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PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION




DO YOU FEEL STRESSED OUT?
ARE YOUR MUSCLES TENSE AND TIGHT?
DO YOU FEEL FATIGUED AND LACK ENERGY?


If the answer is yes, you need to learn to relax. Relaxation is an ART.

As an art, it requires learning techniques and practice, practice, practice.


WHY SHOULD I LEARN TO RELAX?

Behavior therapists have used relaxation therapy and deep breathing for
decades to reduce anxiety and stress related symptoms in clients. Numerous
studies have concluded that progressive muscle relaxation and deep breathing are effective in reducing both anxiety and stress. Only recently have
studies shown the actual physiological connection between stress levels

and health. Higher stress levels result in lowered immunity which, in turn,
increases the risk of developing a major health condition.


At PRESCRIPTION: HEALTH I place a great deal of emphasis on reducing stress as an adjunct to fitness. Because my focus is holistic, I incorporate
every aspect possible that will support optimum health. I recognize how
busy and stressful life has become in America and I am committed to helping my clients learn how to relax. In addition, I train clients to breath
properly as improper breathing alone can make a person more susceptible to
disease.

Some of the health benefits gained by incorporating Progressive Muscle
Relaxation Techniques into your daily life are:

- Decreased Blood Pressure
- Decreased Heart Rate
- Increased Immunity as reducing stress increases levels of Natural Killer
  Cells and T-Cells which are known to build immunity in the human body
- Decreased muscle tension
- Decreased lactic acid build up (soreness in muscles)
- Decreased sensitivity to pain

Progressive Diaphragmatic Breathing is equally important. As we grow older
we lose up to 30% of our lung capacity. Our lungs become less elastic and we
are not able to aerate the lungs to the bottom of each lobe. Many times, in
older age, bronchitis and pneumonia become a chronic problem. If progressive diaphragmatic breathing is practiced 1-2 times a day, chronic pulmonary
illnesses can be prevented. Other health benefits associated with progressive diaphragmatic breathing are:

- Reduced stress
- Decreased blood pressure
- Decreased heart rate
- Increased oxygenation, therefore, increased energy

Private sessions in PMRT and PDBT are available as well as fitness and health programs which incorporate these techniques. This ensures that my clients have every opportunity to live healthy lives.


LET ME SHOW YOU JUST HOW GREAT YOU CAN FEEL

WHEN YOU LEARN TO DECREASE STRESS IN YOUR LIFE.

CALL NOW


PRESCRIPTION: HEALTH

903-758-9765

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