Posts Tagged "calf stretch"

Quick Tip: Are your calves marathon-ready?

Posted by on Jul 16, 2018 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Are your calves marathon-ready?

Are you training for the SF Marathon at the end of the month? Wondering if you’re doing everything possible to stay healthy and run your best race? Our clinical team is here to help. We offer pre-event sports massage to help you optimize recovery time, increase range of motion, and prevent injury. So if you have questions about how bodywork can support your goals for this event, just reach out to one of our intake specialists! In the meantime, make sure you’re stretching in a way that supports your body’s best performance. Since our runner clients often come in with a lot...

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Quick Tip: What do you do after a marathon?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Recipes

Quick Tip: What do you do after a marathon?

Did you just finish a marathon? Don’t forget: your recovery deserves as much attention as your training! So, when your race is over, make sure you stretch in a way that allows your tissue to repair and regenerate. Check out this week’s Quick Tip for just one example of a great recovery stretch. Follow along with Jenny to lengthen those hamstrings, groin muscles, and IT bands that can be so tight post-race. And finally, do your body a huge favor and schedule a recovery session for a few days after your event. It can make all the difference. If you’ve been receiving regular...

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Quick Tip: Are you having trouble sleeping?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Stretches

Quick Tip: Are you having trouble sleeping?

We've heard from a lot of clients lately struggling with sleep.  Whether it's caused by stress or over-caffeination,  physical pain or restless leg syndrome — not getting enough sleep is the worst. In this week's Quick Tip, Scott Schwartz recommends some leg stretches to try out before heading to bed. This is a great idea for those of you with restless leg syndrome, or really anyone who's having a hard time falling asleep at night. Please do note that in this video, Scott is moving through the stretches really quickly! For more detailed examples of leg stretches for...

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Quick Tip: Do you know how to use The Stick on your calf?

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you know how to use The Stick on your calf?

If improving your mobility is one of your 2017 resolutions, then consider incorporating the ease of The Stick into your regular self care practice. This week Jenny shows you how to use The Stick to loosen up your calf. This is a great way to get ready to move before a workout or to get in deeper after a long run, and is highly recommended for runners, those who drive frequently, or those who wear high heels. You can ask one of our therapists to show you how to use it, and you can buy one at the studio if you like it! 

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Quick Tip: Are your calves tight?

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Are your calves tight?

If you have a hard time stretching your calf and getting it to feel looser, then this week’s quick tip is what you have been waiting for. Check out below as Scott demonstrates a simple and valuable soleus stretch. The soleus muscle is located deep in the calf and therefore not easily accessible, making it harder to stretch and properly maintain. This is a great stretch for runners, cyclists, hikers, urban explorers, and anyone who is constantly on his or her feet for long periods of time. Try it out and let us know how it...

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