I have included these exercises in classes for teenagers who have been separated from their families. Goal: to become aware of their body and limits (many tend to cut their arms); teaching to focus on a single thing at a time and be patient. It is also liked by anxious teenagers because pressure therapy has a relaxing effect. In that case, exercise is an optional solution, because there are participants who have suffered physical abuse, and contact with the therapist’s hand may be too direct.
I also tend to include these exercises in the advanced back care classes, which, in addition to the usual goals, is aimed at changing the movement stereotypes and relaxation. These exercises help to feel present, improve the proprioreception. They teach to connect the body and the mind!