Just relax! Easier said than done. A hectic life, not enough time, and worries don’t just lead to emotional tension, your back can be affected, too. But stress isn’t the only reason for tense back muscles.

How you move during the day can cause tense muscles. Your body may be subjected to a lot of strain at work, perhaps from carrying heavy loads or adopting an unfavorable posture. Or the opposite may be the case and you’re sitting at a desk all day, possibly with an unhealthy posture. Tense muscles result in pain that quickly causes you to adopt a relief posture – which, in turn, causes further tension.




Bauerfeind´s back therapy - relaxation therapy

“Relaxation therapy” is one of five modules of Bauerfeind’s back therapy. If you want to find out more about comprehensive back therapy and the other modules, you can find all the information here:


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How to relax your back

To relax your back muscles, progressive muscle relaxation according to Jacobson, also known as progressive muscle relaxation, has proven effective. It’s the method that is used most frequently for back relaxation in cases of chronic back pain.


During progressive muscle relaxation, you will learn how to become aware of tension and how to influence it. But even more importantly: thanks to targeted exercises, you can release tension and relax your back muscles.

Practice by yourself

It’s easy to learn the method of progressive muscle relaxation and to carry out the exercises at home. Just watch our video where an experienced expert gives you instructions.

If you’re already being treated or actively taking part in relaxation exercises, you must consult the treating physician or an expert supporting you before implementing our recommendations.

Providing support, promoting activity

Depending on the severity of your pain and during which activities it restricts you most, additional medical products may be needed. They’re generally recommended and prescribed by the treating physician. Supports and orthoses can stabilize your back, promote a healthy posture, and help you stay active. Find out here what’s special about our back supports and orthoses, how they work, and how they can alleviate your problems.


Get a prescription for support!

It’s best if you speak to a physician about multimodal back therapy and discuss which support or orthosis as well as which modules are suitable for you. So you can prepare effectively for this talk, we’ve compiled a checklist for you. Therefore: get your prescription, buy a support or orthosis, and start your training!


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*If you’re already being treated, please consult the staff helping with your therapy on the use of our Training App.

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