The body responds to
stress with muscle tension, which can cause pain or
discomfort. Progressive muscle relaxation reduces muscle tension and general
mental anxiety. Progressive muscle relaxation often helps people get to
You can use a prerecorded audiotape to help you go through all the
muscle groups, or you can just learn the order of muscle groups and work
through them from memory.
Progressive muscle relaxation is sometimes combined with
April 20, 2011
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
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