Zero Balancing®

Zero Balancing is a holistic bodywork therapy, rooted in both leading-edge Western medicine and an Eastern understanding of energy and healing. With this awareness of both structureand energy, ZB treatments focus on releasing restriction and improving energy flow on a foundational level – within the bones, joints and skeletal system.

In addition to forming the physical foundation for our bodies and lives, our bones also contain the deepest and most essential flows of energy through the body, hold unresolved stress and trauma, and are a bridge to connecting with untapped inner resources and wisdom. Working on such a foundational level, ZB treatments bring balance, amplify wellness and release restriction throughout every level of the bodymind.

During a ZB treatment, practitioners follow a simple protocol to evaluate physical qualities and energy flows throughout skeletal system as a whole, as well as major joints and structures: ribcage, spine, sacrum, pelvic girdle, ankles, feet, shoulder girdle, arms, wrists, neck and skull. Using a combination of skilled touch, finger pressure and gentle traction, practitioners release blockages, restrictions and tensions wherever they are found. Following a protocol that lasts about 45 minutes, a ZB treatment leaves one with a wonderful sense of inner harmony and organization.

How can Zero Balancing help you?

Where energy flows freely, disease cannot manifest ~ Eastern proverb

Zero Balancing can help bring relaxation, balance and alignment throughout the body, relieve body aches and pain, release restrictions in movement, improve posture, increase energy levels and support our body’s innate ability to heal itself. Zero Balancing can also help provide lasting relief from emotional distress, freedom from limiting mental and emotional patterns, support inner work and recovery, and encourage greater clarity of self, purpose and direction.

Because ZB supports our wellbeing on such a core level, we are also being supported in our life-long process of self-discovery; ZB helps us get more in touch with our deeper essence and authentic self, gently encouraging us to release what holds us back from living the most relaxed, natural and satisfying life possible.

Our body is the template of who we are. It holds our hopes and potentials, our fears and limitations, in both our inner and outer worlds. As we alter the template the person is given a fresh opportunity for change, growth, and inner peace. ” 

~ Dr. Fritz Smith, Founder of Zero Balancing

 Interface touch

being held in the highest regard

Another hallmark of ZB is it’s use of interface touch, which means that the energetic boundaries between practitioner and client are always clear. With clear boundaries, we are able to experience what truly safe, healing touch feels like. In turn, we respond to interface touch with deep relaxation, trust, and the felt sense that we are free to let go and be fully ourselves.

Also, interface touch means that we aren’t trying to force change to happen, but providing opportunities for the bodymind to reorganize itself in whatever way it feels it is most needed. By honoring the bodymind’s innate intelligence and wisdom, space is held for the healing process to unfold in the most natural way. These qualities are especially significant and beneficial for anyone healing from trauma, abuse and/or loss. In our modern world, the healing potential of interface touch cannot be overstated.

More about ZB sessions

Sessions begin with time for questions, sharing, and getting clear about what the focus of our work will be. We can address any physical, emotional or mental issue and/or support any healing intentions you may have. While ZB sessions can address any area(s) of concern, they are also non-diagnostic. In ZB sessions, we aren’t trying to diagnose issues or work with a ‘fix it’ mentality, but rather listen deeply to the bodymind and release restrictions in where we find them.

ZB sessions are received fully-clothed on the treatment table, and follow a full-body protocol that lasts about 45 minutes. Sessions finish with time for sharing and feedback.

I am currently a student in the Zero Balancing® certification program, and am offering ZB sessions for $65 to make support my studies and share this wonderful method of holistic bodywork with you. Discounted sessions available through May.

Zero Balancing works in conjunction with medical therapy and is not a substitute for it.

© Copyright Holistic Bodywork Chicago
"VortexHealing" is a registered service mark of Ric Weinman. All rights reserved. Visit