While the focus of BSR is on improving the health of humans, some BSR practitioners have at times assisted their client’s pets.
Animals may also become subject to body stress from accidents, falls and jumping. Sometimes animals may also have underlying structural issues (such as hip dysplasia) which may cause aberrant muscle tensions in the lower back area. In these instances BSR may be useful in assisting your pet with mobility and pain management.
The cat with neck stress:
A luxurious Persian couldn’t eat, although it was obvious to her owner that she was hungry. The cat had been thoroughly examined by the vet who had investigated her throat and found nothing apparently wrong with her. Her owner was hand feeding her tiny amounts of food and as she could barely eat the cat was getting thinner and thinner.
A BSR practitioner worked on the cat who was totally co-operative as the practitioner worked on the neck. A few hours after the releases the cat started eating again and within a short time she was once again a healthy rounded feline. It would appear that tension in the neck was irritating a spinal nerve which must have been constricting the throat and making it extremely hard to swallow. One can only presume that she must have jerked her neck in a misjudged jump or fall.
The Staffie with wind:
A Staffie of 18 months old and an exuberant personality and unfortunately extreme flatulence! The couple had mentioned to their BSR practitioner that the problem had occurred the day after their dog had nearly a silly accident where he’d jumped off the back of a truck and caught his collar which pulled tight around his neck.
There was such intense body stress in the dog’s neck it had lost its natural curve, and the practitioner released body stress in the neck and on the spine. After 2 sessions of BSR the flatulence ceased and the owners were thrilled.
It’s possible that the neck tension was creating pressure on nerves of the autonomic nervous system which would affect the digestive system.
Some disturbance of normal function had occurred, such as excessive secretion of gastric acid, resulting in the production of gas.