Body Stress Release
Body Stress Release is a complementary health technique pioneered in South Africa by Ewald and Gail Meggersee. This gentle technique assists the body in its own healing process and brings effective relief from many forms of tension, pain and discomfort caused by the build-up of stress in the body. BSR brings effective relief from pain and discomfort from many different causes, including back pain, sciatica, “frozen” shoulders and headaches. Body Stress Release is not a diagnosis or treatment of any condition or disease. It is concerned only with locating and releasing stored tension, so that the body is assisted with its built-in ability to maintain and heal itself.
To most, the word stress conjures up images of something unpleasant. This is usually related to emotional situations. We are all subjected to various kinds of stress in our daily life. However, we need a certain amount of stress to evolve and grow, as it provides us with challenges that stimulate us to strive for survival and progress. Stress of the body can occur in numerous ways including mental & emotional stress, chemical stress and physical stress.
Body Stress Release is for everyone, from infants to the elderly, whether sick or healthy. We are all subjected to the stresses of every day life. We all tend to accumulate stored tension, with the resultant decline in the body’s efficiency. Even babies may have body stress after a difficult birth. Therefore, everyone’s quality of life may be enhanced, by being assessed for body stress and having it released from time to time.
Body Stress Release assists the body in its inbuilt ability to maintain and co ordinate all functions. Locked in tension irritates the nervous system so undermining the body’s efficiency and performance.
Body Stress Release is a gentle procedure, where the areas of locked in tension are located. Light, precise stimulation encourages the body to release stored tension, which usually manifest as backache, headaches, heartburn, postural distortions or fatigue.