Parents are advised to take their children to be checked at regular intervals, to prevent body stress from accumulating. By keeping the communication system free from disturbance the boy is assisted in ensuring that the child’s growth and development are normal and healthy.

Also, problems that arise in later life, such as back pain and headaches, or degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis, may be traced back to trauma in childhood – falls and sports injuries. If the body stress is not dealt with, it initiates a process of degeneration.


The Effects of Body Stress on Babies and Children:

  • A common sign that a baby has body stress in the neck is constant crying for no apparent reason.
  • When body stress is present in the lower back the baby will cry when the hips are lifted while the nappy is being changed. The impact on the nervous system may cause constipation.
  • Body stress in the area of the diaphragm may result in colic.
  • Toddlers who refuse to walk and demand to be carried, or who complain of sore legs, (so-called growing pains) very likely have body stress in the lower back. The leg muscles may be affected, causing a tendency of the feet to turn inwards.
  • Bed-wetting may occur if the nerve supply to the bladder is irritated.
  • At school, a child with tension in the neck may lack concentration and become disruptive.
  • If there is pressure in the lower back, the child may be restless and unable to sit still.


Case Studies:

Neck stress from forceps delivery

A desperate mother arrived at the BSR practice announcing that she’d had “6 months of hell” with a child who never stopped screaming and barely slept. She was close to tears and worn out and medical tests had not revealed any problems, the lady felt that there was something wrong with her and she was frustrated and desperate as she felt that she must be doing something wrong.

When placed on his stomach it was evident that the baby was uncomfortable and he bellowed and twisted, making it difficult for the practitioner to reach the contact points in the neck. The patterns of body stress were similar to those seen after a whiplash in a car accident.

As the stress in the neck was released, the baby fell instantly asleep. 3 days later the mother reported that her child had slept for 10 hours, and while he was still crying constantly he had toned down the screaming. There was ongoing improvement and after 5 sessions the mother and baby were both transformed, he was sleeping normally and no longer such an unhappy baby.

Spasmed arms

A five month old baby kept his arms in spasm against his chest and his gaze appeared to be unfocused. Cerebral palsy was suspected by the doctors. 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.

Difficultly suckling

A two day old baby could not suckle, as her tongue kept flicking to the corner of her mouth. After body stress was released in the neck she began suckling normally.

Bed wetting

A three 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.