What is body stress?

Our bodies are designed to handle daily stresses and strains in the form of mental, physical and emotional stress.

We adapt to this positively until we find ourselves under excessive stress. As soon as this point of stress overload is reached, the muscles can tighten in a protective action attempting to limit movement in the affected area. This tightening can result in the stress or tension becoming locked into the body’s physical structures.

This is what we call ‘body stress’, and over time this accumulative build-up of body stress exerts pressure on the spinal nerves and may cause pain, numbness, muscle weakness, stiffness, distorted posture and impaired functioning.

At first you may feel progressively tired and achy, but later pain, stiffness, or numbness might set in. The effects vary, but the result could be a slow decline in overall health as it reduces the efficiency of your body’s natural self-healing ability.

Very often a client will report that their extremely painful symptoms have been brought on by the tiniest of movements, when in fact this seemingly insignificant movement is likely to be the last straw, resulting in body stress becoming locked-in.

The physical tension needs to be effectively and precisely released to encourage and restore normal functioning, and in order to stop the cycle of stress overload and compensation.

Areas of concern


Severe headaches that appear suddenly with no obvious trigger.

Chest Pain

Medical tests and investigations cannot explain your chest pain.

Stiff Lower Back

Suffering from spasms or a stiff lower back or when you get up in the morning.

Difficulty Breathing

No asthma and yet you find that you have difficulty breathing.

Digestive or Posture Problems

Deeply uncomfortable heartburn or indigestion, or even poor posture.

Tingling or Weakness on hands or legs

Unexplained tingling or weakness of the hands when you wake up, or lack of sleep due to ‘restless leg syndrome’.

Unexplained Crying

Despite trying everything you can think of, your baby constantly cries.

Night Cramps

Wakeful nights due to calf or foot cramps.

Bladder Infections

Frequent urination or recurrent UTI or bladder infections.

Growing Pains

‘Growing pains’ that children often suffer in the legs.