Posts Tagged "Bodywork"

Quick Tip: Want to relax while you open up the pecs?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want to relax while you open up the pecs?

Many members of our clinical team assign pec stretches as homework between sessions. It’s often clinically indicated because so many of our clients work at desks, or in professions that require them to frequently reach and bend forward. These activities often lead to tight pec muscles, and tight pecs can end up pulling you farther forward. Over time, these patterns can lead to pain and misalignment, and you might find them playing a role far from the desk — like as you train for the Rock n’ Roll Marathon this coming Saturday, or as you lean towards other wellness goals that...

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Quick Tip: Does your lower body need some care this season?

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Gifts, Health and Wellness, Stretches, Workshop

Quick Tip: Does your lower body need some care this season?

At Psoas, we’ve become known for supporting your goals with bodywork. And for always seeking out new tools to educate and support you, in and outside of your sessions. For our many athletic clients, understanding the complex systems at play when we run — or jump, kick, dance, and walk — is one crucial tool. Because this understanding is powerful. It can help you prevent injury and make huge strides towards your performance goals — whether you’re working up to a mile a day, or preparing for the Olympic trials. That’s why we’ve designed something special, a...

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Quick Tip: Do you have a coach for running recovery?

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Exercises, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Do you have a coach for running recovery?

Are you running in the Honey Badger Half at the end of October? Or training for the Golden Gate Half in November? If so, we want to hear from you! Because we believe in the power of bodywork to support runners in training — and many of our clients do too. Below, check out some training advice from Psoas client and Ironman Champion, Derk de Korver. He placed 4th in his division at the 2017 Ironman World Championship and 1st overall at 2018 Ironman Santa Rosa! He shares how the Psoas clinical team helped him win in Santa Rosa, and why it’s so important for runners to emphasize...

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Quick Tip: How could nutrition support your bodywork?

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: How could nutrition support your bodywork?

We believe in the power of exceptional bodywork. We also believe that nutrition can extend the benefits of what we do. That’s why we’re so excited to announce that, in December, the phenomenal nutritionist Karyn Forsyth Duggan will join our clinical team. As Psoas clients, you know how effective bodywork can be — whether you’re preparing for or recovering from surgery, optimizing health around a pregnancy, or working towards an athletic objective. And you already know how important nutrition is as you work toward those goals. But it’s rare to find a place where a...

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Quick Tip: Does massage help you cycle better?

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Does massage help you cycle better?

As part of bike month, we're sending extra love to all our cycling clients — like Jim Bradbury. Jim's been coming to Psoas for almost 10 years! He commutes by bike and has a pretty impressive cycling history. He's cycled in Paris-Brest-Paris four times and is currently training with his nephew for a 600K race! Psoas co-owner Jenny Lightstone sat down with Jim to chat about the perennial quad tightness of bikers, and how bodywork has helped him stay cycling. Check out the interview below! And if any of you are wondering how to fit massage into your cycling program, just give...

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