Penny Brohn UK
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`Relaxation'.....have you tried it?

`Relaxation' is a therapy which aims to release tension and produce a state of deep rest and relaxation.

Our Research and Information team produce information sheets on a range of therapies, all available on-line, the most popular sheet is `Relaxation'.

"A review (1) of studies concluded that relaxation therapy should be given as routine for cancer patients undergoing medical treatment (chemotherapy, radiotherapy, bone marrow transplants), as it aided the reduction of nausea, pain anxiety, depression and high blood pressure." Click here to download the sheet

Have you tried Relaxation therapy? Is it something you are involved in? What was your experience like? Would you recommend it to others?

(1) `Luebbert K, Dahme B, Hasenbring M. The effectiveness of relaxation training in reducing

treatment-related symptoms and improving emotional adjustment in acute non-surgical

cancer treatment: a meta-analytical review. Psycho-oncology, 2001; 10 (6): 490-502.’

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Yes, i have tried it but i aim to try it more and make it a regular part of my life. I've just had to deal with a whole load of hospital stuff around my recurrence as well as a new job and a Dad with dementia. I think my sleep could be better. I just had a lovely weekend with my stepdaughter, which was slightly spoilt by the fact that i laid awake until 2am with a buzzing head.


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