Category Archives: Massage Information

Sports Massage, how it differs to other massage therapy

We often get athletes and gym enthusiasts asking us  to describe sports massage and how it varies from other massage techniques including deep tissue. Here we explain what makes sports massage unique…

Sports Massage is a treatment that has been developed for those involved in sporting activity to aid recovery from injury, to prevent injuries from occurring initially and to increase performance. The use of Sports Massage treatments has developed massively within amateur sport in the past decade after being used in professional sport for many decades helping full time athletes through their tough training regimes.

At our YOU Massage, we have 4 trained Sports Massage Southampton Therapists, as well as 5 Deep Tissue Massage Southampton Therapists. Click here to read more about our Southampton Massage Therapists.

Read on for more on Sports Massage Techniques and how you can get the most out of your fitness with Sports Massage…

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Where does Tension come from and what does it have to do with Fascia?

 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…

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How can lymph drainage massage improve your health?

What is the lymph System?

Your Lymph System is a vascular system that if found just underneath the skin. It is your waste management system and helps the body remove toxins and by products from chemical reactions.

The lymphatic system is made up of lymph vessels, lymph nodes and lymphatic fluid. Your spleen, thymus, tonsils and adenoids are also part of the lymphatic system. There are over 600 lymph nodes located in a plethora of locations around the body. The lymph nodes job are to filter lymphatic fluid until it reaches the thoracic duct where is it is filtered again; before being reabsorbed by the blood stream. The lymphatic fluid is in fact made up of clear fluid which contains white blood cells.

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Indulgent Treatments: The Lowdown

There are a number of Indulgent Treatments on offer at YOU Massage Therapy – the warming and soothing Hot Stones, the uplifting Organic Holistic Facial, Holistic Foot Rituals, the focused Full Works, the stress-busting Top-To-Toe Deluxe, and the ultimate ‘MOT’ Detox Deluxe Experience. Why not take a look at our website?  I thought I’d go through them and give you the heads up on what they are and how they work.



So, the treatments:

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Organic Facials: Why natural and organic is best for your skin

At You Massage Therapy we believe natural facial products are the most beneficial to your skin. Our skin is the largest organ in the body so it’s important to look after it and using the right skin care will go a long way towards keeping your skin young and healthy. Regular facials will also help to stimulate blood circulation, speed up lymph movement and remove dead skin which will improve the look and condition of your skin.


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Fascial lines

What is Fascia?

Fascia is continuous throughout the body.  It holds everything in place and gives us our form.  Using the Superficial Back Line as an example- what occurs in the foot, may actually be creating the postural stress in our body. The memory of any accidents we may have had, poor postural habits and any physical and emotional trauma we have experienced can be stored and set in the connective tissue. Fascia works out in different issue around how we conducing our body posture.    Tight fascia affects the whole organism. The Structural imbalance of our skeletal can create many obtrusion in human mechanic system.


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Reflexology is a therapeutic massage that uses certain points on the feet to treat the body as a whole. It is a non-invasive treatment usually focusing on the feet and lower legs, but can also be performed on the hands. It is a very gentle and relaxing treatment, using light compression to stimulate circulation and encourage healing throughout the body.

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Massage and Headaches

Massage can be a great tool for relieving pain caused by headaches and migraines and has been used as a treatment for this for decades. There are various types of headaches and migraines but some are more common than others. They can be very debilitating and frustratingly are not well funded in the UK so research is very limited in this area.

One of the more common type of headache are tension headaches which are caused by tense muscles in the neck and shoulders causing a dull, aching pain being felt in the neck and at the base of the skull and sometimes a pulling sensation at the back of skull can be felt.

Other types of headache include cluster headache. This has been described as the most pain a human can endure, even worse than giving birth or breaking bones. A sharp pain can be felt in one eye and can happen in groups for days or even weeks.

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Aromatherapy Oils

When creating Aromatherapy blends, essential oils are used. This gives blends therapeutic properties as well as a scent.  Aroma therapists usually blend oils using a similar method to that used to create perfumes. Normally only three or four essential oils are used in a blend and these will be comprised of at least one each of top, middle and base notes.  This can make a blend smell more pleasant or balanced but it also means that the blend will have a synergy since different oils can be combined to create a blend with more therapeutic properties than that of a single essential oil.  Blends can be made to help with a variety of symptoms or problems because of this.

Essential oils can be divided into top, middle and base notes although there is still debate over some oils as to which category they belong in.

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Indian Head Massage therapy for insomnia


Insomnia is a symptom usually caused by another disease, it is usually recognized by the inability of the patient to fall asleep or stay asleep, or both. Insomnia is far more common than we may think and can be quite debilitating for those who suffer from it. The causes are many, from excessive stress, harmful diet, hormonal disorders, drugs, etc.


The solution offered to the person who suffers from insomnia will depend on the disease which is causing insomnia. Once that is established, and then the treatment will be focused on resolving the originating cause, so the Insomnia can go away.

There many massage therapy’s that can help in the insomnia solution as a prophylactic therapy and get the really relaxation that you need.

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