What makes Zero Balancing a unique approach to bodywork?
Zero Balancing accepts as a given that energy exists in our bodies as a specific force, field or configuration, which has its own anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology.
Zero Balancing provides both a theoretical model and a practical therapeutic protocol, which addresses the relationship between energy and the skeletal structure.
Within the skeletal system are certain joints which have a minimal range of motion and whose main function is related to the transmission of energetic forces. These joints, such as the sacroiliac joint, are known as the foundation and semi-foundation joints of the body, and are a major focus of Zero Balancing. When such joints become imbalanced the body tends to compensate in ways that have widespread effects. These compensations may impede function and set up unconscious tensions, which lead to a reduction in vitality, and become potentially self-limiting.
Practitioners of Zero Balancing learn to feel and evaluate the relationship between energy and structure within joints by means of simple movements. They then use a specific kind of touch that creates a point of dynamic stillness around which the client can relax and reorganize. As the integration of the client’s energy and structure occurs, there are observable involuntary responses which inform the practitioner as to the effect on the client and help to guide the rhythm of each individual session.
Zero Balancing can bring about an altered state of consciousness, which may enable clients to transcend limitations in a safe and grounded way. The client’s experience of being held at a profound level of conscious relaxation ‘in their own integrity’, is a particular quality of Zero Balancing.
“Zero Balancing has helped me to find stillness and peace…it just has to be experienced.” PL, Melbourne, Australia.