Relaxation Training / Biofeedback


Stress can be the culprit. Stress can seriously mess up your metabolism through the big bad hormone wolf, cortisol. Cortisol can be helpful, releasing a quick burst of glucose into your system so that you can either fight or run. However, when cortisol sticks around beyond its need, your body pays the price.

When you are constantly stressed out, cortisol levels rise. Other practices contribute to high cortisol levels: starting the day with massive amounts of coffee, and ending the day with a large glass of red wine. If you think of cortisol as an obnoxious party guest, the coffee invites cortisol in and the wine gets it to stay.

Ready for bad news? The fat cells around our bellies contain four times more cortisol receptors than other cells. So guess where that excess cortisol goes? Yup. Right to the middle.

So beyond reducing the java and pouring a smaller glass of wine at the end of the night, what else can be done? Looking for more ways to train your relaxation response? Come into Compass for Relaxation Training and use the Relaxing Rhythms biofeedback program. Plus connect with one of our Personal Trainers or Health Navigators to get information and plans to change your routine and help eliminate stress. Contact [email protected] to set up a no-charge appointment to get your Zen on!


Relaxing Rhythms (the unique interactive program used at Compass) is designed to help and aid you to uncover your body’s own natural ability to relax and decompress from day-to-day work overload. The program monitors your physical and mental responses to activities and provides active feedback that helps you learn how to activate and balance yourself. By following the Training Program, you’ll begin to see positive, measurable results from the very first step!

“Meditation along with active feedback is a perfect tool to help train you to return to your natural healthy state of balance and wholeness.” —Dean Ornish, M.D., Cardiologist

Access to Biofeedback and our Relaxing Rhythms interactive program is integrated into our assessment packages and other options.

Contact [email protected] for more information.