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What is Body Stress?

Understand how body stress impacts on our lives.

Stress – what does it really mean?

Stress is part of everyday living – the demands that life places upon us. Our body responds to stress by secreting adrenaline that prepares us for “fight or flight", to deal with a threatening situation. The blood sugar level is raised to produce extra energy, muscles tense in order to react quickly, breathing speeds up and the heart rate increases to pump more blood to the muscles. All of these actions, initiated by the sympathetic nervous system, occur whether the stress is physical or psychological, and they are switched on automatically, before our conscious mind can analyse the event rationally.

Adaptability

The key to understanding stress is: as long a the stress does not strain the individual, on any of the above mentioned levels, beyond that which he is capable of handling, it IS beneficial. When we manage to adapt to a stress factor, the stress is not cumulative. It is dealt with and dissipated from the body and mind. Every time we face a challenge and overcome it, we've made a successful adaptation, which moves us to a higher level of capacity. In this way stress is our means to evolve ourselves, in all facets of our life.

Stress overload

When those stressful forces applied to individuals go beyond the limits of their adaptability, stress overload occurs and some outside help is needed. Stress overload may be defined as: the overriding of the body's inner, resistive powers by an outer, resistive force. In the case of less extreme stress overload, the force or pressure to which the body is subjected may still go beyond its ability to deal with it. If not, the tension becomes 'locked' into physical structures – the muscles, tendons, ligaments or other tissues remain tight and constricted, and we call this 'body stress’.
the layers of body stress are like an onion

Layers of Tension Build-Up (The Onion)

I would like you to imagine an onion and all its layers. 

The layers of this onion are the layers of body stress locked into your body. The core of the onion is your blue print.

I see BSR as the key to unlocking each layer.

Some layers might even make you cry like the onion would when cutting it but when you take off and leave behind the layers of locked in stress you will feel free from the previous pain.

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Liesel Waterson Kilian
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2020-08-16

I have been going to Retha for Body Stress Release on a regular basis and I cannot explain how my body feels after BSR sessions with her... I can only say that it is how I always imagined my body was supposed to feel ... light, pain free, comfortable. Thank you Retha! You are truly amazing!

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Ellana Delport
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2020-04-17

Retha is really professional. I had 3 sessions with her just before lockdown... and it was really amazing. I could feel the tension and stress leaving. I suffered from upper back..and lower neck pain for almost 6 months on and off...and it was gone immediately after the first session with her...came back a bit a few days later...but then gone so far after session 3 now for 3 weeks! I can really highly recommend her.

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Frances Boshoff
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2019-05-31

Retha is passionate about body stress release. Listens to you and finds the best treatment. I would definitely recommend her.

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Amanda Bergh
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2019-05-06

Wonderful alternate way to manage my health

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Tanya Crous
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2018-09-04

highly recommend it! must do for all ages!

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Nadine Minnaar
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2018-08-02

After falling of my horse and collided with steel poles i could barely move. Hurt my shoulder, elbow and coccyx quite badly and extremely sore muscles i went to see Retha. Within hours after my first session i could move around and sore muscles were not as bad. She also pointed out some other issues i had and worked on them as well. Within a few days my elbow and shoulder were good to go and i could go back to my normal routine of riding and working.

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Maria van Breda
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2015-05-13

Body stress release het my gered van 'n definitiewe groot rugoperasie.