Posts Tagged "jenny lightstone"

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: 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 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: Do you have a marathon coming up?

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Discounts, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you have a marathon coming up?

Prepping for a marathon this season? Remember to stretch and check out the video below for a great pre-run warm-up. It lengthens the quads and psoas while also firing the glutes — getting them ready to work. Plus, don’t forget our youtube channel is always there to help you find other great dynamic stretches to warm up, or static stretches to cool down. And if you want to do everything you can to increase your time and prevent injury, come get some sports massage. If you don’t get bodywork often, we recommend scheduling for at least 2 days before your event (preferably 5-10...

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Quick Tip: Are your shoulders achy?

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Are your shoulders achy?

Many of our clients — whether they’re swimmers, recovering from surgery, or putting in long hours at a desk — experience discomfort in the shoulders. Though good bodywork can be crucial for transforming that discomfort, there’s also a lot we can do on our own to keep our shoulders healthy. In this week’s Quick Tip, Jenny Lightstone demonstrates one great technique for releasing the infraspinatus muscle — one of the four that make up the shoulder’s rotator cuff. This one’s great for those of you with achy shoulders, or with limited range of...

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