Pain Management Program

Breathing Exercise for Relaxation

Relaxing is an important part of coping with pain or stress. Deep breathing is a way to relax.

You can use these relaxation tips yourself or to coach your child to decrease her level of stress and better manage pain.

If your child is an inpatient at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, you can ask your child's nurse or a child life specialist to demonstrate breathing exercises for relaxation and offer tips to help your child experience the benefits of deep breathing.

Relaxing for pain relief

Take a moment to notice how different your body is already feeling. Notice how much better and more relaxed you feel.

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For more information about the Pain Management Program at CHOP or to schedule an appointment, please call 215-590-1409.

Reviewed by: the Pain Managment Program team
Date: August 2012

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