Posts Tagged "marathon"

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: Have you experienced the benefits of post-race massage?

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Have you experienced the benefits of post-race massage?

It's marathon season! Some of you are getting ready to head off to the Boston Marathon; others are looking forward to the San Francisco Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon, or the Sasquatch Scramble in April. We're stoked for marathon season at Psoas, too, and we've got sports massage on the mind.  Check out Will, Scott + crew at last year's RnR near City Hall. When it's done right, sports massage increases flexibility, helps prevent injury, and can even improve your race time! For the most benefit, we recommend getting a session 7-10 days before your race, and 1-4 days...

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Quick Tip: Looking to improve your overhead mobility?

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Looking to improve your overhead mobility?

  We hope last week’s seated side stretch was able to loosen up your lower back and create some space in your rib cage to help you move and breathe more deeply. In this week’s quick tip, let’s take this upper body mobility further so that you can reach for the stars. This table-supported shoulder stretch will improve shoulder mobility and translate to any movement requiring a strong and stable overhead position. It’s especially great for swimmers, yogis, lifters, or anyone who wants more movement in their shoulders. Try it out and let us know how it goes! It’s...

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My homage to the Psoas Therapist Team

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Health and Wellness

My homage to the Psoas Therapist Team

My homage to the Psoas Therapist Team. Or who I just call Team Psoas. When I think about our team of therapists, I literally swell with pride when considering the combined range of skills, knowledge, and uniqueness. To help you understand just how proud I’m talking, let’s examine a day in the life of an athlete working with Team Psoas. An athlete that was training for the Double Dipsea in Marin. An athlete who, well, just happens to be me. I know, we’ve all seen those ads where the President of some company says “I’m not only the president, I’m a client.” Well, before you flip the channel,...

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How to use Sports Massage at Psoas

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Health and Wellness, Uncategorized

How to use Sports Massage at Psoas

Psoas Massage + Bodywork believes that Sports Massage helps minimize the risk of injury, increase your potential, educate you about your body and make your next race and training the most enjoyable..  (This article is mostly focused on running, but the information can be applied to most other athletic endeavors, whether that be cycling, rowing, swimming, or even competitive bowling.) While there are a multitude of ways that people can run effectively, there is a single, most efficient way for “you” to run. This way is solely based on your physical attributes and limitations. Our specialists...

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