Introducing Holistic and Beauty therapist: Amber

beauty therapist southamptonHi, I’m Amber. I have been working with Holistic Treatments for over fifteen years. I have worked in Spa Resorts, Cancer Retreat Centres, Yoga Centres and Wellbeing Workshops. I have a natural ability to heal and uplift people.

I am excited to now be working from the You Massage and Therapy Centre in Southampton. I will be offering Massage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Chakra Balancing, Holistic Facials, Manicures and Pedicures. I have seen how amazing these therapies are for my clients’ health and wellbeing. This enables me to feel dedicated and passionate about my work every day.

My treatments help balance the mind, body and soul. The treatments I offer help relieve a wide range of problems ranging from stress / anxiety, depression, muscular aches and pains and stiff joints. They can improve circulation and boost your immune system. This is a wonderful gift to give a loved one or a beautiful treat for you. My treatments will build your confidence, leave you feeling rejuvenated and balanced.

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Introducing Master of Reiki: Jane

Hello, I thought I would introduce myself so you would know a little more about me and my Therapies and how I became a Therapist.

My name is Jane and I was very fortunate to have been around Healing Energy from a very young age. This background gave me the passion and inspiration to delve into how Healing Energy Therapies work and I have been lucky enough to make this my life time’s work.

The journey has taken me far and wide and to some very unusual places; America with the Native Americans to look at their healing which I learnt and to New Zealand to learn all about the Maori Healing which I studied for a year whilst living there. I was lucky enough to be taught by a true blooded Maori and I was welcomed into the Maori Tribe and given a Waterfall blessing!

Healing is very close to my heart and I have many Accredited Healing Therapies under my belt and I am able to teach many of these. I have learnt that there are many benefits to receiving a Healing Therapy and having a compassionate nature means I will always draw on my experience to deliver the best Healing session I can for my clients. The best reward of all for a Therapist is to see her client contented and happy after a treatment.

I am a fully trained Reiki Master Teacher and Therapist and I’m affiliated to the Reiki Guild.

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Introducing Reflexology Specialist: Alex BA Hons MAR MARR

southampton reflexology specialist

I am looking forward to connecting with you

Hi, my name is Alex and I am really excited to be working from the YOU Massage & Therapy Centre. I specialise in Reflexology, also offering Indian Head Massage and Reiki and my aim as a therapist is to tailor your treatments to meet your individual needs to help improve your well-being. I love working with both the physical and the spiritual aspects of a person and I strive to connect and balance the two together. These therapies work well on their own or in combination.

My personal journey started many years ago when certain unexplained, and at times debilitating ailments, led me to look at therapies that could complement medical diagnoses, not just for myself, but also for certain members of my family.


After much researching, I came across reflexology and was amazed that by applying pressure to places on the feet, it could alter some of the imbalances that our bodies were showing. I was so amazed by it that I decided to train as a reflexologist so I could help others and I haven’t looked back since. Reflexology has become one of the most important things my world; I love everything about it and I have studied it at length. I use different techniques either as stand-alone treatments and or in combination. These include…

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2019 Price Increase: £2 an hour on 06.04.2019

Dear valued clients,

Our massage prices will be increasing by £2 per hour for most treatments on 5th April 2019.

We welcome our clients to purchase a course of 4-6 treatments which will not only benefit from the concession, but the current pricing, saving you £6 an hour on all of our wonderful treatments.

We are also very excited to be developing the following areas of our practice over the coming months:

– More competitive pay for our hard working therapists

– Regular workshops in posture, movement, self-massage, yoga, meditation and self-care

– Improved, private customer lounge with complimentary tea and comfort

– A new range of bespoke oils and room sprays

– A new, well stocked, developing retail area

– A Sports therapy Suite

– A dedicated Beauty Therapy suite

– A dedicated Spiritual Healing suite

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Introducing: Lava Shells Massage in Southampton


Smooth, heated and great for the skin

YOU Massage Southampton Lava Shells

Have you heard of this absolutely beautiful style of massage therapy?

No? Shell-shocked! 🙂

Most cultures have their own unique style of massage but none quite like this divine combination therapy, Lava Shells Massage from the Philippines.

For 100s of years, the Philippino people have harvested tiger clam shells from the beach in order to provide an authentic, soothing, relaxing treatment.

Now, in the UK we may not have large stretches of white sandy beaches surrounding us, like there are in Philippines, but we have adapted this treatment to bring Lava Shell Massage to our world of health and beauty, and now, to YOU Massage, Bedford Place, Southampton by therapist William.

Book Lava Shells Massage in Southampton Online by clicking here >

Look our for it in the Special Offers section, as well as under ‘Indulgent Massage’

Combination Full Body or Lava Facial Treatments – divine!

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Julia at YOU Massage & Therapy Centre, Southampton, is able to offer Men’s Intimate Laser Hair Removal from the discreet space of our Bedford Place Studio

Laser hair removal is safe on any area of the body because the laser does not pass beyond the second layer of skin where the hair follicles are.


Male intimate laser hair removal helps increase comfort and reduce chafing. Also a reduced likelihood of transmission of some form of STD’s and pubic lice. This is worth considering even though it may not concern you. The greater comfort and hygiene are the main reasons men opt for permanent hair removal.

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Introducing William – Experienced Sports Massage and Spa Therapist

Hi there!

My name is William and I am happy to introduce myself as a new associate massage therapist at the You Massage & Therapy Centre, Southampton. This article is here to welcome you to my world of therapy and how i can help you!


