Body Stress Release
Unlocking tension - Restoring self-healing
Elizan's own BSR journey:
"I love Body Stress Release!! Every day I am so thankful for this amazing technique.
I have always been active and love being outdoors. Therefore, my husband and I started doing
speed-walking a few years ago and took part in races every weekend. Since his legs are much
longer than mine, I had trouble keeping up with him. Not listening to my body, I pushed myself to
keep up so that I always had backache and stiffness after a race. I had to exercise regularly,
otherwise the stiffness would just become too much. I didn't realise it at the time, but this caused a
lot of damage to my lower back and spine. Now I understand that the stiffness was my body's way
of trying to immobilise or 'splint' my body in order to heal the affected areas. By the time I tried to
have children, I couldn't fall pregnant in spite of a series of fertility treatments.
Then, about 6 years ago, my mom told me that she was interested in becoming a Body Stress
Release practitioner. She has been seeing a Body Stress Release practitioner in South Africa for
some time and was very positive about the technique, but I did not know what she was talking
about! Then she sent me a very excited e-mail one day to let me know that a Body Stress Release
practitioner would be in Canada for a few months to visit her children, only a stone's throw away
from where we lived. I phoned to make appointments, since I wanted to try this new technique that
my mom was so thrilled about!
The practitioner asked me a number of questions about my health and body history. I told her that I
actually feel very healthy, except for the fact that I have difficulty falling pregnant and had already
been receiving fertility treatments on and off for 4 years. She gave me the initial three releases on
day 1, 3 and 10 of the process and then set up further appointments based on my fertility treatment
cycles. After the 5th session I fell pregnant and was overjoyed to be expecting! I have absolutely no
doubt that the pregnancy was made possible by the healing and increased efficiency of my body as
a result of BSR. I had a very healthy pregnancy with absolutely no back pain or hurt. Today Daniel
continues to be a joy and blessing in our lives and we are very, very thankful that he was given to
At that time, my mom also went on the Body Stress Release course and started her practice in South
Africa. Given the blessings of BSR in my own life, I had an intense desire to complete the course as
well. I have been a management accountant before Daniel was born, but I've always been
interested in the health field and saw his birth and my maternity leave as an opportunity to change
careers. However, the course was only presented in South Africa and I would have to go there for 5
months in order to do the course. In addition, Body Stress Release was completely unknown in
Canada and my practice would be the very first in the country. It took me 3 years to finally reach the
point where I felt ready to uproot Daniel and leave my (very supportive) husband for 5 months. In
2009 Daniel and I left for South Africa where he was in a nursery school whilst I attended classes. I
loved every minute of the course and found it a life-changing experience.
I returned in Oct 2009 and started up my practice. My family and I was the first to benefit: today I
am so much healthier and stronger than I was before the course. I used to take half an hour to get
'up to speed' in the morning, because I was so stiff and sore in the morning. Regular headaches
plagued my days. My family all benefit from regular releases now and I am continuously thankful for
such a healthy strong family. No colds, no aches and pains, no stiffness, no headaches, no cramps -
just enthusiasm and energy and a zest for life!
Right from the start, my practice flourished. My clients saw distinct change in their bodies and
reported wide benefits. I see amazing things happening in my practice every day and feel
surrounded by love and thankfulness. My clients experience levels of health and increased
efficiency that they are so grateful for. And I continue to find it mind-blowing that such a gentle
technique can be so effective on people of all ages. Yes, without a doubt, BSR is truly an incredible
"I just want to thank you for the releases that you performed on me. I was in tremendous,
excruciating pain in my lower back. Thanks to the releases, that lower back pain has not returned. I
tell everybody, this really works!"
"I would like to encourage everyone to make Body Stress Release part of their life. It is a
non-invasive approach to improving your health in each and every way. It promotes body alignment,
I am more aware of my posture and, as a result, I have no more back and neck pain. My migraine
headaches are relieved. The key to this holistic approach is having a dedicated practitioner who is
properly trained and committed to every individual's needs. My practitioner makes me feel very
comfortable and she is very confident in her profession. The results show in her work."
