Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR), utilized to enhance a state
Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) is viewed as a beneficial adjunct treatment modality if done correctly and the client is willing to go along with the therapist’s treatment protocol. This technique can also be done in the privacy of one’s home by oneself by simply clenching and releasing various muscle groups at a time without overexerting oneself. However, it’s important to check with your physician before initiating any treatment involving the tightening of limbs or bones. For the purposes of this posting, we will assume that a client is going to be seen by a therapist. Note that for all mental health concerns, seek professional help from a psychologist, clinical social worker, or other mental health professional. This technique serves as an additional aid for those looking to relax. Those suffering from anxiety, muscle tension, and stress seem to benefit greatly from this technique during and even after it’s complete.