The results? You’ll feel happier, calmer and more in tune with your body.
During a Zero Balancing session, the practitioner uses finger pressure and very gentle traction on areas of tension in the bones, joints and soft tissue to create points of balance, or zero points where the body relaxes and reorganizes. It focuses on the key big joints of the body like the hips, pelvis, and shoulder girdle,that conduct and balance the forces of gravity, posture and movement. Dr. Smith refers to those joints as the “keystones” of the body structure. Zero Balancing helps to clear blocks in the body’s energy flow, create more energy, and improve better skeletal posture. It makes one feel more aligned with inner harmony and balance. Quite frankly, it makes people feel great and more within their whole body, centered and grounded.
Zero Balancing helps with stress, headache, back pain, and the skeletal system but impacts and shifts other aspects of the subtle energy consciousness of the body in more indirect ways by creating the balance that creates the flow of a sense of “well-being.”
The ZB practitioner and session is unique in that it is a very much about boundaries; there is profound respect between the listening practitioner and the integrity of the body being listened to. It is called working at “interface” and involves neither adding nor subtracting energy from the client, but creates a balancing effect on the client’s own energy. It focuses on bone and the skeletal system and works at that interface of energy and structure in the client’s body.
A Zero Balancing practitioner asks about what is happening in your life: personal, physical, emotional, as all are helpful information but it is up to you to share what is relevant. Whatever the issues are will frame the focus is of the session.
You lay on your back fully clothed on a massage table. There is a series of brief gentle hands-on touch protocols that start from the head to the toes. It helps the practitioner tune into your energy system and evaluate what the areas listened to are “reporting” and determine the direction of the rest of the session. This healing method has unique energy in that it touches the emotions held in the bone in a very specific way. Dr. Smith realized that the large bones hold the energy of the ancestral world and working with them can release and free long held emotional imbalances. One of the most amazing observations is that in our 1 year old self, emotions get stored in our hip joints when we learn how to walk. Tuning into those bones/joints can help free emotional issues that are long standing and limiting.
The response to a Zero Balancing session is one of deep relaxation, feeling more empowered, and centered. It helps bring the body back into alignment and then the body can correct many of its own ailments. It brings the body back into balance structurally and energetically so it can optimally heal on its own.
“Zero Balancing teaches that the deepest currents of energy are in bone, that memory can be held in tissue, that energy fields in the body underlie mind, body and emotions, and that imbalances in the field precede pathology.” – Fritz Smith, MD, Founder
Here are some of the benefits to people of all ages using Zero Balancing:
- Increases feeling of health and wellbeing
- Releases stress, and improves the flow of energy in our bodies
- Reduces pain and discomfort
- Enhances stability, balance and freedom in both the inner and outer body
- Increases a deep sense of connection, peace and happiness in your consciousness
- Releases emotional, mental and physical tension
- Supports positive changes in behavior or attitude changes
- Improves sleep quality and duration
- Relieves body aches and pains
- Helps eliminate old behavioral patterns
Zero Balancing was developed in the early 1970’s by Fritz Smith, MD. He was fascinated by the power of touch and ended up going to Esalen Institute in Northern California, learning about Eastern protocols and energy, then traveling and studying in India where he discovered yoga, meditation, energy medicine, and quantum physics. Because of this interest, he traveled to the UK and became a licensed acupuncturist. He then decided to return to the U.S. and blend the two systems of osteopathy and acupuncture and the results of his healing modality became profoundly enhanced.
The name “Zero Balancing” came about after someone receiving his work commented that the experience of being brought back into balance was “like I was Zero Balanced.” Dr. Smith has been practicing and teaching ZB throughout the world for more than 35 years.
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