Health and Wellness

Strengthening the Neck

Posted by on Mar 24, 2021 in Exercises, Health and Wellness

Strengthening the Neck

You’re not alone if you’re still struggling to create a home office with proper ergonomics. It has been the most common issue facing our clients these past twelve months. So, in this week’s Quick Tip, we complete the journey of Katherine’s 7-Point Posture Program with exercise six and seven to strengthen the intrinsic muscles of the neck. These exercises are a great way to recover if your neck is sore after a long day working at a computer. If you missed any of the previous exercises in the 7-Point Posture Program you can find them all on our YouTube Channel. Exercise 1 – Doorway...

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The Barrel Roll Exercise

Posted by on Feb 24, 2021 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

The Barrel Roll Exercise

Do you feel that? The sun is returning and the days are getting longer again. As San Francisco continues to recover and we all emerge from our winter hibernation it’s a good time to get our spines moving again.   In this week’s Quick Tip Derek shows us the barrel roll exercise. This movement is a great way to loosen up the muscles along your spine in multiple planes of motion, taking the cat/cow stretch to the next level.   It has been so wonderful to see more of our clients return to the clinic as vaccines become more widely available. We deeply appreciate how well...

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The Proper Way to Sit

Posted by on Feb 12, 2021 in Anatomy Lessons, Exercises, Health and Wellness

The Proper Way to Sit

This past month we’ve welcomed new clients and new team members to the Psoas family and we want to take a moment to appreciate our new friends. Our team is connected by our love of bodywork and motivated on our path to helping you move and feel better. It means so much to see our community come together and grow as we weather this stage of the Pandemic storm as one. We’re excited to see San Francisco starting to rebuild and we’re grateful to all of you for continuing to put your trust in us.   We’re returning to our twice a month Psoas Quick Tip that delivers short, educational videos...

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Releasing Subclavius

Posted by on Jan 20, 2021 in Health and Wellness, Muscle Release

Releasing Subclavius

Sometimes the smallest muscles can cause the biggest problems. Subclavius, a little muscle nestled just under the clavicle close to the sternum, can be responsible for shoulder tension, neck tension, and play a role in upper back pain. A lot of our clients are seeing their chronic neck tension resurface recently. In this week’s Quick Tip, Senior Therapist Jason shows us how to release subclavius with a lacrosse ball. Don’t Forget: We are open and able to see clients with a medical referral during the Stay at Home order. So, if your chronic pain issues are creeping...

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Releasing the Front of the Neck

Posted by on Dec 19, 2020 in Health and Wellness, Muscle Release, News

Releasing the Front of the Neck

This holiday season, while we’re all hunkering down, is a good time to get back into your self-care routine and get a jump start to your New Year’s Goals. In this week’s Quick Tip video, Senior Therapist, Jason Garcia, shows you how to use a lacrosse ball to work on the often-overlooked muscles in the front of the neck. Those muscles, the scalenes, tend to become chronically tight when our heads lean forward for too long; a position you might hold during long days in virtual meetings. You’ve got 3 more days to get bodywork at Psoas before the end of the year! Here are tips on...

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Releasing the Forearm Extensors

Posted by on Nov 11, 2020 in Health and Wellness, Muscle Release

Releasing the Forearm Extensors

Our work life can have a dramatic effect on our bodies, and when we’re writing or typing a lot, among other things, our forearms end up with a lot of tension from constantly holding our hands back towards our body (in extension). Having a daily routine that includes exercises targeting our forearms helps to reduce the stress that our jobs put on us and prevent injuries like repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) that are common with forearm extensors.   So this week we’ve asked Jason to show us how. In this Quick Tip, Jason will walk us through how to direct some gentle pressure...

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