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.

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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

Introducing Emma, Our New Sports Therapist At YOU Massage Therapy, Southampton

Introducing Emma And How She Can Help You

Hello all, my name is Emma Coleman from Phoenix Mobile Sports Therapies. I am fairly new to You Massage Therapy, Southampton and would like to take an opportunity to introduce myself and let you have an insight in to how I got here and what I can do to help you get back to feeling better.

Emma Coleman, YOU Massage Therapy Southampton

Emma Coleman

I am qualified Sports and Remedial Massage therapist, Sports therapist, Sports exercise and fitness first aider; I am also currently a Physiotherapy student at the University of Southampton.

My background is in the Armed forces and I served 15 years as a Vehicle Mechanic and carried out deployments to Afghanistan, Kenya and Sierra Leone. During my time serving in the Army I trained as a Sports therapist and Archery Coach. As a coach I delivered training sessions to personnel recovering from mild traumatic brain injuries such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD.

Sports have always been a huge part of my life having been a competitive archer representing the Army at competitions, representing REME at Football and Hockey, and more recently, playing rugby for the Southampton University Ladies Rugby Team. I now support the team as Pitch Side first aid for the first team.

Treatments offered by Emma

Below is some information on the treatments I can offer:

This is a group of massage techniques delivered to the body’s soft tissues. It aims to remove muscular tension, improve circulation, stretch muscles and to break down unwanted adhesions between the soft tissues.

The methods used are Soft tissue release (STR), Myofascial release (MFR), Deep tissue massage (DT), Muscle energy techniques (MET) and Trigger pointing (TP).

Even though this category of massage therapy is called sports massage it is beneficial for all individuals who find they are in discomfort, not just for those who are sporty. If you find yourself with aches and pains from everyday life, recovering from and preventing injuries or just having done a bit too much at the gym, work or at home, a sports or remedial massage will help you get balance back into your body by helping to work away the stress and tension in muscles, helping to relieve discomfort.

Sports Therapy is great to help you recover from injury (rehab), increase mobility, build strength and make postural changes. The therapy is about working with you to achieve your goals through exercise to build strength, flexibility, endurance and confidence in exercise. If you have been out of exercise for a while or have noticed that you are getting aches and pains, this therapy will help bring structural balance to your musculoskeletal system.

Sports therapy aims to educate individuals in exercise and rehabilitate following injury or operation, but is equally applicable for those who just want to learn some exercises they can do at home or place of comfort.

How to Book

You can book a treatment with Emma using our online booking system or by telephoning us on 02380 639747

Article written by Emma Coleman. Edited by YOU Massage Therapy

New Antenatal Pilates Classes Launching in 2018 at YOU Massage Therapy, Southampton

What Is Antenatal Pilates, And Is It For Me?

Antenatal Pilates is Pilates classes specifically designed for individuals during and after pregnancy. Both Pre- and Post-Natal Pilates follow the same concepts and principles of traditional Pilates, but include modified exercises to ensure they are safe and effective for expectant and new Mums. Antenatal Pilates strengthens the entire body, focusing on the core and pelvic floor, specifically for expectant and new Mums.

If you are expecting and are having an uncomplicated pregnancy, then Pilates may be for you. If you have complications, please check with your midwife or GP first.

Pre-natal Pilates is a great way for pregnant women, having an uncomplicated pregnancy, to commence weeks 8 – 20; to stay in good shape throughout your pregnancy. Ir is not recommended to commence Pilates over half way through your pregnancy, if you commence prior to week 20, you can then continue until week 32. For ladies wishing to join a class after week 20, or for continuing with exercise from week 32 – birth, we recommend Pregnancy Yoga, which is designed to help the body prepare for birth.

What Benefits Can I Expect During Pregnancy Pilates?

Pilates will help strengthen your core, back and pelvic floor, In addition, you may achieve the following benefits:

  • Improved breathing control throughout pregnancy and labour.You Massage Therapy Antenatal Pilates exercise ball
  • Reduced back pain from postural changes.
  • Stronger muscles to aid lifting and bending once the baby is born.
  • Improved balance.
  • Improved relaxation.
  • Improved mobility of joints.
  • Improved labour due to increased strength of the abdominal muscles and pelvic floor.
  • Improved self-esteem & confidence.
  • Improved well-being.
  • Improved body awareness.

I’ve Just Had my Baby, How Soon Can I Return to Pilates?

Congratulations! It is important not to rush this process as you will end up delaying the recovery in the long-term. Always check with your GP and midwife first. Generally, if you had an… Continue reading