Heel and Sole: Anatomy and Advanced Work for the Feet

Most therapists do not have a detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the feet – even though they underlie every single thing we do!   Each foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Knowing this anatomy will dramatically enhance the quality of your work.  It will also help you problem-solve problems of injury and chronic tension in the feet that are so common. ...
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Expanding Zero Balancing – Addressing the Skull

About the Workshop: Zero Balancing Expanded – Addressing the Skull (aka Secrets of the Skull”) was developed to help ZB practitioners use ZB principles when working with the skull. In this four-day course we will review skull anatomy and its relevance to ZB, and talk about different qualities we feel in the skull and their significance. In addition this class will provide an in-depth training of ...
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KNOWLEDGE IS THERAPEUTIC!

Do You Feel Like You're Chasing Your Client's Problems? When I first began working as a therapist, I really enjoyed doing my sessions. Soon however, I found people asking me about their injuries and pains and I felt I didn’t know enough to assess exactly what the problems were and what was causing them. I did know therapists – particularly Rolfers and clinical massage therapists – who had much mo...
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BETTER THAN JUST GOOD

TLC & the Advanced Massage Program Years ago I went to a local Italian restaurant which didn’t look very classy. So when the waiter came over, I pointed to an entrée and asked skeptically, “Is this good?” The waiter looked down at me and confidently said, “Sir, that is more than GOOD.” That, in so many words, is the inspiration for our school and the Advanced Massage Program. John Conway a...
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THE CASE FOR TOUCH – GUEST BLOG BY AMANDA KING

My sense, as a bodyworker, that healing possibilities through touch are infinite. Professional touch, while geared to provide a consistency of experience to the client, also allows for that person’s individual response to a multitude of factors, including pain sensitivity, pressure, etc. In approaching a new client, for example, I ask her if she is used to touch, therapeutic or otherwise. If not, ...
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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. Finally, in 2012, I th...
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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 work the most efficie...
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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 they need two things: ...
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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 Zero Balancing you lea...
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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 time appearing to ha...
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