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Relaxation

Therapies

Life can become hectic at times and one of our body’s reactions to stress is to become tense. This can lead to aches and pains and cause people to feel exhausted. In addition, muscle tension can make us feel irritable and contribute to feelings such as anxiety, anger, disturbed sleep, and even depression.

Relaxation can help the body and mind cope with stress more effectively. If practiced regularly, relaxation can help a person feel calmer and perform more effectively throughout the day.

  • Progressive-Muscular Relaxation (PMR) – a structured technique involving alternatively tensing then relaxing the muscles to release muscular tension
  • Controlled diaphragmatic breathing – a technique aimed at correcting the breathing pattern by learning how to expand diaphragm rather than the chest when breathing
  • Meditation – is about training in awareness and getting perspective. It’s a process where you turn inward and become aware of thoughts, emotions, body sensations, and learn how to observe them without judgement.
Important Update
Temporary change of address from 08/05/2023
The Illumen team have temporarily moved from Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn. We will be practicing from various temporary locations across central Auckland, due to renovations taking place at the Richmond Road site. This is temporary, and we hope to be back in our therapeutic space soon. We will continue to provide the highest level of mental health treatment whilst we are relocated. Please check our 'about us' page to see the temporary locations of our team.
Important Update
Temporary change of address from 08/05/23
The Illumen team have temporarily moved from Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn. We will be practicing from various temporary locations across central Auckland, due to renovations taking place at the Richmond Road site. This is temporary, and we hope to be back in our therapeutic space soon. We will continue to provide the highest level of mental health treatment whilst we are relocated. Please check our 'about us' page to see the temporary locations of our team.