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Stress Relief During Shelter-in-Place

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Bodywork Techniques

We take our obligation to your recovery, pain management, and overall treatment planning seriously. Though we are temporarily closed, we are currently figuring out new ways to support your treatment and continued healing during this unusual moment in our lives. We’ll soon share some remote session opportunities. Meanwhile, we give you this Quick Tip video to help calm the nervous system with some soothing movement and a bit of focused breathing. We hope that it helps to release some body tension and to bring some peace to your mind. If you...

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Engage your core with the Dead Bug exercise.

Posted by on Mar 9, 2020 in Health and Wellness, Stretches
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Engage your core with the Dead Bug exercise.

Are you feeling stiffness in your back on a regular basis? Whether you’re waking up with this discomfort, or feeling it throughout the day, back tension can quickly keep you from doing the things you love. Please don’t ignore it! Instead, recover from, and prevent, that feeling of restriction by engaging your core — a little bit, every day.   This week, Chris and Jenny are showing us a way to do that, called the Dead Bug exercise. This move is popular in Pilates workouts and is a great way to warm up your entire...

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Have you heard about our new mat Pilates class?

Posted by on Feb 18, 2020 in Meet Your Therapist, Workshop
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Have you heard about our new mat Pilates class?

Bodywork, at Psoas, is about more than manual therapy and massage. That’s why our therapists draw on cross-disciplinary training to provide Psoas clients with a more comprehensive approach. We know you may not be familiar with every therapist at the clinic, so this month we want to share about the cross-disciplinary work of Derek Lozupone. Derek is a massage therapist and Pilates trainer, who specializes in incorporating Pilates techniques into his bodywork and treatment plans. Clients can see Derek for sessions that combine sports...

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Is your sartorius ready to go?

Posted by on Jan 29, 2020 in Exercises, Stretches
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Is your sartorius ready to go?

While the glutes and hamstrings often get a lot of attention in athletics, other muscles require just as much care to keep us at our best — whether running, jumping, dancing, or swimming. This week, we’re taking a look at one of those very muscles: a hip flexor called the sartorius, which spans all the way from the hip to the knee.     In our Quick Tip this week, Derek and Jenny will demonstrate how to effectively stretch this important muscle. The Sartorius Stretch is an active one, and great for runners,...

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Reboot your body for the new year!

Posted by on Jan 14, 2020 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises
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Reboot your body for the new year!

Have you given your body a reboot yet this year? It’s important to do so and give your body time to reset, especially after a long day at your desk. By engaging those muscles that haven’t been activated, you can encourage your body to return back to normal alignment, and help prevent pain and injury from overuse.   In this week’s Quick Tip, Jenny will demonstrate the Standing Reboot exercise to target those unused...

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How’s your core stability?

Posted by on Dec 14, 2019 in Exercises, Health and Wellness
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How’s your core stability?

So much in the body draws strength and protection from the core. So, in this week’s Quick Tip, we’re focusing on how to work towards more stability in this crucial area of the body. Core stabilization is important for many of us — but can be of special concern for athletes, anyone with low back pain/stiffness, and anyone who sits at a desk or drives frequently. In this week’s Quick Tip, Jenny and Chris guide us through the Bird Dog Exercise, a great warm-up to get the core ready for changing conditions. Doing regular...

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Are you caring for your body?

Posted by on Nov 27, 2019 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Stretches
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Are you caring for your body?

During the holidays, we sometimes feel too busy to schedule bodywork, or even to pause and stretch. But this season can also provide an opportunity. As we take a break from our desks, we can choose to reflect on our usual work-related postures, and explore ways to shift them. In this week’s Quick Tip, Jenny and Derek show us a movement to support that exploration. The Thoracic Extension with Foam Roller exercise is a great way to activate the muscles of the upper back, which often get weak when we spend a lot of time in forward-bending...

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Do you want to celebrate Wellness Friday?

Posted by on Nov 18, 2019 in Discounts
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Do you want to celebrate Wellness Friday?

Sometimes it seems the holidays offer us a difficult choice — between caring for ourselves and caring for others. Though we know our own wellness is deeply connected to that of the people around us, it can be difficult to remember in such busy times. That’s why we’ll be celebrating Wellness Friday the day after Thanksgiving, and making a weekend of it. If you schedule yourself a session for Friday 11/29 – Sunday 12/1, we’ll offer you a 10% discount on up to 3 gift certificates for family and friends. We hope this...

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Do you know the benefits of prenatal massage + core work?

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019 in Health and Wellness, Meet Your Therapist
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Do you know the benefits of prenatal massage + core work?

At Psoas, we have a variety of clinical tools to support soon-to-be mothers—from massage therapy, to neurologically-based bodywork, to chiropractic. Many of our prenatal and postpartum clients also ask for advice about healthy and safe exercise. So we’re excited to share special resources from our amazing partner, Holly Furgason at Blue Sparrow Pilates. We’ve been partnering with Blue Sparrow and sharing clients for many years. Along with a variety of classes, they offer great prenatal and postpartum instruction. And now, they’re...

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Quick Tip: Is your low back sore?

Posted by on Oct 23, 2019 in Exercises
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Quick Tip: Is your low back sore?

Our low backs can get sore and achy for a number of reasons — whether we’re sitting at a desk for many hours, or standing for long periods of time. Whenever we stick around in any position for too long, the low back can miss out on the the kind of movement that keeps it healthy, strong, and limber. In this week’s Quick Tip, Jenny Lightstone and Psoas therapist Derek Lozupone demonstrate a great way to bring safe rotational movement into the low back. The Single Leg Windshield Wiper exercise activates the core, stretches the...

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