Psychomotor therapy is the use of directed exercises that relieve muscle tension while strengthening weakened muscles. This reestablishes balanced muscle tone and freedom of movement. Muscle tone not only affects the way animals move, but also influences the functioning of their internal organs, skin, and autonomic nervous system. In addition, responses to stress and environmental factors can result in anxiety, sadness, fear and other emotions that cause muscle tension. Exercises that release this tension and restore physical health will help prevent reflexive behaviors and allow for emotional shifts. This provides a physical foundation for freedom of expression in the individual and a healthy natural way to process emotional stresses.