Written by guest author Wendy, from Reflexology and massage (http://www.reflexologyandmassage.com/)
Reflexology uses body maps that are on the feet, hands and ears. Massage does not. Massage is all about working the muscles, tendons and fascia. In reflexology, the sensitive areas on the feet and hands indicate there is either something out of balance in the body map area of the body or something in the foot itself or something along the meridian. The sensitive areas are areas that the practitioner will work more or longer on, say up to five minutes on a sensitive place. This is to have a better response for the client. This may be similar to massage, but the massage therapist will keep in mind the tendons and massaging to the desired end result of releasing the muscles and easing the pain. Where as the reflexologist will be focusing on the reflex points or maps and how the body works and how specific conditions or illnesses work.
We often get athletes and gym enthusiasts asking us to describe sports massage and how it varies from other massage techniques including deep tissue. Here we explain what makes sports massage unique…
Sports Massage is a treatment that has been developed for those involved in sporting activity to aid recovery from injury, to prevent injuries from occurring initially and to increase performance. The use of Sports Massage treatments has developed massively within amateur sport in the past decade after being used in professional sport for many decades helping full time athletes through their tough training regimes.
At our YOU Massage, we have 4 trained Sports Massage Southampton Therapists, as well as 5 Deep Tissue Massage Southampton Therapists. Click here to read more about our Southampton Massage Therapists.
Read on for more on Sports Massage Techniques and how you can get the most out of your fitness with Sports Massage…
Where is my Tension coming from?
We all know tension, some of us too well, but what is actually happening to our body structures to create that hard, painful tension we all relate to?
Most of us can relate to back pain at some point in our lives, but why does our posture cause tension? Where is it coming from and how can we get a full body release that lasts and makes sense to us?
In this blog I want to let you know a little about how tension comes to be, the patterns it follows, how to understand it and how best to treat it…
YOU Massage Therapy are introducing the amazing and uniquely tailored Myofascial release Massage! Continue reading