Self-massage techniques to relieve tension

Self-massage techniques

Massage therapist Pam Kuras teaches some easy-to-do self-massage techniques.

With our thanks to CareDimensions.

Notice: Please check out our notice page about the use of techniques before using them. 

Do relaxation techniques have any side effects?
The National Center for Complementary Integrative Health (USA) state that Relaxation techniques are generally considered safe for healthy people. In most research studies, there have been no reportednegative side effects. However, occasionally, people report negativeexperiences such as increased anxiety, intrusive thoughts, or fear oflosing control. There have been rare reports that certain relaxation techniques mightcause or worsen symptoms in people with epilepsy or certain psychiatric conditions, or with a history of abuse or trauma. People with heart disease should talk to their health care providers before doing progressive muscle relaxation.


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