Posts Tagged "quick tips"

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: Are you struggling with muscle inflammation?

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Health and Wellness, Recipes

Quick Tip: Are you struggling with muscle inflammation?

As you know, good bodywork is not the only way to take care of your muscles when you’re recovering from an injury or dealing with chronic pain. Though we know we have to eat well to stay healthy, we’re not often taught natural nutritional tools to speed up our tissue’s healing process. A lot of our clients are struggling with pain that’s linked to muscle inflammation — either from injury or from general overuse. That’s why a couple weeks ago we hosted a clinic for our whole staff, focusing on how to help speed recovery in muscular tissue using nutritional...

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Meet Your Therapist — Esther Bramlett

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Health and Wellness

Meet Your Therapist  — Esther Bramlett

Esther has been passionate about bodywork ever since she received therapeutic massage for a torn hamstring injury at the age of fourteen. She has also engaged in athletic competition since childhood: first, as a track athlete, then as a professional equestrian, yoga instructor, personal trainer, and now as a professional modern dancer. Her athletic experiences and studies of Exercise and Sports Science all guide her work with Psoas clients. Fueled by her own desire to move with agility, efficiency and strength she began receiving bodywork at Psoas in 2010. She has been hooked on the Psoas...

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Quick Tip: Have you ever sprained an ankle?

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Have you ever sprained an ankle?

If you’ve ever sprained an ankle, you know you don’t want to do it again. If you haven’t (and you’re one of the lucky ones!) — you’re just going to have to trust us that doing a bit of work to prevent sprains is totally worth it. Once you’ve sprained an ankle, it’s very easy to injure it again unless you do the work of training your body to develop new patterns of movement. In this week’s Quick Tip, Alex Brown shares an ankle mobility exercise that she often gives to her clients who have lingering issues that stem from a sprained ankle....

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Quick Tip: AIS Adductor Stretch

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: AIS Adductor Stretch

Did you try out those adductor stretches we shared last week? Whether you were able to loosen the tightness in your legs, or whether you feel like there’s still something eluding you, we highly recommend this week’s Quick Tip. In this video, Scott and Jenny use the concept of Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) to talk you through a set of stretches that addresses the entire adductor muscle group. Like your brain, your muscles need a good education, and these active stretches will teach your adductors to keep firing and maintaining the health of your legs, hips, and knees. To get...

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