Zero Balancing, also called ZB for short, is a holistic touch therapy that was developed by Dr. Fritz Smith in the early 1970's. Dr. Smith is an osteopathic physician who initially studied with J.R. Worsley, Ida Rolf, and many other leading holisitic health practitioners. Zero Balancing is a powerful mind-body therapy that uses light pressure to help re-balance the structures and energies of our body. Primarily working with 'bone level' energy, light pressure and gentle traction are applied on areas of tension in the body. This light pressure and traction helps to alleviate the discomfort and stagnation, and the client is left feeling highly relaxed and with a wonderful sensation of inner harmony and balance.
Past ZB clients of mine have come in with debilitating pain - sciatica that felt like fire running down their leg, or clients unable to lift their arm due to their upper back hurting so badly. With gentle treatment, we can help to relax, alleviate, and eliminate pain while helping the whole body, mind, and spirit to feel better and more balanced at the end.
While Zero Balancing is an extremely effective modality for helping to reduce and eliminate physical pain, its effects are more far reaching than the physical body alone. Negative emotions, feeling 'off', depression, feelings of spiritual emptiness - these are conditions that are inextricably linked to the physical body. By helping to rebalance the bones, the tendons, the tissues, and ultimately the posture and the energy of the body, Zero Balancing is also an excellent method for helping clients navigate and potentially resolve difficult non-physical symptoms.
If you would like to know more, please contact us and see if Zero Balancing is a good fit for you. The sense of peace, wellbeing, and lightness that comes from a Zero Balancing session is a feeling I wish for everyone. Even if you don't have any symptoms at all, getting a ZB can help to access deeper states of wellbeing and relaxation that have far reaching benefits. Go ahead and treat yourself to better health today - you deserve it.
Michael Oruch giving a ZB session
What to Expect in an Zero Balancing Treatment
For any clients who are looking to access deeper levels of relaxation and wellbeing; who are afraid of needles; or who are primiarily concerned with alleviating structurally related pain, Zero Balancing is a wonderful treatment.
Sessions are performed with the client fully clothed (comfortable, non-restrictive clothing is advised), and take approximately 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the client. When you come to your first Zero Balancing session, we will do a short intake session to establish any existing injuries and past surgeries/traumas. As a client, the majority of your experience will be laying on the treatment table, face up, and fully clothed. The practitioner applies pressure and traction to most of the joints in the body, including the ribs, the spine/vertebra, the sacrum at the base of the spine, the feet, hands and arms, the skull, the knees and hips.
The pressure and traction should never feel uncomfortable or painful, and you should walk away feeling more rested, relaxed, and more ease where there was discomfort. If you would like to experience a Zero Balancing session, give us a call to set up an appointment, or set up a consultation to find out if ZB is right for you.