The Relaxator Breathing Retrainer

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(11 customer reviews)

$35

The Relaxator Breathing Retrainer is a small and convenient tool to improve your breathing habits. It’s extremely easy to use—simply place the Relaxator in your mouth and when you exhale it provides an adjustable level of resistance, which, when used regularly, helps you achieve optimal breathing with a resulting increase in your oxygen uptake.

Benefits of Using The Relaxator

PROMOTES ABDOMINAL BREATHING​

The Relaxator Breathing Retrainer helps you achieve optimal breathing by stimulating the diaphragm to work properly thus ensuring that the inhaled air reaches further down in your abdomen. The diaphragm is our most important breathing muscle and a good diaphragmatic breathing makes the process of breathing efficient.

GIVES A RHYTHMIC BREATHING​

The rhythm of your heart follows your respiratory rhythm, so if your respiratory rate is irregular it has a negative effect on your heart. The Relaxator Breathing Retrainer helps to maintain a breathing pattern that is more rhythmical and relaxed.

REDUCE STRESS AND ANXIETY ​

When you breathe using the Relaxator, you extend the time spent breathing out, which helps your body to relax. Breathing in is an active process in which, among other things, your heart rate increases, whilst breathing out is a passive process, which is linked to relaxation and a lowering of your heart rate. Increased relaxation means you will experience less stress and more harmony. When your body is more relaxed, you function better and can achieve more with less effort.

IMPROVES OXYGENATION ​

When we breathe in a way that is not optimal, our body suffers a lack of oxygen. The organs that are most negatively affected include the brain, heart, muscles and eyes. With the Relaxator the inhaled air end up in the midriff to a greater extent, which results in increased and more efficient oxygen uptake.

When Do I Use The Relaxator?

FOR DIFFERENT HEALTH ISSUES

Use the Relaxator:

IN STRESS AND DIFFICULT EMOTIONS

Use the Relaxator:

DURING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND RELAXATION

Use the Relaxator:

WHEN WORKING​

Use the Relaxator:

IN YOUR DAILY LIFE

Use the Relaxator:

How Do I Use The Relaxator?

1. SET THE RESISTANCE​

Set the resistance of your choice by turning the
Relaxator mouthpiece to adjust the vent. There are five levels of resistance: the smaller the opening, the greater the resistance. Five is the heaviest resistance and one is the lightest. The aim is for you to achieve a slow, deep, relaxed and rhythmical breathing, so it is
recommended that you increase the resistance slowly and gradually to make sure your breathing stays
relaxed.

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2. Bring the Relaxator to your mouth

Bring the Relaxator to your mouth. Let it rest gently between the lips for greatest relaxation. If possible, refrain from biting it with your teeth since this causes your jaw to tense up and increased amount of saliva.

3. Breathe out through the Relaxator​

Exhale slowly and calmly through the Relaxator. At exhalation your abdomen and the lower part of your chest should slowly contract while the upper part of your chest and shoulders remain still.

4. Inhale calmly through your nose ​

Inhale calmly through your nose — just let the inhalation happen and let the air in. At inhalation the air passes into your abdominal area. Your abdomen slowly expands while the upper part of your chest and shoulders remain still. The lower part of your chest may expand a little. Please note that the main focus when using the Relaxator should be on the outbreath, since if we get the exhalation right, a good, low, diaphragmatic inhalation will follow.

5. Use the Relaxator fifteen minutes once or twice a day ​

Using the Relaxator for fifteen minutes once or twice a day gives good results. There is no limit to how long time it may be used at a time. Some people opt to use it for 1–2 hours a day. An optimal respiration of 8–12 breaths per minute, with 0.5 liters of air per breath is achieved when the resistance is set to 3–4. Please note that our breathing affects every single aspect of our lives, so if you train too hard in the beginning with the Relaxator you may experience cleansing reactions.

6. Maintain a relaxed breathing when training with the Relaxator

Endeavor to maintain a relaxed, non-strained breathing when you use the Relaxator. There is no need to push yourself too hard in order to achieve results. Note how you breathe after having used the Relaxator. If your breathing afterwards is relaxed and rhythmic, the Relaxator is set it to a suitable resistance.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Question: Can you explain how blowing in the Relaxator can, in some people, increase the level of carbon dioxide and in people with, for example, COPD or pulmonary emphysema, reduce the level of it, as these people retain too much carbon dioxide?

Answer: Many of us breathe in a way that exceeds the needs of our body, which is essentially a low-grade form of hyperventilation. The big problem with hyperventilation is that we get an imbalance between oxygen and carbon dioxide: we get too much oxygen and too little carbon dioxide. More information on the disadvantages of a low carbon dioxide pressure can be found in this article: “Carbon dioxide pressure more important than blood pressure”.

