The Body Stress Release Technique

BSR was founded in South Africa in 1981 by Gail and Ewald Meggersee who pioneered this life enhancing, non-manipulative BSR technique. BSR has grown to include practitioners in 22 countries, 3 international associations and 2 training academies worldwide – this global growth is testament to the success of the technique.

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The BSR Consultation

The Practitioner will take a clear case history before doing the initial body stress assessment.

Once the sites of stress have been mapped out and located, the practitioner performs a series of releases. This is done with a thumb or finger with a slight pressure or impulse. This initiates an organised sequence of messages to the brain, alerting it to the stored tension and encouraging the body’s self-healing response. The process is light but precise – the body doesn’t require a forceful stimulus to respond. As a result the BSR technique may be used across all ages and levels of health from the very young to the infirm. 

As BSR is a process, initially three appointments are made for a new client. Then, depending on the body’s responses to the releases, the client is advised regarding follow-up appointments. During a consultation the practitioner takes the case history details, making notes of past accidents, fractures and operations, as well as establishing what the client is experiencing at present.

Most people consult a BSR practitioner when seeking pain relief, especially for lower-back, leg, shoulder and neck pain and headaches. These symptoms are all noted, as they provide insights as to where the tension may be stored in the body. After attending to the client the practitioner explains the relevance of the sites of body stress, using charts to link possible cause and effect, e.g. a person with numb hands can see on the nerve chart the connections from the painful lower neck to the hands.

BSR and the Health Care Spectrum

BSR stands squarely under the title ‘complementary’. It is a health-care profession that works alongside medicine, in co-operation, not in competition.  A BSR practitioner does not in any way diagnose or treat conditions, nor give advice on the process of a disease – that is the field of medicine. Over the years many medical doctors have recommended their patients to BSR. BSR practitioners enjoy reciprocal relationships with GPs, surgeons and paediatricians, as well as physiotherapists, fitness coaches and psychologists.

Book Your Body Stress Release Session

If you are ready to experience Body Stress Release for yourself, click the button below to find a certified practitioner near you who will guide you through the process. All the practitioners listed are registered with the Body Stress Release Association of South Africa and will be able to provide you with all the information you need to decide if BSR is for you.