"Great job - I would recommend BSR to everyone. In today's world, life is very busy and stressful,
and I find it important to diminish as much stress as possible. This is the perfect way to do it."
A 25-year-old male came for BSR, complaining of severe constipation that he had been suffering
with, on and off, for years. He had had no bowel movement for three to four weeks. After the first
release, a bowel movement was passed the following morning, with a further movement after his
A mother brought her 2-month-old baby boy for BSR. He had had a particularly traumatic birth,
during which the umbilical cord had been wrapped around his neck. He had been crying almost
constantly since he was born despite his parents and grandparents trying everything. He was also
sick after each feed. When the baby came for the appointment, he was crying, and throughout the
release he continued to cry constantly. At the second appointment (although he was still crying), the
mother reported that he had been sleeping a little better. Also, although he was still sick after
feeding, he had been eating more. At the third visit, his mother said he had been much better and
sleeping every three hours, only crying occasionally. By the fourth appointment, the baby had once
again resumed a better sleeping pattern, had stopped being sick after a feed, and had started to
A girl of 15 years came to BSR diagnosed with scoliosis. Her parents brought her to see if BSR could
help with the discomfort and pain she was in. Seeing her for regular weekly releases and then
fortnightly, after a short time her pain had subsided, she was regaining more flexibility and was
able to start her dancing again, which she had been missing. After a six-month period, she went for
a second X-ray. She had been told by the medics that her spinal curve could remain the same, as
measured by the surgeons in degrees, but that usually the curve became more pronounced over
time. Amazingly, her curve had improved and was actually 12-14 degrees straighter than the first
X-ray had indicated. BSR had helped release the stress and tension in her body. This resulted in the
body being able to straighten up and return to its natural position. By the time she was to have
surgery, the surgeons said that the operation was not really necessary, but that only a very small
procedure was required.
After two weeks of traction in the hospital, a 50-year-old man could not walk due to severe calf
pain. After two weeks of BSR (4 sessions), he was pain free and returned to work.
A 42-year-old woman with intense lower back pain was scheduled for surgery (L5 - S1
laminectomy). After 5 sessions of BSR, she was free of pain. Over the following 13 years, she
experienced only mild pain from time to time, which was relieved by BSR a few times a year.
A 42-year-old man with a history of whiplash had been experiencing increased arm and hand
numbness and weakness for three months in spite of intensive physiotherapy. After 6 sessions of
BSR, full use of his arms and hands was restored.
A girl of 10 years of age suffered from constant neck pain with restricted rotation. All tests at the
Children's Hospital were negative. After 2 sessions of BSR, the pain and swelling subsided and full
mobility was restored.
After BSR, pregnant women have reported freedom from lower back pain and sciatica, and easier
delivery than previous births. In several cases of infertility, women have conceived after body
stress in the lumbar spine has been released over several sessions.
A 37-year-old woman experienced recurring cystitis (bladder infection) after the birth of her
second child. The condition improved while she was taking antibiotics, but recurred as soon as she
stopped the medication. The cystitis cleared after one session of BSR. When it recurred several
months later, once again after one BSR session, she was symptom free.
"After my first release, I was able to sleep better, walk straighter and taller and my limp
disappeared. I am 66 years old, have sciatic problems, both knees have been replaced at ages 55
and 57, I've had surgery on my left foot resulting in a bad fracture and I have arthritis everywhere.
At age 16, I had a prolapsed disc in the lower back. I was put in traction for a week in hospital. After
3 Body Stress Releases, I had improved immensely in all problem areas. It also relieved my sinus
"My experience with Body Stress Release was absolutely amazing! After my first session, I felt as
relaxed as if I had had a great night sleep! At first I could not understand how something like Body
Stress Release could work, but after my third and fourth sessions, I could actually feel the stress
leaving me. My posture improved as well as my digestion and I had never felt better!"
"I felt a huge reduction in stress after my second release. It felt like a large weight was lifted off
my shoulders. I am a teacher of Special Needs students and experience a lot of emotional stress on
a daily basis from September to June each year. After my fourth release, I felt that I was able to
handle any crisis that came my way. In fact, a visitor to our school commented that I had the most
easy-going walk he had ever seen! I had to laugh because usually I am running around the school
like a chicken with my head cut off. I can't wait until my next release."
