Relaxation training through muscle stretching procedures: a pilot case.

TitleRelaxation training through muscle stretching procedures: a pilot case.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1987
JournalJournal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry
Volume18
Issue2
Pagination121-6
ISSN0005-7916
Abstract

The present paper introduces a relaxation procedure based upon muscle stretching exercises. Traditional progressive relaxation training starts from muscle tensing exercises to teach voluntary control of muscle tension, but the literature shows widely varying results. An alternative method of relaxation training starts from muscle stretching exercises. Muscle stretching provides sensation contrasts for learning relaxation in addition to fostering relaxation through the stretching of muscles. The present report documents the rationale for the procedure and presents data from a clinical case study, including six months' follow-up, in support of its efficacy.

URLhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/0005-7916(87)90025-5
Short TitleJ Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry
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