Asian cultures have always believed in the benefits withheld in the bamboo, such as life energy, prosperity, longevity, sexuality, and fertility. In Japan, stalks of bamboo still symbolize eternal youth, strength, prosperity, and peace. What may appear like a new practice, bamboo massage, has ancient origins. Today, bamboo massage is advertised as Bamboo-Fusion, or simply touted at high-end spas as the latest in exotic treatments. Warm Bamboo offers many of the benefits of Hot Stones however is recommended for those looking for a deeper treatment or where focus on a specified area of tension is required. Hot Stone Massage is a deeply grounding and restorative treatment, well suited to those in need of relaxation and energy balance.
Facial Reflexology works by using gentle facial massage techniques for precise stimulation of reflex points, nerve points and zones on the face and scalp. As with hand or foot reflexology, there are points on the face that represent areas and systems within the body.
The aim is to help reduce symptoms and effects of many common ailments but also to provide total relaxation, thus encouraging the body and mind to start to heal. The face has a high density of reflex points which are very sensitive to signals sent by the organs and other areas of the body and their response to stimulation is quickly transmitted to the part of the body concerned. The proximity of the face to the brain and cranial nerves is what makes this therapy so effective.
Some of the benefits of Facial Reflexology are:
- Aims to relieve the effects of stress… Continue reading
Qualifications and experience
Islay is a qualified Sports Massage Therapist Level 3
She is also studying to become a Chiropractor at the AECC and will be entering her final year in September 2019.
As a competitive sports person Islay understands the importance of keeping the body free from pain and is partially skilled in identifying and reducing painful muscle knots.
Islay believes in the importance of the mind-body connection and alters her massage treatments to ensure her patients leave the room feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
Hi, 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.
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
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.
Look our for it in the Special Offers section, as well as under ‘Indulgent Massage’
Combination Full Body or Lava Facial Treatments – divine!
Hi! I am Daisy – massage therapist from Eastern Europe.
I graduated as a massage therapist in 1997 and immediately I had started work as a masseur at my home city in a big leisure centre.
My interest in massage and learning of new techniques lead me on to Japan, where I’ve stayed for 6 years. That time I had the chance to study about zen as a philosophy, as a lifestyle, as a massage therapist also I learnt a lot about Reiki healing and Japanese culture and language.
Lower back pain can be caused by any number of things. In this article I will be focusing on what I see most commonly with my clients, which is postural/environmental resulting in muscle imbalances.
Let me start by explaining what I mean by postural/environmental and what a muscle imbalance is.
In general, as a society we spend a lot of our day sitting. Whether this is at a desk or in a car, train or plane. In fact in western civilisation we sit on average 23 hours a day. Continue reading
RUNNING INJURIES AND PERFORMANCE
By Southampton Physiotherapist, Phil Coleman
I have been a club runner for 35 years, competing on road, cross country and track. I am a physiotherapist with a specialist interest in running and I have no injuries and my knees are perfect (thought I would get that one out of the way!) I have contributed to magazine articles such as Why Cheetahs Don’t Stretch in Frontline and Power up Your Hamstrings in Athletics Weekly.
Running injuries are very common, but rarely serious, with up to 80% getting injured every year. Running can be stressful on the body with impact forces of 2.5 times body weight with every step. This increases further with fast and downhill running. The body takes time to adapt to this stress. New comers to running are more prone to injury than experienced runners. Continue reading
Plenty of people feel confused about where to turn to when they have pain. With so many choices available it’s important to know who’s who and what they can do. Health and safety Executive (2016/17) states that 507,000 workers suffered from work-related musculoskeletal disorders and 45% of the disorders were from upper limbs or neck. Millions of work days are lost per year due to injuries.
Each therapist is unique, and the education varies between different practitioners. But most importantly their main goal is to ensure you are living your life to the fullest pain free. Different types of treatments suit different people and depending on your condition it’s important to find the most suited professional for your needs.
Chiropractic care – you either love or hate it. In history they’ve been known as bone crackers and this can create some unease for people who haven’t tried it before.
Although they are defined as Neuromuscular specialists the scope of practice is classified as an ‘alternative medicine’. To become a chiropractor in the UK, 5 years of training is required before practising. There is emphasis on treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders, manual therapy and adjustments are used. There is a large focus on the function of the spine and the neuromuscular system of the body.
Types of treatment:
Rehab, massage, X-rays, ultrasound, and different manual techniques.
Common conditions that are treated:
Sciatica, migraines, herniated disk, chronic pain, neck and back pain.
Osteopathy was introduced in America before Chiropractic, there have been stories that the inventor of Chiropractic stole his theory. Now there is still some questions about the differences.
Osteopathy is also classed as an ‘alternative medicine’ and 4 years of education is needed before practising. Osteopathy treatment aims at preventing mechanical disorders by moving, stretching, and massaging a patient’s muscles and joints. A person’s wellbeing depends on the health of the individual’s bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together.
Types of treatment:
Dry needling, soft tissue and articulation techniques.
Common conditions that are treated:
Arthritis, digestive problems, tennis elbow, neck and back pain.
Osteopathy is offered at our studio in Bedford Place, Southampton.
Physiotherapy aims at treating disease, injury, or deformity by using massage, exercise, and heat treatment without using drugs or surgery. There is a large emphasis on movement and increasing mobility in the joints to prevent further injury.
It’s most commonly practised within the NHS but also in private care. Minimal training required is 3 years, but some may extend their education further within a specific field. It’s a science-based therapy which treats neurological, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory conditions.
Types of treatment: Movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.
Common conditions that are treated: Sport injuries, stroke, Parkinson’s, chronic heart disease, and asthma.
Massage therapy aims at enhancing a person’s wellbeing with manual manipulation of soft tissues of the body, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue. There are several different types of massage treatments available, but the two main groups are:
Rehabilitative massage: Sports massage, Deep tissue, medical, therapeutic or clinical massage.
Relaxation massage: Swedish massage, holistic massage, and reflexology.
The main purpose of massage is to relieve stress and tension from the body and mind. There are a lot of choices of massage, it’s important to find the type that suites you. Trigger points and soft tissue techniques are used to relieve pain and stress within the muscles.
Types of treatment:
Common conditions treated:
Headaches, frozen shoulder, strains and sprains, muscular pain, and tendinitis.