Posts Tagged "self care"

Windmill Exercise for Tight Shoulders and Backs

Posted by on May 19, 2021 in Exercises, Stretches

Windmill Exercise for Tight Shoulders and Backs

San Francisco has made it to the Yellow Tier, the least restrictive in California. Every business, big and small, is now open in our fine city, and over 75% of our staff is now fully vaccinated. We’ll still be practicing all of our health and safety protocols at the clinic, but we’re excited to feel the energy of this new rhythm.   Whether you’re struggling with some pesky shoulder tension from desk work or you’ve been getting out more often to play your favorite sport (many of our swimmers are back in the pool again!), this week’s Quick Tip is for you. Derek, who’s...

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Neck Release for Desk Workers

Posted by on Apr 21, 2021 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Muscle Release, Stretches

Neck Release for Desk Workers

This week’s Quick Tip comes from KC, our Rolfer™. It’s a simple yet unique fix for desk workers with a stiff and achy neck. Even as the city continues to open up, it seems clear that working from home will remain a permanent addition to some of our routines. That makes quick useful moves like this one important to pepper in throughout our day so we don’t feel the effects of desk work on our bodies when we’re out playing and moving.   KC has been sharing his very effective structural work and passion for healing at Psoas since 2017. We know his clients...

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Pin and Stretch Release for the Biceps

Posted by on Apr 7, 2021 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Muscle Release

Pin and Stretch Release for the Biceps

It’s happening! San Francisco has moved into the Orange Tier and we get to see more of our city come back to life. From increased capacity in non-essential offices, movie theaters, and museums, to the reopening of recreational activities like bowling alleys, swimming pools, and indoor gyms, we at Psoas are so happy to see more small businesses in SF open their doors.   With the weather getting warmer too, we’re all likely to see our bodies moving around more than they have been this past year. With more movement comes not only more vitality, but also soreness and the need for...

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Releasing the Forearm Extensors

Posted by on Nov 11, 2020 in Health and Wellness, Muscle Release

Releasing the Forearm Extensors

Our work life can have a dramatic effect on our bodies, and when we’re writing or typing a lot, among other things, our forearms end up with a lot of tension from constantly holding our hands back towards our body (in extension). Having a daily routine that includes exercises targeting our forearms helps to reduce the stress that our jobs put on us and prevent injuries like repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) that are common with forearm extensors.   So this week we’ve asked Jason to show us how. In this Quick Tip, Jason will walk us through how to direct some gentle pressure...

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Releasing the Suboccipital Group

Posted by on Oct 1, 2020 in Exercises, Uncategorized

Releasing the Suboccipital Group

Look up at the bright side! The suboccipital muscles help us extend our heads (Get it? Look up?) as well as rotate them. This group of muscles sits at the posterior base of the skull, and they’re easy to overlook, but they’re often major players in headaches and posture issues. Anyone with desk-work related posture problems is likely to have some chronic tension in their suboccipitals. So this week we’re bringing the foam roller back out for a Quick Tip on releasing the suboccipital group. This movement, although nice and easy, is super effective! Lay back and enjoy some...

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