Breathing Retraining and Relaxation Techniques

Did you know that one in ten New Zealanders experience some form of breathing disorder or chronic over-breathing? 

Breathing Disorders

This can produce a range of disturbing symptoms baffling to both the patient and the doctor.  Worry over this may lead to further over-breathing and a build up of symptoms. Breathing this way can become a habit.  This in itself is a major stress and a vicious cycle is created. 

Breathing Techniques

Symptoms that you may experience include:

  • frequent sighing and yawning
  • breathing discomfort*
  • disturbed sleep
  • erratic heart beats*
  • feeling anxious
  • pins and needles
  • upset gut/nausea/reflux
  • chest pains*
  • shattered confidence
  • tiredness and fatigue
  • achy muscles and joints
  • dizzy spells* or feeling “spaced out”
  • irritability or jumpiness
  • feelings of “air hunger”

 

*see your doctor if you experience these symptoms

Triggers:

  • anaemia
  • asthma or COPD
  • “burning the candle at both ends”
  • cough and colds/bronchitis
  • chronic pain – physical and emotional
  • frequent or stressful telephone calls
  • grief/anxiety
  • hormone imbalances – PMT or menopause
  • mouth breathing/nasal problems
  • poor posture/ergonomics
  • tight clothing
  • viral sickness

Want to know more?

We would be happy to talk to you further about breathing retraining and relaxation techniques.

Respiratory Physiotherapy Service

Our respiratory physiotherapy service is designed to break the cycle; restoring energy efficient breathing, improving energy levels and renewing self confidence.

Patrice Guise is a certified Bradcliff Practitioner with a special interest in the treatment of breathing pattern disorders.  

Please ask for Patrice by name when calling for a Bradcliff appointment.