Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR)

An easy and quick to learn and practice relaxation technique effective for reduction of stress and anxiety, insomnia and chronic pain.

What is Progressive Music Relaxation?

Progressive Muscle Relaxation is based upon the simple practice of tensing, or tightening of one muscle group at a time, followed by a relaxation phase with release of tension. Health professionals use this technique alongside standard treatments for symptoms relief in a number of conditions such as stress, anxiety, insomnia, chronic headaches, cancer pain, high blood pressure, and digestive disturbances.

Benefits of Progressive Music Relaxation

Provides symptom relief from a number of common conditions

Easy and quick to learn and to practice relaxation technique  

Well researched technique and exercise that is proven to be effective

Flexible exercise enabling you to choose specific muscle groups to target if you need to

Key Stats


no. of mins required each day for the exercise


sessions are required per day for optimum results


muscle groups should be worked on per session for best results

FAQs about Progressive Music Relaxation

What are the main benefits of Progressive Music Relaxation?

Progressive Music Relaxation is an easy to and quick to learn and to practice relaxation technique. It has been shown to be effective for stress reduction, reduction of anxiety, insomnia and chronic pain. 

When is the best time to do the Progressive Music Relaxation exercise?

We recommend that you carry out the Progressive Music Relaxation exercise at night if you can, for best results.

Do I have to stick to a specific sequence of muscle groups?

You should not be concerned if you have to change the sequence of the muscle groups when performing the exercise, it will not impact on the efficacy of the exercise.