What is body stress?

Stress is a part of everyday life. Our bodies are designed to adapt to all types of stress in a positive way, but sometimes we find ourselves overloaded by stress.

Stress only becomes a negative factor when it goes beyond your ability to adapt to it. When stress gets too much for your body to adapt to positively, it reaches overload and becomes locked in the muscles as body stress. Every individual has a different threshold of stress overload, but the effects are the same.

Body stress can lead to pain, stiffness, postural distortion, numbness, cramps, constipation, anxiety or fatigue amongst many other symptoms, all of which are indications that your body is not functioning to its full potential. Tension in the muscles can put pressure on the nerves, which disturbs the body’s communication system. This reduces the efficiency of the body’s natural self-healing ability to release the stored tension. Your body then requires some outside assistance and this is the function of the Body Stress Release Practitioner.


Do you have body stress?

So many people live with mysterious conditions, unexplained pains, and limitations they have come to accept as normal.

“The release of body stress is a catalyst for self-healing, both physically & emotionally.” Gail Meggersee

Do you have aches or pains, which you have come to regard as normal for you?
Do you suffer from headaches that come on for no apparent reason?

Have you just learned to live with stiff knees or aching shoulders?
Do you get out of the bed in the morning with your lower back stiff or in spasm?
Do you often experience heartburn or indigestion?
Have your problems been labelled as ‘of unknown cause’ because medical tests and x-rays have not revealed any abnormality?
Are you currently using medication with little or no improvement?
Does your baby cry constantly for no apparent reason?

Many mysterious problems can be traced to a logical cause – body stress. In all of the questions listed above, body stress may be the cause.

Causes of body stress


High impact - quick event:
Car accidents (e.g. whiplash)
Slips & Falls
Sporting injuries
Birth trauma for mother/baby

Low impact - lifestyle habits:
Bad posture
Carrying excess weight
Inappropriate exercising
Incorrect lifting or twisting whilst lifting
Muscle strains
Working/reading with the head tilted downwards for lengthy periods


Disintegrating family relationships
Exam stress
Family responsibilities
Financial worries
Personal health concerns
Work pressure


Air pollutants
Food additives and colorants
Too much coffee, sugar, gluten, dairy
Poor diet and lack of vitamins and essential nutrients to help the body heal
Lack of water (dehydration)
Chemicals in everyday cleaning products
Cosmetics and perfumes