Relaxation for High Blood Pressure

Progressive muscle relaxation helps to loose muscle tension caused by emotional stress.

Progressive muscle relaxation can be used under almost any conditions, be it in the evening before falling asleep, during a meeting, in fear situations, in test situations, in the office, on the train/plane or during a brief break during a long car journey, and many other situations.

It was developed by Dr. Edmund Jacobson who recognized that physical stress and mental stress were interrelated and believed that an anxious mind could not exist in a relaxed body.

“Progressive muscle relaxation significantly lowered patients’ perception of stress, and it enhanced their perception of health. It is beneficial for patients with essential hypertension, and nurses may use it to enhance their independent function as well as their quality of life.” –PubMed


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