To promote the psychophysical well-being of women during pregnancy, it may be useful to promote the acquisition of tools that can facilitate the management of perceived levels of stress and act on minor physical disorders commonly found (eg, fatigue, heaviness in the legs, abdominal tension, lumbago and cervicalgia with neck muscle contracture).
Progressive Muscle Relaxation (RMP) is a psycho-body relaxation technique based on psychophysiological principles that connect body and mind. By learning to reduce the residual tension accumulated in the muscles, through simple exercises that gradually involve the whole body, it is possible to achieve deep relaxation at the body level and, for a “cascading” effect, at the psychic level.
The RMP technique, once learned, can be practiced independently according to your needs at any time pre – and post – partum.
How it is articulated
Group course (minimum 6 people – maximum 10 people) conducted by a psychologist. There will be a cycle of 8 weekly meetings lasting one hour each.
The meetings are structured as follows:
- initial phase: practice of the Body Scan (moment of awareness of one’s body in the here and now) and breathing exercises;
- central phase: performance of the RMP exercises, which will gradually affect the body as a whole;
- final phase: repetition of the Body Scan, gentle awakening and sharing of the sensations experienced during the session.