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Introducing new Sports Massage Therapist – Ali

Hi! My name is Ashraf Ali, and you can call me Ali, I run Optimal Sport Massage from YOU Massage & Therapy Centre at weekends. I’m a Sports massage therapist and a Chiropractor in training at Bournemouth AECC

My interest in sport from a young age has led me to train as a Chiropractor and a massage therapist. I have learned a lot of about avoiding injuries and self-treatment methods from playing rugby for years and competing in Powerlifting.

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Laser vs IPL

Laser vs IPL

There are so many hair removal systems out there nowadays, often with no indication of which one is best suited to you, so it can be very confusing.

It is essential to know the skin type before commencing with IPL, or Laser hair removal, and this should always be assessed during a consultation and Patch test.  This is called the ‘Fitzpatrick’ skin type; on a scale of skin type 1 – 6:  1 being the lightest, and 6 darkest.

Knowing the skin type for laser hair removal will mean safety and efficacy of hair removal.

Clients most often will not know the difference between IPL and Laser which is what has prompted this article

IPL can only work on light skin, and dark hair because of the Wavelength, whereas the latest Lasers (such as our Initia from Lynton) can work on skin types 1-6 (as mentioned earlier), and on all hair colour – apart from white, grey and red due to there being no pigment.

IPL and Laser are completely different. 

Laser stands for: Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.

IPL stand for:  Intensive Pulse Light

Laser hair removal accounts for 70 per cent of technology-based hair removal; IPL 30 per cent – make sure you do check before you book.

How does it work?

Lasers produce a single wavelength of light with a very concentrated beam, and specific target, which is the hair follicle’s melanin. The heat is absorbed by the follicle, leaving the surrounding skin unharmed.  Lasers do get better, faster results than IPL.  Many hairs can be treated at one time with Laser as each laser pulse takes just milliseconds.

IPL  is not a type of Laser at all.  It produces a broad spectrum of wavelengths which are dispersed at a variety of depths which mean that only some of those wavelengths go dep enough for permanent hair reduction.  Surrounding skin tissue absorbs some of the Pulse Light, and the skin’s pigment also heats up, therefore the risks of burning are greater.

This is why IPL is NOT as good for hair removal.

IPL works well for the following:

  • Fine blood vessels (spider veins)
  • Superficial pigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Anti-ageing

Why is IPL hair removal cheaper than Laser?

IPL machines are cheaper than Laser machines, therefore treatment cost is determined by this, (and other factors mentioned previously); also the quality of the machine, so please bear this in mind when choosing your hair removal clinic.

Cheap hair removal machines equals cheap prices, which could likely result in insufficient results for you.  Also please be wary of clinics offering Groupon Laser hair removal deals! If they can afford to slash their prices so much, there must be a compromising quality somewhere!  Do your research, and always ask questions if not sure.

Laser Hair Removal Southampton

Our expert, Julia, can answer all of your questions on the best hair removal for you

We love to hear from you and can answer all your questions, so contact us today here >

Laser vs Waxing

Whilst waxing may appear cheaper than Laser hair removal, in the long term it is not due to the fact that waxing requires life – long dedication, whereas once Laser results have been achieved (usually after 6-8 sessions), then all that is required are yearly maintenance top up treatments.

Of course, this all depends on the individual, and hormonal factors, but if you add up the costs of life time waxing, you will be surprised at how much you actually save on a course of laser instead! Plus, no more in grown hairs and fuzzy time in between sessions! The other thing to consider is that Laser is more permanent than waxing, and less painful if you choose our Lynton Initia.

Our in house Hair Removal Expert offers both Botanical Waxing and Laser, so she can chat to you about your options from a place of real experience!

Laser vs Shaving:

Shaving only removes the tips of the hair, and not the root, it is very temporary. The hair will appear blunt, and coarse in texture. The hair will also grow back faster, meaning that you will have to shave every other day, and in some cases, every day, which is very inconvenient for many people, as well as irritating.

Apart from the time consuming aspect of shaving, it can be very painful if the skin is cut or grazed.  Ingrown hairs are a common problem which can be both painful and unsightly.  An ingrown hair is when the hair grows back on itself, and re- enters the skin. The follicle can then become blocked with dead skin cells, and sebum, resulting in the appearance of black heads, or pimples. When bacteria gets trapped, pus forms, which can then lead to inflammation. This results in a painful bump in the skin. Not ideal.

If the hair is dark, red, or coarse, it can be more prone to ingrown hairs and irritated skin.

Laser hair removal will help eliminate the ingrown hair problem!

OK, so shaving IS required before laser hair removal, purely on the basis that the root must be there for laser to have effect, but evidence suggests that it actually REDUCES the likelihood of ingrown hairs!

So, for a short period of the ‘inconvenience’ of shaving, and an investment outlay, you, can permanently enhance your life by not having to continually upset your skin in the name of smooth comfort.

We have some amazing sales on right now, don’t miss out, book your free consultation today >

Introducing Martin Genovese– Traditional Acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese medicine

Hello, it gives me great pleasure to meet you and to be working alongside the other wonderful therapists at YOU Massage.

I graduated from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in 2010 and have been in practice since then. During this time I have met and helped 100’s of amazing people. Most of whom generally come to me when they are in some form of pain, have serious illness, or just don’t feel healthy and themselves.

In my experience I have found Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are effective methods for helping people with their health issues. I use two main methods of treatment; Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Five Elements (Constitutional) Acupuncture. Alongside this, I also employ additional tools such as tuina massage, cupping, moxabustion, guasha (skin scraping) etc. These all support and enhance the treatments. However, most importantly, I work closely with all patients to improve their overall health and wellbeing. Offering lifestyle advice and coaching such as exercise, dietary support, motivation, problem solving or relationships, are often considered an essential part of the treatment and will help you to achieve the best results and in becoming your best self.

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