Posts Tagged "neck"

Do you know a quick way to stretch your neck?

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Do you know a quick way to stretch your neck?

A common problem area for a significant number of clients is the neck and shoulder area. We regularly hear about tension, stiffness, and discomforting pain primarily in this part of the body which can inhibit our ability to focus, make it difficult to maintain proper posture, lead to fatigue, and cause headaches. Take a look at this week’s quick tip in which Jenny shows you an easy neck stretch that will help relieve tension and loosen up your neck and shoulders. Try it out and hopefully you’ll be breathing deeper and feeling more...

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Quick Tip: Loosening Shoulder Tension

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Stretches

Quick Tip: Loosening Shoulder Tension

It’s amazing how much a quick time out for breathing and stretching can help alleviate stress! Job, money, kids, car, travel, diet… all of these stressors can cause our muscles – especially the ones in our neck and shoulders – to get wound up and painful. This week, Psoas therapist Ryan Saldivar brings us some simple exercises that can help ease tension and help with overall relaxation. Check it out! The key to these exercises is to relax and breathe deeply. Try them at your desk or anywhere you are that you feel stress and tension creeping up on you. Then relax and...

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Quick Tip: The Sub-Occipital Stretch

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Stretches

Quick Tip: The Sub-Occipital Stretch

This week we have another video about neck health, which includes a great Active Isolated Stretch. The focus is on the small muscles that flex the head backwards. As a group they are called the suboccipital muscles. They are naughty little muscles that are tight on most people and plague many with aches and pain. If you work at a desk, it’s safe to assume your suboccipitals could use some help. So check out the video and let us know what you think! Please Read: It is very important that one understands two simple concepts when doing Active Isolated Stretching (AIS). Please view this...

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Quick Tip: Strengthening the Neck

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Exercises

Quick Tip: Strengthening the Neck

The muscles in the neck are often overlooked when we think about strong muscles, but the neck is responsible for carrying around our 10lb. head all day, which can be tiring for neck muscles that are weak or atrophied from inactivity, computer work, etc. Keeping the neck muscles strong can prevent tension headaches and improve posture. In this week’s Quick Tip, Psoas therapist Ryan Saldivar is here to show you a few easy neck exercises to keep your neck strong and ready to take on your day. These exercises can benefit pretty much everyone. There are so many muscles in the neck that...

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Quick Tip: Shoulder & Neck Flexibility

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Stretches

Quick Tip: Shoulder & Neck Flexibility

Have you met Ryan Saldivar yet? He’s been at Psoas since December. He’s a Jack of all trades, yet a master at many. Bodywork and Yoga, being the two that we’ll focus on here. His experience as a Yoga instructor has been so helpful to Psoas clients that we’ve decided to feature his movement sets here in our Quick Tip section. You’ll be seeing a lot of him, and a couple of our other therapists over the next couple of months. Check it out and let us know what you think. Shoulder & Neck Flexibility Movement Set These stretches are good for everyone, but...

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