Laura Barfi, Registered Osteopath at the GOSC and Master of Osteopathy (M.Ost) is proud to now be a part of the YOU Massage team of professionals.
Laura has advanced skills in Osteopathy, Sports Massage and Deep Tissue Massage.
Laura has had a keen interest in health, sport, and exercise for as long as she can remember. Going on runs with her father at the aged of eight, or playing netball for the under tens at primary school.
Laura developed in to a keen athlete playing a wide variety of different sports throughout her teens and early twenties. Her main focus being athletics and netball the latter of which she still plays today.
As an athlete Laura has first hand experience and understands the frustrations of having an injury and wanting to return to pre-injury training and fitness levels.
Laura discovered the benefits of Osteopathy after successful treatment of a long-standing netball injury. Her rehabilitation inspired her to become an Osteopath and consequently she develop an interest in treating sports injuries.
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
At YOU Massage Therapy, you can be assured of high standards and exceptional quality every time you visit! There are many things we do to consistently improve the quality of your experience with us! This blog is written by Amy, Owner and Head Therapist of YOU Massage Therapy, Southampton, and gives you a little inside information on what happens behind the scenes to maintain exceptionally high standards and fresh ways of thinking when it comes to Massage Therapy…
“Hi there! I’m Amy, I have been a Massage Therapist for nearly 10 years. I believe that a quality massage experience comes when your treatment is tailored uniquely for you, you are offered tailored advice and therapy, you achieve the result you desired when you booked the session and you find the environment comforting and relaxing. It’s also important that you get a fair price and you can actually book the session when you are free!
“Read on for information on how we maintain these standards, what motivates us and how you can be sure we are committed to Quality, committed to You!
Popular Southampton Massage
There have been a lot of changes in the health industry in the last few decades and awareness for the credibility of Massage as a health practice continues to grow and develop. A lot of new or previously rarer therapies have been getting more attention because of this, with medical research being done into the benefits of certain massage styles, and techniques being modified and tailored to compliment research findings.
Massage is suitable for prevention and cure for many conditions and injury. Part of its effect is to allow our muscles and other tissues to function to the best of their ability by breaking down sticky fascia that binds us and releasing tight areas of scar tissue or adhesion; this, in turn, soothes aches and pains and increases flexibility.
Here we talk about our most popular massages and the effects they have on our bodies…
It’s Endometriosis Awareness Week 5th – 12th March 2012! We want to help in spreading awareness to help create a support network for women who suffer with this unpleasant and un-talked about condition. Around 2 million women in the UK have to endure pain, as well as lethargy and depression with their period each month because of Endometriosis; if you or somebody you know suffers with Endometriosis, or painful, heavy periods, you’ll know all too well how uncomfortable and disruptive the symptoms can be and how it can be difficult to find treatment solutions that work. We are offering a free consultation and discounted treatment plan to anyone suffering with or thinks they may be suffering with Endometriosis, there’s no cure but our Holistic Treatments can help…
Our Welcoming New Look!
Hello! Amy here, founder and Head Therapist of YOU Massage Therapy. So here we go, my first blog post, it’s a bigg’un, sorry! I have been so incredibly busy with many little projects to get YOU Massage Therapy (Massage Southampton) running like a dream, we’ve been growing so quickly that we’ve all had to adapt and grow as therapists and co-workers. I’m ecstatic to say we are a busy, happy little family and I’m so proud of every one of my team for their hard work and patience over the past 6 months. We’ve added new treatments such as Indian Head Massage, Sports Massage, Thai Massage, Reiki, Hot Stones Massage, Thai Hot Compress (page coming soon) and Pregnancy Massage! I feel that now, finally, we have hit all our targets in terms of the building, the processes and the attitude, which is so important to our success, everyone is caring for clients and colleagues alike, expertly in their field and everyone’s mucked in to get the jobs done!
Last weekend we closed our Southampton Massage Studio for three days (well, two and a bit, I managed to fit a couple of clients in on Saturday afternoon as we are so so busy with bookings, hope you didn’t notice the saw dust out the back!). Our main focus was getting up-spec ventilation installed; with the closure in mind and we being tenacious multi-taskers, I decided to pull in a team of lovely friends, family, clients and colleagues to grab a brush or roller and get stuck in, let’s get the place looking gorgeous! And it certainly does, every inch of the place has been given a coat or two of fresh, beautiful paint….
The Latest on Massage and Pain Relief
Cost of Pain
Back pain alone will affect around 59% -84% of the global population. 10%-20% of these patients will experience chronic low back pain, that’s pain lasting more than 3 months. On a global scale, chronic low back pain could effect up to 1.2 billion people a year. In the U.K alone the healthcare cost is a staggering £1.6 billon a year not to mention the cost to employers which is around £630 million per year!!! We have had countless accounts from our clients on how our Massage has reduced and even cured them from pain, makes us feel warm and fuzzy, read on for the science… Continue reading
Here you will find a host of information on the different massage therapies, tips and guides as well as more general information. If you have any questions please leave a comment.
We feel it is important to be open and honest about massage therapy, so that you know you are getting the right treatment for you. We are passionate about helping people with massage and as experts in our discipline we want to share that knowledge with other people who share the same interest.
Experts at tailoring Massage styles to suit you; you can put your trust in the dedication of our Massage Therapists and network of professionals for effectiveness and quality.
- Team of expert Massage Therapists
- Quality & Professionalism Guaranteed
- Widest available range of Massage
- Open 7 days a week including evenings
- Friendly Reception team available all day
- Reward, Referral & Local Discounts
- A broad network of Health Professionals
- Beautifully refurbished Studio
- Free Parking nearby
- Central Location
Holistic Massage for You now have a blog! Expect loads of fresh new content about our company and treatments in this category and in the information category you will find a range of articles covering all areas of massage therapy.
This section of the blog is dedicated to the new exciting changes taking place within the business, and how they benefit our customers. We have a growing team of trained, qualified, dedicated massage therapists and with new team members come new skills. So quite regularly we are pleased to announce new massage treatments such as Sports Massage which was added to our treatment list a few months ago. Continue reading