Zero Balancing is a leading-edge mind & body therapy that uses skilled touch to balance the relationship between body energy and body structure to amplify wellness. Dell Dell’Armo is a Certified Zero Balancing practitioner at Four Pillars, licensed massage therapist and one of only 475 practitioners across the country offering these healing treatments.
Zero Balancing is a hands-on healing modality, helpful in dealing with the issues of stress, physical pain, and/or injuries, working on the combination of energy and structure. Zero Balancing was developed in the early 1970s by osteopathic physician and medical doctor, Fritz Frederick Smith. Dr. Smith had a standard osteopathic practice in rural California to which he added studies in acupuncture. He experienced remarkable results with his patients by integrating principles from osteopathy, involving manipulation of bony structures, and acupuncture, involving balancing body energy. Patients expressed feeling happier, calmer, and more grounded and centered. As one of Dr. Smith’s early patients said, “I feel balanced … back to Zero… sort of Zero Balanced.” The name resonated with Dr. Smith and stuck.
Zero Balancing, an emerging form of alternative healing, releases energy trapped in the bones to ease chronic physical and emotional pain. Zero Balancing helps balance body energy and structure with the following benefits:
• alleviate symptoms of stress
• relieve musculoskeletal tension
• reduce physical and emotional pain
• enhance wellness
• promote feelings of well-being
Zero Balancing focuses primarily on key joints of our skeleton that conduct and balance forces of gravity, posture and movement.
What can I expect in a Zero Balancing Treatment?
The Zero Balancer will ask what is happening in the client’s life; physical, emotional and/or spiritual influences are all welcome information. It is up to the client to decide what is important to share. Based on that information, the Zero Balancer and the client will decide together the goals and “frame” for the session. The job of the practitioner is to weave that chosen frame into the session. So if the client has determined, for example, that he or she wants the framework of the session to feel more balanced, clearer, more integrated, or “to release baggage” (whether physical or otherwise), part of the Zero Balancer’s job is to find a way for the body to become a vehicle for accomplishing that goal metaphorically, while simultaneously keeping in mind the aches, pains or other physical concerns the client has asked to have addressed.
After a brief assessment, the practitioner will ask the client to lie on his or her back, fully clothed, on the massage table. With a series of traction movements and the application of pressure from fingertips called “fulcrums” (applied mostly to the underside of the client’s body), the practitioner will follow a set protocol of treating the entire body, from the toes to top of the head.
The meditative quality of Zero Balancing also differentiates it from traditional massage. The Zero Balancer brings a high level of focus to the session by listening to the client’s body with his or her hands, eyes and ears. Zero Balancing treats the whole person, not just the disease. As with acupuncture, the goal is to bring the client’s body back into balance and from that point, the body corrects many of its own ailments. Zero Balancing brings the body back into balance structurally and energetically, which consistently makes for happier, healthier clients.
With only 475 practitioners in the country, this is a unique healing service. Dell Dell’Armo is a certified Zero Balancer and offers his treatments at Four Pillars. He is also a licensed massage therapist and an instructor at the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy for over 15 years. He participated in a two-year program requiring 100 hours of class time on topics such as “the alchemy of touch” and “form and fulcrums,”. He has performed approximately 20,000 healing treatments/massage in his life time. FL LIC.# 21487
Zero Balancing® at Four Pillars – 60 minute treatment $95
Zero Balancing® is a hands-on mind/body system of therapy that balances the relationship of energy and structure within the bones and tissues of the body. Zero Balancing promotes internal balance and harmony through the use of skilled touch. A Zero Balancing session consists of gentle acupressure focusing on joints and bones. The full session takes 60 minutes with approximately 40 minutes on the table.
Your practitioner will assess your body for tension, particularly tension held in the bones, joints and skeletal structure. Then, your Zero Balancer will place gentle finger pressure (fulcrums) into foundational areas including spine, hips, feet and neck to release held tension.
Zero Balancing provides clients the possibility of health and heali
ng at the deepest level of energy flow in the body – the skeletal system. By working with bone energy, Zero Balancing provides relief from pain, anxiety and stress while facilitating a profound experience of wellness and integration. Aligning energy with structure enhances the body’s natural healing processes and supports optimum health. Many people initially seek ZB to relieve symptoms but continue receiving sessions as their quality of life improves.
Call Four Pillars, Lakewood Ranch at (941) 373-3955 for more information or to schedule an appointment.