Posts Tagged "Psoas Massage and Bodywork"

Quick Tip: Are you concerned about the curve in your spine?

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Are you concerned about the curve in your spine?

If you’re lamenting all that forward bending you’re doing, lament no more! Most of us spend a lot of time in forward flexion — whether sitting at a desk, hunched over a bike, or looking down at our phone. One important tool to counteract those patterns is to develop more opening across the chest, and more strength in the upper back. Exercises that effectively target those areas can be hard to come by, so we really like this week’s Quick Tip, a thoracic extension drill brought to us by Alex Brown. You’ll want to pay extra close attention to Alex’s...

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Quick Tip: Do you need help loosening those quads?

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you  need help loosening those quads?

The quadriceps are a group of muscles located at the front of your thigh and, as you know, we have a lot to thank them for. They are essential for the knee extension that we need for movements from walking to running to climbing mountains! Overuse of the quads can get in your way pretty quickly so it’s important to take care of them, especially if you’re really active. There are lots of great quad stretches to use for general care and maintenance, but we especially love this week’s Quick Tip that uses Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) to gently and effectively loosen the...

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Quick Tip: Explaining Upper Crossed Syndrome

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Bodywork Techniques, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Explaining Upper Crossed Syndrome

You’re reading this blog post while either sitting at a desk or looking down at your phone, right? How many hours a day do you find yourself sitting in this position — whether at work, or just dealing with personal stuff? If you’re spending lots of hours this way, you might notice your tendency to curl your shoulders in and lean forward. You might notice neck and back pain, or even headaches. If so, you might be a victim of Upper Crossed Syndrome. Don’t worry, though. February is Upper Crossed month and we’re going to dedicate the next several blog posts to...

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Quick Tip: AIS Plantar Fascia Stretch

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: AIS Plantar Fascia Stretch

Even those of you who are lucky enough not to suffer from plantar fasciitis might have some tough tissue on the soles of your feet. The plantar fascia is the connective tissue that reaches from the ball of the foot to the heel, and it can take a beating from walking, running, and just general overuse. Take a seat with Scott Schwartz in this  Quick Tip, as he guides you through how to use your toes to stretch that connective tissue that gets tight on so many people. Since this is an Active Isolated Stretch, you’ll want to give the stretch 10-12 passes with increasing tension each...

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Quick Tip: Doorway Pec Stretch

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Doorway Pec Stretch

A lot of us desk workers suffer from neck and upper back pain, and it can be hard to remember that stretching our pecs can help us get some relief. Follow along with Psoas therapist William Stevensen as he walks us through a pec stretch that you can try out anytime you walk through a door. Just make sure to go really gently with this one if you have any issues at all with shoulder stability, and if you experience any discomfort or pain during the stretch, make sure to stop and give us a call. Now you can let all those doors in your life serve as reminders to give yourself some stretching and...

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