“I used to have to see a massage therapist once a week just to manage my pain.”
“I’ve suffered from lower back pain for many years. But for several years now, I’ve been pain free.”
“After the first session the pain in my hips had gone. I kid you not.”
“With Laine it’s not just about fixing a problem it’s about understanding your body as a whole.”
I found Laine quite by accident, a chance meeting where she told me she practised BSR which I had never heard of. 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 and thought I would have to put up with ongoing pain. Intrigued by this approach I had 4 sessions in total and have been completely pain free for 7 months now. I’m still amazed! It has completely resolved whatever was causing my pain. The treatments themselves are relaxing and enjoyable and Laine is a knowledgeable and experienced practitioner with a deep understanding of how the body functions. I would highly recommend BSR for everyone. I feel so lucky and grateful to have met Laine. She transformed my life when all else had failed.
Having suffered with a persistent and seemingly un-diagnosed shoulder and arm issue, I had tried a variety of techniques and therapies in search of resolution of the pain. After more than a year of this and no substantial improvement, I was keen to explore other options. A friend had suggested that I tried BSR with Laine and it really was a great decision. The technique is unusual, using subtle and gentle movements which I have resisted the urge to try and understand. The session itself is incredibly relaxing (I very nearly fall asleep) which is great in it’s own right. After a short sequence of sessions, I found that my shoulder and arm pain gradually started to subside and the whole area felt far more free and open. Laine is highly attentive, great at listening and thinks carefully about the stages of post-session self-care. She has provided me with postural advice, exercises and even further reading which has been really useful. I see BSR as being a holistic treatment that gets your body fully engaged in the process of recovery, rather than simply working a discrete area. I would highly recommend that you give one of Laine’s sessions a try.
I had chronic lower back pain last year and having tried Osteopathy, massage etc I decided to try BSR with Laine. She correctly assessed that the pain was referred from tension in my neck, which no other practitioner had noticed and prescribed several sessions to correct the tension in my body. During the process the pain began to shift and I doubted the whole thing but incredibly after a couple more sessions my pain disappeared completely. Now I visit Laine once every month or so for a maintenance session, but am living completely pain free. I cannot recommend Laine highly enough. She has sorted out my back, totally.
Sara Mendes da Costa
BSR is really different from anything I’ve ever had and, in terms of helping, it’s the best! It’s so gentle yet so powerful and it’s the only body work I have now. I stopped my monthly BSR sessions for a while – basically life got in the way – but my body got so painful (I have a worn disc issue) I had to return. OMG, what a difference I felt after just one session! I knew then I’d never not go for my maintenance sessions again! You’re fully clothed and the treatment is gentle and you can feel the releasing throughout the session. I feel the pain moving and unlocking as it goes and it’s amazing how every point Laine presses on feels like it needs attention. She works with the body own guidance too. Amazing stuff.
Laine is fab, fab, fab. She really knows her stuff and she’s always increasing her knowledge. She’s passionate about healing, having travelled her own journey and that makes for a great teacher. Laine is hungry for knowledge on how to best work with the body’s own healing capabilities and she’s really helped me discover my own healing journey. Laine is an excellent practitioner; she knows the body well and she’s very easy to be with, to be treated by and to talk to. We have a real laugh too! I so look forward to seeing her; I consider her a friend.
I won’t ruin the surprise of every aspect of your session, but suffice to say I’m a fan and if you’re looking for wonderful pain and tension relief in any part of your body, please do try BSR and please do go and see Laine – you’ll be pleased you did!
I was recommended BSR with Laine by a friend who’d had great results. It all sounded a bit dubious to me as I’d never heard of BSR before and didn’t see how it could work but I’d been in so much pain and discomfort for so long, exacerbated by an autoimmune disorder, I figured I’d give it a go. It was a leap of faith at first, quitting all the other things that helped me manage my pain but over a few months I started to feel better than I’d felt in years. I don’t need to see Laine anywhere near as often now but my BSR sessions are essential to allowing me to get the most out of my life. Highly recommended, give it a go!
I have suffered from acute panic attacks for 15 years. Nothing soothed them or prevented them from recurring. I took prescribed medication of all types, sat in many many therapy sessions, practised yoga and meditation and did my best to personally figure out what was causing them. Nothing helped.
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. I’m a pretty mainstream, western medicine person and can’t pretend to understand the mysteries of the body or how it all works. But whatever she did is incredible, and the frightening tight chest pain is gone. Even if you don’t have any particular ailments, attending Laine’s sessions are the most soothing and comforting experiences. It’s like having a massage! Laine is truly gifted and I can’t recommend her practice enough.
Blown away by the immediate impact that Laine and BSR had on my back, which was pretty much locked up leaving me just about able to walk, but little else. I cannot recommend this alternative to physio enough. This approach doesn’t just treat the symptoms like physio etc; it tackles the cause. I’ve now been completely pain free for 5 weeks and the worry of my back going again has gone. Can’t thank you enough Laine!
When I came to Laine with a knee injury, she gave me a great overview of the Body Stress Release technique which helped me understand how to get the best results from my sessions. I was sceptical that such subtle pressure could create substantial shifts in my body, but that dissolved quickly. I felt the healing in Laine’s hands straight away – there is nothing mechanical or cold in anything she does. She is pure, intuitive energy.
