Posts Tagged "runners"

Quick Tip: Does your lower body need some care this season?

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Gifts, Health and Wellness, Stretches, Workshop

Quick Tip: Does your lower body need some care this season?

At Psoas, we’ve become known for supporting your goals with bodywork. And for always seeking out new tools to educate and support you, in and outside of your sessions. For our many athletic clients, understanding the complex systems at play when we run — or jump, kick, dance, and walk — is one crucial tool. Because this understanding is powerful. It can help you prevent injury and make huge strides towards your performance goals — whether you’re working up to a mile a day, or preparing for the Olympic trials. That’s why we’ve designed something special, a...

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Quick Tip: Want to lengthen your hamstrings?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want to lengthen your hamstrings?

Are your hamstrings often tight? Do you love how good deep tissue work can create more length along the legs? Stretching regularly can go a long way towards maintaining this sense of open, healthy tissue between therapeutic bodywork sessions. But for those periods when stretching isn’t quite enough and you’re not able to come into the clinic, self-massage can be a great support! In this week’s Quick Tip, Scott Schwartz demonstrates a way to do some good self-work on your hamstrings at home. We don’t recommend this one for clients with sciatica or any active injuries...

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Quick Tip: Do you know the athletes of Psoas?

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Do you know the athletes of Psoas?

This week we're featuring two of our amazing Psoas clients. The first is “Irish” Greg McQuaid, who's running a full marathon every week this year! The pop-up music producer and former KFOG radio host is taking on this crazy feat to raise money and awareness for Breathe California, an organization that fights lung disease and protects lung health. When Psoas co-owner Jenny Lightstone met Greg, his legs were hurting and he'd NEVER had a massage before! Since she whole-heartedIy believes in the power of sports massage (especially what we offer at our clinic), she reached...

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Community Workshop: Do you feel confident about your pre-run warm-up?

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Community Workshop: Do you feel confident about your pre-run warm-up?

The quality of your pre-run stretching routine can determine your speed, your overall performance, and your avoidance of injury! Psoas therapist Alex Brown knows a great deal about how to warm-up for a run effectively and safely using the marvels of dynamic stretching. On Thursday, 10/1 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, she’ll be teaching a free workshop on this skillset and we’re really excited! Alex Brown will take you through a series of easy, fun and effective stretches that will get the body fired up for your run (or other athletic activity). These dynamic stretches should help...

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Quick Tip: Have you heard of dynamic stretching?

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Exercises, Stretches

Quick Tip: Have you heard of dynamic stretching?

Most of you are familiar with the most commonly taught stretching called static stretching, where you get into the position and hold for 10 seconds, up to 5 minutes or more. We love it when done correctly and at the right time. Dynamic stretching is a fantastic alternative and addition to static stretching, and we have been diving head first into learning it and teaching it at Psoas. We especially like this type of stretching as the warm-up to exercise, and we’ll be sharing a series of these warm-ups in the next couple weeks for you to incorporate into your pre-activity routine. In the...

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