Posts by Jennifer Lightstone

Do you want to help out with the drought?

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

Do you want to help out with the drought?

We are taking a break from our normal bodywork tips this week to focus on a fun way of supporting a good cause AND getting a Psoas discount. Obviously we all realize that there is a serious drought in California, but I often feel helpless about what I can personally do besides taking shorter and fewer showers, making sure I don’t run the water while I am brushing my teeth, etc…. Meet Drop-A-Brick! Some friends of ours here in SF have collaborated with other creative minds to design a toilet-friendly water displacement brick that goes in the top tank of your toilet. Drop-A-Brick...

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My homage to the Psoas Therapist Team

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Health and Wellness

My homage to the Psoas Therapist Team

My homage to the Psoas Therapist Team. Or who I just call Team Psoas. When I think about our team of therapists, I literally swell with pride when considering the combined range of skills, knowledge, and uniqueness. To help you understand just how proud I’m talking, let’s examine a day in the life of an athlete working with Team Psoas. An athlete that was training for the Double Dipsea in Marin. An athlete who, well, just happens to be me. I know, we’ve all seen those ads where the President of some company says “I’m not only the president, I’m a client.” Well, before you flip the channel,...

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Quick Tip: Fascial Forearm Stretching

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in Stretches

Quick Tip: Fascial Forearm Stretching

Who needs this exercise? Desk workers, musicians, writers, artists, carpenters and people who work with their hands and arms a lot. For the best results: Place your fingertips on the wall with your palms facing upward. Make sure your arm is straight. This is a light stretch. You aren’t looking for the end range like when you are stretching the muscle. Hold the stretch for 2 minutes on each arm. Holding the stretch for this period of time will allow the fascia to change its form and stretch out. This change will last for a while. Don’t forget to breathe. Note: If you feel pain...

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