Relaxation Therapy

Relaxation Therapy utilizes different techniques to help you achieve the relaxation response and experience a calm, positive feeling to enhance your physical and emotional state. “The Relaxation Response is a physical state of deep rest that changes the physical and emotional responses to stress…and the opposite of the fight or flight response.”

Herbert Benson, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School and founder of the Mind Body Medical Institute

Breathing is one of the basic skills used in relaxation, mindfulness, and biofeedback.  When we practice diaphragmatic breathing, our exhalation activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which leads to relaxation.

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 Benefits of Relaxation …

  • Slows your heart rate
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces activation of stress hormones
  • Increases circulation
  • Reduces muscle tension
  • Reduces chronic pain
  • Improves mood and concentration
  • Increases energy level
  • Calms you