Self-Massage Techniques to Target Tight Fascia, Adhesions and Scar Tissue

YOU Massage Therapy Southampton Therapist, Will Bartlett, describes some self massage techniques to help release tight fascia and break down scar tissue and adhesions

Will will be running a Self Massage Workshop at YOU Massage Therapy, Southampton on Sunday 13th May 2018, 13:30. Call 02380 639747 to reserve your place.

Myofascial release is a technique used in sports & remedial massage in which a practitioner uses gentle, sustained pressure on the soft tissues while applying traction to the fascia. This technique results in softening and lengthening (release) of of the fascia and breaking down scar tissue or adhesions between skin, muscle and bones.

The superficial fascia is a soft connective tissue located just below the skin. It wraps and connects the muscles, bones, nerves and blood vessels of the body. Together, muscle and fascia make up what is called the myofascia system. For various reasons including disuse, overuse, not enough stretching, or injuries, the fascia and the underlying muscle tissue can become stuck together. This is called an adhesion and it may cause a restriction in muscle movement. It also causes pain, soreness and reduced flexibility or range of motion.

You can read more about Myofacial release in one of our earlier blogs. For more information about the Fascia, take a look at our blog entitled Fascinating Facts of Fascia.

Myofascial release has also been shown to relieve various muscle and joint pains and it also improves flexibility and range of motion. Foam rollers offer many of the same benefits as sports massage. Foam rollers are inexpensive and with a bit of experimentation you can target just about any muscle group yourself. Continue reading

Introducing New YOU Massage Southampton Therapist, Annalise Jannetta

southampton holistic massage therapist annaliseMassage Therapy is both a Profession and a Personal Passion for Annalise

Welcome my name is Annalise Jannetta I am quite new at You Massage Therapy, Southampton and would like to introduce myself and share a small part of my story  – Massage Therapy is both my profession and my personal passion.

I enjoyed hours of dance classes as a child progressing to 3 years of professional training at Dance College in London. During my training I acquired injuries – broken toes, achilleic tendonitis, torn hamstring, Meniscus Knee, a slipped disk, torn ligaments in my lower back, trapped nerves in my neck and finally a broken shoulder…. Continue reading

Why a Holistic Approach to Skincare is Essential

Guest Blog written by Cherish Skincare for YOU Massage Therapy Southampton

When a skin problem rears its ugly head, our initial response is usually to try and treat the symptom – blast those nasty spots with a strong spot treatment or to put lotions and balms over dry, red or irritated skin.  Whilst some of these treatments can provide some short-term relief, they rarely deal with the root cause of the issue.

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Facial Massage Techniques as demonstrated by Cherish Skincare http://cherishskincare.co.uk/

It is important to remember that your skin is the largest organ of your body with an extremely important function (primarily to protect the rest of your body from microbes and the external environment) and is connected via your bloodstream to the rest of your body.  Recent research has shown that the skin is particularly connected with the digestive system, which is why if you suffer from digestive problems there is a high chance you may also experience issues with your skin as well.

It’s therefore important to take a holistic approach to skincare that considers our diet and physical health, as well as our emotional and spiritual well-being as all these aspects of our lives, are intrinsically interconnected; if we feel good about ourselves, we will take better care of ourselves – this results in better skin and better physical health which in turn helps us feel better about ourselves…

That is why at Cherish we don’t just create great, natural skincare treatments (although we do that too), we consider the whole person, both physically and emotionally.  If your diet is Continue reading

Hypnotherapy – “Me Time” for the Mind

Relax with “Me Time” Group Hypnotherapy Sessions at YOU Massage Therapy, Southampton

Are you yearning for some ‘Me Time’,  to take a break from the stress and strain of your busy life and to simply concentrate on the well-being of your mind and body for a while?Book a Hypnotherapy session in southampton

Join qualified, accredited & registered Hypnotherapist Marion Harvey Dip.hsoh at You Massage Therapy for a *Group Session of very therapeutic, pleasurable, relaxing and empowering hypnotherapy where you will be guided gradually, gently and safely into a very pleasurable, relaxed and safe state called hypnosis.

SPECIAL OFFER on SUNDAYS!

£20 per person

Normal price £25 before introductory offer of 20% off on Sundays

*Group sessions are for a minimum of 2 people, and a maximum of 10.

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How Would You Like to Have Your Baby With a Minimum of Pain and Discomfort with just ONE SESSION of Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy in Preparation for Labour and Childbirth is now Available in Southampton

How would you like to have your baby with a minimum of pain and discomfort? With just ONE SESSION of Hypnotherapy during your 3rd Trimester, you can learn how to ‘let go’ and be calm and relaxed during labour and childbirth.

Marion Harvey, Dip.hsoh from Me time Hypnotherapy offers ‘Comfortable Childbirth Hypnotherapy’ sessions at YOU Massage Therapy, Southampton, which can change the way you deal with contractions, thinking of them as beingAntenatal hypnotherapy with MeTime Hypnotherapy pleasant rather than painful. A lot of women have reported that, by the third or fourth contraction, they were actually smiling or even laughing! The ideal time for this one session is at any time during the third trimester (from 6 months pregnant).

