The word “relaxation” is used in this book in two ways: first, in a general sense that means a total state of rest, and second, as a technique like progressive relaxation.
Relaxation techniques help prevent and protect the organs of the body from unnecessary wear, especially the organs involved in stress-related diseases. They also aid stress in such conditions such as idiopathic hypertension, headache due to tension, insomnia, asthma, etc.; while at the same time help calm the mind and allow for clear and effective thinking.
This book brings together in one volume eighteen of the most commonly used methods of relaxation, along with a variety of practical techniques that are both physical and psychological. Relaxation in the prenatal context is also addressed, along with 350 references, 56 photographs, some illustrations, guides and programs.
The author Rosemary A. Payne is a therapist with extensive clinical experience.
- Title: “Relaxation Techniques: A Practical Handbook for the Health Care Professional”
- Author: Rosemary A. Payne
- Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
- Collection: Body and Consciousness
- ISBN: 9780443074479
- Pages: 300
- Category: Relaxation – Breathing