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Healthy Oxford Update: Philippa Rayney continuing until the New Year

Massage in Jericho, OxfordDue to such a successful Summer at Healthy Oxford, Philippa Rayney, visiting practitioner, will be continuing to offer her profound and healing treatments until the New Year.

Here’s a glowing testimonial from one of her very happy clients: “Philippa provided really excellent care and treatment, together with a brilliant follow-up, including personal advice and information.  She is very professional, helpful. friendly and easy to talk to, and clearly an expert with a wealth of knowledge.  I would definitely recommend her.  This is the best treatment I have ever received from any practitioner.”

If you’d like to book a treatment or learn more then please contact Philippa by emailing:

Enjoy 🙂

Healthy Oxford Welcomes Philippa Rayney as a Visiting Practitioner

Phillipa (2)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)

Integrative Bodywork

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:

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.

Offerings from visiting therapist: Silvie

silvieWe are delighted to welcome Silvie Hylton-Potts back to Healthy Oxford as a Visiting Therapist from 13th – 18th April 2019! Silvie offers a range of treatments to help re-activate your body’s natural healing ability, and to restore balance to body, mind and energy flow. Treatments include: Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Intuitive Healing, Zen Shiatsu, Reiki and Ayurvedic Face Massage. (A 55 minute session costs £45 and 85 minutes is £65.)

Treatments can be beneficial for a range of conditions such as: back/neck/shoulder pain, headaches/migraines, digestive/menstrual issues, injury/whiplash, stress/emotional-related conditions, ear-nose-throat issues and much more. Rather than simply treating symptoms, Silvie aims to address/identify the root causes of any symptoms and can also provide advice on how to maintain the improvements after the treatment/s. Silvie has the ability to ‘see’ inside the client’s body/energy field where the energy is blocked (due to injury, tension or emotional holding patterns) and to quickly clear these blockages using different methods. Free-flowing energy is one of the most important requisites for health and vitality.

Silvie is also available to teach the Reiki Level 2 course – Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May from 9.00am until 1.00pm both days. Open to all who have completed Reiki Level 1 in the traditional Usui lineage. Learn how to use the same energy for distant healing beyond time and space. Also learn a powerful form of mental/emotional healing which can be used both hands-on and sent to someone not physically present.

For further information please see

For bookings please email her directly on: Daytime, evening and weekend sessions currently available.

Healthy Oxford Searching for New Practitioners :)

FullSizeRender (8)Healthy Oxford is a beautiful, quaint, healing space situated in the quiet streets of Jericho.  We’re a community of highly skilled alternative health practitioners offering a variety of treatments from somatic experiencing and craniosacral therapy to Ayurvedic Massage and coaching.  The aims and ethos of our team is to offer high-quality therapies to the local community and to provide a space that is affordable and nurturing to the therapists that work there.  We’re currently a team of five, most of which have been working at Healthy Oxford for a number of years.

We are all self-employed and work independently, but practices and therapies are advertised on our website, facebook page and posters.

The room is rented out in three-hour slots and we currently have availability on Wednesday evenings, Thursday mornings and Saturdays.  Rental rates are set at a very reasonable level, including a two-week holiday to support practitioners in establishing their practices in a notoriously expensive city.

If you, or anyone you know, might be interested in joining the team, then please send an up-to-date CV to and we can arrange a viewing and meeting from there 🙂  Talking therapies, energy and body workers welcome!  

We look forward to hearing from you!

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