(1) Time: 5 minutes at beginning & end of tx session (2) Contraindications: clients that have significant cognitive impairments and clients that have attention span <1 minute (3) OT Goal: to decrease anxiety & stress, to increase orientation to reality, and to increase attention to task.
Japanese Shiatsu Self-Massage Techniques for Pain Relief and Relaxation
Shiatsu for Anxiety.- “Bodywork” is an alternative medicine technique that promotes relaxation through muscle and joint stimulation, breathing exercises and several massage techniques to instill a healing energy throughout the body. Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork that is characterized by applying comfortable pressure using your fingers to knead, press, stretch and tap certain points on the body. This finger pressure has a particular effect on the connective tissue. Connective…
This is why we meditate - You Body on Anxiety - Long-term stress and anxiety can also alter the body's metabolism, which could lead to weight gain and possibly obesity. One study found that the constant release of cortisol in the bloodstream can reduce insulin sensitivity, and other recent research also discovered an association between adults who suffer from anxiety and physician-diagnosed ulcers.