Daniel Whiley on Minimalist Running

Daniel Whiley is a movement specialist who has run all over the world, completing a number of long-distance races, including an 80km route in the Netherlands. He particularly enjoys fell running and uses running as a means to explore. In this interview, he discusses minimalist running - what it is, why it can be useful, and where to start.   So you mentioned in a previous blog post that you do minimalist running. Can you explain a little more about...

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Meet the Soma Therapists Doing the Ealing Half Marathon!

At The Soma Room, we're used to helping runners stay injury-free whilst training for races, but this year Sophie, Donna, Emily, Ann and Daniel have decided to put the (running) shoe on the other foot, and dust off our trainers to take part in the Ealing Half Marathon on the 26th September. Between us, we have a wide range of running experience - from complete beginners who have never worn a pair of running shoes before, to experienced runners who...

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How To Keep Active Over Lockdown

As Lockdown 2.0 gets underway, we asked a few of our therapists for their tips on keeping happy and healthy in these uncertain times. Clinical massage therapist Natalie Heng offers some practical tips and advice for how to keep your body active and healthy despite the restrictions...  With the second round of lockdown underway, I have three tips on how to emerge from the next month pain free: ​ Get outside - use this time for thinking, daydreaming, or simply re-connecting with...

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​Getting Active Locally – Walking in Ealing

There are many benefits to exercise. It helps to keep us fit and healthy, build strong bones and lean muscle mass, lose body fat and keep our weight under control. It also helps our mental health, by helping to relieve stress, anxiety and depression by releasing endorphins which make us feel happier [1]. Exercise also helps us relax and sleep better, as well as boost our energy levels during the day. But exercising locally, close to where we live or...

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5 Great Ways To Recover After A Marathon

You did it! Those months of training and effort have finally paid off, and now you're looking forward to some well deserved recovery. But how do you give your body the best chance of repairing itself with as little discomfort and stiffness as possible? These five tips from owner and massage therapist Sophie Rose should help... Raise those legs You’ve probably heard of RICE (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate) for the treatment of injuries, but did you know that it applies...

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How To Prepare The Day Before The Marathon

Running a marathon requires many things - grit, patience, sacrifice, and a determination to carry on even when your body is exhausted and aching. The months leading up to the race will require you to spend hours of your free time pounding the pavements, missing drinks out with friends because you have your long run the next morning, and heading out when it's cold, dark, raining, or all three during the winter months. So with just 24 hours to go,...

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