"Having gone through some major life changes in the past year, I was in a huge emotional
depression. After only 3 BSR sessions, I felt as though the dark cloud that had been hovering had
finally lifted. Even family members noted the positive change in my attitude and energy level."
A 48-year-old man was experiencing such intense calf pain that he was unable to walk. He was not
aware of any pain in his lower back. A week of traction in hospital had not eased the problem. After
the first BSR session, his lower back became very painful as feeling was restored to numbed nerves.
The calf pain was unchanged. After the second session three days later, the pain withdrew from the
calves and was felt in the hips and lower back. After further releases 5 days later, the pain in the
lower back began to lessen. The final session was 3 days after that. Within two weeks the client
was pain free and was able to return to work.
For several years, a 15-year-old boy had experienced the embarrassment of frequent bed-wetting,
as well as intermittent lower back pain. After three sessions, in which pressure was released in the
lumbar spine, he had no further bladder problems. The bed-wetting recurred a year later after a
heavy fall at rugby, but cleared up once more after two sessions of BSR.
A woman of 28 had been experiencing almost constant headaches for 6 months, as well as a stiff
and painful neck. She had 2 sessions of BSR. After each one, the pain withdrew, but returned within
a day. Detailed questioning revealed that she had started using a new skin cream about 6 months
before. She stopped using it and, after one further session of BSR, her neck stabilised and the
A man of 42 complained of numbness in his arms, pins and needles in his fingers, and hand
weakness. Body stress was released in his neck over 3 sessions. He reported that full sensation and
strength had returned to his arms and hands.
Every few months a 4-year old girl would wake up at night with severe stomach pain. On each
occasion, she was rushed to hospital but all tests were negative. After a few hours the pain would
ease. A BSR assessment showed body stress in the lower rib and diaphragm areas. Questioning the
mother revealed that at times the little girl requested iced fruit juice before going to sleep. The
problem did not recur when the mother withheld the iced drinks.
After mowing his lawn with a heavy mower, a 40-year-old man experienced sudden severe chest
pain and breathlessness. The condition continued for two weeks, although medical tests were all
negative. After body stress was released in the sternum and rib area, the pain withdrew and did not
A 5-month old baby kept his arms in spasm against his chest and his gaze appeared to be
unfocused. Cerebral palsy was suspected. After one session of BSR his arms relaxed. After a
second session his mother reported that he was able to focus on her face and respond to her. Six
months later his grandmother sent a photograph of him and a letter to say that his development
was normal in every way.
A 3-year-old girl was described by her father as naughty, as medical tests showed no reason for her
continued bed-wetting. During the two weeks after the stress in the lumbar spine was released,
the bouts of bed-wetting steadily decreased in frequency, and then ceased entirely.
A 32-year-old woman had been suffering from a lot of tension headaches and sciatic pain
following a car accident two months previously. After her first session of Body Stress Release, she
reported that her lower back and hips felt much freer and that the sciatic pain had gone. After the
second session, the headaches had started to ease and by the third session they had completely
disappeared. After a fourth session, the client reported that all her symptoms had improved and that
she was no longer suffering any discomfort at all.
A 44-year-old female came for BSR complaining of cluster headaches, which would last for six
weeks at a time and had been occurring for the past 17 years. The client came for BSR over a
10-month period, having three appointments a week for the first month. During the second month,
there were two appointments and then an appointment once a month thereafter. After having BSR,
the headaches cleared up. It also inspired her to give up a stressful job and go back to college to
retrain in a career she had always wanted to follow.
A 38-year-female came for BSR to help with constant neck pain and regular headaches as a result
of a skiing accident at the age of 24, when she had compressed four of her cervical vertebrae. Six
sessions encouraged the client's own self-healing capacity, with the result that she no longer
experiences the constant neck pain, headaches or the lower back pain.
A 49-year-old male came for BSR complaining of constant dizziness and pain in his right buttock
since a fall down stairs two years previously. An MRI scan was clear. By just the second
appointment, he reported that he had had no dizzy spells since his first release, that the pain in his
buttock had completely disappeared and that he was feeling better than he had in years.