Mental health group sessions with Roxy at You Massage & Therapy Studio

You might have noticed that since February, You Massage (we) have started hosting Mental Health groups ran by Mental Health Southampton, a project that aims to build a mental health-friendly community in Southampton by organizing in-person groups, discussing mental health-related themes and educating individuals on well-being tools.
The groups are run by Roxy, a mental health practitioner with a passion for educating the community on mental health and well-being. They run on a monthly basis and welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about mental health, either due to facing their own mental health struggles, knowing someone who does, or just pure curiosity!

Drawing on from her experience, Roxy has become passionate about the importance of
maintaining our mental health by regularly using evidence-based well-being tools, such as mindfulness, journaling, breathing exercises and gratitude, rather than only seeking help when our mental health is already suffering. She is also passionate about the importance of community and the sense of belonging and being accepted as who we are, which are basic
human needs.
We live in fast-paced, stressful times where we tend to overlook the importance of our
mental health, and keeping a healthy balance of achieving, connecting with loved ones and performing activities we enjoy. This is reflected in the rise in mental health issues as we have become more disconnected from ourselves, each other and the environment.

‘A recurrent theme I see in many people who suffer from mental health issues is a lack of community, of supportive relationships, of deeper connection with others, which is what inspired me to start these groups, as safe spaces where people can come and meet others and listen compassionately to each other. A safe, non-judgemental space where people can be authentically themselves, wherever they find themselves in their life, whether they want to share and celebrate a win, or share something they’ve struggled with.’ – says Roxy

Every group has a specific theme that the facilitator introduces at the beginning of the
session, which then leads to a group discussion where participants can share their opinions and experiences if they wish to, while the others listen with compassion. After the sharing is over, the facilitator will introduce about a well-being tool and the scientific evidence for it, and demonstrate it for the group to try it.
The groups are donation-based with a minimum suggested donation of £5 either cash or through PayPal which helps keep the groups running. Before attending we encourage you to fill in an intake form to let us know why you are willing to attend and what you hope to get out of the groups.

You can get in touch with Roxy via email, at
or via Instagram at @mentalhealthsouthampton ,as well as join the Facebook group ,
Mental Health Southampton Support Group.

Next Session is tonight 24.03.23 at 6pm

Why practice Yoga in Southampton weekly?

Over the years, Yoga has grown in popularity, there are now tens of dozens of Yoga Studios in Southampton, and we’d like to take a moment to let YOU know why a regular weekly Yoga practice is great for YOU!

Southampton Yoga has grown in popularity because of the many benefits of yoga to the people of the city, these are, to name a few:

  • Making time to be with yourself, Yoga  means Union
  • Giving space for the mind to be still, Yoga quietens busy minds
  • Feeling fit and Healthy – yoga creates a wide range of benefits for your bodily fitness
  • Reduction in pain and stress – by allowing the fluids and tensions of the body and mind to move, Yoga alleviates build up
  • Better sleep – yoga creates a harmonious environment for the self to be at peace
  • Great social interaction – a yoga class is a great place to meet and spend time with fiends
  • Continued Learning and Achieving – feel good as you will always get the chance to learn more and go deeper with your Yoga practice

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Meet Layla: NEW Massage Therapist

Hello everyone, my name is Layla and I am new to YOU Massage. I have been welcoming people on to my massage couch for 6 years. I started my massage journey in Brighton and have had the honour of working alongside people from all walks of life. I pride myself on creating a safe and held space for my clients to enable them to totally relax into the massage treatment.

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Acupuncture – Massage for Anxiety and Insomnia


Acupuncture – Massage with Grace : 75 min full body just £82.50

Can’t sleep? Suffering from insomnia and a busy mind? 

Did YOU know, Acupuncture has been proven as effective in helping Anxiety and Insomnia? Combine that with Massage and you give your body full permission to unwind from nervous tension…

Acupuncture for Anxiety

Anxiety & Stress getting on top of you? 

Acupuncture is an effective natural treatment to help relieve the symptoms of anxiety and put the body and mind back into balance.

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NEW Infrared Therapy with Daisy

Introduction to Infrared Massage with Daisy at YOU Massage Southampton

What is infrared therapy?

Infrared therapy is a light-based method primarily used to treat pain and inflammation, but it also has many other used. Unlike ultraviolet light, which can damage the skin, infrared light enhances cell regeneration. Infrared light is delivered to the site of injury or inflammation at certain wavelengths, promoting cell repair.

In this new treatment option, Daisy offers you the opportunity to bathe under the Infrared light as part of your Deep Tissue Massage Treatment, reducing tension and aiding recovery.

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