Releasing the Suboccipital Group

Posted by on Oct 1, 2020 in Exercises, Uncategorized

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 release, and if you want more don’t forget that we’re back and ready to help.

In other news:

We’re getting ready to transition to Phase 2! We’ve been much busier during our Phase 1 than we’d anticipated, and it’s been so great seeing everyone’s faces again. We’ll be bringing a few more therapists back into the clinic and increasing our hours to give everyone some additional options for getting bodywork.

Thanks for your patience as we work with our landlords around access doors to the building. The 2nd floor door at 3rd and Folsom (up the water fountain stairs) is open, however the main 3rd street door (underneath the awning) and the door from the garage to our floor are remaining locked to keep the building secure as Shelter in Place is still in effect. Free validated parking is still available–you just have to walk outside and around the building.

We’ve upgraded our HVAC units with inline fans to increase outdoor air flow (when the air quality is clean, hopefully again soon!) and GPS ionizers that kill pathogens. It’s one of our major investments towards keeping the clinic safe.

Lastly, we want to acknowledge our awesome Phase 2 crew joining us soon:

Amos – 2 Years at Psoas
Mark – 2 Months at Psoas
Robyn – 7 Days at Psoas (right before COVID!)

We’re so excited to bring these three, and each of their expertise, back on the team. Stay tuned for a couple more of your Psoas therapists returning in Phase 3.