What is AtlasPROfilax?

The Starting Point

Did you know that the first cervical vertebra – the atlas – is misaligned (or ‘luxated’) in most humans? We define the atlas as misaligned when the convex bony formations (occipital condyles) on the sides of the hole in the base of the skull (foramen magnum) do not properly fit into the convex receptacles on the top of the atlas (superior articular facets). Furthermore, one side of the atlas (transverse process) is inappropriately locked in front of another bony formation of the skull (styloid process of the temporal bone).

This condition leads to a variety of physical and psychological ailments and illnesses. Fortunately, it is now possible to relocate the atlas to its correct position using the AtlasPROfilax® method. This technique was discovered and developed in Switzerland between 1993 and 1996 by René-Claudius Schümperli (who was himself painfully affected by a misaligned atlas).

The Cause

A misaligned Atlas causes a reduction in the diameter of the aperture at the base of the skull and vertebral canal. This disrupts the normal flow of information between the brain and body through the vertebral and carotid arteries, the lymphatic system, the cerebral spinal fluid, the meningeal system and the spinal cord.

The Symptoms

The atlas carries not only the skull, but also facilitates SUSPENSION, BALANCE AND CONTROL of the human spine and skeletal system.

A misaligned atlas can cause significant adverse changes to the posture. The results are symptoms such as recurring headaches/migraines, neck pain, stiff neck, back pain, lumbago, herniated disc(s), scoliosis, jammed spinal nerves, tilted pelvis, hip joint pain, maladies of the knee, difference in leg length,etc.

The Method

R.C. Schümperli developed a method which is unique worldwide, to correct a misaligned atlas with only one application, accurately,safely and permanently.

The AtlasPROfilax® application consists of a safe, strategic, non-chiropractic massage to the short muscles of the neck, to loosen the tension and allow the atlas to return to its natural position. A subsequent appointment to recheck the atlas and offering additional support for the self-healing process is essential.

The Self healing process

When the atlas is in its correct position, the brain can function undisturbed. This promotes a feeling of harmony, setting self-healing and regenerative processes on course throughout the body. The entire human organism begins to function to its fullest potential.

In addition, other treatments and therapies will be more effective as a result of a correctedatlas.


Body cells and organs do not, however, regenerate overnight. After the relocation of the atlas by the AtlasPROfilax® Wellness treatment, a person responds according to their individual physical and psychological condition. Healing is immediately initiated and for many symptoms are relieved.

While others, especially those whose bodies have never functioned correctly or with full capacity may require more patience.

Advice on after effects

Following the AtlasPROfilax® Wellness treatment, it is possible that you will experience a variety of responses all of which indicate self-healing has begun. These may include tiredness and muscle tension around the neck and lumbar region. You may experience mild versions of past ailments which have not yet completely healed. They can present themselves temporarily and in a changed form.

We recommend you observe your body carefully and write down changes in the way you feel. Support the self-healing process with regular back and neck massages as well as relaxing baths.

The Method’s Quality

The AtlasPROfilax® Wellness application can only be practised by a specialist – an AtlasProf® – who has been educated and certified by the Atlas Academy® in Switzerland, SA CH 3960 Sierre. The method is non-medicinal and is non-chiropractic.

What if my atlas is not misaligned?

If your atlas is assessed to be in its correct neutral position no charge will be made for your appointment.


The repositioning of the atlas is a simple and safe procedure which produces life long advantages. Children especially, can benefit from a treatment as a preventative measure, allowing them to grow up healthily and develop to their fullest potential.

Adults: £150.00
Children: £65.00

For more information about AtlasPROfilax or to book an appointment please call 01900 822078, or send us an email


Rezwana Patterson - AtlasPROfilax
Visage Therapy Centre
Elm Tree House, Crown Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0EH

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Some of the terms used to describe the AtlasPROFilax treatment include: Atlas Correction, Atlas Misalignment Treatment, Atlas Realignment and Atlas Therapy.

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