Relaxation – Wellness – Health

It comes as no surprise to learn that stress is stored in different structures of the body where it creates stress patterns and produces physical signals. The client (fully clothed) lies face down on a BSR couch while the practitioner completes a series of muscle tests to locate and map out the stress sites, and then performs the releases with a slight pressure or impulse. The session lasts for one hour.

These impulses begin the process of sending messages to the brain, alerting it to the stored tension and encouraging the body’s self-repairing response. It is a light, precise process as the body doesn’t need a forceful stimulus to respond. Consequently, the BSR technique is appropriate for all ages and levels of health from the very young to the elderly.

Initially, we will make three appointments for a new client. After that, depending on how your body responds, we advise you with regard to any follow-up appointments. As you might expect, during a consultation the practitioner takes case history details noting any past accidents, fractures or operations as well as establishing how you are currently feeling.

BSR is undoubtedly complimentary healthcare. It works cooperatively alongside conventional medicine, not in competition with it, as a BSR practitioner does not diagnose, treat or advise on medical conditions – that is the field of medicine.

Over the years, many medical doctors have recommended their patients to BSR practitioners who enjoy reciprocal relationships with GPs, surgeons and paediatricians, as well as physiotherapists, fitness coaches and psychologists. BSR is now an established technique with a mission to assist clients in releasing stored tension, enabling them to optimise their health and to prevent injury and discomfort.

In 1981, Body Stress Release or BSR was founded in South Africa by Gail and Ewald Meggersee who pioneered this non-manipulative life-enhancing technique.

As a testament to its success, BSR now has practitioners in 22 countries, 3 international associations and 2 training academies worldwide.

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Physical Stress

Poor habits and lifestyle choices can cause low impact physical stress whereas sudden or unexpected events can cause high impact stress.

Typical Examples

Low impact caused by poor habits or lifestyle choices

  • Poor posture
  • Excess weight
  • Inadequate amounts of exercise
  • Incorrect lifting technique
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Bent neck through prolonged reading  or working

High impact caused by more sudden events

  • Whiplash from car accidents
  • Impacts and strains from jerks or falls
  • Sports injuries
  • Mother’s or baby’s birth trauma
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Emotional Stress

Feelings of loss, financial worries, health concerns or even boredom can cause anxiety, depression and other forms of emotional stress.

Typical Examples
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Depression
  • Family breakdowns
  • Family responsibilities
  • Financial worries
  • Stress at work
  • Health concerns
  • Exam worry
  • Boredom
  • Loss
  • Resentment
  • Shock
  • Anger
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Chemical Stress

External factors such as pollution, insecticides, pesticides, other chemical agents and general lack of air quality can cause chemical stress.

Typical Examples
  • Pollution
  • Insecticides
  • Pesticides
  • Exposure to cleaning chemicals
  • Endocrine disruptors from (BPA) to phthalates present in some plastics
  • Cosmetics and perfumes
  • Food additives and colours
  • Excessive consumption of coffee, sugar or gluten
  • A diet deficient in the vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients necessary for the body’s self-repair
  • Dehydration
  • Tobacco, alcohol, drugs

To make an appointment please give us a call on 07505 779 152