Apr 19, 2020
Progressive muscle relaxation, or PMR, is an exercise that involves gently tightening and then releasing a muscle or muscle group. Actively increasing tension and then allowing the tension to release can help muscles relax. This type of exercise is done by relaxing one muscle group at a time, and progressing through each area of the body until all the muscles are relaxed. This is why it is a progressive muscle relaxation.
Remember the following safety considerations for any relaxation exercise.
You will probably experience a reduction in muscle tension and will feel more relaxed, but you will still experience the benefits of relaxation even if you feel the same.