Learn how myotherapy's breathing techniques can help you manage stress and anxiety. Find out the benefits of diaphragmatic, alternate nostril and square breathing.
As a myotherapist at Mornington Peninsula Myotherapy & Massage, I understand the importance of treating both the physical and emotional symptoms of stress and anxiety. While myotherapy techniques like massage and stretching can help to release muscle tension and improve circulation, we also use breathing techniques to manage stress and anxiety.
Breathing is a natural process that we don't often think about, but it's essential to our well-being. When we're stressed or anxious, our breathing may become shallow and rapid, which can trigger the body's "fight or flight" response. By taking control of our breathing, we can help to reduce the body's stress response and promote relaxation.
In myotherapy, we teach a range of breathing techniques to help manage stress and anxiety. These techniques can include diaphragmatic breathing, also known as belly breathing, which involves taking slow, deep breaths that expand the diaphragm and lower the heart rate.
We may also teach alternate nostril breathing, where you breathe in through one nostril, hold your breath, then exhale through the other nostril. This technique can help to balance the nervous system and promote a sense of calm.
Other breathing techniques we may teach include square breathing, where you inhale for four counts, hold for four counts, exhale for four counts, and hold for four counts before repeating. This technique can help to regulate the breath and promote relaxation.
By incorporating breathing techniques into your myotherapy treatment, you can learn to manage stress and anxiety in a natural and effective way. These techniques are easy to learn and can be practised anywhere, making them a valuable tool for managing stress in everyday life.
If you're interested in learning more about myotherapy and how breathing techniques can help you manage stress and anxiety, give us a call at Mornington Peninsula Myotherapy and Massage. A qualified myotherapist can develop a personalised treatment plan that meets your unique needs and helps you feel your best.