Bodywork Techniques

Quick Tip: Do you need a calf massage?

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Bodywork Techniques

Quick Tip: Do you need a calf massage?

Do you experience a lot of tension in your calves — even though you’ve been stretching dutifully? Sometimes, manual therapy is what’s needed to make that lasting change. And while nothing beats a specialist’s well-informed bodywork, it’s great to have some simple self-massage techniques on-hand. In this week’s Quick Tip, Scott recommends a few of these methods to help you work on your calves at home. Try them out if you’re looking to relieve specific tension after a run, or if you’re just hoping to prevent injury and maintain healthy tissue in...

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Quick Tip: Want to lengthen your hamstrings?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want to lengthen your hamstrings?

Are your hamstrings often tight? Do you love how good deep tissue work can create more length along the legs? Stretching regularly can go a long way towards maintaining this sense of open, healthy tissue between therapeutic bodywork sessions. But for those periods when stretching isn’t quite enough and you’re not able to come into the clinic, self-massage can be a great support! In this week’s Quick Tip, Scott Schwartz demonstrates a way to do some good self-work on your hamstrings at home. We don’t recommend this one for clients with sciatica or any active injuries...

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Quick Tip: Want to release your SCM?

Posted by on Jul 6, 2018 in Bodywork Techniques, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Want to release your SCM?

Did you catch our last anatomy lesson on the sternocleidomastoid — or SCM? This muscle in the neck can carry a lot of tension — especially for desk workers, people with headaches or jaw tension, and anyone who’s sustained a neck injury or whiplash. For many of us, loosening the SCM can create more openness and length in the neck. So in our most recent Quick Tip, Jenny demonstrates a technique for finding the SCM on yourself and encouraging its release! This self-massage technique involves using the pressure of your hand to squeeze the SCM while rotating the head to help...

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Quick Tip: Do you want your therapist to know all the latest techniques?

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in Bodywork Techniques, Meet Your Therapist

Quick Tip: Do you want your therapist to know all the latest techniques?

  At Psoas, what really makes us who we are, is who we hire. We find the best massage therapists out there and help them become still more extraordinary. Because even for the most experienced practitioners, there’s always more to learn. During weekly workshops and monthly trainings, our therapists refine their skills and learn new techniques. They review the best ways to stretch every muscle in the body — so they can pass that knowledge along to you. And with the help of renowned teachers and our own coaching team, our therapists explore how to help you reach your goals with more...

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Quick Tip: Do your pecs need some Deskinetics?

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do your pecs need some Deskinetics?

Do you work at a desk? Chances are you experience regular soreness or pain in the neck and upper back. And after a day spent at your computer, it’s likely your pecs are short and tight, too! Though it sometimes seems counter-intuitive, lengthening the pecs can go a long way towards reducing your neck and back pain — and ultimately improving your posture overall. This week’s Deskinetics Quick Tip is an excellent stretch to target those pecs during a break from your desk or really any time. And since we know everyone is busy these days, we like that it doesn’t require...

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Quick Tip: Have you met Daniel?

Posted by on Feb 7, 2018 in Bodywork Techniques, Meet Your Therapist

Quick Tip: Have you met Daniel?

Meet Your Therapist: Daniel Alexanyan Every once in awhile, we like to introduce you to a Psoas therapist you may not know yet. Today, we want you to meet Daniel (if you haven’t already)! Daniel has been working as a therapist for six years and joined our clinical team about a year ago. With his background in Structural Integration, Daniel attends to a wide range of clinical issues. His work aims to help clients recognize the habit patterns that structure their postures, and to support them in making long-lasting changes. Check out the Q & A with him below, and to get a better...

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