New Video! Maite on Stretching at Work

If you're like most people we see at The Soma Room, you often suffer from work-related shoulder and neck tension, brought on by hours sat in front of a computer. Maite shows how to alleviate some of this discomfort in a quick, three-minute stretching routine, which can be done at a desk throughout the day to help you maintain the health and mobility of your muscles.

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Guest Post – Effortless Walking

Today we have a guest post written by Soma Room therapist Samuel Tinguely. A passionate sports massage therapist, martial artist and dancer, Samuel is particularly interested in finding ways to help his clients move in ways that are easy, efficient and pain free. In this post, Samuel offers a simple visualisation exercise to help you walk with more power, but less effort. Walking is something we do everyday, and that makes it a great tool to work on our body...

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Pregnancy Massage – What to Expect (When You’re Expecting)

So you have a little one on the way and you've heard that pregnancy massage might be a pretty good thing. Perhaps you have some aches and pains, you haven't been sleeping very well or you just feel like you need to do something to pamper yourself and relax - all excellent reasons to give pregnancy massage a try. But there can be some anxiety around the actual treatment too. How is my therapist going to position me? Are there...

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How to Choose a Massage Therapist You’ll Want to Keep Forever

It can be tough trying to find a really great massage therapist in the UK these days. With few regulations compared to countries such as the US and Canada, a 'therapist' can become qualified and insured after just a day of training, or even from a distance learning course. The quality and skill of practitioners can therefore vary wildly, and you won't know which camp your therapist falls into until after you've paid your money and either enjoyed or suffered...

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10 Steps to Giving an Awesome Massage

We all know people who, despite having no massage training, just seem to know exactly how to give an amazing massage. We call it different things, such as having 'healing hands' or 'the magic touch'.  But as with most things, this is not a mystical quality. With a simple set of rules, you too can transform from a ham-fisted wannabe into a massaging expert with the power to turn anyone into putty beneath your fingers. Read on to find out...

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