When we breathe in using the Relaxator, the purpose is, among others, to calm down our breathing and breathe more slowly. Slower breathing will reduce hyperventilation. In other words, the amount of air we breathe in and out per minute or hour will decrease. By slowing breathing, we will retain more carbon dioxide in our bodies, which will lead to increased carbon dioxide pressure.

If you have COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) or pulmonary emphysema, parts of your lungs are destroyed due to the collapse of alveoli (pulmonary vesicles responsible for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the bloodstream). It then becomes difficult to fully exhale air, and as a result, your lungs and air passages will retain some of the carbon dioxide.

If the person with COPD or pulmonary emphysema exhales through a Relaxator or some similar device which increases resistance upon exhalation, the pressure in the person’s lungs will increase. The increased pressure will cause the alveoli that have collapsed, to widen, which means that the carbon dioxide can be extracted from the blood so balance can be restored.

To sum it all up, Relaxator training will help in restoring an optimal carbon dioxide pressure both during over-breathing (where carbon dioxide pressure is too low) and COPD or pulmonary emphysema (where carbon dioxide pressure is too high).

Question: I have tried using the Relaxator, but even though I try not to bite into it and just have it between my lips I get a lot of saliva in my mouth. That is why it is hard for me to use it.
Answer: The reasons for experiencing problems with saliva when using a Relaxator are often due to one of the following causes:

Tensed jaws. Your jaws may become tense when using a Relaxator, which will increase saliva production. If possible, it is optimal for you to hold the Relaxator between your lips, as this will provide increased relaxation compared to when you bite into it with your teeth.

Increased relaxation. If you are using a Relaxator, there will be increased activity in the parasympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system (the part of the nervous system that handles heartbeat, breathing, digestion, etc. without us having to think about it). In English, the parasympathetic system is called the rest and digest system. When we relax, the body may, thus, think it is time to eat and, as a result, secrete more saliva. And the fact that we put a Relaxator in our mouths can contribute even more to make the body think food will soon come.

Difficulty swallowing at the same time. The technique for swallowing while having a Relaxator in your mouth has to be learned, but you will usually figure it out after having used the Relaxator for a while.

Saliva is a way to get rid of waste products. One reason for more saliva is that your body becomes better balanced by the breathing training, and then the ability to rid yourself of waste products will increase. Normally, we have four ways to get rid of waste products: urine, feces, sweat and exhalation. When these are not enough, our bodies use saliva as a backup system.

Overuse at first. If we immediately start training with the Relaxator for several hours a day with a very small opening to create high resistance, and it is hard to exhale the air, it is conceivable that we may overuse the Relaxator and will need to both reduce the time we use it and open up the Relaxator a little more so that it is easier to exhale through it.

If the hole on the Relaxator is pointed downward. According to my experience, it is better if the breathing hole is pointing upwards in case of saliva problems.

My advice is to hang in and continue training with the Relaxator, as the problems usually are transient and the saliva will decrease after having used the Relaxator for a while. Another option is to take a break or work out with the Relaxator for a shorter time or with a lower resistance if you find the saliva to be a problem.
Question: What is the best way to clean my Relaxator?
Answer:
 Here are some tips on how to clean the Relaxator:
  • Soak the Relaxator in lukewarm water with some detergent.
  • Flush the Relaxator below the water tap with some hot water.
  • Put on some colloidal silver or some other cleansing agent.
  • Place the Relaxator in a glass of lukewarm water with half a teaspoon of bicarbonate for 15 minutes. See the study below on pesticides, where bicarbonate was more effective than Clorox. After 15 minutes in bicarbonate, almost all the pesticide was neutralized.
  • Take the Relaxator apart from time to time and clean it with a cotton swab. To disassemble the Relaxator, remove the back cover from the nozzle. Remove the membrane and the holder (“the wagon wheel”) by inserting a standard food knife through the nozzle and poke out the membrane. NOTE! Usually, it is possible to keep the Relaxator clean without taking it apart.
Boiling the Relaxator is not a good idea as it contains a rubber membrane to prevent inhalation through the mouth. The membrane can withstand a maximum of 55° C (131° F). It is also possible to remove the membrane completely if you wish. I have never tried that, but it should be possible to clean the Relaxator in the dishwasher and set the maximum temperature to 131° F (55° C).

DISCLAIMER

Please Note! The Relaxator is not a replacement for medication. Always consult your physician before making any medical changes.

