Releasing stress from babies

Recent Testimonials

Below are recent testimonials from clients. To view all the testimonial symptoms list from clients please select the Testimonial Category on the right.

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Dear BSR practitioner, Yesterday my shoulder was megga bad, today I can dress myself again. I give you and my body thanks for the combined healing process. XXX
Janet Stott
Chris's treatments have helped me regain a level of functionality I thought I'd lost forever - he truly is a miracle worker!
Maria Bradbury
I would highly recommend Body Sress Release. Before I began treatment with Chris I had suffered for years with migraine and tension headaches. Body Stress Release has helped to ease the tension in my neck and my headaches are much better. Last year I was in a car accident and suffered whiplash. Chris helped with this so that the pain was manageable and my overall recovery time was quicker than anticipated by the NHS. Thanks Chris!
Bridget Roberts
Hi Chris

Just wanted to tell you that my neck, back, spine have never felt so good! Totally free of aches and pains and, wonder of wonders, I am standing straight and walking upright. (My hips are fine but legs are like lead)!

Thank you so much!

Best regards

Mont James
Chris has been a great comfort while I was waiting for a new hip. Also he helped me over my right shoulder which has an impinged tendon. I may feel a bit sore for a day or two but I always feel better in due course and Chris will always tone down the treatment if asked on a follow up session so that I then feel so much better. I am always happy to recommend them both.
Jane Childs
Highly recommend body stress release and both Chris Balaam and Marie Stone as practitioners. Really sorted my back problems when I was pregnant and never had a problem since, and you couldn't meet 2 nicer people :) if you want any details just ask me x
Paula Partridge
Body stress release is an incredible treatment for many body issues, including back pain which I had for YEARS. Body stress release has relieved 98% of my pain and Chris Balaam and Marie Stone are brilliant practitioners.
Amy Levin
Hi Chris,
Just a quick line or two to say thank you for what you've done for me.
Before I started treatment with you, I was wound up like a ball of twine, a collection of aches, pains, cramps and stresses that were impacting hugely on my quality of life. My shoulders were so tense, I could barely turn my head, chest pains were causing me to have panic attacks and head aches were making every day a misery. Add to that a lack of energy, poor sleep and apathy and my life had become a misery that felt barely worth living.
Now though, after only 3 sessions of BSR, I'm a new man and life is wonderful again. The cramps, aches and pains are gone, I feel full of energy (and my sex life is terrific once more). Physically, I feel relaxed and happy and full of energy. Mentally I feel content and back to my old self, able and happy to deal with anything life throws at me.
Thank you very much for giving me my life back.
Richard Thomas
For 18 months I have suffered with sciatic back pain, which eventually after 12 months stopped me being able to walk any distance and ground my exercise regime to a complete halt.

I was introduced to BSR in December 2011 and after 5 months of treatment have never looked back.
I soon learned that what seemed to be a dabilitating condition with no apparent end, could be eased immensely and as my lower back tension released, so did the nagging sciatic pain that came with it.
I can now walk the stairs without pain, I am able to sit, stand and walk for longer spells now and can see light at the end of the tunnel.

The treatment is specific and non-invasive and administered in a caring and professional way.
Patience is the key and coupled with Chris's assistance, a comfortable future is closer than I ever imagined.
Karen Hurst
Having been recommended by two people to visit Chris for my hip and knee pain I decided to give it a try. After only one session I began to feel the pain ease and after three sessions and heeding the advice I was given the pains had gone.

I have since recommended Chris to others feeling that he would be more then able to help them.
Bob Atherden
I suffered low back pain after a few months after giving birth to my son and getting into very bad lifting habits. It got so bad that I could not hold my son for more than a minute when he was 5 months old. I was very concerned as I was returning to work and at the time I couldn’t see my back getting any better. Chris reassured me that it would be fine by the time I needed to go back. I went to see Chris and after a few treatments I felt so much better. I was amazed how effective body stress release was as only after a few sessions my back started to release. He explained in a very simple way what was happening to my back and why it was causing so much pain. He explained about lifting techniques and also exercises to strengthen the stomach, which I found hugely helpful. Chris and Marie are always very warm and welcoming when I see them and have made such a huge difference as now I can get on with being a mum with very minimal pain.

Thank you
Julia Scott
" I have been treated by Chris with body stress release several times now and have noticed a great improvement in my health. I had been suffering from sciatica and muscle tension causing headaches which have been greatly reduced. In fact the sciatica has not been a problem at all lately. I felt a difference after only two or three treatments and would recommend this therapy as a gentle and relaxing way to address aches and pains of all kinds."
Jill Jahans
My name is Joss Myers and I am 31 years old. I was booked into have a Double Disk Replacement Surgery back in 2007. 2 Weeks before I was going in for the operation, my Dad begged me to try this alternative treatment called Body Stress Release. I thought "What a waste of time" but there is no harm in trying so off I went. I arrived barely able to walk in the front door. When I left my 1st session I thought the theory behind it made sense but the treatment was quite strange. However I decided to continue. After 3 treatments, I was walking just fine. After a further 3 treatments, I was MUCH BETTER. So much so, I decided to cancel my operation.

