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Quick Tip: Want an “apres-ski” partner stretch?

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want an “apres-ski” partner stretch?

Now that you've done all that dynamic stretching in the snow, it's time for a breather. In this third installment of our snow sports series, Jenny Lightstone and Psoas therapist Jenny Schaffhouser show off a great partner stretch to target the hamstrings and glutes.  Lie back and let a friend or family member help you loosen your hamstrings, and then with a simple adjustment, open the lateral rotators in your glutes. It will feel great after your long day of leg-work, and it will be easy on your partner's body, too.  Try it out after a day on the slopes,...

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Quick Tip: Are you headed to the mountains?

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Are you headed to the mountains?

Are you taking advantage of all the snow in Tahoe this year? It’s been fun hearing about our clients' Tahoe stories and we love keeping you in top condition for your ski/snowboard trips. But don't forget that these snow sports can be intense for the body in a different way than other athletics. That's why it's so important to make sure your body has what it needs — preparing for your trip, and on the slopes.  In the coming weeks, we'll share some dynamic warmups and recovery stretches for your snow adventure, but in this Quick Tip, Jenny reviews all the...

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Quick Tip: What does your heart need?

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Gifts, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: What does your heart need?

This Valentine’s day, we're focusing on how bodywork can help all of us function more productively in this community we love. Beyond the physical benefits we tend to focus on at Psoas, bodywork can also facilitate emotional balance and recovery from trauma and stress. That's why we strive to offer a place for anyone to unwind and receive expert bodywork from kind, committed, and experienced massage therapists. We're passionate about connecting with you, and providing a space suited to your needs. For those who run to stay balanced, this could mean straight-up clinical...

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Quick Tip: Do you know the platysma?

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you know the platysma?

Do you know the platysma? If you've heard of it, you are one of the precious few! It's a thin sheet-like muscle that covers much of the chest, neck and jaw. The platysma is responsible for some pretty delicate facial movements, but when it gets tight, it gently pulls the head forward towards an upper crossed (or desk worker) pattern. In this week's Quick Tip, Scott demonstrates a simple and effective way to stretch this oft-forgotten muscle. The platysma is tight on most people, but for all you desk workers: you're going to love this one. And thanks to those of you...

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Quick Tip: Will you tell your Psoas story?

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Careers, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Will you tell your Psoas story?

We always want to hear and tell stories that lead people onto healthier paths. While our top focus will always be on our bodywork, now we're learning to use instagram to share tips on healthier movement strategies, shine a light on ways bodywork can help us, and celebrate the incredible people that walk through the doors of our clinic every day.  This next week we're holding a contest on instagram to invite you into this conversation, and inspire you to help the ones you love take better care of their bodies.  If you participate, you'll get...

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