Actually you are taught: "Do not listen to your body, but tell it what you want it to do". But this is a wrong approach to the body. The body is miraculously assembled. It has a great self-healing ability that can only function optimally if we respect it and take good care of it and listen to what it means that is good for us.
When we drive a car we pay close attention to the temperature of the car, check oil level and petrol level because we know that an overheated car or a car without petrol will not bring us far. This we should actually do the same with our body. We can buy a new car but there is only one of our bodies and we can not replace it.
In a report on sports injuries recognized by the European Community, the following conclusion is reached: "In most sports, it is not the question whether an athlete will overcome his injuries, but when and to what extent an injury will occur. Many of the injuries are not caused by a sudden event, but by what is generally known: excess. This means that a certain part of the body simply can no longer handle the regular pressure of the training without "getting stuck".
Back pain, for example, is common among weightlifters, golfers and tennis players. Both golf and tennis require a repetitive quick turn in the movements. This can cause stored tension in the body if it is not performed properly. This tension can eventually lead to lower back and shoulder complaints.
Children and teenagers are often asked too much during sports at school or sports clubs, which can fix physical 'stress' in the body. Because they are young, we do not see this as stress. The symptoms that the children receive are then described as "normal",growth pain, headaches, abdominal pain.
Sports activities can also lead to emotional stress. This is then caused by competition in the sport, having to perform and having to win at all costs and disappointment / frustration due to loss or not being in shape.
The third category of stress is chemical stress. Chemical stress can be caused by, for example, dehydration or too much fluid intake, but also by inhaling exhaust fumes during jogging or inhaling other unhealthy substances.
To begin with, a release of the muscles gives new energy. If muscles tense themselves to protect a certain part of the body, it costs the body a lot of energy. Energy that should actually be available improve sports performance. If the muscles are released through BSR and thereby relax again, extra energy is released, which benefits improved sport performances.
One client, a 36-year-old man, was a runner and suffered from a tight hamstrings. He told us that he did exercises every morning to stretch the hamstrings. He did this by touching his toes with stretched legs. He could hardly believe that this exercise actually only aggravated the problem. The exercise of touching the toes caused, by bending the back so far, more irritation of the nerves in the lower back and thus caused the problem in the hamstring because the nerves from the lower back to the legs. After treatment with BSR and stopping the exercise, the man discovered that he no longer suffered from his tight hamstrings.
Body Stress Release helps faster recovery after exercise, and allows athletes and sports people perform to their optimum level, with a better understanding of the integral functioning of the body and how to care and respect the body.