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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How To Run A Marathon Without Breaking Your Body

oday's guest post is from Soma Room therapist Naomi Johns - a mum of three, avid runner, qualified personal trainer and massage tutor at St Mary's University in Twickenham. She offers Sports, Deep Tissue and Pregnancy massage every Wednesday at The Soma Room. I really love to run. For me it’s not just about the physical challenge but also about the amazing benefits it gives to the mind.  To date I have run four marathons (one of those up a...

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How to Stay Active in Winter, Despite the Cold

As the weather turns cold, wet and possibly even snowy, leaving the comfort of your sofa to head out to the gym can seem like a mighty task - especially when it’s dark outside. But to stay healthy, you need to stay active, whatever the weather. The Benefits of Year Round Exercise  Keeping active during the winter isn’t just good for physical health, it helps to keep the immune system strong too [1]. This is particularly important at this time...

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