Stress Relief Tip. Relax Yourself for Relaxed Muscles.
At Life and Balance Centre, we use the latest research technology, NeuroInfiniti to assess the effects of stress on your body. Using Neuro-Infiniti, EMG (electromyogram) is one of seven neurophysiological responses measured to evaluate your ability to deal with stress.
Neurologically Based Chiropractic is an extremely effective method for changing the way your Nervous System deals with stress and as a result reducing muscles tightness. At Life and Balance Centre we also offer Biofeedback training to learn to relax muscles.
Here are some tips for how you can relax your muscles at home, in the car or in the office. If you do have persistent muscle tightness or challenges with stress, it is recommended that you visit Life and Balance Centre for an evaluation to discover what choices are available for you. Click here to Make an Appointment.
1. Take a few slow even breaths. Diaphragmatic breathing is an excellent way of relaxing your Nervous System and subsequently relaxing your muscles. See article Diaphragmatic Breathing to Relax.
2. The muscles of the neck and shoulders and the jaw muscles are the most common muscles to react to stress. For this exercise we will focus on these muscles.
Place your attention on your neck and shoulders. Increase tension in your neck and shoulders by raising your shoulders up towards your ears and hold for 15 seconds. Slowly release the tension as you count for 30 seconds. Notice the tension melting away.
During these exercises, notice the feeling of relaxation and continue to breathe slowly and evenly.