About Zero Balancing
Developed by Fritz Smith in the early 1970s, Zero Balancing is a form of touch therapy that incorporates elements and principles of osteopathy and acupuncture.
Mosby’s Dictionary of Complementary and Alternative Medicine describes zero balancing as “a gentle style of massage based on the belief that there is an energetic body as well as a physical body and that injuries can affect both.”
The Zero Balancing Health Association (ZBHA) describes this form of therapeutic touch in the following terms:
Zero Balancing is a powerful body-mind therapy that uses skilled touch to address the relationship between energy and structures of the body
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.
Zero Balancing works in conjunction with medical therapy and is not a substitute for it.
Zero Balancing at Sierra Tucson
Zero balancing is one of several body-based therapeutic activities that are available to residents at Sierra Tucson. Emphasizing the mind-body-spirit connection, zero balancing uses experiences therapeutic touch to help residents reach a state of comfort and serenity. By easing aches, and pain, zero balancing frees residents from the physical stresses that may be preventing them from opening their minds to the possibility and promise of holistic change.
As residents health their bodies and regain their strength, they are better prepared to pursue lifelong recovery. Zero balancing is one way that Sierra Tucson strengthens our residents’ ability to achieve their objectives.