Relaxation: methods and techniques

January 2017



Before having specific treatments or medical sessions with a specialist, relaxation seems can be a simple and efficient method to relieve some aches and pains.

Benefits and contraindications

Relaxation: for whom?

  • On a psychological level :
    • Insomnia,
    • Panic, agoraphobia,
    • Anxiety, emotional problems and depression.
  • On a cardio-vascular level:
  • On a respiratory level
    • Cold, cough, shortness of breath,
    • Chronic asthma.
  • On a uro-genital and sexual level
    • Bed wetting, pre-menstrual tension,
    • Erection disorders, premature ejaculation and female frigidity,
  • On a digestive level
    • Swallowing difficulties, oesophagus spasms
    • Gastritis and ulcers.
  • Dermatological pathologies
    • Of psychosomatic or allergic origin,
    • Anal and vulval itch,
    • Psoriasis, eczema.
  • Others

Contraindications

  • Unconscious patient who is not aware of his sensations
  • Heavy pathologies (schizophrenia, heart problems, paranoia)
  • Epilepsy
  • Vertigo.

Different relaxation methods

  • Music-therapy
    • Based on the principle of visualisation in a musical environment,
    • Gets rid of tensions thanks to music
  • Reiki
    • A one hour session with a practitioner,
    • Energy transfer by imposition of hands.
  • Self-induced relaxation
    • Self-hypnosis principle taught by a therapist.
    • Focus on the solar plexus to treat pain.
  • Hypnosis
    • Relaxation of the breathing muscles.
    • The subject can reach his/her unconscious to deal with old or forgotten problems.
    • Advice
      • Only a medical practitioners qualified in hypnosis should perform it,
  • Sophrology
    • Meditation phase stimulating body relaxation
    • The therapist gets rid of previous anxieties
    • Frequently used to childbirth

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Latest update on November 13, 2013 at 12:44 PM by Crashounette.
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