Get A Grip
AsiaSpa Magazine|January - February 2019
Get A Grip

Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) is the most recent physiotherapeutic marvel after osteopathy, physiotherapy and chiropractics.

Nolan Lewis
Just a short drive from the world headquarters of the Pranic Healing Foundation overlooking Mulshi Lake in India’s Sahyadri mountain range is Atmantan. At first glance, the ambience looks much like a luxury spa but its patrons, including Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities, know that superficial trappings are just a facade. The award-winning integrative wellness centre treats lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, going as far as cancer prevention and post-chemotherapy care.

Using non-medicinal applications such as yoga, Ayurveda and naturopathy, The holistic centre hosts renowned healers from across the world as guest faculty. Through October, treating Atmantan’s check-ins was Maor Netsah, an Integrated Manual Therapist. Shuttling between clinics in the UK and Germany, who was also previously hosted by the Body Holiday in St Lucia and has an upcoming residency at the Kamalaya Koh Samui.


A relatively recent treatment modality, Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) diverges from more conventional medical practices like chiropractics and osteopathy. Netsah says, “IMT is a specialised movement-testing system used to understand the causes of ailments through the nervous system connecting biomechanical, breathing, digestion, psychological and immune systems.” While the initial description goes above my head; I’m able to grasp the concept during our consultation.


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January - February 2019