In many cases, people with long-term lower back problems also suffer from constipation or irritable bowel syndrome.
Stored stress interferes with the flow of life-energy throughout the body and often causes fatigue or lack of vitality. This energy should be used for enjoying life – not for protecting the body. Once their body stress is released, many people report that they have more energy and that their joie de vivre has returned. This is because the body no longer needs to waste valuable energy by involuntarily tensing muscles.
We must take responsibility for our own health. Unless our bodily functions are fully co-ordinated, assimilation, respiration and elimination cannot function as efficiently as they should. BSR focuses on assisting the body to release locked-in tension, which can then bring about an improvement in the body’s co-ordination.
BSR is a non-therapeutic, complementary health technique and limits itself to its own area of expertise, i.e. the location and release of body stress. It is not involved in diagnosis or treatment of any medical conditions, thus it does not duplicate, nor position itself as an alternative to medical services. In view of this, BSR has always enjoyed a co-operative relationship with medicine, with BSR practitioners referring to and receiving referrals from GPs, physiotherapists and various specialists, including orthopaedic surgeons and paediatricians.
A version of this article was first published in the in-house magazine of the SureSlim Wellness Clinic (South Africa) in 2006.
1. Meggersee G. Self-healing with Body Stress Release. Cape Town: New Africa Books, 2007.