tensing and relaxing the various muscle groups of the body in a systematic manner, such as starting with the feet and legs and proceeding up the body; this technique has been known to ease generalized anxiety disorder symptoms
A stress reduction technique in which people are trained to alternate between tightening and relaxing specific muscle groups.
A cognitive-behavioral strategy in which muscles are alternately tensed and then relaxed in a systematic fashion.
Relaxation method that involves tensing and relaxing muscles of the body in a given order, ultimately to achieve relaxation of the whole body; useful in some cases of insomnia.
a specific technique that produces relaxation by tensing and relaxing muscles