If the birth process was difficult, a child may be born with body stress, especially in the neck, head and lower spine.
Small children are prone to accumulate body stress as a result of frequent falls and jerks whilst playing.
Children may develop the habit of bad posture e.g. watching television or playing computer games while in a half lying position which reverses the normal lumbar curve thus causing pressure to build up in the spine. They may also sit incorrectly and adopt a hunched over posture when reading, studying or playing hand held mobile devices which can induce stress in the neck and lower back.
As they approach puberty, children become more self conscious and may develop poor posture. Hunched shoulders, a contracted chest and downward tilted head occur as a defensive mechanism against new challenges and stresses of life that accompany adolescence. Muscles tighten and tension becomes locked into the childs` body.
As a child develops, they also have to contend with all of the associated emotional stress that life throws in their path which in turn may get stored as tension in their bodies.
Babies and children generally respond very quickly to BSR as the pressure has not been present in the body for a long time and is therefore readily released.