WHAT IS RELAXATION THERAPY?
Relaxation therapy is a type of therapy that aims to reduce stress and promote relaxation in order to improve physical and emotional well being. It involves a range of techniques that can help individuals reduce tension in the body, quiet the mind, and promote feelings of calm and relaxation.
Some common relaxation therapy techniques include:
PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION
This technique involves tensing and relaxing specific muscle groups in the body, one at a time, in order to reduce tension and promote relaxation.
Deep breathing involves taking slow, deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth. This can help individuals slow down their breathing, reduce tension, and promote feelings of calm and relaxation.
Guided imagery involves visualising calming and peaceful scenes in order to promote relaxation and reduce stress.
Meditation involves focusing one's attention on a specific object, word, or thought in order to promote relaxation and reduce stress.
YOGA & THAI CHI
Yoga and Tai Chi are physical practices that involve slow, gentle movements and breathing techniques in order to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and improve physical and emotional well-being.
Relaxation therapy can be used to manage a variety of conditions, including anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and sleep disorders.
It can be used on its own or in conjunction with other types of therapy or medical treatments.