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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Assuring Quality at YOU!

At YOU Massage Therapy, you can be assured of high standards and exceptional quality every time you visit! There are many things we do to consistently improve the quality of your experience with us! This blog is written by Amy, Owner and Head Therapist of YOU Massage Therapy, Southampton, and gives you a little inside information on what happens behind the scenes to maintain exceptionally high standards and fresh ways of thinking when it comes to Massage Therapy…

“Hi there! I’m Amy, I have been a Massage Therapist for nearly 10 years. I believe that a quality massage experience comes when your treatment is tailored uniquely for you, you are offered tailored advice and therapy, you achieve the result you desired when you booked the session and you find the environment comforting and relaxing. It’s also important that you get a fair price and you can actually book the session when you are free!

“Read on for information on how we maintain these standards, what motivates us and how you can be sure we are committed to Quality, committed to You!

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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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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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Types of injury

There are numerous types of soft tissue injuries that many of us suffer with at some point in time whether this is through a normal, daily activity, a sporting injury or maybe even a work injury. Sports and Remedial massage is one of the best treatments for these types of injuries and the benefits can be great at getting you back to full fitness.

One common injury is a muscular strain which will most likely occur when a muscle or muscle group is overstretched and a tear occurs in the muscle fibres as a result of this. There are varying degrees of muscle tears; a Grade 1 tear is where up to 5% of a muscle’s fibres are torn which will cause some discomfort to the area but should have healed fully within 2 or 3 weeks. A Grade 2 tear is where up to 50% of muscle fibres tear causing a more intense pain with some swelling and bruising as well as some loss of movement and should repair within 3 to 6 weeks depending on the severity. A Grade 3 tear is a major tear to a muscle or a complete rupture ranging from 50% to 100% of muscle fibres torn. A lot of pain will be felt and often a popping or snapping sound may be heard where the tear occurred as well as ineffective movement in the damaged area, bruising, and swelling and because a muscle contracts when it is torn, a groove can be seen where it  has gathered at one end.

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