Posts Tagged "lacrosse ball"

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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Quick Tip: Do you know how to loosen up your feet?

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you know how to loosen up your feet?

This week's quick tip is about loosening up your feet and relieving pain that can typically develop for runners, people who wear high heels, or those who deal with plantar fasciitis. Jenny shows you a few quick ways you can start working out the muscles in your feet daily using a golf ball, foot wheel, or with your hands. Be sure to check out our Toes Pose and Yoga Toes videos on our YouTube channel to learn how to further open up and strengthen your arch. Nothing makes a better stocking stuffer than goodies for your feet! Stop by the clinic, and...

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Quick Tip: Do know how to roll out your side with a lacrosse ball?

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do know how to roll out your side with a lacrosse ball?

  If you’re looking to supplement your shoulder or lat stretches, or just want a quick way to loosen up those muscles, then take a look at this week’s quick tip! Scott shows you how to effectively use a lacrosse ball to release muscle and fascia tension, improve mobility, and regain some range of motion. If you don’t have a lacrosse ball, think about picking one up the next time you are in the studio for your...

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Quick Tip: Erector Muscle Release

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Exercises

Quick Tip: Erector Muscle Release

Scott Schwartz is back in the training room for this week’s Quick Tip. Join him and Penina, as they show you some techniques that you can add to your list of effective multitasking. As much as we try to avoid it, most of us are bound to our computers these days. Don’t become a victim of Desk Worker Syndrome: tight neck, tight shoulders, lower back pain…yuck! By implementing some simple exercises with lacrosse or tennis balls, you can help avoid these nasty symptoms. So while you’re working on your next email, bust out the lacrosse balls and give your Erector Muscles...

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