People face situations in everyday life that evoke the stress response. The mind varies the biochemical functions of the major organ systems in response to feedback. Thoughts and feelings influence the production of chemicals that circulate throughout the body and convey messages via cells to various system within the body. The relaxation response is the state of generalized decreased cognitive, physiological and or behavioral modifications that often alters physical responses to stress and improve symptoms such as muscle tension, discomfort, pain or sleep disturbances. Relaxation technique enables individuals to exert control over their lives. Relaxation also reduces workplace stress on nursing units, often leading to improved job satisfaction, staff relationships and communication and workload perceptions.
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A. Josephine Sutha. Relaxation Techniques to Overcome Stress. Int. J. of Advances in Nur. Management. 2019; 7(1):82-83. doi: 10.5958/2454-2652.2019.00020.9