|ZB (pronounced Zee Bee) originated
in America by Dr Fritz Smith MD in the 1970’s. Originally
he was a medical practitioner, before qualifying in osteopathy
and acupuncture. He wanted to combine the best of Western and
Eastern ideas of healing, so he brought together in ZB the osteopath’s
knowledge of structure with the esoteric concept of life force
and energy (chi).
ZB concentrates on the skeletal system rather than muscles
and soft tissue, so it deals with ‘core’ issues,
both physically and emotionally. ZB also brings in a spiritual
dimension of uniting body, mind and spirit through touch.
It can sometimes bring up past memories of painful situations
or accidents which have become buried in the body. These can
then be released, or brought to attention and worked with.
The treatments are gentle, yet powerful, bringing a clearer
stronger force field of energy in to the body, which facilitates
the client to feel very relaxed and balanced. As Fritz Smith
says “our deepest nature is held in our bone and when
you touch someone in this way they certainly know about it,
it is very profound”.
ZB does not aim to cure, but to bring ease to stress and
strain held in the body; particularly back aches, headaches,
and pain in necks, shoulders and knees. It helps our wellbeing
and body maintenance!
The client receives the treatment fully clothed (except for
shoes and belt) lying on a massage table. The practitioner
evaluates the skeletal flexibility and energy field before
the client lies down and does nothing! The practitioner then
lifts and stretches and places fulcrums (gentle finger pressure,
which are held for a few seconds) in to specific areas of
tension, which allow the body to naturally release, let go
Zero Balancing has also been adapted to help ladies during pregnancy.
Rosemary from Nailsea says:
"Zero Balancing is a unique experience leaving you feeling
relaxed yet refreshed. A wonderful overall feeling of wellbeing."
Jane from Glastonbury says:
"As soon as Nick put his hands on me, I felt very safe and comfortable. Although the treatment is very gentle, it touched the deepest part of me, and released a lot of stored hurt. I felt rebalanced and healed."