Relaxation Exercises & Techniques

Anxiety can be relieved with the aide of relaxation tools and techniques.  The therapist can provide biofeedback and meditation training to help ease anxiety and may be used to improve health, performance, and the physiological changes that often occur in conjunction with changes to thoughts, emotions, and behavior.

Guided imagery is a form of meditation that involves all 5 senses.  If used properly and consistently, it can help reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol and glucose levels in the blood, and heighten short- term immune cell activity. It can considerably reduce blood loss during surgery and morphine use after it. It lessens headaches and pain. It can increase physical activity; it accelerates weight loss and reduces anxiety; and it has been shown to reduce the aversive effects of chemotherapy, especially nausea, depression and fatigue.