Within Sungani Umoyo we can support Body Stress related complaints with two very unique complementary health techniques:

  • BSR- Body Stress Release Therapy  –  Introduced from South Africa
  • TRE – Tension Release Exercises   – Introduced from America

But what is Body Stresss exactely? When the body fails to adapt effectively to stressful circumstances stress overload is reached and the muscles may involuntarily clench in protective action.  This muscular response is usually the body’s attempt to reduce mobility or limit movement of an affected joint, tendon or tissue. When normal stresses and strains reach the point of overload, this tension may become locked into the body’s physical structures.  This stored tension is known as ‘body stress’. Over time this accumulative progression of body stress exerts pressure on the spinal nerves and may result in pain, numbness, muscle weakness, stiffness, distorted posture and impaired functioning. At first one may just gradually feel fatigued but later pain, stiffness, or numbness may set in. The effects may vary, but the result could be a slow decline in overall health.


If you want to find out if you suffer form Body Stress related complaints, read below and dont hesitate to make an appointment!

What is body stress release

Body Stress Release Therapy is a complemenatary health profession concerned with unlocking the tension stored in physical structures, thereby assisting the body in restoring its maximum efficiency.


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.

Body Stress Release can bring effective relief from pain and discomfort from many different causes, including back pain, various types of stress and even sporting injuries.

Body Stress Release is a very gentle, drug free, hands on therapy, practical and logical. Body Stress Release uses information provided by the body to determine where stored tension may be undermining the efficiency of the nervous system, disturbing the body’s ability to co-ordinate its functions and perform at its full potential.


We are all subjected to the stresses of living and therefore we all tend to accumulate stored tension, with a possible resultant decline in the body’s efficiency. Body Stress Release is suitable for all ages and all levels of health – even babies may have body stress after a traumatic birth or a challenging pregnancy. By attending regular Body Stress Release maintenance sessions the body is able to maintain a happy equilibrium and your overall quality of life may be enhanced.


The Practitioner will take a clear case history before doing the initial body stress assessment.

Once the sites of stress have been mapped out and located, the practitioner performs a series of releases. This is done with a thumb or finger with a slight pressure or impulse. This initiates an organised sequence of messages to the brain, alerting it to the stored tension and encouraging the body’s self-healing response. The process is light but precise – the body doesn’t require a forceful stimulus to respond. As a result the BSR technique may be used across all ages and levels of health from the very young to the infirm.


As BSR is a process, initially three appointments are made for a new client. Then, depending on the body’s responses to the releases, the client is advised regarding follow-up appointments. During a consultation the practitioner takes the case history details, making notes of past accidents, fractures and operations, as well as establishing what the client is experiencing at present.

body stress/muscle tension is recognised as:


Do you recognised yourself in the above complaints and do you want to make an appointment please contact us:


TEL: 096 3960537



TRE® is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. The exercises safely activate a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance.


Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (or TRE®) is based on the fundamental idea, backed by research, that stress, tension and trauma is both psychological and physical. TRE®’s reflexive muscle vibrations generally feel pleasant and soothing.  After doing TRE®, many people report feelings of peace and well-being. TRE® has helped many thousands of people globally.


TRE® is designed to be a self-help tool that, once learned, can be used independently as needed throughout one’s life, thereby continuously supporting and promoting personal health and wellness. It can also be used as an effective complementary practice when integrated with other treatment modalities by those in the healing professions, including the treatment of PTSD and anxiety disorder recovery.


TRE® can also be taught in very large groups for communities that have experienced mass trauma.



Everyone! Since this shaking mechanism in the muscles is part of our natural behavior as humans, everyone can benefit from TRE.  It can release emotions ranging from mild upset to severe anxiety whether it is caused by work stress, excessive worry, conflict in relationships, physical stresses or traumas from accidents.

Whether you are a parent/spouse who would like more patience with your family, a victim of violence or accident, a soldier suffering with PTSD, an athlete, or simply a person who wants to become more resilient and just feel better about life, you can benefit from TRE.


TRE – Tension Release Excersises is a fantastic easy and very effective scientific self-help method in which you learn to let go of the tension yourself. With 6 simple exercises and 2 vibration sessions, I am going to teach you how to apply TRE in a safe and effective way. A mat, a wall and comfortable clothes are what you need. A wonderful method that supports the reduction and processing of stress, anxiety and tension and for trauma recovery.



Do you recognised yourself in the above complaints and do you want to make an appointment please contact us:


TEL: 096 3960537