During a typical biofeedback session, the therapist will connect you to one or several measurement devices that help you better understand the physiological processes occurring within the body. Some devices include EMG (measuring muscle contractions), thermal (skin temperature), skin conductance (sweat gland activity), respiration (breathing), heart rate activity, and blood pressure. By monitoring these measurements and utilizing customized techniques (taught by the biofeedback therapist) to help reduce stress and physical or emotional symptoms, you can begin to experience relief for many problems that were otherwise treated by medication and subsequent therapies. (Click here for more information about how biofeedback works.)