Category Archives: Massage Information

Pregnancy Massage

Massage is often thought of as a luxury rather than a necessity but massage during pregnancy has many benefits and is probably one of the most beneficial times you could receive a massage.


A pregnant woman may feel discomfort at various times during her pregnancy due to hormonal changes, increased volume of blood and weight gain. These changes are an inherent part of pregnancy but they can cause feelings of fatigue, muscular aches, general stiffness or sore areas. It is always advisable to consult a therapist or doctor before having a prenatal massage.

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Skeletal imbalance, what are the effects?

Skeletal imbalance, what are the effects?
The skeletal imbalance it’s one of the concerns in our body. The effect and change in the human organs are relevant in the cycle of life. To workout, your posture and the uses of different daily activities working in maintenance the body as well balance in your life. Good diet balances and therapies can help in the body to develop as well.
The relationships between our lifestyle and our skeletal confirm how our body is going to act in-between our actions. The skeletal systems help us in basic function of movements. Disorders of this system can range from different medical conditions. Even wondered about how we manage to move around? How we stretch our self and what our organs or muscle provided for us as humans which we developed into. The skeletal supporting all the activities day by day, carrying out a particular function in coordination with others systems.

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Consultation Forms

Consultation forms are used commonly in settings where information about an individual needs to be gathered such as at an Osteopath, Physiotherapist or a Massage therapist.
The initial part of a consultation form is a patient’s personal details; full name, address, phone numbers, emergency contacts etc. This information will be gathered onto our client base so that if the patient was to return it would make accessing their details a lot quicker, easier and would save time.

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How Sports Massage helps flexibility and strength


Sports Massage has many benefits such as the reduction of pain and tension, great preparation for a sporting event or as a relaxing treatment after an event to remove all the unwanted products. But one of the most important benefits of a sports massage treatment is the increase in flexibility and the strength in the clients’ muscles.





When I say strength I want to make it clear that a client can’t just walk in, have a sports massage and come out with bulging muscles. What I mean is through strengthening techniques and massage, over a period of treatments together we can strengthen an area so that it causes less pain to another area or to better ones posture.

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New Parent Massage – Why It’s A Good Idea!

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we thought it might be a good idea to let you know how massage can be useful to new parents (and parents in general!).



Parenting is hard work.  You spend your days tripping over toys and washing your babies bodily fluids from your clothing and carpet; then your nights are spent

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Time to Indulge! Effective yet Luxurious Massage! BOGOF February 2013!


There are a number of Luxury Massages on offer at YOU Massage therapy, the warming and soothing Hot Stones, the uplifting Organic Facial, the  focused Full Works, the stress-busting Top-To-Toe Deluxe, and the ultimate ‘MOT’ Detox Deluxe Experience.  Seeing as they’re on special this month, I thought I’d go through them and give you the heads up on what they are and how they work.


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Life with muscular pain

Pain effects everyone at some time.

A lot of people suffer with muscular pain at some point in their life, whether it’s an acute injury that came on very quickly or a niggling ache that has been apparent for years that has never quite gone away.

In this blog we talk about pain, different types of injury and where it stems from and how we can help.

As therapists we try and help people to become more self aware about their bodies, we try to let people know that the pains that they are feeling are not a natural part of life and not something that they have to get used to. Rather that there are treatments to ease tension and correct posture and most importantly reduce discomfort and pain to help them feel better and realise that they can still do certain things that they thought were no longer possible.

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Fascinating facts of Fascia!

What Are Connective Tissues?

Connective tissue acts as a binding agent, connecting tissues together such as different muscles to one another with the most common type being loose connective tissue and coming in 3 forms: Elastic fibres are stretchable fibres made of elastin found the lungs, skin and in blood vessels such as the aorta; Collagenous fibres which contain lots of collagen molecules making up fibrils; and Reticular fibres which connect connective tissue to other tissues in the body. Another important connective tissue is Fibrous connective tissue which is found in tendons and ligaments. The reason why tendons and ligaments are tougher than muscle is because there is a larger amount of close knit collagenous fibres within them, more suitable to hold and connect structures than muscle tissue…

Other, differently known, forms of connective tissue are Adipose which stores fat, Bone which is made up of collagen and calcium phosphate giving it firmness, Cartilage which is a fibrous connective tissue and supports the ears and nose and even blood can be considered connective tissue because of its extra cellular matrix!

Superficial fascia
Superficial fascia

Fascia is the main connective tissue that holds our muscles, skin, organs and external features in position. Fascia is a type of strong, fibrous connective tissue which is made up of collagen fibres a lot like ligaments and tendons. It joins different structures together and helps adjacent structures move past each other smoothly. Fascia forms under the skin and is a form of connective tissue between the skin and muscles, holding us all in place; it is known as the ORGAN OF POSTURE and has a more predominant effect on how we stand than are muscles do…

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Our Famous Detox Deluxe Experience!

The Detox Deluxe Experience Massage

The festive season is always a time for over indulgence and when the new year hits, we are bombarded with information about the newest diet plans and exercise regimes for people to sign up to in an attempt to lose the holiday weight and start another year healthier, stronger and filled with energy. Many people I know will launch into some extreme plan to punish their bodies into submission and get to their desired weight/fitness in the shortest time possible, but is this really a good idea? More and more people are now realising that maybe brute force is not the best way to get your body to react, there is a much more pleasant and effective way to boost your body’s natural abilities to sort out all the rubbish that has been thrown at it over the past month! Start with drinking a little bit more water, make time for fruit, nuts and seeds and get some fresh air each day…

…and book yourself in for YOU Massage Therapy’s famous Detox Deluxe Experience! The treatment combines a number of techniques to kick start your body’s systems and rid you of the horrible lethargic, bloated and muzzy feeling that accompanies January each year.

Here’s a bit about how The Detox Deluxe Experience can help you and each of its sumptuous elements to tempt you to treat yourself with the most comprehensive treatment around!

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All about Lymph Drainage Massage, it’s not as scary as it sounds

Recently there’s been a local explosion in curiosity about Lymph Drainage Massage – we’ve had lots of questions, inquiries  and new clients asking all about it.  So I thought I’d dispel a couple of myths and give a bit more information to those who are curious about this very different style of massage, and let you know that it’s not only medical clients who like Lymph Drainage Massage.  There is a little physiology at the beginning, so if you’re not keen on knowing the details of how your body works, just skip those bits and read further on.

 The Lymphatic System:

Your body’s lymphatic system is your primary immune system.  It fights every bug that enters your body (no matter how it gets in), and does it’s best to drain and expel the fluid in which these external invaders and local cell wastes collect.  It is very closely linked to your circulatory system – in fact, for every blood vessel, capillary, and vein there is a lymph vessel or capillary running alongside. Continue reading All about Lymph Drainage Massage, it’s not as scary as it sounds