Natalie Heng is a clinical massage therapist with an interest in science and a passion for bodywork. She has a B.Sc. in biology and spent almost a decade in journalism writing about the environment, science and the arts before transitioning into manual therapy. She now specialises in helping get clients out of chronic pain, having received her training at the Jing Institute in Brighton, where she is currently continuing her professional development by pursuing a three year diploma in Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage.
Her treatments aim to deliver the best of both worlds. She works with clients to understand their issues, taking a strategic approach that is both targeted and effective, as well as deeply relaxing. To achieve the best results she uses a combination of techniques and styles - including deep tissue, trigger point work, shiatsu, myofascial release and advanced stretches - to get her clients moving, feeling and living better.
Contrary to the adage of ‘no pain, no gain’ Natalie is a firm believer that clients do not have to suffer to obtain results. She prides herself in treatments that ride the sweet spot between ‘too much’ and ‘too little’, combining clinical knowledge with empathetic human touch, and taking into account the biopsychosocial aspects of chronic pain to treat clients in a manner that is both evidence-based and holistic.
All her treatment sessions provide a safe space for for client feedback, as she believes in the importance of making sure her clients walk out the door comfortable and happy enough to enjoy that euphoric feeling that comes with the end of a good treatment session.
Natalie is fully qualified and insured in Sports, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy and Relaxation Massage
Certificate in Pregnancy and Post Natal Massage
Advanced Clinical Massage for Low Back Pain
Advanced Clinical Massage for Neck and Shoulder Pain
Advanced Clinical Massage for Forearm, Wrist and Carpal Tunnel Pain
Advanced Clinical Massage for Hip and Pelvis Pain
Advanced Clinical Massage for Leg, Knee and Foot Pain
Myofascial Release Intensive
Certificate in Orthopaedic Assessment
Certificate in Special Orthopaedic Tests
Natalie is a member of the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council)
I had an amazing 1hr pregnancy massage at The Soma Room. I was asked to complete a very comprehensive online questionnaire beforehand, and Natalie had clearly read it thoroughly and tailored the massage to focus on the areas where I have been experiencing pain. I came away feeling relaxed and also much more comfortable. To top it all off, Natalie sent a follow up email with suggestions of stretches I could do to loosen the muscles that had been particularly tight even further. I will definitely be returning, and have already recommended to friends!I. Moores - TripAdvisor Review 60 Minute Pregnancy Massage
Had an amazing massage by Natalie. She was super sweet and ensured that I was comfortable throughout. The place is also very well set up from the inside and adds to the relaxing ambience. Will surely go again.R. Rizvi - Google Review 60 Minute Pregnancy Massage
Very professional and friendly service and the ambience was calming and relaxing..just perfect! Natalie was great with the massage and was able to sort out my sore back after an hours session. She also gave some tips and exercise videos to manage the back. Highly recommend!!A. Pal - Google Review 60 Minute Sports Massage
Natalie gave a really thorough and invigorating deep tissue massage. She really took time to investigate knots and pressure points, and I left feeling totally refreshed. Highly recommended.J. White - TripAdvisor Review 45 Minute Deep Tissue Massage
I recently attend Soma Rooms for a sports massage after running a 10k. Natalie and I discussed the areas causing me most discomfort and we agreed then what she would focus on in more detail as part of the massage. Natalie was very professional and thoroughly worked on my muscles, increasing or decreasing the pressure depending on how I responded to the treatment. My muscles feel much looser since the treatment and I was back running the day after the massage.Overall I really enjoyed the experience and felt my body had a great workout. I would highly recommend using Natalie and the Soma Rooms for a sports massage.P. Fullarton - Google Review 60 Minute Sports Massage
I got highly recommended to get a pregnancy massage at the Soma Room, so finding myself in the third trimester of my second pregnancy I was looking forward to it. Firstly, booking and rescheduling is so easy wether online or by phone. The ladies always sound helpful and understanding. First I got to the place and it caught my attention how charming, inviting, clean and Covid-19- safe it felt. Antibacterial everywhere, boxes to places my belongings, i was offered a mask (I had mine in my bag) and Natalie was super sweet, caring and definitely willing to make me feel comfortable at all time. She was wearing a face shield throughout the duration of the massage. Once I was ready, She asked about how I felt and after discussing that I was suffering with sciatica pain she started the 1hour pregnancy massage. The massage was fantastic both relaxing and at times full of pressure which I appreciate in a good massage. Natalie placed pillows around to make me And my bump feel comfortable. She focused on my back and hips and after it I felt so relaxed I could not believe I could not feel pain in my hip. She also worked on my arms, shoulders, legs and even head. I can’t recommend Natalie enough, she was fantastic and definitely I will be coming back And will recommend to friends and family.R. Cardona - Tripadvisor Review 60 Minute Pregnancy Massage
Had a sports massage with Natalie. She was great, very attentive and in tune with what I wanted to get out of the session. Room was exactly as I requested, which is a nice touch that they ask you the temperature you prefer and whether or not you like to speak or be in silence. Such a lovely and pleasant experience, unlike some other places I've been to which can feel rushed and also quite general. Would recommend to anyoneE. Angelini - Google Review 30 Minute Sports Massage