Posts Tagged "shoulder"

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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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 Subclavius

Posted by on Jan 20, 2021 in Health and Wellness, Muscle Release

Releasing Subclavius

Sometimes the smallest muscles can cause the biggest problems. Subclavius, a little muscle nestled just under the clavicle close to the sternum, can be responsible for shoulder tension, neck tension, and play a role in upper back pain. A lot of our clients are seeing their chronic neck tension resurface recently. In this week’s Quick Tip, Senior Therapist Jason shows us how to release subclavius with a lacrosse ball. Don’t Forget: We are open and able to see clients with a medical referral during the Stay at Home order. So, if your chronic pain issues are creeping...

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Quick Tip: Do you know how to relax your shoulders?

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you know how to relax your shoulders?

  Now that your neck is moving easier from last week’s lateral neck stretch, this week Jenny shows you a shoulder shrug exercise to further release all the tension you accumulate in your upper body throughout a busy day. The next time you are rushing to meet a deadline, starting to gas out during a workout, or stressed out from your day, this exercise will help you roll back your shoulders, breathe deeper, and just relax. This is great for desk workers, cyclists, runners, and anyone else who notices their shoulders creeping forwards and upwards when they get tense!

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Quick Tip: Loosening Shoulder Tension

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Stretches

Quick Tip: Loosening Shoulder Tension

It’s amazing how much a quick time out for breathing and stretching can help alleviate stress! Job, money, kids, car, travel, diet… all of these stressors can cause our muscles – especially the ones in our neck and shoulders – to get wound up and painful. This week, Psoas therapist Ryan Saldivar brings us some simple exercises that can help ease tension and help with overall relaxation. Check it out! The key to these exercises is to relax and breathe deeply. Try them at your desk or anywhere you are that you feel stress and tension creeping up on you. Then relax and...

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