Fascial lines

What is Fascia?

Fascia is continuous throughout the body.  It holds everything in place and gives us our form.  Using the Superficial Back Line as an example- what occurs in the foot, may actually be creating the postural stress in our body. The memory of any accidents we may have had, poor postural habits and any physical and emotional trauma we have experienced can be stored and set in the connective tissue. Fascia works out in different issue around how we conducing our body posture.    Tight fascia affects the whole organism. The Structural imbalance of our skeletal can create many obtrusion in human mechanic system.

 

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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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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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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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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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World Heart Day 2012

 

Tomorrow is World Heart Day so here at YOU Massage Therapy we wanted to talk to you about the different massage techniques which can be used to benefit those who suffer with stress, anxiety and other factors which can lead to heart problems.  There are so many different types of massage treatments some are excellent at reducing stress and tension and others are fantastic at eliminating the tension associated with stress and tension such as knotty shoulders and stiff necks. Should you, or someone you know think or know that you have a heart problem, we suggest you consult your doctor before having massage. We will undergo a thorough consultation and may suggest a visit to a doctor or alternative type of therapy.

 

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Migraine: The invisible Illness

Hi Naomi here, this week is Migraine Awareness Week  – an issue that doesn’t get much coverage.

For many people the frustration of a migraine can be detrimental to their overall wellbeing. I am not simply talking about the migraine itself but the misconception made by most people who do not suffer migraines. Migraines can effect every aspect of a person’s life making it difficult to conduct day to day tasks, this can impact a persons professional, family and normal life. We really want to help so here we go into a little more detail on Migraines and Holistic treatments that have been known to 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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Reflexology Explained

Reflexology is a truly holistic treatment which helps to re-balance the body. Originally it started in China around 4000BC and was developed by Dr William Fitzgerald during the 19th Century, he discovered that by applying pressure to certain areas of the body he could relieve pain in other, seemingly unrelated areas.  It is based on the theory that our bodies contain energy which flows through all organs and systems. This energy should be able to travel freely around the body, but occasionally blockages occur when this happens the body becomes out of balance. Reflexology is believed to be able to asses where the imbalance lies and treat the area. Some times it is better to try and treat the whole body at once instead of focusing on one area as an illness may also be affecting other areas of the body including the mind, similarly a condition like stress could have an impact on your body such as the tightening of shoulders.

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