Body Stress Release is a complementary health technique pioneered in South Africa by Ewald and Gail Meggersee. This gentle technique assists the body in its own healing process and brings effective relief from many forms of tension, pain and discomfort caused by the build-up of stress in the body.

When the stresses of life - whether mechanical, chemical or mental/emotional - reach the level of overload,the body is no longer able to adapt constructively. The stress becomes locked into the physical structures, causing pain, stiffness, numbness or postural distortions. This stored tension has an impact on the nervous system and undermines the body's natural ability to co-ordinate its functions and heal and maintain itself.

It brings effective relief from pain and discomfort from many different causes, including back pain, various types of stress and even sporting injuries.


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Ewald Erich Meggersee.
21 September 1944 - 7 December 2013


The BSR Academy and the global BSR community mourns the passing of Ewald Meggersee. His sudden and unexpected death on Saturday 7th December marks the end of an era.
Ewald and his former wife Gail pioneered the technique of Body Stress Release and founded the profession of BSR which is now in more than fifteen countries. His own healing journey following a back injury as a child was an integral part of his and Gail's development of the technique of BSR as they searched for a means to relieve his suffering.
Over more than a quarter of a century many thousands of people have benefited from the technique of BSR and we are deeply grateful for this gift that he helped bring into the world.

"To live in hearts we leave behind, is not to die"