We can help you achieve a relaxed state of mind.
Progressive relaxation, or progressive muscle relaxation, involves systematically tensing and then relaxing various muscle groups in the body. This method is based on the premise that physical relaxation can promote mental calmness. We guide our clients through progressive relaxation exercises in a tranquil and supportive environment. Our therapists give clear, calm instructions, and often combine practice with deep breathing exercises to maximize the benefits of relaxation. Clients are asked to notice the contrast between tension and relaxation, as this awareness can be a powerful tool for releasing the stress that accumulates in the body.
The best part of progressive relaxation is it is a skill that clients learn and use outside of therapy sessions. As you practice, you get more attuned to when your body is stressed. Then you can perform these exercises to eliminate the tension. In addition to the calm you feel, progressive relaxation can be particularly helpful if you deal with insomnia, muscle tension, headaches, and even chronic pain.
At Spring Garden Counseling Inc., we equip our clients with a variety of tools and techniques to improve their mental health and overall quality of life. We also offer group and individual therapy sessions to talk about the underlying causes of stress. Progressive relaxation is one such tool that exemplifies our holistic approach to wellness. If you’re interested in exploring progressive relaxation and other therapeutic techniques to manage stress and enhance relaxation, contact us to schedule an appointment at our Greensboro, North Carolina location. Our experienced therapists are ready to develop a personalized progressive relaxation plan to help you achieve a more relaxed state of mind.