Progressive Muscle Relaxation PMR

Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is the first form of structured relaxation developed in the West. Its originator, Dr. Edmund Jacob-son, demonstrated that when people consciously relaxed their muscles, they became mentally calmer at the same time. Jacobson found, however, that simply trying to relax is only partially effective. One must paradoxically increase muscle tension for a while in order to help the brain to deeply relax the muscles. Thus, Jacobson developed a procedure to...