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SophiaMatrix®-Technique by Ariane Zappe in Cooperation with Dietrich Klinghardt MD, PhD

Connective tissue, fascia and lymphatic fluid combine to one holistic network in the body. Being the most comprehensive organ in the human body it has been neglected to a large extend so far.

SophiaMatrix Technique is a manual (that means only by using hands and no instruments) deep treatment of the connective tissue, fascia and lymphatic flow of the whole body.

3-Dimensional Health

With a kind of 3-dimensional health every cell can reach an optimal level of supply, detoxification and evolution.

Thus we achieve more freedom on all levels -physically, energetically, emotionally and mentally.

Connective Tissue

99% of all toxines and microbes are accumulated in the connective tissue. By means of SophiaMatrix we can mobilize these toxines and microbes, as well as memorized psychological traumas.

Attendant treatment with ART Autonomic Response Testing is very important to support the process of detoxification and recovery from chronic infections. A dietary change and physical exercise are part of the treatment as well.

Emotional and mental traumas, that have responded to the manual treatment with SophiaMatrix are being given attention by accompanying trauma therapies like Psycho-Kinesiology or Mental Field Therapy by Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD.


Although the term fascia is not standardized, most articles refer to condensed and tightly structured connective tissue like ligaments, tendons, aponeurosis, wrappingof muscles, joints, organs, as well as inner lining of visceral cavities, like the peritoneum.
Fascia connects the whole body and forms different myofascial meridians, first described by Tom Myers. They provide stabilitiy and elasticity. Shortening of one part of a myofascial meridian shortened by a scar or a tight muscle leads to changes within the whole body structure. The SophiaMatrix therapist considers and includes these myofascial meridians during his treatment and can thus help to improve posture, structure and associated symtoms. A balance between stability and tension on one side and elasticity and myofascial freedom on the other side is his intention.


The lymph establishes the link between the smallest blood vessels – the capillaries – and the cells. Via the lymph every cell is provided with nutrients, oxygen, hormons and other substances. At the same time every cell can detoxify acid, toxins and infections and send out its metabolic endproducts only with the help of the lmyphatic fluid.

Connective tissue and fascia create the basic structure for an optimal lymphatic fluid flow. With SophiaMatrix we aim to reorganize this basic structure and thus improve lymph flow throughout the body.

Lymphatic Stagnation

Whenever lymphatic fluid accumulates and stagnates due to an overload of acidity, animal protein, gluten, infection, toxins or adhesions of the connective tissue (e.g. by scars or emotional traumas) the following symptoms or syndroms can evolve:

  • Overweight (in a lot of cases more lymph than fat)
  • Cellulite
  • Lymphedema, Lipolymphedema, Lipedema
  • Functional Heart Disorder
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Skin Diseases
  • Malposition of Joints
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Adhesions of Scars
  • Joint Complaints, Arthrosis, Rheumatism
  • Back Pain
  • Heel Spur, Hallux Valgus
  • Headache, Migraine
  • Tinnitus
  • Diabetes
  • Hormonal Inbalcance
  • Infertility
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Dismenorrhea
  • Irritable Bladder/ Prostate Irritations
  • Cancer

Treatment procedure

A typical SophiaMatrix treatment requires 1,5 to 2 hours.

Depending on the severity of the symptoms we recommend 2 to 3 treatments within 2 to 4 weeks. The ymphatic fluid flow and structure of the connective tissue will improve and the body’s own regulation system will have the chance to continue the healing process by itself.

Severe, longterm symptoms might demand more treatments.

Prophylactically we recommend a SophiaMatrix treatment every 6 months to resolve new lymphatic accumulations and adhesions of the connective tissue before symptoms will develop.

How to proceed at home

Your SophiaMatrix therapist will support you with an attendant protocol for detoxification and recovery from chronic infections.

A list of supporting remedies will be tested for the health of your connective tissue, fascia and lymph.

A change in diet as well as detailed physical excercise will be part of the treatment.

Mentally you can encourage the process with SophiaVision. Your SophiaMatrix therapist will give you instructions.

Treatment expenses

Expenses for the SophiaMatrix treatment will be charged by each individual therapist according to his hourly rate.

In Germany social health insurance will not cover these expenses. To what extend a privat health insurance will cover the expenses must be clarified with each individual case.