Stress and anxiety

An accumulation of mental and emotional stress affects the body. Negative emotions can cause your body to tighten, and that stress can contribute to various health conditions.

Clients who come to Body Stress Release looking for relief from their mental and emotional stress very often have other symptoms of stored stress as well. While BSR can’t address the root causes of your mental and emotional upset, releasing stored tension from your body can help with your general wellbeing. You might even find that you’re able to adapt to your stresses in a more positive way.

Feelings, thoughts or events that may result in you storing body stress can include:


  • Feeling anxious, fearful or unsafe
  • Feeling depressed, helpless or hopeless
  • Feeling lonely, shut out and unappreciated
  • Low self-esteem
  • Lack of fulfillment/boredom
  • Worrying about the future
  • Shock, anger, resentment
  • Suppressed emotions – conscious or unconscious
  • Financial worries
  • Difficult relationships with your boss or other colleagues
  • Work pressures/redundancy
  • Family responsibilities
  • Difficult or disintegrating family relationships
  • Divorce/separation
  • Exam stress
  • Peer pressure/bullying
  • Death of a loved one
  • Diagnosis of an illness for you or a loved one