During the day tension builds, resulting in ever increasing tension throughout the body. The problem is tense muscles make you feel more ‘on edge’ and ‘tuned in’ to your already high level of anxiety or stress.
Tense muscles also respond to your emotions. So each time you feel frustrated, anxious and angry or upset, which regularly happens without you even noticing throughout the day, your muscle tension increases.
Also when we become stressed or anxious stress hormones are released into the blood. This can result in physical changes such as increased heart rate, breathing, dilation of pupils and a shutdown in digestion just to name a few.
It can develop into a vicious cycle. Relaxation techniques have the ability to decrease our levels of arousal or anxiety and reverse the stress response.
HOW DOES RELAXATION WORK?
The good news is that learning to relax can actually reverse this vicious cycle.
At the Wellbeing Practice we will recommend Relaxation techniques that have the ability to decrease levels of arousal or anxiety and reverse the stress response. By learning a relaxation technique, you create pleasant body sensations.
Your tension, anxiety, stress and worry as well as any pain you may be experiencing eases and you gradually increase your sense of calmness and peace of mind.
People soon come to realise how tense they were after they learned relaxation techniques and how to relax.
Taking the next step is simple. Talk to us about how we can help with a FREE initial consultation. You will find us friendly, approachable and professional. Your confidentially is assured at all times.