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 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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The Soma Room vs. Coronavirus

With the threat of a global pandemic having been realised, worries and concerns about COVID-19 are understandably at the forefront of most people's minds. While we don’t know what the next few weeks and months have in store for the UK and the world, The Soma Room is committed to doing everything possible to keep our clients safe and healthy. With this in mind, we wanted to let all of our clients know the steps we are taking to ensure...

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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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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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Welcome to The Soma Room!

The paint is almost dry, the books are arranged neatly on the shelves and The Soma Room is now finally ready for business! My name is Sophie, and I'm a massage therapist and board certified Structural Integrator. I've lived in London for eight years, and have been working as a massage therapist in one form or another pretty much since I arrived. I adore studying and learning new modalities and ways of working - most of the money I earn...

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