Posts Tagged "psoas massage + bodywork"

Quick Tip: How could nutrition support your bodywork?

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: How could nutrition support your bodywork?

We believe in the power of exceptional bodywork. We also believe that nutrition can extend the benefits of what we do. That’s why we’re so excited to announce that, in December, the phenomenal nutritionist Karyn Forsyth Duggan will join our clinical team. As Psoas clients, you know how effective bodywork can be — whether you’re preparing for or recovering from surgery, optimizing health around a pregnancy, or working towards an athletic objective. And you already know how important nutrition is as you work toward those goals. But it’s rare to find a place where a...

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Quick Tip: Is your platysma ready for Deskinetics?

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Anatomy Lessons, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Psoas Deskinetics, Stretches

Quick Tip: Is your platysma ready for Deskinetics?

If you’re working at a desk, chances are your platysma could use some stretching. But do you know where to find it? For this week’s Quick Tip, start by checking out a platysma anatomy lesson from Psoas clinical director Scott Schwartz. Once you’re clear on the function of this sheath-like muscle and why it can get so stuck for desk workers, go ahead and try out the AIS platysma stretch. Regularly working this thin tissue that covers the chest, neck, and lower face can go a long way towards correcting forward-bending posture. Even if you don’t have any neck or back...

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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...

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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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Quick Tip: Ready for some forearm Deskinetics?

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Health and Wellness, Psoas Deskinetics

Quick Tip: Ready for some forearm Deskinetics?

A lot of our Deskinetics videos deal with the upper back and neck, but as many desk workers know, our forearms can also suffer from too much work at the computer. When you’re doing a lot of typing, the muscles in your forearms can become so tight that they start to pinch nerves — causing tingling and numbness in the hands. This week’s Quick Tip is a classic Deskinetics stretch for the fascia around the forearm flexors, one area often related to forearm pain. And this video uses the magic of Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) which can be ideal if static stretches...

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