Western Acupuncture – Dry Needling – with Osteopath Edward

Southampton AcupunctureSouthampton Osteopath, Ed Webb, offers Dry Needling from our Bedford Place studio

What is dry needling?

The popular treatment of dry needling (as opposed to wet needling such as Botox, corticosteroids, anaesthetics etc), also known as western or medical acupuncture, is frequently used by health care professionals such as osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors and even some GPs.

By effectively isolating problem areas on the body, namely myofascial trigger points, the therapist can deliver fine acupuncture needles intramuscularly. Several studies have shown immediate improvements in pain and/or disability by targeting trigger points in this way, and there is no shortage of clients and patients who can advocate the outstanding effects of this ever-popular treatments.

How does Dry needling it work?

The proposed mechanism of dry needling involves the mechanical disruption of the integrity of dysfunctional endplates, alterations in the length and tension of muscle fibres and stimulation of mechanoreceptors, increased muscle blood flow and oxygenation, and endogenous opioid release affecting peripheral and central sensitization, among others.

What on earth does that all mean I hear you say?

Essentially, dry needling therapy induces a stimulatory effect on the body’s tissues, which helps kickstart the body’s own painkilling and healing capabilities; amazing right? Osteopaths amongst many other practitioners and therapists have known for a long time about the internal powers our bodies possess to heal themselves, our job is merely to bring about and facilitate this change and reach equilibrium.

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Bikini Laser Hair Removal and Waxing

Bikini Line Laser or Wax

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As written by Hair Removal Expert, Julia, of Julia’s Beauty Hub (follow us on facebook >)

A Bikini Line laser or wax is the removal of hair from the sides and top of the knicker line.

We offer both temporary (Botanical Waxing) and permanent bikini laser hair removal in Southampton.

Our Sparkly Mulberry Botanical non-strip Wax is very gentle on the skin, it shrink wraps around the hair, and does not stick to the skin.

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A standard bikini line hair removal is where those unwanted hairs that show outside of the pantline are removed.  If  it is your first time having a wax or laser treatment of the bikini area, it is quite normal to feel a little embarrassed or worry you have too much hair etc, but please remember, our hair removal Specialist is an expert, and knows how to make you feel comfortable and at ease.   She has also seen it all before, over the years, so rest assured, your bikini waxing experience will be superb, and you may even feel rather relaxed!

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How does Laser Hair Removal Work

Laser hair removal can be performed on any area of the body, including sensitive areas such as the bikini, areola, underarms, face.

Laser Hair Removal must be performed when the hair is in its active stage.  Not all the hair is at the same stage, so this is why a course of treatments is necessary to catch the hairs at the correct stage (growth phase).

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Introducing Sally: Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher and trainee Physiotherapist

Hello my name is Sally and I have just started working at the You Massage & Therapy Centre, Southampton. I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself and my journey as well as giving you an insight into what I can offer here.

I have worked in the healthcare industry since 2005 and have always had a passion for maintenance of health from a holistic perspective. I qualified as an Occupational Therapist (BSc Hons) in 2010 and have since worked with a huge variety of patients in the NHS and private rehabilitation settings, predominantly with clients with neurological conditions.

Away from healthcare my passion for fitness and holistic health led me to gain qualifications as a level 2 exercise instructor (2010) and to complete two Yoga teaching qualifications; one in India in 2011 (Yoga Alliance accredited), followed by a further 200-hour British Wheel of Yoga accredited teacher training completed in 2014…. Continue reading

Waxing vs Shaving benefits

YOU Massage Southampton Waxing with Ashmira Botanica

Waxing removes  the hair from the follicle (root), which will result in finer, sparser hair growth if done regularly.

It will take around 3 – 6 weeks for hair to grow back, though for some people, this can vary due to the different stages of growth.

Non-strip/peelable wax (as opposed to strip wax- some call it hot wax –  is used on sensitive areas, as this wax encapsulates the hair, and does not adhere to the skin, thus making it a good option for these areas.

Benefits of waxing vs shaving:

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