RSA is a training method with which it is possible to achieve synchronisation of heart action with breathing. RSA - respiratory sinus arrhythmia, a differentiated heart action, difference between pulse during inhalation and exhalation. RSA is an index of human health. RSA is an identity of biological age. The state-of-art device and software allows to evaluate the health condition by monitoring and measurements of RSA. The RSA training, with the use of devices from St. Petersburg, is conducted with specialist equipment which registers heart electric action (ECG) and separates hearth rhythm (HR) of a human in real time as well as measures respiratory frequency. The dedicated software reflects the measured values in an understandable and attractive for a patient multimedia form on the computer. The set RSA Health is configured according to a specific therapeutic-educational method by a Russian scientist - physiologist, Alexander Smetankin. The program automatically calculates the task goal (steps) in the real time for each person individually, introduces balance into the patient’s psycho-emotional condition, in an interesting manner, teaches relaxation and optimal breathing which is necessary for acquisition of new knowledge prior to the commencement of each therapy, rehabilitation or learning. The entire course of the therapy is performed under the supervision of a certified therapist.
RSA means teaching children, adults and pregnant women to breath with their diaphragm. It results in development of adaptive possibilities in our body, activation of defensive functions as well as achievement of homeostasis, i.e. natural balance in the body. The RSA Health Lesson combines the elements of education, health prophylaxis, therapy (ADHD, asthma, stress, speech therapy, psycho-emotional disorders).
RSA “Health” effectively teaches optimal breathing and relaxation necessary for acquisition of new knowledge as well as prior to the commencement of any type of therapy, rehabilitation or learning. Upon training, the balance of basic nervous processes improves, sensory channels connected with information acquisition open, body overload ceases, defensive functions are activated.
During the educational-therapeutical classes, we train the more important body functions (heart, breath, nervous and immune system), we develop adaptive possibilities, improve health by activating body reserves. A trained habit of diaphragmatic-relaxation breath type with maximum RSA according to the Method of A. Smetankin - is an indicator of harmony of heartbeat and breath.
Physiological component of homeostasis stability in relation to changes in the external environment. Habits of delivery optimisation (appropriate diaphragmatic breathing provides relief to a delivering mother as well as comfort and safety to a child)
Psychological component. Positive mood during delivery. Learnt habit of diaphragmatic-relaxation breathing with maximum RSA /respiratory sinus arrhythmia/ is the most effective manner of self-regulation with vegetative, respiratory, cardio-vascular systems as well as correction of the woman’s psycho-emotional zone during pregnancy and upon child delivery. Such a breath is helpful during pregnancy because: the cardio-vascular system during pregnancy becomes more and more loaded due to increased body mass and amount of circulating blood. The diaphragmatic-relaxation breath provides with the opportunity to decrease excessive heart load, drop in the number of breaths and pulse frequency results in the decrease and normalisation of arterial pressure and increase in sleep quality.
The consolidated breathing habit is necessary in all stages of delivery mainly as an instrument of self-regulation and self-analgesia, it facilitates normal dilation of the cervix, makes contractions less painful, saves energy and helps to control bearing down without perineal tear and foetus damage, improves circulation, preventing foetus hypoxia. The state-of-art device with special software facilitates learning to breath. During a session, a woman can see and hear how her heart and lungs work. Auditory and visual signals of feedback indicate the correctness or mistake in breathing in the form of melody, pictures.
Practised habit of breathing with RSA helps to: