Posts Tagged "running"

Quick Tip: Want to relax while you open up the pecs?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want to relax while you open up the pecs?

Many members of our clinical team assign pec stretches as homework between sessions. It’s often clinically indicated because so many of our clients work at desks, or in professions that require them to frequently reach and bend forward. These activities often lead to tight pec muscles, and tight pecs can end up pulling you farther forward. Over time, these patterns can lead to pain and misalignment, and you might find them playing a role far from the desk — like as you train for the Rock n’ Roll Marathon this coming Saturday, or as you lean towards other wellness goals that...

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Quick Tip: Have you experienced the benefits of post-race massage?

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Have you experienced the benefits of post-race massage?

It's marathon season! Some of you are getting ready to head off to the Boston Marathon; others are looking forward to the San Francisco Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon, or the Sasquatch Scramble in April. We're stoked for marathon season at Psoas, too, and we've got sports massage on the mind.  Check out Will, Scott + crew at last year's RnR near City Hall. When it's done right, sports massage increases flexibility, helps prevent injury, and can even improve your race time! For the most benefit, we recommend getting a session 7-10 days before your race, and 1-4...

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Quick Tip: Want to get ready to balance?

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want to get ready to balance?

Shifting weight from one leg to another, whether while walking, cycling, running, or skiing, requires a fair amount of balance. To do this in a safe and sustainable way, we need ankles to be both flexible and stable. In this week’s Quick Tip, Psoas therapist Alex Brown demonstrates a great dynamic stretch that stretches the calves and hamstrings, challenges  balance and the muscles of the core, AND strengthens ankle stability. Try it out — with 10 repetitions on each side, three times a week — and let us know how it goes!

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Quick Tip: Loosening the Hamstrings with the Posture Ball

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Exercises

Quick Tip: Loosening the Hamstrings with the Posture Ball

Psoas therapists love to share their knowledge; whether it’s anatomy, techniques, or stretches, there is a constant flow of education in the studio. This week’s Quick Tip is a prime example of expertise shared between bodyworkers. Join co-owner, Jenny Lightstone, as she guides you through a stretch shared to her by Clinic Education Supervisor, Jason Garcia. This hamstring stretch is deliberate and beneficial for anyone experiencing tight hamstrings or wanting to prevent tight hamstrings… enjoy! The posture ball is a great tool to use on the hamstrings, because it adds...

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My homage to the Psoas Therapist Team

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Health and Wellness

My homage to the Psoas Therapist Team

My homage to the Psoas Therapist Team. Or who I just call Team Psoas. When I think about our team of therapists, I literally swell with pride when considering the combined range of skills, knowledge, and uniqueness. To help you understand just how proud I’m talking, let’s examine a day in the life of an athlete working with Team Psoas. An athlete that was training for the Double Dipsea in Marin. An athlete who, well, just happens to be me. I know, we’ve all seen those ads where the President of some company says “I’m not only the president, I’m a client.” Well, before you flip the channel,...

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