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Tension Releasing Exercises (TRE)

As you experience the stresses of everyday living, your body accumulates tension. When this tension piles up too much, and is left unreleased for too long, it can result in physical, emotional and psychological issues that interfere with your ability to live a happy, productive life. Fortunately, you can avoid these by turning to the simple yet effective treatment known as TRE.

What is TRE?

TRE stands for "Tension Releasing Exercise" or "Trauma Releasing Exercise." As the name suggests, TRE consists of a series of exercises designed to relieve your body of tension. The exercises are based around the idea that your shaking in response to stress is a natural, important mechanism for bringing balance back to your mind and body.

How Does TRE Work?

Like most exercises, TRE starts with warm-ups. During these warm-ups, you will be taught how to control your body's neurogenic tremors, which are normally stimulated by your nervous system under periods of stress or danger. By learning to stimulate these tremors anytime and anywhere, you can release tension even under safe, controlled environments. 

Once you master the warm-ups, you can use them to complement more traditional forms of exercise such as yoga and cycling. After every exercise session, TRE can be used to help you calm down and prepare for a demanding day ahead. As TRE becomes a habit, so does relaxation at times when you need it most. 

Who Benefits From TRE? 

Since all humans experience neurogenic tremors every now and then, TRE can be used by anyone. Whether you're a stressed out university student, a busy corporate professional or a soldier on active duty, TRE can help you ease the signs and symptoms of tension. All you have to bring is yourself and some comfortable clothes, and you're good to go for a TRE session.

Why TRE?

TRE has been scientifically proven to benefit your health in several ways, including but not limited to:

  • Lessened anxiety
  • Greater emotional resiliency
  • Improved ability to handle stress
  • Reduced muscle pain
  • Better sleep 
  • Better flexibility

Plus, once you grasp the fundamentals of TRE, it becomes a natural self-help tool you can utilize at your convenience. You can also perform TRE in a group, making it a healthy way to build connections with others.

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Is TRE Safe?

TRE is a safe procedure that has no reported side effects. However, it should not be used as a complete replacement for your current prescribed treatments to the ailments mentioned above. Instead, it should complement them, and be used as a lifelong tool to deal with tensions when they come. 

Who Can I Turn to for TRE Sessions?

To help you conduct the exercises, it's recommended that you seek a Certified TRE Provider. These professionals are trained to guide you through the process of regaining control not only of your body's stress response, but also your life.

If you are in the Fredericksburg area and want to experience what a typical TRE session is like, you can sign up for a group class here.

What is the Cost of the group class at Acupuncture Fredericksburg?

All classes are donation based--100% of funds collected will be donated to the Mike McGreevy Memorial Scholarship Fund. You can read more about this non-profit here. The suggested donation for the TRE class is $20.

Our next TRE Group Classes are scheduled for:
Saturday, October 7th at 10AM
Saturday, November 4th at 10AM

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