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11 reviews for The Relaxator Breathing Retrainer

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    Robert Fernström

    Used it for a few months now.
    You need to have patience with it. If you give it time and get used to the feeling you will notice the results.
    When you feel like quiting just keep pushing.
    Use it! You will enjoy it!

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    Johan Tinglöf

    I have been using the relaxator for about 6 months now. I use it daily as a part of breath retraining for better breathing habits.

    In addition I sometimes use it when working at the computer or when taking walks to increase the benefits from them.

    I love mine and think everyone should have one, its such a cheap, simple and great tool to train something as valuable as your breath and therefore health.

  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous

    I have been diagnosed with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). After regularly using the Relaxator for 18 months my lung function has increased from 21% to almost 50%.

  4. Agnetha Uhlén

    Agnetha Uhlén

    I TOTALLY LOVE MY RELAXATOR!
    I have been off work with Chronic Fatigue syndrome for a year now, and I suffer with severe sleeping difficulties. My body is stressed by almost everything: food, physical activity, anything that activates my brain, noise, etc., etc. I have spent a lot of time relaxing with yoga and meditation, but had a real breakthrough a couple of weeks ago when I started using the Relaxator.

    I do about two hours of breathing retraining a day now, and I am sleeping better and better. My brain stress disappeared almost immediately! Thank you for this amazing invention. I totally LOVE my Relaxator!

    Update – July 2012 Of all the things I have tried, which encompasses a lot (acupuncture, kinesiology, energy therapy, ayurvedic treatment, herbs, etc., etc.), I have found that breathing exercises using the Relaxator is what has helped me most. I have also started to go for slightly longer walks than I was able to previously, and when I do I always have the Relaxator in my mouth. I have found that I can walk longer distances with the Relaxator than without it. The way I feel now, I will be doing the breathing exercises with the Relaxator every day for the rest of my life. I believe that it is a miracle!

    You can read my full testimonial here

    – Agnetha Uhlén, executive secretary

  5. Leifi Jacobsson

    Leifi Jacobsson

    THE RELAXATOR HAS HELPED ME SO MUCH, EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE ONE
    I’m employed as a paramedic in the ambulance department at Gotland Hospital, in Sweden. Shortly after having completed the 28-Day Conscious Breathing Retraining Program we had a health check at work. I had used the Relaxator for a month, slept with my mouth taped shut, and had exercised with my mouth closed, etc. When I had the check up, I was able to blow 7 liters of air in the Peak Flow (PF) meter and my resting pulse rate had gone down from 48 to 42 beats per minute. All my results were so good that the doctor doing the check-up was amazed.

    I was so happy when I found out about the Conscious Breathing course. Thank you for a really great course. I learned so much over the weekend! Everyone should do this course. A lot of what I have learned can also be used in the healthcare arena. We see a lot of patients with breathing problems, which makes them very high priority. The Pre Hospital Life Support (PHTLS/EMS) training is a common course for the ambulance sector the world over, and much of it is precisely about breathing:

    A. Airway = Check to see that the patient’s airway is unobstructed.
    B. Breathing = How is the patient breathing, and is he/she breathing enough?
    C. Circulation = As it sounds, good circulation to all the body’s organs.
    D. Disability = Level of the patient’s consciousness, sensibility, ability to move.
    E. Exposure = Protect the patient against the environment.

    It’s uncanny that the whole PHTLS (EMS) concept is so similar to the Conscious Breathing Retraining Program – how good you feel when you practice correct nasal breathing techniques. Using your diaphragm to breathe also helps you build your abdominals, and I have noticed that my posture has improved, so I walk more upright with my shoulders squared back. And, I don’t snore when I sleep with my mouth taped up, plus it worked without the tape once I got used to breathing through my nose. One tip for anyone who snores is to take the Conscious Breathing course and learn the skill, because for many it will help get rid of a lot of illnesses and relieve other symptoms, too.

    Thank you, Anders. I am reading your book, The Power of Your Breath, and it is so good.

    You can read my full testimonial here

    – Leifi Jacobsson, paramedic nurse

  6. Miriam Karlsson

    Miriam Karlsson

    ANXIETY DISAPPEARS WITH THE RELAXATOR
    Sometimes, when I feel anxious, it’s like my ribcage and lungs are being squeezed, and it feels as though I’m not able to breathe.

    Now I use the Relaxator and breathe with it until the feeling stops. Normally, the anxiety and pressure on my chest disappear after about 10 or 15 minutes.

    I also use the Relaxator before I sing in public. Occasionally I get severe stage fright, but then I’m able to practice the Conscious Breathing Retraining to calm down. It really works very well.

