Body Stress Release is a gentle yet effective complementary health technique which was pioneered in South Africa by Dr’s Ewald and Gail Meggersee. A fall out of a tree at the age of five left Ewald Meggersee with instense lower back and leg pain and while he explored numerous forms of treatments, he struggled to find a long term solution for his condition. While studying chiropractic in America the Meggersees stumbled across Dr van Rumpt, a retired American chiropractor who hadexplored an approach to pain relief that differed from conventional chiropractic manipulation. They returned to South Africa and building on this gentle technique, they developed Body Stress Release (BSR). BSR is built on the premise of using the body as a biofeedback system. The practitioner is able to use the body’s reflex response to accurately test for stored tension which may be disrupting the nervous system.