Category Archives: Massage Information

Hot Stones Massage

401304_511901052180070_767227853_nMany people ask about the benefits of the hot stone massage and how enjoyable can be this massage style. When we said hot sometime coming to your main I can get Burn, you maybe don’t realise that this hot stone first have to be in the therapist had after in your skin.

During in treatment the hit can help very much.  Imagine laying on a massage table after have one of these long days also your back it painful and you just book a hot stone massage. Hot stone massage is a form of “thermotherapy” in which hot stones are positioned on specific areas of the client’s body and allow for greater deep tissue manipulation.

The massage technique

The stones used for a hot stone massage are usually basalt stones which are chalky grey in colour but turn dark once oil is applied to them. Stones of marble are used for the cold stones. The stones are heated to 130 degrees F and placed strategically along the spine. The therapist gently rubs the stone into muscles and tissues on both sides of the body; the firmness of the stone couples with the heat enhances the therapeutic benefits of the massage.

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Therapist Introduction: Elizabeth

Treatments I offer and why I would offer them to you by Elizabeth, Massage Therapist at YOU Massage Therapy

After many years being involved in sports and fitness, I decided I wanted to learn something in relation to benefiting the industry. I went to college and completed an A-level in Sport and then continued to further my studies in an introduction to Osteopathy course. I then landing a position on a Sports Massage course which I took to naturally and realised it was exactly what I wanted to do. I decided not to stop there and have since gained lots of other massage qualifications; I am qualified in Sports, Deep Tissue, Herbal Thai Massage, Hot Stones, Pregnancy, Swedish, Indian Head and Lymph Drainage Massages.

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Parkinson’s disease

What is Parkinson’s Disease? (PD)

Parkinson’s disease is caused by death of nerve cells in mid section of the brain; particularly the cells that are responsible for producing a chemical called dopamine. This reduction causes, Parkinson’s, a progressive neurological condition where part of the brain become progressively more damaged over many years.

Dopamine plays a vital role in regulating the movement of the body and the reduction of this chemical is responsible for many of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The average age for the symptoms to start is around 60; although around 1 in 20 cases first develop in people aged fewer than 50. Men are one-and-half times more likely to get Parkinson’s disease than women.

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So, What Do GPs Think Of Massage?

gpA little while ago we were given the great pleasure of being involved with a workshop being run at the University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust… They had a day of training with local GPs, where their aim was to introduce them to a series of complementary therapies and see what they thought.


In addition to a number of other complementary therapies (such as colonic irrigation!) being done elsewhere around town, we had the pleasure of seeing eight GPs for Energy Healing, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Pregnancy Massage, Accupressure, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Hot Stones, and Indian Head Massages.


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A Guide to massage

blog menuWhen ordering coffee there is a lot of choice – do you want a quick and effective espresso, a luxurious cappuccino, or a gentle latte (maybe with a flavor shot of something sweet or nutty)?  There are a lot of options, and making sure that you get what you actually want is going to make or break the experience.  Like coffee, massage now comes in many styles – all different, all designed to suit different needs; and just as important to get right when it comes to choosing which one to have.

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Myofascial Release

release blogMyofascial Release techniques have only been widely used since the 1980’s as before this the word Myofascial in massage was in Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy to aid muscular dysfunction and reduce pain. In 1983 Dr. Travell wrote the book “Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual” to help other therapists find the key areas in the fascia and muscles that can reduce tension.

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Thai Herbal Hot Compress

thai compressIf you are looking for that something special or a little different from your usual aromatherapy massage than Thai Hot compresses is for you.  These compresses contains various herbs that blend together nicely that when heated and used directly onto the skin can relieve sprains, strains and stiffness whilst stimulating the blood flow that allows nutrients to get to vital organs.  The treatment will also lower blood pressure creating a very relaxing sensation, brilliant for those who suffer with high blood pressure or stress.

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The Full Works Treatment


The Full Works You Massage Therapy is a luxury treatment aimed at aiding relaxation and will have a calming effect on anyone lucky enough to enjoy one. This treatment will last for an hour and will involve a mini holistic facial and scalp massage, an aromatherapy back massage and a mini reflexology foot massage.

The therapist will start with the mini holistic facial cleansing, toning and moisturising your skin to leave it feeling fresh, smooth and revitalised. Leading on from this the therapist will start a scalp massage to reduce any tension built up in this area and will in turn increase relaxation and reduce stress.

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Why Massage – Why Do People Use Massage, And What Do They Use It For?

massage blogThere have been a lot of changes in the health industry in the last few decades, and many new or previously rarer therapies have been getting a lot more attention because of this.  Massage is one of those therapies now getting more attention and use, with much medical research being done into the benefits of massage, and many massage styles being modified and tailored to compliment research findings.


One of the most medically tested styles of massage is Lymph Drainage Massage – designed to increase the flow and drainage of lymph fluid and thus reduce cellular waste build-up.  Lymph Drainage Massage is now often done in hospitals to help patients with kidney or heart problems whose systems have trouble expelling lymph fluid without assistance.

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The Difference Between Reflexology and Massage

Written by guest author Wendy, from Reflexology and massage (

reflex guest blogReflexology uses body maps that are on the feet, hands and ears. Massage does not. Massage is all about working the muscles, tendons and fascia. In reflexology, the sensitive areas on the feet and hands indicate there is either something out of balance in the body map area of the body or something in the foot itself or something along the meridian. The sensitive areas are areas that the practitioner will work more or longer on, say up to five minutes on a sensitive place. This is to have a better response for the client. This may be similar to massage, but the massage therapist will keep in mind the tendons and massaging to the desired end result of releasing the muscles and easing the pain. Where as the reflexologist will be focusing on the reflex points or maps and how the body works and how specific conditions or illnesses work.

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