What is Muscle Energy Technique?

 

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MET is also used by many professionals including Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Sport Massage therapists to aid soft tissue therapy.

 

MET involves client participation and is a stretching technique aimed at lengthening tight muscles. Tense muscles can become short; pulling on the bones they attach to and thus have the potential to change the position of a joint causing pain and discomfort.

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Depression: How Massage Can Help

sluggishWhat is depression?

Depression is common in our society at the moment but is difficult to define since it affects people uniquely according to what has triggered it and how our minds processes thought. It varies from the mildest and barely detectable to the more severe and life-threatening.

We all feel sad occasionally and this is a normal emotion in response to unhappy experiences; like your favourite television series is finished, or you fail an exam or you lose someone close to you. But when this feeling lasts longer than would be reasonable in the circumstance or interferes with your life, then it may be a sign that someone is clinically depressed. Other negative feelings encountered may be agitation, tearfulness, despair, loneliness, impatient or helplessness. All of these we will feel at some point but if for too long then this is a warning that depression may be upon us.mum tired

Depression also has physical symptoms since our mind and body are linked. These include; feeling excessively tired, poor attention, loss of appetite, loss of libido, increased sensation of aches and pains and a lack in sense of well-being.

Sadly, there is no one quick fix treatment but there are ways to help, talking therapies can be a good place to start. Taking exercise is also advocated due to its ability to help rest the mind as well as produce feel good ‘endorphins’. Medication is used in some circumstances and massage can also be beneficial.

 

How massage can help

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Ovarian Cysts and Massage/Reflexology

headacheIt is believed that when our bodies as a female are under stress regardless of whether you feel ‘stressed’ ovarian cysts can form very quickly in a matter of days which is a symbol of our inner body trying to speak out to us as women.

 

 

 

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Blog hacked!

Hi there,

Just a quick post to inform anyone who’s been reading our blog lately that is was recently hacked with rather inappropriate links and content pasted throughout!

We’ve worked hard to irradicate this content, should anyone spot anything that doesn’t look right please let us know!

I apologise for any of you who were confused reading our posts lately. It’s a shame the lengths some people go to for link building to untoward products!

Please also get in touch if you have any questions about or if you find any of our posts particularly interesting! We love to hear from you.

Best wishes,

YOU Massage Therapy
www.massage-southampton.co.uk

Common Postural Problems: Kyphosis, Lordosis and Scoliosis

Hello, Naomi here, I’ve been a Massage Therapist for almost ten years, helping people to overcome their postural problems. There are three common types of postural problems, they will each be examined and explained within this article. I will also provide information on what you can do to help the problem and attempt to combat them.

The three most common ones are Kyphosis, Lordosis and Scoliosis.

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