What is progressive muscle relaxation?
Progressive muscle relaxation, or PMR, involves tensing and releasing the muscles, one body part at a time, to bring about a feeling of physical relaxation.
Some studies of breast cancer patients have shown that PMR can help to reduce:
What to expect with progressive muscle relaxation
Researchers report that relaxation training methods, including PMR, work best if a person is trained before cancer treatment starts. The researchers also said that after 2 hours of training from an expert, patients are usually experienced enough to successfully practice the techniques on their own.
For a better idea of what to expect with PMR, try this exercise:
Begin by tensing and relaxing the toes of one foot.
Inhale as you briefly tense your muscles and exhale when releasing the tension.
Gradually, work your way up into the muscles of one leg, tensing and relaxing.
Repeat on the other leg.
Continue up your body, tensing and ...
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