BSR assists the body in its in-built ability to maintain and heal itself by releasing stored tensions. We are all constantly subjected to various forms of stress in our daily lives. A certain amount is necessary, to provide us with challenges and to stimulate us to strive for survival and promote growth and development, therefore not all stress is harmful.
Stress becomes a negative, destructive factor in life when it goes beyond the individual’s ability to adapt to it. When stress overload is reached, instead of the stress being released, it becomes stored within the body as “body stress”. This may lead to stiffness, postural distortion, a loss of flexibility, pain or numbness.