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Glossary: relaxation therapy, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

relaxation therapy

(ree-lak-SAY-shun THAYR-uh-pee)

A type of therapy that helps reduce muscle tension and stress, lowers blood pressure, and controls pain. It may involve tensing and relaxing muscles throughout the body. It may be used with guided imagery (focusing the mind on positive images) and meditation (focusing thoughts).

2011-08-22