Self-Massage Techniques to Target Tight Fascia, Adhesions and Scar Tissue

YOU Massage Therapy Southampton Therapist, Will Bartlett, describes some self massage techniques to help release tight fascia and break down scar tissue and adhesions

Will will be running a Self Massage Workshop at YOU Massage Therapy, Southampton on Sunday 13th May 2018, 13:30. Call 02380 639747 to reserve your place.

Myofascial release is a technique used in sports & remedial massage in which a practitioner uses gentle, sustained pressure on the soft tissues while applying traction to the fascia. This technique results in softening and lengthening (release) of of the fascia and breaking down scar tissue or adhesions between skin, muscle and bones.

The superficial fascia is a soft connective tissue located just below the skin. It wraps and connects the muscles, bones, nerves and blood vessels of the body. Together, muscle and fascia make up what is called the myofascia system. For various reasons including disuse, overuse, not enough stretching, or injuries, the fascia and the underlying muscle tissue can become stuck together. This is called an adhesion and it may cause a restriction in muscle movement. It also causes pain, soreness and reduced flexibility or range of motion.

You can read more about Myofacial release in one of our earlier blogs. For more information about the Fascia, take a look at our blog entitled Fascinating Facts of Fascia.

Myofascial release has also been shown to relieve various muscle and joint pains and it also improves flexibility and range of motion. Foam rollers offer many of the same benefits as sports massage. Foam rollers are inexpensive and with a bit of experimentation you can target just about any muscle group yourself. Continue reading

Why a Holistic Approach to Skincare is Essential

Guest Blog written by Cherish Skincare for YOU Massage Therapy Southampton

When a skin problem rears its ugly head, our initial response is usually to try and treat the symptom – blast those nasty spots with a strong spot treatment or to put lotions and balms over dry, red or irritated skin.  Whilst some of these treatments can provide some short-term relief, they rarely deal with the root cause of the issue.

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Facial Massage Techniques as demonstrated by Cherish Skincare http://cherishskincare.co.uk/

It is important to remember that your skin is the largest organ of your body with an extremely important function (primarily to protect the rest of your body from microbes and the external environment) and is connected via your bloodstream to the rest of your body.  Recent research has shown that the skin is particularly connected with the digestive system, which is why if you suffer from digestive problems there is a high chance you may also experience issues with your skin as well.

It’s therefore important to take a holistic approach to skincare that considers our diet and physical health, as well as our emotional and spiritual well-being as all these aspects of our lives, are intrinsically interconnected; if we feel good about ourselves, we will take better care of ourselves – this results in better skin and better physical health which in turn helps us feel better about ourselves…

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Hypnotherapy – “Me Time” for the Mind

Relax with “Me Time” Group Hypnotherapy Sessions at YOU Massage Therapy, Southampton

Are you yearning for some ‘Me Time’,  to take a break from the stress and strain of your busy life and to simply concentrate on the well-being of your mind and body for a while?Book a Hypnotherapy session in southampton

Join qualified, accredited & registered Hypnotherapist Marion Harvey Dip.hsoh at You Massage Therapy for a *Group Session of very therapeutic, pleasurable, relaxing and empowering hypnotherapy where you will be guided gradually, gently and safely into a very pleasurable, relaxed and safe state called hypnosis.

SPECIAL OFFER on SUNDAYS!

£20 per person

Normal price £25 before introductory offer of 20% off on Sundays

*Group sessions are for a minimum of 2 people, and a maximum of 10.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

Read our introduction to Hypnotherapy article >

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

 

Honey Massage Therapy

YOU Massage now offer Honey Massage in Southampton

Heave you heard of it? Popular in Europe, our very own Eastern European Therapist, Velichka, introduces this amazingly relaxing treatments with many hidden benefits!

On offer Until November 30th for just £25! * 30 minute treatment, can be added to a Massage for just £20!*

Price afterwards £30 / £25

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HONEY MASSAGE THERAPY

Exclusive at You Massage Southampton

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With High Quality Homemade Raw Honey

This massage involves working the soft tissue of the body, to ease day-to-day stresses and muscular tension, and promote relaxation, like a regular massage but with so much more…

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Meet Catherine, Southampton Pilates Instructor and Nutritional Advisor

Catherine is running a mixed ability lunch time and beginners evening Pilates classes from our Bedford Place Studio on Mondays

Pilates Instructor SouthamptonHello, my name is Catherine. I am a member of the team at You Massage, offering Pilates Classes and Nutritional Coaching on Mondays.

Enroll today and get a £5 Pilates Taster!

I am a qualified Level 3 Nutrition Advisor with specialist knowledge in nutrition and weight management, behaviour change coaching and sport nutrition. In addition to this I am also a Pilates Instructor with Future Fit Training and I have completed my Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Mat Pilates. I have continued studying whilst working at You Massage Southampton to obtain my Level 3 Pre- and Post- Natal Exercise, Pilates for Common Orthopaedic Conditions, Exercise Referral for Health Management and ultimately complete my studies by becoming a Level 4 Low Back Pain Exercise Specialist in May 2018.

I am really passionate about healing through Pilates….

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Mindfulness Courses – coming soon to YOU Massage Therapy, Southampton

Mindfulness for a Contented Life

Article by Sylvia Clare, Mindfulness Teacher at YOU Massage Therapy, Southampton

Mindfulness is in the health news so often now it seems to be a new discovery, but really it has been with us for thousands of years in one form or another. Most people are mindful at times but they don’t realise it or know how to develop or harness that skill to enhance their sense of wellbeing and inner peace.

There are a lot of books and self-help takes around which claim to enable you to develop your mindfulness practice but in over two decades of teachings I have met so many people who tried it that way and then found something missing in the experiences they had until they were able to learn from an experienced teacher.

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Stable Heart and Mind – greater resilience to life generally

Mindfulness enables you to remain more emotionally stable through the challenges that we all face in life. As you learn and develop the skills of regulating your emotional and cognitive activities they become less reactive and more balanced so that in a crisis you are more able to maintain calm balanced ways of managing and dealing with it.

Better Relationships – less conflict and greater intimacy

These develop from better self-awareness and compassion for others and the places we live in. We cannot change the outer world but we can adapt the inner world so that the outer world is less intrusive or stressful.

Acceptance – and gratitude for the life we have whilst still moving forward

We cannot always have what we want but often even if we get what we want in life we are not satisfied for long. Learning mindfulness helps us become accepting of what we need and frees us up from the dictates of a materialistic and consumeristic culture, enabling us to live simply and with greater freedom from external pressures.

Letting Go and not allowing past hurts to continue to damage your present and future

So often we are hurt and then when we want to move on we find we cannot let go of the fear of being hurt again. This frequently leads us to repeat the same unhappy cycles and patterns in life. We all talk about letting go but very few people show you how this is done in a way that gradually works more and more powerfully until it is your default mode.  Continue reading

Why Facials are your Face’s Best Friend

Facials in Southampton

From cleansing to rejuvenating: a quick guide to why facials are your face’s best friend

Skincare Facial southamptonWe all know it is essential to take care of our skin on a daily basis.

We’ve all read how smoking, one drink too many, days out in the sun as well as another multitude of sins which we commit on a regular basis are bad for your skin, its appearance and how quick (or not!) we age…

We know all this. But how many of us actually have a routine that involves making our skin a priority? We all have busy lives, so we may skip what we see as just another demand on our precious time. Sound familiar?

But let me tell you about a super relaxing way to look after your skin, one that has deep reaching benefits: Our YOU Massage Southampton Facials!

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