Physical therapy using relaxation imagery, which involves active relaxation of the brain, is often used to decrease the abnormally increased muscle tone in patients with spasticity and rigidity. We have experienced cases where relaxation imagery was effective in patients with poor muscle control due to neurological diseases. Techniques such as continued muscle stretching and neuromuscular electrical stimulation are usually employed to decrease abnormal muscle tone in patients with spasticity and rigidity. Relaxation imagery was previously found to be effective in improving psychological well-being measures and stress scale scores. relaxation imagery for 2 min has the potential to decrease spinal neural function in healthy subjects. This study demonstrated decreased spinal neural function during a 2-min period of relaxation imagery, indicating that 2 min of relaxation imagery is more effective than 1 min for suppressing excitability of the central nervous system.
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Last date updated on September, 2014