What is Body Stress Release?

While most people define health as the absence of pain, the BSR definition of health is defined as "all areas of the body working optimally, 100% of the time". If the nervous system is disrupted by stored tension, various imbalances in the system may appear.

What to expect from an appointment:

Body Stress Release is carried out in a professional setting in a private consulting room. The practitioner takes a detailed case history and then assesses the client for body stress.

With the person fully clothed and lying down, the practitioner carries out a series of light pressure tests to locate the exact sites and directions of body stress.

The practitioner will record the reflex responses to these tests thus accurately pinpointing the areas of tension.

By applying a light but definite directional pressure, the practitioner is able to encourage the body to release the body stress. If the body stress has occurred recently, the process of releasing it is usually rapid.

However, if the stress has been stored in the body for a long period of time, the client might need a number of consultations to nudge the protective layers of the muscles to resume their normal tone.

Each appointment is approximately half an hour.

Who needs Body Stress Release?

Body Stress Release is suitable for young and old alike. The technique is so gentle that even newborn babies with colic and restless sleep patterns have benefitted from it.

As we are all subjected stress and tend to accumulate stored tension it’s essential to be checked for underlying body stress from time to time.


  •  BSR practitioners do not work on joint replacements, recent operation areas, or spinal fusions – a client with these complaints may bring their medical reports and X-rays to the first session.
  • The client remains fully clothed, with shoes on, for the entire process.
  • BSR is so gentle it is suitable for all, from babies to the elderly.
  • You will need to commit to 3 appointments, after the first appointment as body stress is released there is usually a re-arrangement of muscle tension which needs to be attended to 3 days later. Thereafter a follow up appointment is scheduled for a week’s time.

Note: 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 in its in-built ability to maintain and heal itself. Restoring the body’s communication system is a process and could take time.

Contact Details

Email Address: sarah@unlockingtension.co.za

Phone: 083 633 3819


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