"What if you could get therapy without talking, massage without undressing, and expand your mind without meditation or drugs?”
Zero Balancing, developed by Fritz Smith, MD in the early 1970s, is a powerful body-mind therapy that uses skilled touch to address the relationship between energy and structures of the body. Some bodywork, such as massage, Rolfing and chiropractic, focuses primarily on improving the function of the physical body. Other modalities, such as acupuncture, Reiki and Polarity therapy, work to enhance body energy. A Zero Balancing (ZB) practitioner consciously and actively engages BOTH body energy and body structure simultaneously – bringing them into balance within themselves and with one another. The result is greater than the sum of the parts, enabling the person on the table to feel engaged on the levels of body, mind and spirit. Often, with Zero Balancing, both energy and physical function improve dramatically.
Following a protocol that typically lasts 30 to 45 minutes with the client fully dressed, the practitioner uses finger pressure and gentle traction on areas of tension in the bones, joints, and soft tissue to create fulcrums, or points of balance, around which the body can relax and reorganize. Zero Balancing focuses primarily on key joints of our skeleton that conduct and balance forces of gravity, posture, and movement. A Zero Balancing session leaves you with a wonderful feeling of inner harmony and organization, very similar with the effects of a long meditation practice.
Benefits of Zero Balancing
Studies show that a 30 minute Zero Balancing session resulted in a 61% stress reduction confirming that it is a highly effective modality for reducing stress, anxiety, and tension, such as Mindfulness and Massage.
Zero Balancing as energy medicine is appropriate for all ages. The deepest and densest tissue of the body, the bones, carry the deepest flow of energy and can hold vast amounts of it. Through touch, held energy stored as tension and contraction is redistributed throughout the system, facilitating the release of old trauma and negative conditioning.
Free, balanced, amplified and integrated energy flow in the system resolves pain and distress and engenders vitality and well-being. In this expansive, grounded state we form greater connection with our whole being, physically, mentally, spiritually, allowing us to feel love and compassion towards ourselves and the world.
Zero Balancing treatments can:
Reduce pain and discomfort
Increase balance, stability and mobility
Induce a deep state of rest and relaxation
Reduce stress and insomnia
Facilitate a sense of expansiveness, connection, peace, and contentment
Help you to feel better equipped to handle daily pressures
Support you through life’s transitions
Provide lasting relief from emotional distress
Improve overall quality of life
"Seeing Anna regularly for massage and Zero Balancing over the course of the past year has exponentially improved my overall wellness. She is an amazing listener, knowledgeable, intuitive, has a warm, relaxed, intelligent presence and is an incredibly skilled practitioner. I had never experienced Zero Balancing until I did a session with Anna, and it has become an integral part of my healing from an autoimmune disease. The effects of a Zero Balancing session with Anna are hard to put into words, but I can say that I’ve never felt such a sense of deep relaxation and integration. I also have to recommend Anna for regular massage, as she is exceptionally gifted as a masseuse. As far as I’m concerned, Anna is THE go-to practitioner in Boston for sustained wellness!"