Frequently asked questions
Here are answers to some questions clients have asked in the past. If you have a question that's not covered here, please get in touch.
What is Body Stress Release?
This short (30 minute) film offers an excellent introduction to Body Stress Release.
Why haven't I heard of Body Stress Release until now?
BSR is very well known in some countries. In the Netherlands, it's covered by health insurance. In South Africa, it's considered a mainstream complement to medical treatment. And it has a growing profile in the UK, thanks in part to the establishment of a new BSR training academy there in 2015. There are currently 15 practitioners in the USA and Canada. So it's still in many ways a well kept secret here, but it's getting better known all the time.
Is BSR a form of massage?
No. The technique involves your practitioner locating stored body stress, especially along the spine, and releasing it with a precise application of pressure. It can be very relaxing, but the main purpose of BSR is to release stress and promote self-healing.
Does it hurt?
Body Stress Release is gentle and does not rely on manipulation or force to achieve results. After BSR, some people experience a brief increase in discomfort as the protective muscles start to relax and nerve communication increases — a sign that healing is taking place. Others experience a renewed sense of energy and stamina straight away. Everyone’s body is unique and responds differently to BSR.
How much do sessions cost?
Single session - $70
Package of 3 - $195 ($65 per session)
Children & students - $45
Animals (cats, dogs & horses) - $25
When and how do I pay?
You can pay by cash or check at the end of each session.
How long do the sessions last?
The first session will usually take around 45 minutes. After that, each session will last around 30 minutes.
How many sessions will I need?
An initial course of three sessions is recommended, usually over a period of about two weeks. The number and frequency of any further appointments can be agreed with your practitioner, based on the body's adjustments and how you are feeling.
What should I wear to the session?
There's no need to dress in any particular way. Simply wear whatever you feel comfortable in. You will remain fully clothed during BSR.