Posts Tagged "sports massage"

Quick Tip: Do you need a calf massage?

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Bodywork Techniques

Quick Tip: Do you need a calf massage?

Do you experience a lot of tension in your calves — even though you’ve been stretching dutifully? Sometimes, manual therapy is what’s needed to make that lasting change. And while nothing beats a specialist’s well-informed bodywork, it’s great to have some simple self-massage techniques on-hand. In this week’s Quick Tip, Scott recommends a few of these methods to help you work on your calves at home. Try them out if you’re looking to relieve specific tension after a run, or if you’re just hoping to prevent injury and maintain healthy tissue in...

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Quick Tip: What do you do after a marathon?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Recipes

Quick Tip: What do you do after a marathon?

Did you just finish a marathon? Don’t forget: your recovery deserves as much attention as your training! So, when your race is over, make sure you stretch in a way that allows your tissue to repair and regenerate. Check out this week’s Quick Tip for just one example of a great recovery stretch. Follow along with Jenny to lengthen those hamstrings, groin muscles, and IT bands that can be so tight post-race. And finally, do your body a huge favor and schedule a recovery session for a few days after your event. It can make all the difference. If you’ve been receiving regular...

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Quick Tip: Do you have a marathon coming up?

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Discounts, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you have a marathon coming up?

Prepping for a marathon this season? Remember to stretch and check out the video below for a great pre-run warm-up. It lengthens the quads and psoas while also firing the glutes — getting them ready to work. Plus, don’t forget our youtube channel is always there to help you find other great dynamic stretches to warm up, or static stretches to cool down. And if you want to do everything you can to increase your time and prevent injury, come get some sports massage. If you don’t get bodywork often, we recommend scheduling for at least 2 days before your event (preferably 5-10...

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Quick Tip: Did you run in the marathon last weekend?

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Discounts, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Did you run in the marathon last weekend?

Congratulations to everyone who ran in the SF Marathon last weekend! If you haven't visited the clinic for a post-race recovery session yet, come on in today (7/26) or tomorrow (7/27) to get 10% off. For the most beneficial post-race session, we recommend scheduling within a 2-7 day window. And either way, we hope you'll start thinking about how bodywork can make your next race more successful, safe, and enjoyable. Here's a quick rundown of how it works… During your training, your therapist can use deep work to address acute issues, evaluate your movement patterns, and...

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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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