Developed by Fritz Smith, MD in the early 1970s, Zero Balancing is a powerful body- mind therapy that uses skilled touch to address the relationship between energy and structures of the body. Following a protocol that typically lasts 30 to 45 minutes, the practitioner uses finger pressure and gentle traction on areas of tension in the bones, joints and soft tissue to create fulcrums, or points of balance, around which the body can relax and reorganize.

How can Zero Balancing help you?
Zero Balancing can help relieve body aches and pain, release restrictions in movement, and provide lasting relief from emotional distress to improve overall quality of life. Zero Balancing can also be helpful with specific goals such as relief from back pain, improving concentration or sleep, releasing unwanted stress, eliminating old behavior patterns, or boosting well-being. Zero Balancing works in conjunction with medical therapy and is not a substitute for it.

What to expect at your Zero Balancing Session
ZB session begins with a discussion of your current state of health and goals for your Zero Balancing treatment. Goals may range from reducing tension or discomfort in a particular area to improving energy level to helping with sleep issues or stress relief. You will first sit and then lie on your back, fully clothed, on the massage table. Your practitioner will assess your body for tension, particularly tension held in the bones and joints. Then your Zero Balancer will place gentle finger pressure or traction called fulcrums into areas around the spine, ribs, hips, feet and neck to support the body, allowing it to deeply relax and release held tension in these areas. Zero Balancing enables your own energy to flow in stronger, clearer ways – helping you to feel more like yourself and more at home in your body.

The cost of a session is $70.  To schedule your personal Zero Balancing session in Maryland please send an email  to

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