Progressive MuscleRelaxation helps to reduce Anxiety by stimulating the Parasympathetic Nervous... Nervous System (Fight or Flight Response). By intentionally tensing and then relaxing the muscles...
Progressive MuscleRelaxation helps to reduce Anxiety by stimulating the
Parasympathetic Nervous... Nervous System
(Fight or Flight Response). By intentionally tensing and then relaxing
One More Reason Why Your Muscles Get Tightby
So, a tension headache is the body's response, tightmuscles, to a demand and in most cases the demand is mental.... But the solution that is suggested is usually some type of relaxation or "stress relief" therapy...
Muscles and Painby
lower-body joint pain have tight, tense muscles in the pelvic and hip region. The pelvic floor muscles... those eye muscles to relax and release. As you do so, check in with your pelvic muscles...
Massage is the systematic rubbing and manipulation of tissues of the body. It is one of the oldest forms of
healing therapy — there are records of massage therapy dating back to 2200 BC.
Today, there are over 80 forms of massage therapy being practiced in the U.S. Popular examples of massage
This involves long strokes, with kneading and friction on the muscles, and movement of the joints to improve
Deep tissue massage
This involves patterns of strokes and deep finger pressure on parts of the body where musckes are tight,
focusing on the deeper layers under the skin.
Trigger point massage
This involves deeper, more focused pressure on a set of trigger points — those areas of skin overlying
"knots" in the muscles that are painful when pressed. (Pressure may also cause pain referred elsewhere).
They are also called myofascial trigger points,
This involves rhythmic and varying pressure from the fingers on parts of the body that are designed to influence
the "qi" or vital energy of the body (see acupuncture for a discussion of the Chinese principle of qi, meridians,
and pressure points)
A treatment session may vary in length from as short as 15 minutes, up to 2 hours. Most sessions are 30 to
60 minutes long. After an initial evaluation - the therapist will look for conditions or indications that might
preclude treatment - the session should begin on a padded table, or on a massage chair or stool. Chair
massages, especially if they focus on the neck, may be performed while you are fully clothed. On the table,
you would be undressed and covered with a sheet and or towels.