These joints may be stressed by jarring the arm, as in a fall, by twisting movements, such as using a screwdriver or opening a tight jar, or by vigorous actions such as scrubbing or using woodworking tools.

Tension becomes locked into the elbow joint, between the small wrist bones, or between the hand bones.  Carrying heavy shopping bags with the handles looped around the fingers may induce body stress in the joints of the fingers or at the knuckles.

As a result, pain or stiffness will be experienced, and possibly numbness or tingling.  There may be weakness of the muscles when attempting to lift or grasp an object.


A pianist was aware of a sense of restriction in the palm area of one hand.  Body stress was located between the hand bones.  A few days after the releases, he reported that the reach of his hand had increased, enhancing his skill in playing the piano.

A woman in her sixties sought BSR care for relief from pain and stiffness in her neck.  In the third session, she reported that her neck was fully movable and pain-free, but her left wrist had become painful.  She explained that ever since a fall off a horse in her teens, she had lost all movement of the wrist.

Body stress tests of the arm revealed tension stored between the bones of the forearm and between the wrist bones.  A few days after the releases, the pain withdrew and normal movement of the wrist was restored.  The client said that she was able to fulfil a lifelong ambition to take up golf.


As the nerve supply to the arms and hands originates from the spinal nerves of the neck, it is essential that any body stress in the neck is released.  In many instances, pain, stiffness and numbness in the arm or hand is due to compression in the neck and not to body stress in the arm itself.

Richard Pickard-Cambridge offers Body Stress Release in the Helderberg.  For more information, please complete the contact form below, or watsapp him on 0734736910 to book a session.

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