March 15th, 2017
What if, as a massage therapist, you could relieve clients’ aches and pains, release restrictions in movement, and provide lasting relief of emotional distress? Zero Balancing® is a modality that helps to address these issues.
Developed by Fritz Smith M.D. in the early 1970s, this mind-body therapy uses touch to address the relationship between energy and structures of the body. Zero Balancing® uses the philosophy that the deepest currents of energy in the body are held in the skeletal system and even memories are stored in tissue.
Zero Balancing® uses finger pressure and gentle traction to clear blocks in the body’s energy flow by creating fulcrums, or points of balance, along the bones, joints and soft tissue. Thirty to forty-five minute sessions can easily be incorporated into massage. The results can help clear blocks in energy flow, amplify vitality and contribute to better posture. Clients report a feeling of inner harmony and organization, with a bone-deep sense of relaxation similar to meditation.
Oregon School of Massage offers two classes in Zero Balancing® which satisfy requirements for the Zero Balancing Certification Program.
Zero Balancing® Introduction for LMTs is scheduled for September 10th as part of OSM’s Massage & Wellness Weekend.
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