Deep Relaxation Techniques Used During PMR To Deepen Your Relaxation

peacful deep relaxation seaside picture of woman sat on benchAre you ready to dive deeper into the world of progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) and discover some powerful deep relaxation techniques? In this article, we will explore a few techniques that can help you achieve a state of profound relaxation and reap the full benefits of PMR. A full mindful body scan is the first we look at. Then we go on to some breathing techniques you can use while you are doing PMR. Your hypnotherapist can help you relax deeper and deeper in your personal peaceful place with guided imagery. You can also choose from a wide range of relaxing music tracks to be played during your treatment. Call 07979 814388 today to enjoy deep relaxation.

Full Body Scan Mindfulness Practice

One technique you can do, which can enhance your PMR experience, is the body scan. Start by finding a quiet and comfortable space where you won’t be disturbed. Begin by bringing your attention to your toes and feel what there is there in the moment. Don’t try to change it, just be there feeling whatever is there. Then progressively work your way up your body, focusing on each muscle group and consciously feeling what there is to feel even. If there is nothing to feel there in your minds eye, you can register a blank and move on. On each out breath you might feel the tension melting away as you move from your toes to your feet, ankles, calves, and so on, all the way up to your head. This technique helps you to be in the moment. Being in the present moment instead of doing. As a biproduct you may release tension from head to toe, allowing for a deep sense of relaxation and calm. Every time you do this it is a personal unique experience you can approach with curiosity. I wonder what I will feel in my body. It is whatever you feel it is to you, in the moment.

Breathing Techniques Can Add to Your PMR Experience

Tree in calm water - just breathe and stay calm.Another technique you can use to deepen PMR is deep breathing. As you practice PMR, focus on taking slow, deep breaths in through your nose, allowing your belly to expand. Then, exhale slowly through your mouth, releasing any tension or stress. Deep breathing can help you connect with your body and create a sense of peace and tranquillity. Relaxation coming in slowly on your inbreath. All the tension being released as you slowly breath out. Breathing in a warm relaxing white light. Breathing out whatever colour you see your tension to be. Relaxation in, tension out. Rinse and repeat. Your therapist can guide you to do this. You may wander off in your mind and that fine, that’s what minds do. Gently you will be guided back to relaxation in, tension out.

Hypnotherapy Uses Visualizations to Help You Go Deeper and Deeper

stunning photo of calm river with flowers in foreground and mountins in the backgroundVisualization is another powerful tool for deep relaxation. As you relax your muscles during PMR, imagine yourself in a peaceful and serene place. You might image a beautiful beach, a quiet forest, somewhere you went once on a fabulous holiday or somewhere you from your imagination you want to go. Visualize the sights, sounds, and sensations of this place, allowing yourself to fully immerse in the experience. This can enhance your relaxation and create a sense of tranquillity. So, if you can imagine, as you relax your calf muscles, you can imagine laying on that wonderful sunny beach with an palm tree shading you and a light onshore breeze keeping you at just the right temperature. Call 07979 814388 today to enjoy your peaceful place.

Immerse Yourself in Relaxation With Calming Relaxing Sounds

Finally, incorporating soothing music or guided meditations can enhance your PMR practice. Your therapist has a wide range of calming and relaxing new age music that can resonate with you. You can also choose from soothing whale song, calming songbirds in a wooded glade, the warming sound of a campfire crackling under a star lit sky or the gentle sound of the ocean wave quietly lapping on the shores.  The choice is yours or allow your experienced therapist Kevin offer you a mixture of them all.  There are also guided meditations specifically designed to accompany PMR. All of these are an added sensory input for you to relax to, yes, completely relax, deeper and deeper. They all can help you deepen your relaxation and create a more immersive experience.

PMR is the Key to Deep Deep Relaxation

Remember, the key to deep relaxation during PMR is to focus on the sensations of relaxation in each muscle group as you move from your feet all the way up to your head. You can explore all of these deep relaxation techniques and find what works best for you right here. As you are guided through practice by your therapist Kevin and incorporate these techniques into your PMR routine, you will unlock the full potential of deep relaxation. Thereby you can experience a greater sense of calm, soothing peace and well-being in your life. Call 07979 814388 today to learn how you too can cope better and become more emotionally intelligent with PMR therapy. It could be just what you need.


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