Posts Tagged "Back pain"

Releasing the Rhomboids

Posted by on Aug 6, 2020 in Exercises, Muscle Release

Releasing the Rhomboids

Feeling like a back massage? Us, too! We might not be able to work on you yet, but there’s still some great ways to ease your back pain from home. One frequent cause of back pain are the rhomboids, those pesky between-the-shoulders muscles that always seem to get sore on us. We’re taking a look at ways to release them this week, with an exercise from Jenny that uses tennis balls and some gentle floor movements. Check out our Quick Tip Video to learn how to do it! We’re hoping to reopen by at least mid-September, but if you’d like to work on yourself from home some...

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Have You Tried the Big Three?

Posted by on May 13, 2020 in Bodywork Techniques

Have You Tried the Big Three?

This week we’re SUPER thrilled to be getting back to Quick Tips. We know that everyone’s feeling the effects of a dramatically different lifestyle right now, and many of you have reached out in anticipation for some regular bodywork again (which we support, obviously). But you don’t need to wait until the shelter-in-place is over to take care of yourselves in simple therapeutic ways at home. This week we’re showing you three core-igniting movements called “The Big 3.” Check out our Quick Tip Video to learn all about them! If you’ve worked with Ben, he’s surely encouraged these...

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Reboot your body for the new year!

Posted by on Jan 14, 2020 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises

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 muscles. It’s a great way to...

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Quick Tip: Are you ready to surf?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2019 in Exercises, Stretches

Quick Tip: Are you ready to surf?

Did you know that Jenny Lightstone (Psoas owner) and Chris Ludwig (Psoas therapist) are both surfers? They love thinking about ways to keep the body wave-ready, and this week’s Quick Tip does just that. The Butterfly Stroke Exercise activates the muscles of the upper back — including the traps, lats, rhomboids, posterior deltoids, and certain rotator cuff muscles. But this exercise is also great for those of us who’ve never touched a surf board. The muscles of the upper back often get weak when we spend a lot of time at desks, driving, or looking at our phones. By safely...

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Quick Tip: Want to address your neck tension at home?

Posted by on Aug 28, 2019 in Bodywork Techniques, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Want to address your neck tension at home?

This week we’re getting a-head of neck tension (pun intended) by discussing an important set of muscles that stabilize the head. The sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscles run from the bottom front of the neck all the way up to the ear. And they can become chronically tight when you spend long periods with your head leaning forward — whether sitting at a computer or looking at your phone. When this tension goes unaddressed, it can cause further pain and tension throughout the neck, shoulders, and back.    If you want to address those tight SCM muscles, we recommend you set...

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