For me there were two limbs to the treatment – the incredibly nurturing & deeply relaxing hands on BSR & then the amazing healing process that’s triggered & continues in your body between sessions.
I can’t recommend Laine highly enough.
It’s in the subtlety that the deepest and most profound effects are felt. Laine has the perfect balance of technique and intuition. It felt as though my body was a map of my life’s experiences and with each maneuver all the places I had forgotten were rediscovered. She also worked on my 5 month old baby, after the 2nd session I noticed a huge shift in her overall comfort.
Looking forward to another session!
A lifetime of bad posture and injuries from sport and gym had left me with chronic lower back pain and a perpetual ache and AC separation lump at the top of my right shoulder. After seemingly exhausting options to treat these, I was very almost resigned to just accepting them . 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. I cannot recommend Laine highly enough!
So, first of all you probably need to know that I’m a very cynical person. Very. Facts speak and I have small patience for the idea of alternative therapies or non-mainstream practices. So it was with some trepidation and much cajoling that I decided to try BSR. It’s not alternative, but it is relatively unknown and my inner (and outer) cynic screamed that it probably was so for very logical reasons.
Having had two significant car crashes in my early twenties resulting in various pins and bits of metal being implanted in my ankle, I’ve had twenty years of my leg slowly seizing up and getting less and less movement. There have been the regular (almost daily) cramps and shooting pains as my muscles and tendons around my ‘bad leg’ struggle to get going and there has followed in more recent years the pains in the rest of my body as everything else tries to compensate for the lack of movement in the leg. Doctors and specialists I visited wrote it off and said simply that it was early arthritis because of the accident and I wouldn’t be able to do anything about it. So I ignored the pain and carried on.
A busy life with four lively boys leaves little time for introspection, time for yourself and silly things like going to the doctors, so whilst it got more uncomfortable (more shooting pains, longer in the morning to get things going) life went on. DIY injuries, trips down stairs and out of the attic (don’t ask!) , long drives, a very painful weekend walking round New York and a birthday with a 0 at the end of it finally forced me to concede that I should do something about this.
A recommendation for a physiotherapist did finally bring some relief, a lessening of the shooting pains and a regular regime of stretches got me walking almost like a human again and I started to run. Happily numbed and excited about the possibility of Lycra and trainers off I went. I pulled everything and got plantar fasciitis to boot. Back to Physio for more stretching but sadly not much permanent relief.
So, thusly incapacitated, hobbling, aching, strapped up and pretty much having resigned myself to an ongoing life of short fixes with Physio or regular dosing with Ibruprofen (or stronger) to get myself through those “really difficult days” I arrived at BSR. Prepared for pulling and prodding and yet another short lived (if at all) relief. Whilst being a cynic, I’m also very prepared to admit when I was wrong.
And boy was I.
After my first session with Laine, having had a pretty thorough discussion of all of the ills that beset me and a 40 minute release I came out feeling better than I had in years. Relaxed, significantly less encumbered by pain and much more aware of my body and how it could/should function. It was a little weird as my limbs were able to move differently and I was feeling things that I hadn’t before. The discussion about chasing the pain (helping your body work its way back though years of injuries and in my case overcompensation for lack of movement) made a lot of sense. As I went through the next few days and began to work out what had loosened up and how it was affecting me I did begin to feel different aches as my body got used to re connecting with bits it had given up on but Laine talked me through this and helped me understand where and how my body was healing. After a year of pretty agonising plantar fasciitis I woke up the next morning and walked for the first time without pain.
Three sessions later I am now not only a firm convert to the pretty astonishing techniques of BSR, but a man who for the first time in 20 years feels no pain, and is getting back in tune with his body.
Please give it a go. It will change your life.
I’ve been suffering from reoccurring back and leg pain for as long as I remember. When I’m training for my bike races it gets worse forcing me to habitually take painkillers to race. After 4 sessions it has gone and now I use BSR to help me recover from long 100 mile plus rides. Didn’t think it was fixable after trying everything but it was. Highly recommended.
I have suffered from lower back pain for more than a decade. Having seen countless osteopaths, chiropractors, doctors and specialists to frustrating lack of success. Laine introduced a technique I was honestly sceptical about beforehand but the results have been fantastic. The service is non invasive unlike many other treatments and suited to your personal needs. I would thoroughly recommend it.
I have had scoliosis (spine is curved and s-shaped) which has caused referred pain and postural problems since my teenage years. After a thorough consultation regarding medical history and relevant background issues, Laine has worked wonders to release and relieve the pain. As well as BSR she has given me great advice regarding how to retrain myself to sit and support my back correctly when working. She has a calming and gentle nature teamed with an instinctive sensitivity which leads her straight to problem areas. I feel totally relaxed during treatments and very confident in her abilities. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is struggling with pain issues of any kind.
After my very first BSR session with Laine I was amazed at what an immediate improvement in how my body felt and to my range of movement. Laine was great and totally put me at my ease. Subsequent sessions gave even more of an improvement to my back and neck pain. It’s incredible that what seems like such a subtle gentle technique can have such a positive impact – I really recommend it.
I have ongoing sciatica issues which Laine and Body Stress Release has helped so far by removing any residual pain, I’m having sessions to maintain my current pain-free state.
Body Stress Release technique is amazing – I still don’t know quite how it works, but that’s not important because it just does. And Laine is a wonderful therapist, making you feel instantly relaxed and in safe hands.