Zero Balancing was developed by American born Fritz Smith, MD in the early 1970s.
Dr Fritz Frederick Smith received his Bachelor of Science in 1951, Doctor of Osteopathy in 1955 and Medical Degree in 1961. He practised osteopathy and general medicine from 1957 to 1972.
During the 1960s and 70s, seeking a deeper understanding of illness and health, he began studying alternative therapies, including Rolfing Structural Integration with Ida Rolf and Five Element acupuncture with J.R. Worsley. He became the first American to earn the Diploma of Acupuncture at the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in London, in 1972. He also studied with Swami Muktananda – a renowned yoga and spiritual teacher.
Fritz currently lives in California USA with his wife Amina.
While classically trained in the allopathic modalities, Fritz' scientific viewpoint was increasingly challenged by his study of acupuncture and Eastern philosophies of healing.
He eventually developed a touch therapy that integrates a blending of Eastern thinking and Western thinking.
At first, other people started calling his new system "Fritz-ing" and attempted to imitate his techniques. In response, he formalised the principles and techniques surrounding his practice so that it could be taught to others.
While on the look out for a name, one of his clients got off the table and exclaimed, "That was amazing. I feel balanced back to zero." Hence the name Zero Balancing was born.
What is Zero Balancing?
Zero Balancing is a body-mind system of healing. Done with the clothes on, it is deeply enjoyable and relaxing for the body and mind. A treatment usually lasts 30 to 45 minutes.
ZB Practitioners use slow and gentle points of pressure and traction, held for only a few seconds each, to create fulcrums or 'points of balance' around which the body can relax and repair.
ZB also supports the release of physical and emotional trauma which may be stored in the body as patterns of chronic tension and imbalance.
By addressing the deepest and densest tissues of the body (bones) along with soft tissue and energy fields, ZB helps to clear blocks in the body’s energy flow, amplify vitality and support a greater sense of well-being.
What Are the Benefits?
Zero Balancing clients often report experiencing deep levels of relaxation, along with immediate and long-lasting relief from pain.
ZB may be able to help with:
Chronic Stress -- in the body and in the psyche
Physical or Emotional Trauma stored in the body
*These statements have not been evaluated by a regulatory agency
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