Other than AT (Autogenic Training), Progressive Muscle Relaxation is one of the most known, scientifically best researched relaxation methods. It was introduced in the US about the same time as AT was. Edmund Jacobson (1885-1976), a doctor that emigrated from Sweden to America, developed PMR back in the 1920s and taught it at Harvard University. Jacobson found that muscular tensions are often associated with anxiety, stress and fear. Loosening of the musculature is therefore accompanied by a sense of tranquility.
The aim of PMR is to learn to keep our energies in balance on the psychological level and thus to avoid tension-related complaints.
It actually sounds logical-relaxation through previous tension.
Muscles can learn to relax faster. This is the goal of PMR.
Relaxed muscles have the following effects:
- Central nervous system calms down
- Heart rate drops
- Blood pressure drops
- Immune system is strengthened
It should not be practiced if you have:
- A tendency to muscle cramps
- Asthma
- A herniated Disk
- An infectious diseases
- Heavy periods
PMR is a relaxation method that is very easy to learn.
Advantages of PM:
- Can be performed at any age
- Easy to learn
- Rapid effectiveness
- Also possible for people suffering from a lack of concentration
I offer PM in 8 sessions (60-90min) (basic program).
In addition, there are corresponding instructions on CD for a "Daily practice at home".
Furthermore I offer PM for advanced learners.
- Short forms of PM
- Mental repetition of the exercises
- Relaxation deepening through relaxation pictures