Posts Tagged "runners"

Quick Tip: Want a more specific stretch for the plantar fascia?

Posted by on Jan 28, 2019 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want a more specific stretch for the plantar fascia?

It makes sense that certain techniques of structural bodywork begin with the feet. For many of us, the feet are our primary modes of interacting with the ground. And the feet receive so much sensory information — whether through the force of the ground in high-impact sports, or from patterns of tension traveling down the leg. Because many of our clients hold tension in the feet, we love recommending good ways to stretch that plantar fascia regularly. In this week’s Quick Tip, Scott Schwartz shows one of our favorite stretches for the muscle and fascia that span the bottom of the...

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Quick Tip: Do you want to give the gift of movement?

Posted by on Dec 19, 2018 in Discounts, Gifts, Health and Wellness, Stretches, Workshop

Quick Tip: Do you want to give the gift of movement?

Winter sometimes inspires a turning inward, even a sense of stasis. So, as the days get shorter, we want to keep sharing all the self-care tools we can. Right now, we’re especially focused on bringing healthy movement into your life — the kind that still allows for rest and recovery. Here are a few special offers we designed with that goal in mind: Schedule a December session to get 15% off your appointment and 15% off any gift certificates for the people you love. Bodywork is an amazing gift for yourself and others — a way to open up where there’s restriction, and to...

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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...

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