In progressive muscle relaxation, you will learn to calm down internally by an intensely experienced relaxation of the muscles. You get used to responding to immediate tension with relaxation, and can remain calm in stressful situations by themselves. They generally react calmly to excitement, fear or anger. In addition, you gradually develop an improved sensitivity for tension in everyday situations and can thus react to physical tension.
In rehabilitation medicine relaxation training plays an increasingly important place in the treatment of chronic diseases, type: Many research results show a positive influence of the Progressive muscle relaxation to a variety of diseases and ailments: chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders, headaches, migraines, psychosomatic disorders, cardiovascular complaints, such as Hypertension, disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, but also anxiety, nervousness, anxiety and mental stress and everyday stress.
But progressive muscle relaxation plays an important role in the prevention of diseases: for example, may regular practice of muscle relaxation strengthen the ability to cope with stress and everyday stress and counteract this way the development of diseases.