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Does running increase the risk of osteoarthritis?

Does running increase the risk of osteoarthritis? By Laura Barfi, Osteopath for YOU Massage, member of the GOsC   It is often stated “today’s runners are tomorrow’s cyclists” but how much truth is in this phrase? Concern over damage to … Continue reading

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Hayfever Blog By Elizabeth

What is Hayfever? Otherwise known as allergic rhinitis or pollinosis, hayfever is an allergic reaction triggered by allergens such as dust, pollen, mites, grasses, moulds, animal fur/hair and/or air pollution. The condition tends to occur seasonally with outdoor allergens and … Continue reading

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Myofascial Tissue

Fascia is the soft tissue component of the connective tissue that provides support and protection for most structures within the human body, including muscle. Osteopathic theory proposes that this soft tissue can become restricted due to psychogenic disease, overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in … Continue reading

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How Aroma and massage helps women’s problems

How Aromatherapy and Massage can help women’s problems!   Due to International Women’s Day on the 8th of March and Mother’s Day coming up on the 30th, we have decided to make the focus of March on Women! This blog … Continue reading

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Hot Stones Massage

Many people ask about the benefits of the hot stone massage and how enjoyable can be this massage style. When we said hot sometime coming to your main I can get Burn, you maybe don’t realise that this hot stone … Continue reading

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Therapist Introduction: Elizabeth

Treatments I offer and why I would offer them to you by Elizabeth, Massage Therapist at YOU Massage Therapy After many years being involved in sports and fitness, I decided I wanted to learn something in relation to benefiting the … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s disease

What is Parkinson’s Disease? (PD) Parkinson’s disease is caused by death of nerve cells in mid section of the brain; particularly the cells that are responsible for producing a chemical called dopamine. This reduction causes, Parkinson’s, a progressive neurological condition where part … Continue reading

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So, What Do GPs Think Of Massage?

A little while ago we were given the great pleasure of being involved with a workshop being run at the University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust… They had a day of training with local GPs, where their aim was to introduce … Continue reading

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A Guide to massage

When ordering coffee there is a lot of choice – do you want a quick and effective espresso, a luxurious cappuccino, or a gentle latte (maybe with a flavor shot of something sweet or nutty)?  There are a lot of … Continue reading

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Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release techniques have only been widely used since the 1980’s as before this the word Myofascial in massage was in Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy to aid muscular dysfunction and reduce pain. In 1983 Dr. Travell wrote the book “Myofascial … Continue reading

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