Healthy News

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: maiden.mother.elder@gmail.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.

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 www.cranio-sacral-oxford.com.

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

Silvie’s back at Healthy Oxford :)

silvieSilvie is now back in UK offering four treatment modalities: Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Zen Shiatsu, Reiki and Intuitive Healing.

Silvie is an intuitive healer who specialises in helping people to:

  • Relax deeply and let go of tension or stress;
  • Release old physical and/or emotional ‘holding patterns’ from their system;
  • Rebalance their flow of vital energy (a pre-requisite for good health);
  • Gain valuable insights to help them understand themselves better and utilise their own inner resources for healing;
  • Connect with the inner peace and stillness that is always available underneath the ‘mind chatter’;
  • Gain more energy, vitality and a greater sense of wellbeing.

How Silvie works: Silvie’s style is gentle, sensitive and intuitive. Her deep sensitivity enables her to ‘tune into’ the client’s body and energy field, to see blockages on a physical, emotional or energetic level, and clarify where healing and rebalancing is needed. All the treatments help to stimulate / work alongside the body’s own natural healing processes, and support the client with whatever they are ready to release physically, emotionally and/or energetically. Silvie herself is not the ‘healer’, rather she supports the client and their body to connect with their own healing ability.

Who can benefit from treatments?: People come to see Silvie with a variety of conditions, including back / neck / shoulder pain, headaches / migraines, digestive disorders, unresolved emotional issues, hormonal issues, chronic fatigue, stress-related symptoms, TMJ (jaw) issues, injury, whiplash and for general wellbeing.

Please see Silvie’s page or the indvidual treatment listings for more information. For bookings or enquiries, please contact Silvie on silviehp@email.com or 07584 621085.

Some exciting Healthy Oxford news!

These are some exciting times. It is with great pleasure that I pass the leadership of Healthy Oxford on to my colleague, friend & inspiration Laura Hancock. For those of you not familiar with Laura’s work, she is an incredible yoga teacher and the font of all knowledge when it comes to Ayurveda, health & wellbeing.

Healthy Oxford started out 7 years ago as a small co-operative, and has gone from strength to strength over the years. It has been a phenomenally rewarding experience to see it grow, with emphasis on building a team of highly qualified practitioners and creating long-term sustainable practices.

Through this journey I have got to know some incredible practitioners and members of the Jericho Community and I thank you all for the support you have shown over the years.

It is great to have an idea and see it fully manifest. I take my hat off to each one of our brilliant practitioners who have dedicated so many years to study and practice in their chosen disciplines to form this diverse and established team of health specialists.

I’m excited to see it continue to thrive and wish Laura the very best in leading the team.

With thanks,

Vicky Wright

 

Welcome Jessica!

We’re delighted to welcome Jessica Watson to the Healthy Oxford Practitioner Team!

AcupunctureJessica offers Acupuncture, Cupping & Moxibustion

Jessica is warm, calm and utterly professional and it is a pleasure to see her every week. Her acupuncture has not only been of real benefit to me but she is also pro-active in giving advice and helping me to explore other ways to complement my treatment. I really cannot recommend her highly enough.” – Sadhbh, London

Traditional Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine well suited to modern times. The physical and emotional aspects of the human body are reflected in our health and subsequently treated as one. There are many examples of how injury, illness or emotional strain can impact of the vital energy or Qi of the body which can present as pain, fatigue, stress, insomnia or issues relating to a woman’s natural cycle.

Through Acupuncture Jessica aims to restore the body back to its natural equilibrium so that healing can take place.

Gift Vouchers are now available!

Gift voucher - XMasTreat your loved ones with a delicious massage or supportive therapy this Christmas.

Gift vouchers can now be bought directly with our practitioners.

After you’ve browsed the treatments on offer and decided what you would like, please call the practitioner direct. Gift vouchers can be sent out accordingly.

Wishing you all a very Merry Relaxation!