The BSR Technique & Assessment

The client, fully clothed, lies face down on a special couch. The practitioner activates the biofeedback mechanism of the body by moving the feet in a very specific way - in BSR this is known as the monitor. 


The practitioner carries out a series of body stress tests, pressing lightly on various points in specific directions and moving your feet. If there is body stress present this stimulus will trigger a tiny withdrawal reflex from the nervous system, indicating a site of stress. 


Once a site of stress has been located the practitioner performs the releases. This is done with a thumb or finger with a slight pressure or impulse, in the specific direction indicated by the monitor. This has an effect of initiating an organised sequence of messages to the brain, alerting it to the stored tension. The brain can then send commands to the structures concerned to release it. As the process is so precise, it does not require a forceful stimulus to relay this message of a stressed area to the brain. The pressure the practitioner uses is very light.

  • As BSR is a process, initially three appointments are made for a new client, on day 1, day 4 and day 11. 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 on 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, neck and for 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.
  • Body Stress Release does not involve the diagnosis or treatment of any condition, thus it does not in any way replace medical care. BSR stands squarely under the title 'complementary'. It is a health-care profession that works alongside medicine, in co-operation, not in competition.

BSR is a very down to earth and simple technique. It merely enhances the body’s ability to heal itself and it improves the body's well-being as a whole, enabling it to better handle physical, emotional/mental and chemical stress.

No matter what complaints you have or whatever age you are……..BSR is for everyone!
Your complaints have nothing to do with your age. And please do not listen to the advice that “you just have to accept your pain and learn to live with it”.

On the contrary, the experience of the past 30 years of Body Stress Release practitioners from all over the world has shown us that each body is very capable of healing itself and functioning at an optimum level.

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