Benjamin Institute

Are You Tense?

High-pressure people talk about it, insomniacs lie awake with it, and millions try to cope with it in a variety of unsuccessful ways. And others, hampered by it, supper passively but don't even recognize it until serious symptoms develop. It is one of the biggest health problems of this country - common, everyday tension. This book is about accumulated excess tension: what causes it, how it affects you, and what you can do about it.

The Benjamin System is an effective approach to tension relief that combines manipulation methods, tension-release exercises, body-care techniques, and postural re-education. The first section of the book offers simple self-care techniques that can reduce body tension and alleviate fatigue. The second half of the book is devoted to thoroughly detailed, very practical step-by-step instructions for deep massage. this is the first really comprehensive and innovative approach to dealing with tension.