THE BODY STRESS RELEASE TECHNIQUE
This technique is designed to help the body release its stored tensions.
With the person fully clothed and lying down, the practitioner carries out a series of tests to locate the exact sites of body stress, and determines the precise directions in which the lines of tension exist. This is done by applying light pressure to various points on the body, and observing the response. In this way, the body acts as a biofeedback mechanism, supplying the information required.
The practitioner then applies stimuli, by means of light but definite pressure, in exact directions encouraging the body to release the stored tension.
If the body stress has occurred recently, the process of releasing it is usually very rapid. However, if the stress has been stored for a long time, the stress release may have to be carried out a number of times, over a period. This is because the tight, protective layers of the muscles tend to relax by degrees back to their normal tone.
Because Body Stress Release works with the body’s natural striving to be stress free, it is a gentle procedure that does not require force.
NOTE: Body Stress Release is not a diagnosis or treatment of any condition or disease. It is concerned only with locating and releasing stored tension, so that the body is assisted in its in-built ability to maintain and heal itself.
WHO NEEDS BODY STRESS RELEASE?
Body Stress Release is for everyone, from infants to the elderly, whether sick or healthy.
As we are all subjected to the stresses of living, we all tend to accumulate stored tension, with the resultant decline in the body’s efficiency. Even babies may have body stress after a difficult birth. Therefore, everyone’s quality of life may be enhanced, by being assessed for body stress and having it released from time to time.
REDUCING THE NEGATIVE STRESS IN OUR LIVES
We all need to take responsibility for our own health, by striving to reduce the negative stresses to which we are subjected.
To minimise chemical stress, it makes sense to follow a balanced and varied diet. Eat foods in forms close as possible to their original state, and choose those containing the fewest additives. We should avoid contact with harmful substances, being careful not to inhale sprays, or allow them to contact our skin.
As for the emotional/mental stress in our lives, we need to learn to consciously relax when we feel ourselves becoming tense. It is also advisable to seek out whatever activities and techniques help us as individuals, to approach emotional balance and inner peace.
By minimising stress overload, together with Body Stress release, we allow ourselves the opportunity of expressing our highest potential.