques for use at home.
ATMAT can help our health in many ways including painful, irregular/absent periods, endometriosis, cysts, fibroids, optimising fertility and pregnancy and digestive issues to name a few.
Philippa’s work is in-depth, meticulous and spending time and holding space is paramount for this sensitive approach.
An Initial session will be – 2.5 to 3 hrs (£120)
Follow up sessions – 2 hrs (£95)
Philippa first trained in Holistic Massage in 2005. Over the years she has furthered her massage training to include pregnancy massage, deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, joint mobilisation and abdominal & pelvic massage. She has also received a lot of massage of many types which has informed her practice greatly.
Philippa integrates these different techniques to provide a unique treatment for the individual before her. Intuitive and energetic touch is also an important aspect to her treatments. Focus can be on full body massage to bring about deep relaxation or a more remedial approach to help relieve pain and tension in specific areas.
1.5 hrs £65
How to book:
Please contact Philippa by emailing: email@example.com
What her clients say about this profound and caring practice:
I have been a client of Philippa’s since January. She certainly has a vast knowledge of women’s health issues and effective alternative remedies, but first and foremost, she has looked at me and my needs rather than any manual. She has introduced incremental changes to my self-care plan with a beautiful sensitivity that keep me and my lifestyle at the centre, and she has consistently gone the extra mile to ensure I have everything I need to proceed with confidence. Above all, I really feel that she cares about me and my progress and is committed to doing the absolute best she can for me. She is compassionate, straightforward and inspires trust, and I feel entirely safe to share with her the details of my cycle.