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Body Stress Release – unlocking tension – restoring self-healing

“I spent most of my festive season moving furniture and heavy items, as well as painting the inside of my mom’s house, which meant up and down ladders and a lot of pressure on my knees and lower back. Needless to say, even though I have always been quite physically strong, I started feeling the after affects a while later. My knees where sore, my lower back was aching and I was just generally feeling about 10 years older than I was.  I kept looking at people my age and wandering why I didn’t feel like they looked.

I was very fortunate enough to be able to receive Body Stress Release sessions with Richard.  I firstly had three in a row within 3 days of each other and now once a week. I can honestly say, that by the third treatment, I was feeling like a different person.  My knees where much better, my energy was greatly increased and where before I would be forced out of bed in the mornings because my back was so sore, it felt amazingly better.  This is not the first time I have had BSR, I originally experienced it when someone drove into the back of my car and I suffered whiplash.  After a number of sessions I was back on track again.”  Carol

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Richard and Fred, the BSR College Skeleton - Best Friends forever!

Richard and Fred, the BSR College Skeleton – Best Friends forever!

What is Body Stress Release?

Body Stress Release offers a gentle and effective way to help your body to release stored tension from the muscles i.e. ‘body stress’

Body Stress Release works with your body’s natural desire to be stress-free.  Clients are often amazed that such a gentle technique can be so effective in relieving their aches and pains.

While you are lying down, fully clothed, your practitioner tests your body for stored tension. Then, by applying a gentle and precise pressure to the affected areas, your body is encouraged to ‘release’ the tension.   This stored tension may be the cause of the discomfort you are experiencing including:  backache, neck pain, headaches, sciatica and cramp.

Body Stress Release is a complementary health technique that was researched and developed in South Africa in the 1980’s by Gail and Ewald Meggersee and is now practised worldwide.

What is Body Stress?

Body stress is a powerful factor in all our lives and can undermine our health and well-being in many ways.

Every day we are exposed to different types of stress:

  • Mechanical – such as an injury, strain or bad posture
  • Chemical – such as air pollutants, additives and colourants in food, harmful chemicals in everyday products
  • Mental or emotional stress

Our bodies are designed to adapt to these stresses in a positive way but sometimes we find ourselves overloaded by stress.  In an effort to cope with this overload, the body stores the stress in the muscles.  This is what we call “body stress”.

Body stress can lead to pain, stiffness, postural distortion, numbness and cramp.  Tension in the muscles can put pressure on your nerves which disturbs your body’s communication system.  This reduces the efficiency of your body’s natural self-healing ability.

How can body stress release help me?

Body Stress Release is for everyone – from infants to the elderly.  It is also safe during pregnancy.  Clients coming for Body Stress Release are usually looking for relief from pain, stiffness or other discomfort.  People of all ages and from all walks of life find Body Stress Release to be extremely effective.

Clients have reported relieve from back pain, sciatica, ‘slipped’ discs, headaches, migraines, neuralgia, indigestion and restricted movement.

Other conditions that have improved with Body Stress Release include:

  • Musculo-skeletal complaints including whiplash, frozen shoulders, repetitive strain injuries, hip pain, arthritis, neck pain, sports injuries, trapped nerves, scoliosis, bad posture, grinding of teeth.
  • Gynaecological disorders including fertility problems, painful and irregular periods, menopausal side effects.
  • Emotional problems including insomnia, anxiety, stress, general fatigue.
  • Gastro-intestinal complaints including heartburn, indigestion, IBS, constipation, diarrhoea.
  • Childhood complaints including colic in babies, poor posture, growing pains in children, bed-wetting.

Note:  Body Stress Release is not a diagnosis or treatment of any condition.  It simply assists with locating and releasing stored tension from the muscles.