Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) is viewed as a beneficial adjunct treatment modality if done correctly and the client is willing to go along with the therapist's treatment protocol. This technique can also be done in the privacy of one's home by oneself by simply clenching and releasing various muscle groups at a time without overexerting oneself. However, it's important to check with your physician before initiating any treatment involving the tightening of limbs or bones. For the purposes of this posting, we will assume that a client is going to be seen by a therapist. Note that for all mental health concerns, seek professional help from a psychologist, clinical social worker, or other mental health professional. This technique serves as an additional aid for those looking to relax. Those suffering from anxiety, muscle tension, and stress seem to benefit greatly from this technique during and even after it's complete.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 8:25 am ad1c9bdddf
The following is a typical script for Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR). As the technique involves clenching and tightening various muscle groups in the body, please discuss its use with a medical professional before engaging in any such activity. Those dealing with anxiety, muscle tension, stress, or any psychological ailment should seek treatment from a mental health professional.
Note that the client should be wearing comfortable, loose fitting clothes. Cell phones or any electronic devices should be off or on silent to help the ...
Progressive Muscle Relaxation or PMR is a muscle-tightening relaxation technique beneficial for with those with anxiety, muscle tension, or stress. It can be used with anyone who is open to feeling more at ease both in mind and in body. PMR can help induce a state of calm in just a few moments of experiencing it. It's important to speak to your doctor before trying any new technique or exercise involving one's muscles.