Sophrology session for adults with eczema

Sophrology session for adults with eczema

Sophrology session for adults with eczema

What is sophrology?

Sophrology was founded by professor and neuro-psychiatrist Alfonso Caycedo.

Rooted in both Western and Eastern practices, the method uses the body and mind to produce therapeutic benefits. It is also seen as a philosophy and way of life.

Broadly speaking, it helps patients reach a state of calm and relaxation in order to promote physical and mental harmony.

How is sophrology practiced?

Sophrology is known as a “dynamic relaxation” technique as it is practiced sitting up (and not laying down). It involves holding a posture with a certain level of muscular tension to avoid falling to sleep.

3 alternating exercises

  • Body movements
  • Breathing exercises
  • Visualization exercises

How does sophrology benefit those with eczema or a chronic disease in general?

  • Sophrology can help patients accept the disease
  • Patients become more aware of what is happening in their body and are better able to identify when flare-ups arise most often and the potential causes.
  • Lastly, it helps patients withstand painful inflammatory phases which are sometimes difficult to manage.

For beginners, it is recommended to practice under the guidance of a sophrologist. Once you have mastered the technique, it is possible to practice it on your own.

Whether practiced at a clinic or at home, sophrology can help patients manage itchy flare-ups by turning their attention away from the discomfort to focus on the breathing exercises.

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