Reflexology is wonderfully healing non invasive therapy, it can help the body to ‘detox’ and reduce swelling by stimulating the Lymphatic System. Here, our in house Reflexology Specialist, Alex, explains this targeted treatment.
Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD) is an award winning reflexology technique which focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet; it is a very gentle treatment and the aim is to cause an effect on the lymphatic system in the body. It is a unique sequence that has been researched and developed by Sally Kay BSc (Hons), whilst working in Cancer Care but her protocol has also been found effective in treating clients suffering with problems such as lymphoedema, plus many more (for more information, see www.reflexologylymphdrainage.co.uk) I am lucky enough to have trained with Sally and I have found that RLD has added a whole new dimension to my work…
My interest in massage and learning of new techniques lead me on to Japan, where I’ve stayed for 6 years. That time I had the chance to study about zen as a philosophy, as a lifestyle, as a massage therapist also I learnt a lot about Reiki healing and Japanese culture and language.
Massage Therapy is both a Profession and a Personal Passion for Annalise
Welcome my name is Annalise Jannetta I am quite new at You Massage Therapy, Southampton and would like to introduce myself and share a small part of my story – Massage Therapy is both my profession and my personal passion.
I enjoyed hours of dance classes as a child progressing to 3 years of professional training at Dance College in London. During my training I acquired injuries – broken toes, achilleic tendonitis, torn hamstring, Meniscus Knee, a slipped disk, torn ligaments in my lower back, trapped nerves in my neck and finally a broken shoulder…. Continue reading →
Hello, my name is Ibrahim, I have been a massage therapist for the past ten years; I greatly enjoy my job and have enjoyed travelling doing what I love. I have a lot of experience working in various spas, clinics, 5 star hotels and 5 and 6 star cruise ships; so I am more than aware of the luxurious as well as clinical and therapeutic aspect of the profession. I am fully qualified and insured to practice.
I take great pride in my work and love to help others feel better and alleviate pain and stress. I have given over 5,500 massages in my career. I believe I have strong interpersonal skills, pay close attention to detail, and maintain a helpful, friendly and professional attitude. I have been in the customer service industry for almost ten years with a proven track record of providing excellent quality.
It 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.
When ordering coffee there is a lot of choice – do you want a quick and effective espresso, a luxurious cappuccino, or a gentle latte (maybe with a flavor shot of something sweet or nutty)? There are a lot of options, and making sure that you get what you actually want is going to make or break the experience. Like coffee, massage now comes in many styles – all different, all designed to suit different needs; and just as important to get right when it comes to choosing which one to have.
The Full Works You Massage Therapy is a luxury treatment aimed at aiding relaxation and will have a calming effect on anyone lucky enough to enjoy one. This treatment will last for an hour and will involve a mini holistic facial and scalp massage, an aromatherapy back massage and a mini reflexology foot massage.
The therapist will start with the mini holistic facial cleansing, toning and moisturising your skin to leave it feeling fresh, smooth and revitalised. Leading on from this the therapist will start a scalp massage to reduce any tension built up in this area and will in turn increase relaxation and reduce stress.
Reflexology uses body maps that are on the feet, hands and ears. Massage does not. Massage is all about working the muscles, tendons and fascia. In reflexology, the sensitive areas on the feet and hands indicate there is either something out of balance in the body map area of the body or something in the foot itself or something along the meridian. The sensitive areas are areas that the practitioner will work more or longer on, say up to five minutes on a sensitive place. This is to have a better response for the client. This may be similar to massage, but the massage therapist will keep in mind the tendons and massaging to the desired end result of releasing the muscles and easing the pain. Where as the reflexologist will be focusing on the reflex points or maps and how the body works and how specific conditions or illnesses work.
Reflexology is a therapeutic massage that uses certain points on the feet to treat the body as a whole. It is a non-invasive treatment usually focusing on the feet and lower legs, but can also be performed on the hands. It is a very gentle and relaxing treatment, using light compression to stimulate circulation and encourage healing throughout the body.