Suffering from Pain?

Beat headache, neck and back pain with Body Stress Release!

Is pain preventing you from living a full and healthy life? Whether you struggle with headaches, neck pain, back pain or other effects of emotional, physical or chemical stress, Body Stress Release is a gentle, natural and non-invasive technique that can really help.

Suffering from Pain?

Beat headache, neck and back pain with Body Stress Release!

Release Tension

What is Body Stress Release?

Listen to Your Body…

The Body Stress Release technique is built on the premise of using the body as highly sophisticated biofeedback system. The practitioner does a series of light but precise pressure tests to find where the body is storing tension. Once the source of the body stress has been identified, the practitioner performs the release with a series of gentle, precise impulses that stimulate the nervous system and activate the body’s self healing response.

“Body Stress Release allowed me to reclaim the healthy, active and pain-free life that I deserve. After years of suffering from debilitating pain, I am now a fit and healthy individual who loves exercise and physical activity.”

Body Stress Explained

When the point of overload is reached, stress may become “locked” into the body and could manifest as lines of tension. When tension becomes stored in a physical structure, the tissue is compressed, causing irritation of nerves. Internal organs may stop functioning optimally as a result of disrupted nerve pathways, which may result in discomfort, pain, illness, medical conditions or continuously feeling listless and tired. Body stress in the spine has the most far-reaching effects, as each spinal nerve supplies a large area of the body, both on the surface and internally. This may then cause referred effects.


Stiffness may become noticeable, leading to postural distortion, loss of flexibility, pain or numbness.

A person with body stress may also feel tense, tired, and lacking in energy and enthusiasm for life. Headaches, migraines, backache, indigestion, tingling and numbness in the arms and hands, calf cramps, burning and painful feet might all be a result of locked-in body stress.

It is also possible for body stress to be present without the individual feeling any pain or stiffness – he or she will simply come to accept as normal; their sense of experiencing less than 100% well-being.

While the body stress or tension remains stored in the body, the body’s natural equilibrium (and muscular tone) is disturbed, causing a reduction in its general efficiency. As its defence mechanisms become weakened, the body becomes less and less able to deal with further stresses, to which it is subjected daily. In this way the individual moves increasingly further away from the optimum state of health and wellbeing.

Body Stress may result in:

  • Pins and needles
  • Muscle weakness
  • Growing pains
  • Indigestion
  • Colic
  • Restless sleep
  • Numbness & Stiffness
  • Collapsing knees / ankles
  • Heartburn and fatigue


Experience the effects of Body Stress Release for yourself.

Connect with one of our qualified Body Stress Release practitioners near you to book your session and experience life to the full!

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Find a Registered BSR Practitioner

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 practioners 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.


Easily locate a Body Stress Release practitioner close to you with our interactive practitioner locator tool using these easy steps:

  1. If your location is not automatically recognised, simply enter it in the “Your location” field e.g. “York street, George, Western Cape”. Suggested locations will be displayed as you type.
  2. The more precise the location that you enter is, the more accurate the proximity of the results will be to your location.
  3. You may also use a general location search e.g. “Western Cape” or “Gauteng” to return more results.
  4. Specify the search radius around your location within which to search (e.g. 50km) and click the search button.
  5. The practitioners located within the specified area will be displayed.

Click on any of the practitioner location markers to display more information about their practice.

If are unable to locate a practitioner near you, or require assistance, please email us and we will assist you.

      Body Stress Release Testimonials

      Stories from real clients about their BSR experience

      I’ve battled with migraine headaches most of my adult life and tried various treatments from physiotherapy, acupuncture, prescription drugs etc., all of which only gave me a certain amount of relief.

      Some years ago, BSR was recommended to me and I am happy and thankful to say that since going for a series of sessions and continuing with a maintenance plan I now hardly ever have a migraine headache.


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      I had the most incredible pains in both shoulders going down my arms to my elbows. A friend who had been to Theresa for BSR told me how she had helped her.  I was very sceptical at first but decided to give it a try. 

      She started working on me and, after she had finished, she asked me how I felt.  I could not believe the fact that I had absolutely no pain in either of my shoulders!  I was totally converted!!

      I have been going to Theresa now for about 2 years and to this day I have remained pain free.  I cannot thank her enough for helping me and I have recommended her to so many of my golfing friends.



      Hi I’m Terry Murphy and my journey with BSR started when I lost all hope of ever being pain free again. I’d herniated my L3/4/5 spinal discs by lifting a rabbit hutch. Sitting, standing or lying down was painful. I had no quality of life and at one point felt quite suicidal.

      A friend suggested BSR; I was quite sceptical, having tried various avenues before. My first session, I couldn’t even bend slightly forward without agonizing pain. Well what a pleasant surprise, Ingeborg has “magic hands “, not only was I super relaxed, that night I slept like a baby.

      Fast forward a few sessions later and I was moving pain free. Ingeborg also drew my attention to stress in a certain region, which a gynae investigated to be an ovarian cyst and removed. I have life again. I went on to become a Group Exercise & Spinning Instructor. I tell everyone I teach, if it worked for me who couldn’t move without electric shocks going down my legs, it will work for everyone.

      Terry Murphy

      Spinning Instructor