Zero balancing works on the understanding that energy flows through the body in relationship with its structure. Through releasing tension in and around the bones and joints, a zero balancing session encourages energy to flow more smoothly and evenly through the structure of the body.

Zero balancing focuses on the joints that are concerned with transmission of force through the skeleton. It evaluates and improves the function of these joints, working towards optimum balance and efficiency in their relationship with the body as a whole.

If the skeleton is poorly aligned and off-centre, our muscles become overly involved in supporting weight which causes a build up of muscular tension. This reduces ease, flexibility and range of movement and is the primary cause of many body pain problems and repetitive injuries. A well aligned skeleton means the weight of the body is supported and the muscles don’t hold excessive tension.

Interface touch

In Zero Balancing, we touch ‘at interface’, and this is one of the things that distinguishes Zero Balancing from other forms of touch therapy. So what is meant by interface?

In interface touch, there is a clear energetic boundary between the practitioner and the client, and no energy is exchanged between the two people. This doesn’t mean there is distance or lack of connection, but that the practitioner doesn’t add to or take away from the client’s energy.

The advantage of these clear boundaries is that the touch itself feels very clear to receive. The client doesn’t feel that they are being interfered with in any way, and there is a sense of safety and respect. The practitioner is focusing on the point of connection and simply feeling what is there without judging it or trying to make anything happen.

Interface touch is particularly valuable where there are boundary issues, maybe through having been emotionally or physically overridden in the past. The receiver starts to get a clearer sense of their true boundary, as the focus moves away from the world and back to themselves.