    You can read my full testimonial here

    – Miriam Karlsson, singer

  7. Agneta Sjödin

    Agneta Sjödin

    THE RELAXATOR HAS HELPED MY RACING HEART
    I get a very positive feeling from following the Conscious Breathing Method and using the Relaxator! I have what is called a racing heart, which means I sometimes have to take medication, i.e., beta-blockers to lower my heart rate, when my life becomes too stressful and demanding.

    Since I started using the Relaxator I haven’t had a racing heart at all! On the other hand, my abdominal muscles have had to work, which is a positive thing :). When I exercise I try to keep my mouth shut and breathe only through my nose as much as possible. It feels really good.

    When I’m writing, the Relaxator helps me maintain my focus and concentration.

    You can read my full testimonial here

    – Agneta Sjödin, TV-personality, author

  8. Linn

    Linn

    EXCRUCIATING PAIN FROM A DOG BITE WAS KEPT AT BAY WITH GOOD BREATHING
    I had to break up a dogfight between a German Shepherd and a Doberman. Unfortunately, it didn’t go so well and I was bitten pretty badly on my thigh, arms and hand. There was blood everywhere and it hurt so much I almost fainted.

    When I was bitten, I couldn’t even breathe. I started hyperventilating and my face went white as a sheet. Almost immediately, I started to breathe through the Relaxator and the pain became much more tolerable. The difference was incredible!

    Just to check, I removed the Relaxator when I got to the hospital. The pain became overwhelming at once, and I almost went into shock. So, the Relaxator went straight back into my mouth!

    The doctors and nurses were very impressed by the Relaxator when they saw how much it helped me. In all, I spent 3 days at the hospital, and I used the Relaxator almost all of that time.

    You can read my full testimonial here

    – Linn, sales manager

  9. Charles Franz

    Charles Franz

    THE RELAXATOR IS INVALUABLE BEFORE LIVE BROADCASTS
    The Relaxator has been invaluable before some “heavier” live broadcasts on Swedish Radio.

    After just a few minutes my body feels relaxed, the stress dissolves, and my thoughts are clearer. And that’s true for the show, too. It is unbelievably valuable in my profession.

    You can read my full testimonial here

    – Charles Franz, journalist och radio presenter at Swedish National Radio

  10. Mattias Andersson

    Mattias Andersson

    NO ASTHMA MEDICATION FOR TWO MONTHS – AMAZING!!!
    Thank you for a brilliant course and especially for a revolutionary discovery/treatment. Before your course I would use an inhaler between two and five times a day, as well as about two puffs of cortisone spray, Pulmicort. As soon as I finished the course, I started employing my newfound knowledge and immediately felt an absolutely incredible improvement!!

    I am so thankful that you opened my eyes to Conscious Breathing. If it weren’t for you, there is no way I would feel as good as I do now. I can’t describe the feeling of being able to breathe, of not suffering from shortness of breath or having to take medicine anymore.

    Healthy people think about all sorts of things, but sick people only think about feeling healthy again. I have been given back my happiness, and now my thoughts are occupied with planning for the future and appreciating the moment.

    My dream of being entirely free of medication has been fulfilled. It has been five months since I came across the Conscious Breathing Retraining Program and I am now completely off the asthma medicine, as well as being able to handle low intensity workouts with no problems. I’ve had no medicine at all for almost two months. Now, that’s fantastic!!! I have even gotten rid of all my medicine from my jacket pockets and bags. It’s an indescribable feeling! Conscious Breathing Retraining WORKS and it MUST reach as many people as possible.

    I will always be greatful. In a way, you have saved my life.

    You can read my full testimonial here

    – Mattias Andersson, former elite athlete and Nordic Tae Kwon Do Champion

  11. Sanna Ehdin

    Sanna Ehdin

    THE RELAXATOR SAVES ME WHEN I’M WORKING INCREDIBLY HARD
    Anders Olsson has introduced me to a whole new way of looking at breathing. He has enlightened me about the importance of NOT breathing through my mouth and has encouraged me to do breathing retraining with the Relaxator.

    I have now slept with my mouth taped for a couple of months, since it had such a positive impact on my energy levels. Today I only have to do it occasionally, when I feel it’s necessary.

    I am really grateful for having discovered the Relaxator Bbreathing Retrainer, because it saves me when I have to work long hours, especially at night. That is when I tend to “forget” to breathe, which of course makes me more tired and sleepy.

    Forgetting to breathe has also led to over breathing at night to compensate, but I now avoid that by using the Relaxator for one or two hours during the day.

    It is very effective and I would recommend anyone to try it, to see what it could do for them!

    You can read my full testimonial here

    – Sanna Ehdin, best selling author of The Self-Healing Human

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