Therapist Spotlight: Natalie Heng

Natalie Heng is a journalist-turned-massage-therapist in her third and final year of a degree level qualification in advanced clinical massage. Here she talks about how her passion for massage therapy developed, how she looks after her own well-being, and her most rewarding clinical experience so far... What inspired you to pursue a career in massage therapy? There wasn’t a clear-cut pathway to how I became a massage therapist - I stumbled on the idea when I was going through a...

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How to Boost Your Happy Hormones 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 Donna Elsey offers some great advice on how to stimulate some of those naturally produced 'feel good' chemicals. even when social distancing... After care advice from me is almost always tailored to my clients specific goals and what we found during their treatment session. But I think the best advice encourages a healthy mind...

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Therapist Spotlight – Ann Trybowska

Ann has always been involved in health and wellness, having originally pursued a career in personal training before turning her attention to manual therapy. Her warm and empathetic nature combines with her passion for anatomy and helping clients recover from injury, and she draws on her wide-ranging experience to offer detailed assessments and aftercare to those who need it. She is currently pursuing her dream of competing in Strongwoman events, and is in her final year of her degree-level course...

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Massage Therapy and Immunity

There is no question that having a regular massage is lovely. It’s good for your body and your mind and it’s something to really look forward to. But there is increasing evidence that suggests that it can actually have a significant and measurable impact on your immune system. With everything going on at the moment, making sure your body is fighting fit feels even more important than usual, so we wanted to explore how massage could be a critical part of...

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Ask a Massage Therapist – Running Injuries and Marathon Training

Welcome to our regular new 'Ask a Massage Therapist' feature, where each week the therapists of The Soma Room will be answering a questions on everything to do with health, injury prevention, well-being and more. If you have a question that you'd like answering by our team, then let us know by emailing info@thesomaroom.com. This weeks question... With the London Marathon coming up, what are the most common injuries that you see in your running clients, and how do you...

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Say goodbye to the winter woes and get ready to #SpringIntoLife

This time of year, it’s easy to feel a bit down. The grey skies, the cold weather, the short days and constant coughs and colds all taking their toll and leaving many feeling quite low. So what, if anything, can you do to avoid this lull? There are actually a number of steps you could take, and because we at The Soma Room are launching a new project this week to encourage improved health and happiness by Spring (#SpringIntoLife), we...

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