Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation techniques include a number of practices such as progressive relaxation, guided imagery, self hypnosis and deep breathing exercises. The goal is similar in all, to produce the body's natural relaxation response, characterized by slower breathing, lower blood pressure and a feeling of increased well-being.

Learning and practising a relaxation technique can help you to control anxiety and breathe more easily. Relaxation can be helpful in managing a variety of health conditions, including anxiety associated with illnesses or medical procedures, insomnia and chemotherapy induced nausea.