Category Archives: Massage Information

Reiki: How Relaxation and Calm Heals the Body

Too many of us don’t set aside time to rest.  We tend to forget the importance of resting and how it can help heal our minds, body and spirit.

Recently I undertook a stress management course and it really got me thinking about what I am doing to myself and those that surround me.  Now I know what you are thinking, how can a massage therapist who is trained in relaxing others be suffering from stress?  From a young age I have always worked two jobs or more at a time.  It’s been drummed into me that if you work hard it will pay off at the end.  My average working week is close to 60 hours and I am not alone.  With England in a recession for the second time within 4 years, gas and electricity bills going up, people are working longer and harder to make rent.

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Injury Rehabilitation in Sports Massage

One of the main reasons people have a sports massage is due to an injury they have sustained through various activities such as whilst competing in their sport, at work or in a public place.

Other types of massage will aid the recovery process such as deep tissue and lymphatic drainage but not as well as a sports massage because of the techniques involved and the deep pressure involved in the treatment. Sports massage first came about to help athletes with their injuries as far back as when the Greeks first started holding the Olympic games. It was known that those involved would have regular treatment during the tournament to keep away injuries and prepare them for sporting activity.

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Pete’s Blog: My experience in Sports Massage

During my time studying Sports and Remedial Massage and treating clients I have gained a lot of experience from those that were teaching me, my fellow students and co workers as well as the clients that I have been treating.

Throughout my studies I gained so much insight into the world of Sports Massage, I learnt the basic massage techniques, more advanced Sports Massage techniques, how to keep my posture whilst massaging, masses of anatomy and physiology which I continue to learn everyday and plenty more. I learned in various ways such as watching others through treatments, listening to my teachers and classmates describe what they were doing but most importantly to an up and coming Massage Therapist was the amount of practical work I was able to carry out during my studies at lessons and in my own time. The only way to get better at something is to carry it out over and over, so that what we did and it was very effective. Remember PRACTICE DOESN’T MAKE PERFECT, PRACTICE MAKES PERMANENT!

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Sciatica: Its causes and how massage can help.

Hi, Naomi here, this blog post will be talking about sciatica, its causes and how massage can help.

For many, Sciatic pain is often experienced as sharp burning pain which travels form the lower back to different places within the legs, but those affected will often describe other sensations such as tingling, numbness and weakness.

This type of pain is often referred to as sciatica, for some it is something they experience every so often due to a nerve popping into the vertebrae and then popping back out. But for some it can be permanent experience that requires treatment.


Often Muscular tension in the glute min area can cause pain and discomfort in the area, often this leads to trouble walking and is referred to by patients as sciatica, in this case Deep Tissue Massage to releive the tension should be sufficient….

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Pregnancy Massage – Why it’s worth your time to visit us during your prenatal months


Massage during pregnancy is definitely a lovely thing to  do – a Pregnancy Massage combines effective and safe techniques to give you time out, help you to relax, and is always organised so that you are sitting or lying in positions that are comfortable for you and your body with comfy cushions and fluffy towels.  It is also a really nice treat from friends and family, and we certainly have spouses who buy pregnancy massage gift vouchers in order to gain brownie points during times of hormones and stress!  But what are the benefits of massage during pregnancy?  Why do doctors, prenatal groups, and health advisory services recommend massage during pregnancy?  Well, here’re the answers…


There is a lot of research into Pregnancy Massage.  A number of studies have been done in the last ten years, and these studies have slowly progressed into more quantitative research methodologies, complete with control groups and comparison relaxation techniques.  And you know what?  As the research gets more intense, massage still holds its own as a beneficial treatment during pregnancy, providing worthwhile benefits to women when they need them most.

So, read on for the Research and the Facts…

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Endometriosis: Holistic Treatments that can Help!

It’s Endometriosis Awareness Week 5th – 12th March 2012! We want to help in spreading awareness to help create a support network for women who suffer with this unpleasant and un-talked about condition. Around 2 million women in the UK have to endure pain, as well as lethargy and depression with their period each month because of Endometriosis; if you or somebody you know suffers with Endometriosis, or painful, heavy periods, you’ll know all too well how uncomfortable and disruptive the symptoms can be and how it can be difficult to find treatment solutions that work. We are offering a free consultation and discounted treatment plan to anyone suffering with or thinks they may be suffering with Endometriosis, there’s no cure but our Holistic Treatments can help…

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Deep Tissue Massage

deep tissue massage southamptonThe majority of deep tissue massage techniques are from the Greek and Egyptian civilisations but were massively improved in the 1940’s when Therese Pfrimmer, a Canadian physiotherapist starting using deep tissue techniques on herself after suffering paralysis in her legs. Eventually she amazingly reversed her paralysis with the help of months of massage and thereafter provided deep tissue massage to others suffering with paralysis, developing the first deep tissue massage clinic.



Deep tissue massage is a treatment than can be used in a variety of situations, but primarily deep pressure is sustained for longer periods than in other types of massage aimed at reaching those deeper muscles once you have worked on the superficial ones.

Initially a lighter pressure is sustained to reduce tension in the superficial muscles then throughout the treatment pressure will become deeper, working on the chronic tension that is apparent in the deeper muscles. For deeper pressure the fists, forearms, knuckles and elbows can be used as well as the palms and fingers to break down adhesions which stopping the range of motion in the muscles in the particular area.

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The Magic of Reiki: by Lynn

Lynn here, YOU Massage Therapy’s newest therapist!  I am trained in various therapies from Swedish Massage to Northern Thai Massage.  However my favourite treatment of all is that of Reiki.


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Now, I know that some of you may think “what a lot of hocus-pocus whilst others can really feel the magical healing powers of the energies that surround us. This blog is about my experiences with Reiki and how I use it as an alternative or complementary therapy.

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Indian Head massage Now and Then

Deeply Relaxing Indian Head MassageHello, Lynn here. Melissa, Nikki and I all practice the wonderful art of Indian Head Massage at YOU  Massage, Southampton. Indian Head Massage is not only good for the hair but can relieve tension, eye strain and stress; helping relieve migraines and tension headaches by working the many pressure points around the neck, scalp and face.  Today the treatment has evolved to include the back and arms, areas that also carry the weight of today’s stresses that affect us all. In this post I’ll talk a little about it’s application past and present…

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Guest Author Lynn: Northern Style Thai Massage

“Same same but different”

As you may have read from our Monday blog post; YOU Massage Therapy is lucky to have two therapist trained in Thai Massage Southampton, one Northern style and one Southern style.  My name’s Lynn, I practice Northern style Thai Massage.  A popular saying in Thailand is “same same but different” meaning there are similarities but slight differences that make the two buy cialis mexico styles each unique in their own ways.


Back in 2010 I travelled the East to learn ancient therapies including the art of Thai massage northern style, traditionally know as “Nura bo-rarn”.

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