And as they say, the rest is history. It is 5 years down the track and Body Stress Release has really helped me maintain a good lifestyle. I am not going to lie - my back still gives me trouble every now and then but I have learnt how to manage it through BSR.

I want to thank Chris Balaam for all the help while I was based in London and highly recommend Chris and the treatment of BSR to anyone out there with back problems.
Joss Myers
The pain started in my hip, this wasn't unusual, as I relaxed in bed, often after a difficult day I experienced a kind of dull ache, this time, however, it was different. It started in my hip area right at the back of my pelvis, I then felt quite clearly it moved to the front of my pelvis. It was a feeling like an electric shock with dull pain, you know the kind, sharp ouch with a groan attached. I next felt it zip down my thigh from the outer to the inner leg, seemingly following the muscle. Missing out my knee it continued down my lower leg across the top of my foot and right into my big toe. This took about five minutes as far as I can tell, with little breaks in the pain as if something was deciding which way to go next.

I can only believe it to be the nerve pathways opening up after a long time being unused, thanks to the B.S.R. I have been having over a number of years.

The freedom I felt the next morning was truly wonderful, but that's a longer story!
Janet Stott
I am so thankful I found Body Stress Release. It was suggested to me by a friend, who herself, is recovering from my limited mobility in arms, legs and neck.
For me Body Stress Release has lived up to its’ name, it is not only my mobility that has more than improved from my session with Chris Balaam - stiffness, aches and pains put down to aging have just melted away.
Chris explains the body’s healing processes in a way that is easily understood. This together with his professional care and attention makes it a worthwhile and effective treatment process I can wholeheartedly recommend.
Anna Hunter
When I first came to Body Stress Release I’d been in agony for a couple of months. I’d already had physio, the next stage was an epidural. However I was due to fly on holiday so I was game for anything, within a week of seeing Chris Balaam I made the flight. I still don’t see how it works but it does.
Trisha Noakes
I have been having body stress release for several years now. It is chiefly through this amazingly effective system of treatment that I have found my body gradually becoming free from what used to be daily aches and pains that I thought I would have to suffer for the rest of my life. Indeed I feared how these would worsen as I grew older.   Incredibly, my spine has been slowly straightening, and with that I am much more at ease in my body. I am 54 years old and have had scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis since I was a child, and all three curves are improving. Even my mother has noticed the change! For me, the visits for a `release' are not totally pain-free experiences but the results are worth the temporary discomfort. I also put my increasing levels of general well-being down to a more aligned spine which allows all my organs to function more effectively. I feel much gratitude to Chris, and to those who brought this way of working on the body into being.     Thank you.
Helen Argent
I started seeing Chris about six years ago following a recommendation from a business colleague. I had suffered from back and joint pain for twenty years and had received several diagnoses and seen numerous practitioners of both conventional and alternative medicine. Very little seemed to help me until I started to see Chris.

Chris's treatment has helped me immensely. My back has loosened up considerably and I now have days with little or no pain at all. My joints also appear to be more supple.

I would recommend that anyone with chronic pain should try this treatment. You may feel a bit sore following the first couple of sessions but this does lessen as the treatment progresses so it is worth persevering with.
Liz Ashfield
I have been a loyal fan of body stress release for nearly ten years now. I was introduced to BSR in South Africa and when i moved to the UK i was very relieved to find Chris Balaam practising in Covent Garden. Chris provides a very thorough, professional and knowledgeable service that has definitely assisted in keeping my spine and posture in check. Highly recommended to anyone who suffers from lower back pain.
Anthony Werkman
I had tried a range of different treatments over many years . Before I met Chris I was used to spending up to £500 a year to get my back patched up.  I now see Chris every few month a service or an MOT for my back and I have been largely pain free.  He gets to the cause of the problem – he doesn't just deal with the symptoms… His quiet calm effective manner means I come out the sessions feeling ready to face the world… Thanks Chris.
Duncan Sones
What can I say about Chris Balaam?
Only thank you Chris, thank you for giving me my life back.
After 4 years of pain you took it away. After 4 years of tripping when I walked, of being bent unable to stand upright, of being constipated, of having problems and a great deal of pain to get out of bed each the morning. You healed me and still are healing me, because things are still improving. Thank you so very much.
Jane Hicks
I have been suffering with a number of unexplained pains for some time.
The main pain was my neck.
Wouldn’t turn left or right, just rigid. A real hazzard for driving.
After a few sessions with Body Stress Release, pains have gone, and my neck is now fine.
I would recommend Chris and the pleasant atmosphere to all ages, I am 75, felt like 65!!
Patricia Etherington
I went to see Chris when I was preparing to run an ultra marathon of 56 miles from London to Brighton. I had a few ‘chronic pains in my body, but at the time of particular concern was the bottom of my feet! It hurt to walk, although somehow I could run. Chris worked on my back, identifying where I was stiff and tight and recognizing that the pain in my feet was related to deep held ‘tightness’ in my back. The pain left my body – such bliss to be free again! I loved the experience of the treatments too, such total relaxation – I wished they had gone on for longer!
Julia Armstrong