Zero Balancing uses skilled touch to address the relationship between energy and structures of the body. With finger pressure and gentle traction, the practitioner addresses areas of tension in the bones, joints and soft tissue by creating still points around which the body can relax and reorganize. This gentle, yet profound, treatment addresses the densest tissues in the body, while also affecting soft tissues and the body’s energy fields.
Zero Balancing helps the body find its own balance – not the mythical perfect balance. As we live our lives, our bodies adapt to the many stressors we experience; our bones and muscles adjust to specific activities and demands we place upon them. These demands vary from person to person, dancer to football player, carpenter to office-worker, musician to bronco-rider. Our bodies also adapt to injuries, sometimes leaving altered postures or holding patterns long past their usefulness. Structural Balancing helps us each find balance in our own bodies, facilitating healthy adaptation to permanent structural changes and eliminating unhealthy adaptations to outdated challenges.
Zero Balancing focuses primarily on key joints of our skeleton that conduct and balance forces of gravity, posture and movement. By addressing the deepest and densest tissues of the body along with soft tissue and energy fields, Zero Balancing helps to clear blocks in the body’s energy flow, amplify vitality and contribute to better postural alignment.
Because Zero Balancing works at the interface of energy and bone, it also affects our energy bodies by inviting organization to chaotic energy fields. In this way, it also supports us in adapting to stressful lifestyles in a healthy way. A Zero Balancing session leaves you with a wonderful feeling of inner harmony and organization.
How can Zero Balancing help you?
Zero Balancing can help relieve body aches and pain, release restrictions in movement, and provide lasting relief from emotional distress to improve overall quality of life. Zero Balancing can also be helpful with specific goals such as relief from back pain, improving concentration or sleep, releasing unwanted stress, eliminating old behavior patterns, or boosting well-being. Zero Balancing works in conjunction with medical and physical therapy and is not a substitute for it.
What to Expect:
A Zero Balancing Session takes between 45-55 minutes. Your first session is likely to take at least a full hour, and you should allow an additional ten minutes for initial paperwork. Your practitioner will assess your current condition and discuss your goals for the session before beginning the balancing work. Zero Balancing is a subtle but deep therapy. You will lie, fully clothed, on a massage table, while your practitioner works under your body, providing gentle pressure and subtle movements. to release held tension in your bones, initiating an energetic shift in your body.
A Zero Balancing session leaves you with a wonderful feeling of inner harmony and organization. The changes you experience are only beginning during the session, and things may keep moving and shifting subtly for the next 24 hours. Just as a deep muscle massage can leave you feeling a little bit sore the next day, if you had a lot of held tension, you may feel a similar soreness the next day. This will abate within a day.
Where there is a lot of held tension, Zero Balancing will relieve that tension in layers, and thus it is recommended that you receive three weekly sessions to achieve the best effect. Thereafter, maintenance sessions can be spaced further apart.
Your Zero Balancing Therapist
Helen Pope is a Certified Zero Balancer. To earn her certification, she studied Zero Balancing for two years, taking over 100 hours of classes, and working closely with a mentor for six months. As with all Certified Zero Balancers, she was evaluated for quality of touch, efficacy of treatment, and understanding and application of the Zero Balancing protocol by two different Zero Balancing faculty members before receiving approval for certification. Helen works with the Zero Balancing Faculty, assisting in teaching core Zero Balancing classes.