Life in the Bones, The Book I Didn’t Write and the Book I Did

by David Lauterstein Beginning about ten years ago, Aminah Raheem, the wife of my Zero Balancing mentor, Dr. Fritz Smith, asked if I would consider writing his biography. At the time I was still working full-time on my second book, The Deep Massage Book, so I thanked her and declined but promised I would give it more thought. Periodically Aminah would check in with me. Fi...
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I HAVE A DREAM – and it’s in my bones!

by David Lauterstein, LMT, Cert. ZB Years ago I received the gift of hearing Martin Luther King speak in person. I hope you’ll excuse me if I bring some of his inspirational tone into this little essay. I just can’t resist. The reason I can’t resist is I have a dream too. And I know you as a student or as a bodyworker do too. It is the dream to help create through my w...
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The value of the Advanced Program

by David Lauterstein In the last years we have seen something almost weird happening in our field. For the first time ever, the demand for massage therapists has exceeded the supply. This is great. This means there are jobs for just about every single one of our graduates. What they usually need at this point is more confidence and we find that to have more confidence the...
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The Four Top Reasons To Learn Zero Balancing

“If you love the body you must know the bone….” ~ R. Tillinghast   Add something really effective and new to your tool bag. To help people more and to retain clients better, you need to be enhancing your skills and supporting your inspiration. Learning new effective work refreshes, excites you more in your work and makes you a better, more valued therapist. With Ze...
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Zero Balancing brings you back to center

by Tasha Snedaker The modality is like a tree that just got out of a wind storm and is now… still. It balances you like a pendulum, that, once it’s experienced the very edges of balance, and being unbalanced, it comes to center and… rests. This “center” enables the person to feel “lighter” and taller in their body. The person feels younger in their body with the weight of...
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ALL LAYERS OF MIND AND BODY ~ HOW DOES ZERO BALANCING HELP?

Your body is composed of layers. Each one has a relatively soft, connective tissue associated with it. Generally called “fascia”, these connective tissue layers act somewhat like a series of living saran wrappings around all the tissues in the body. The layers overall are: The skin with its associated superficial fascia The organs and muscles with deeper fascia around ...
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I first met the founder of Zero Balancing…

I first met the founder of Zero Balancing, Fritz Smith, MD, in 1986 at the AMTA National Convention in Washington, D.C. At that time, I was a therapist, instructor, and the editor of the Massage Therapy Journal. I had heard of Dr. Smith as teaching, at the Esalen Institute and elsewhere, this modality called “Zero Balancing”. I had traded with a few of his students but I still ...
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READING EMOTIONS THROUGH THE ENERGY BODY

by Jim McCormick CLIENT: MALE, 45, Engineer, healthy ZB FRAME: “I WANT YOU TO HELP ME REMOVE MY DOUBT.” ZB SESSION: The client didn’t specify exactly what doubt he wanted to get rid of. He was not really open to doing a lot of processing about it verbally. When he asked for that frame I immediately had a lot of doubt. Could I really deliver on that request? Was Zero...
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How Zero Balancing work will benefit your clients!

The Advanced Program at Lauterstein-Conway begins with Zero Balancing. The reason for this is Zero Balancing is a revolutionary touch therapy approach that works with the entire musculoskeletal system. It will result in your work immediately having greater clinical benefits for your clients. Zero Balancing focuses on the skeletal aspect of the musculo-skeletal system. If yo...
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A New Wind for Your Sails

by David Lauterstein This outline shows how marketing can be seen as applying the same principles we practice in sophisticated bodywork, especially Zero Balancing and Deep Massage (which use the "fulcrum" model for how to optimize contact). I wrote it a few years ago when I entertained a bit more new-age language so have patience with that! Let me know if you have any questi...
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