Body Stress Release

Body Stress Release

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BODY STRESS RELEASE is a non-therapeutic complementary health profession. It is concerned with assisting the body to release stored tension, thereby allowing it to maximise its in-built ability to maintain and heal itself. This technique has been developed and practised in South Africa since 1981

Stress becomes locked into physical structures when the body fails to adapt to an overload of stress. This may result in pain, stiffness, numbness and postural distortions. In addition the body’s capacity to co-ordinate its functions is undermined. Body Stress Release is a gentle procedure in which where areas of body stress are located, using the body as a biofeedback mechanism monitor. The practitioner assists the body to release the tension by applying light but definite pressure to the sites of body stress.



We are constantly subjected to various forms of stress in our daily lives.  A certain amount is necessary, to provide us with challenges, and to stimulate us to strive for survival and progress.  For example, a  mind that is not challenged by problems to be solved becomes bored and stagnates;  to maintain and strengthen muscles, they must be provided with the mechanical stress of exercise.

The body is designed to be self-healing.  It has mechanisms that constantly monitor every function that is taking place, and is continuously adapting to both external influences and stresses, and to internal changes and stresses.

Health may be defined as:  The body’s ability to constructively deal with all the stresses to which it is subjected.  In this way it is constantly repairing itself, and maintaining its optimum level of efficient functioning.

Certain stress factors will cause a temporary reduction of the body’s efficiency, or health, eg. a strained muscle will be stiff and painful for a few days;  then it will return to its normal condition.

The body is capable of healing wounds and fractures, counteracting harmful chemicals, adapting to sudden changes in temperature, etc.

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