What is the Body Stress Release technique?
Sometimes the body(-mind) holds on to pain because the initial cause, the ongoing tension and the repercussions have overwhelmed your body’s natural ability to heal itself. Body Stress Release (or BSR) is a gentle bodywork technique that helps your body release tension and let go.
The BSR technique uses a very precise pattern of ‘releases’ that re-engage the brain with areas of the body where tension has become stuck or chronic. These releases are done as a slight pressure or impulse using the thumb or fingers, and they feel good! BSR is a safe technique that can be used across all ages and levels of health.
Who can benefit from BSR?
BSR helps to relieve tension caused by physical injury and body stress, as well as tension caused by psychological and emotional stress.
- General aches and pains
- Back pain
- Growing pains
- Tension headaches
- Neck pain
- Sports injuries
- Stress and anxiety
- Chronic pain/tension
- Pain related to habitual poor posture/movement
- Pain related to perimenopause & menopause
- Pain related to autoimmune conditions
BSR is a process
It’s not a quick fix. Think about whether what you are after is a short-term fix or a long term, deep release and reconnection with your body. The answer to this question will help you to decide where to invest your time and money.
Following on from, or in conjunction with, your BSR sessions we will look at your posture and movement habits and you will learn how to make small changes that stop you from recreating the same stress, tension and pain.
Feel good again
Using BSR and drawing from clinical somatic exercises, polyvagal theory, breathwork, yoga, pilates and body-centred counselling I will work deeply with you to find the right mix for what you need to best help you right now. No matter how unfit, unmotivated or unlucky you believe you are – and no matter your age – your body is willing and wonderfully able to let go, get better, get stronger and pain free.
“I trained as a journalist and remain deeply interested in the facts but also in the stories behind the way things are. Pain is no different. Chronic pain in particular is like an epic saga that takes some unpicking. I like to work with people by taking their stories into account. In a completely real sense, we are our bodies and everything we’ve been through is there with us. After an obvious trauma – like a fall – or a not so obvious trauma – like an accident in childhood or an emotionally traumatic past incident – the body responds in the same way: by sending us messages of pain and by tensing up, protecting. The mind may eventually disconnect from that pain, but the tension (whether in the mind or the body) perhaps remains and we suffer the consequences. By working to reconnect the body and mind using all the tools I have available, we will work together to reconnect and realign so that you can make you feel good again.”
Having suffered with chronic back pain that hadn’t responded to osteopathy, physiotherapy, pilates and NHS consultants I had pretty much given up trying to find relief… I had 4 sessions and have been completely pain free for 7 months now. I’m still amazed! I feel so lucky and grateful to have met Laine. She transformed my life when all else had failed.
I had three sessions with Laine and for the first time in over a decade I haven’t had a single panic attack, not one. In moments that usually trigger them, they (miraculously) haven’t occurred. Laine’s sessions are the most soothing and comforting experiences. It’s like having a massage! She is truly gifted and I can’t recommend her practice enough.
During my first session I felt a vivid ‘unwinding’ sensation in the small of my back and noticeably afterwards, aside from feeling wonderfully relaxed, was aware of how effortlessly I was able to hold good posture. Now, a week after my third release, the pain in my lower back has completely gone and my shoulder has regained most of its mobility.
Booking & pricing
Some issues are resolved quickly, some take more time. I recommend a minimum 3 sessions to give your body-mind the best chance to respond and change. I offer all my clients an introductory package at £120 made up of an initial hour-long session and two half hour sessions.
£40 – £80 depending on session length and type.
We’ll work together to come up with the best plan for your body, your schedule and your budget. Please contact me below for a comprehensive price list of single and combined treatment types and options.
Mobile: 079 1225 8095