Integrating music in breathing training and relaxation: II. Applications
Journal/Book: Biofeedback Self Regul. 1990; 15: 171-7 Issn: 0363-3586.
Abstract: Psychophysiological observations, especially PETCO2 and EEG, during relaxation training with deep-diaphragmatic breathing and mental imagery, suggest that the addition of certain types of music "deepens" breathing and quickens relaxation: PETCO2 "normalizes" with decreased respiration rate, and EEG shows decreased average theta and increased alpha. The combined psychophysiological indices suggest that music potentiates the hypometabolic counterarousal state. And clients unanimously report that they enjoy it.
Keyword(s): Middle Age; Psychophysiology. Breathing Exercises; Hyperventilation therapy; Music Therapy; Relaxation. Case Report; Female; Human