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Definition of Progressive Muscle Relaxation


Updated February 18, 2014

Definition: It is a whole-body relaxation technique whereby you progressively tense and relax your muscles, starting with your feet and concentrating on one muscle group at a time. It may be effective in treating insomnia as well as reducing stress. It can be learned through the use of books, tapes, classes, or therapists.
When Erin couldn’t fall asleep she used the progressive muscle relaxation techniques she’d read about online.
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