During your hypnotherapy session with Marion, whether you take part in a group or a one-to-one session, you will be helped to feel settled and comfortable, then slowly and gently guided Continue reading

Introducing Will, Sports Massage Therapist at YOU Massage Therapy Southampton

Will has a Wealth of Experience in Massage and Sports Therapies and offers Tailored Treatments for You

Hello, my name is Will and I’ve been at You Massage Therapy, Southampton for about six months. I’m also the founder and owner of CORRECTIONS Massage & Fitness

I am a qualified Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer, TPI Certified Fitness Professional Level 2, Golf Fitness Specialist, Gym Instructor and I’m certified in Tool Assisted Massage with the EDGE Tool. With over 15 years of experience through my work with amateur sports teams, clinical based treatments and in gym environments, I have extensive understanding and experience of the movements, stresses and strains we put on our bodies and how best to alleviate them.

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I am a member of the International Institute of Health and Holistic Therapies (IIHHT), Titleist Performance Institute, The International Institute of Sports Therapy (IIST), Independent Professional Therapists International (IPTI) and The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).  In addition I have internationally recognised qualifications in Personal Training (PTICPT) and Gym Instruction (PTICGI) from Premier Training International and have a Golf Fitness Specialist certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

I incorporate functional and correctional exercises into my aftercare and use various techniques including Sports Massage, Remedial Massage, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Tool Assissted Myofascial Release, Muscle Release &

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Hatha Yoga for Pregnancy at YOU Massage, Southampton

Pregnancy Yoga Classes in Southampton

Tuesdays at 7:30pm at YOU Massage, Bedford Place, Southampton

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Written for YOU Massage, by Kirsty Hawthorn,

Midwife, yoga teacher and holistic therapist.

Pregnancy is a time of deep change for women. As we undergo a transition to motherhood physically, mPregnancy-Yoga-Classes-Southamptonentally, emotionally and spiritually this change has many faces. Looking after your body and listening to the changes will encourage you to slow down and address old habits. Yoga  is a method, a technique which deepens this experience and connects you to your body’s innate wisdom. It’s a way of listening.

 

How does Yoga help Pregnant Women?

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Want To Stop Smoking? How Hypnotherapy Can Help

Marion Harvey, Hypnotherapist at YOU Massage Therapy, Describes How Hypnotherapy can Help You to Stop Smoking

Want To Stop Smoking?

Hypnotherapy is fast becoming a popular and effective way of helping people to give up smoking.

Smokers know that smoking is not good for them and that by giving up they will become healthier and of course wealthier.

Stop smoking at YOU Massage Therapy Southampton
They will also gain more time, not to mention no longer having to endure the driving wind and rain huddled outside just to feed an addiction they probably no longer want.  A lot of smokers also realise that using vaporisers, patches or gum is just another addiction.
If you are considering hypnotherapy to give up smoking, the first step is to make sure you are choosing to quit for yourself.  Hypnotherapy is most effective when you really want to quit.  If you are doing it because you think ‘well maybe I should’ or because your partner or a family member is pushing you to, you may not get the results you want.

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Hypnotherapy for Weight Issues

Want To Lose or Gain Weight in 2018? You Massage Therapy Hypnotherapist, Marion Harvey, Explains How Hypnotherapy May Help

There are many reasons why we struggle to maintain a healthy weight. We might ‘comfort eat’, snack between meals, have an ‘unhealthy’ relationship with food, eat too-large/small portions or may simply be unable to say ‘no’ to temptation.

We may eat when stressed, unhappy, lonely or when we are bored.Scales

If this sounds familiar, then surely it must be the way you think about food that is the problem? Hypnotherapy can help you to change the way you think about food.

You may be fed up with dieting. Or often find yourself losing weight but then putting it back on, sometimes ending up heavier than you were before!

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How Can Hypnotherapy Help?

Hypnotherapy can help you to enjoy good eating habits and not make you feel like you are on a diet. Hypnotherapy works by putting you in a relaxed state where your mind is more open to suggestion.

Hypnotherapy for weight issues consists of up to five sessions dealing with what has caused your weight issues and to help you to build inner confidence. Hypnotherapy can also help you to change the way you think and feel about food.

You will be given takeaway recordings to reinforce the therapy.  It is important that you are prepared to play your part in the therapy and listen to your recordings.

Whether you have a few pounds to lose, or a few stone to gain, or maybe just want to cut out sugary or fatty foods or to stop snacking;  I can help.

Read our introduction to Hypnotherapy article >

New Year, New YOU!

So if you want to make 2018 the year you decide to take control of your weight, book an appointment with Marion of ME TIME HYPNOTHERAPY and make a really positive choice to become a slimmer healthier You!

About Marion HarveySouthampton Hypnotherapist

Marion is a qualified (GQHP) and registered (GHR) Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner working from her comfortable, safe and welcoming Therapy Rooms at YOU Massage Therapy, Southampton and in Ryde on the Isle of Wight. For information about the treatments she offers, please see her website.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that the results of any treatment will vary from person to person and no specific guarantees are being made. Marion Harvey always endeavours to give her best work to each client with a commitment to the best possible outcome. 

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Written by Marion Harvey for YOU Massage Therapy, Southampton. Edited by YOU Massage Therapy

 

Sports Therapy at You Massage Southamptpn

A group Sports Therapy class in Southampton

A group Sports Therapy class in Southampton is tailored for you

Join a Sports Therapy Class or personal training session at You Massage

Whether you are recovering from injury, have been away from exercise or you have been experiencing back pain for a prolonged period; you may get a significant benefit from doing some exercises to strengthen and stretch your body, the current advised guidelines recommend:

“ACSM’s overall recommendation is for most adults to engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week. Source >

Why should you exercise?

Doing exercise helps the metabolism speed up and boosts weight loss, which can reduce strain on the joints therefore meaning you could experience less joint pain…. Continue reading