Reduction of over effort during movement and lowering of resting tension reduces fatigue and resulting strain on soft tissues.
Deep relaxation lowers excessive arousal (physiological activation) and related discomfort. This results in reductions of blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration rate while increasing blood flow to the extremities to nourish tissues. It also lowers activity in a part of special muscle cells that can maintain trigger points.
Postural components of muscular strain are easily identified and altered to eliminate or reduce this frequent contributor to chronic pain.
Learned attention control can be utilized throughout an active day to incorporate the lower arousal state and selected relaxation components in your normal activities. During the training process, techniques to create a rapid, brief shift of focus are practiced. These quick shifts become associated with a physically relaxed state to facilitate carryover of learned control.
Stress management skills can be incorporated with biofeedback training to reduce your physical responses to stressors. This often reduces physical tension responses that can aggravate pain and contribute to flare-ups.
Research shows that the self-regulation skills developed during the biofeedback process continue to improve over time, long after training is completed.
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