Here at Belle Salon & Spa, we offer several services that promote wellness for your body. We are excited to share that we are the ONLY salon and spa in town that can offer our guests Zero Balancing Massage. Zero balancing is a hands-on body-mind system of therapy that balances the relationship of energy and structure within the bones and tissues of the body.
What you are about to read is a combination of information about the technique and our very own guest’s experience. In fact, we sat down with one of our guests who has been seeing our Zero Balancing massage Specialist Kathy Awtry for over a decade. Learn more about this wholistic massage and decide if it is right for you.
What is Zero Balancing?
Zero Balancing is based on the premise that energy is a fundamental part of our being with its own anatomy and physiology. Vibration (fine wave length) is considered an expression of this energy which moves as a current through the body. It holds body information such as memory, or not, of trauma due to physical, mental, emotional and/or spiritual injury.
Zero Balancing is a powerful body-mind therapy that uses skilled touch to address the relationship between energy and structures of the body. Once this relationship is balanced, as one guest put it, the feeling is one of being back to zero or perfectly balanced.
How does it work?
Zero Balancing focuses primarily on key joints of the skeleton called foundation joints which conduct and balance forces of gravity, posture and movement. Of course, energy (vibration) flows through these joints, bones and soft tissue. Imbalances of the same result in a dysfunctional skeletal and energetic system. With subtle touch, the imbalances are released, organized and re-balanced and the mind and body are harmonized.
Donna: Why did you start doing Zero Balancing?
I have been seeing Kathy Awtry for massage services since 2001. I have always had arthritis and over the years it has gotten worse. Then a few years ago I had a bad accident and I had to do rehab. Kathy was an integral part of my rehab as well, working with my body using deep tissue massage. She knows what she’s doing, she knows my body. She would always communicate with me about how my body was feeling and I kept her informed; it helped us both make my treatments that much more productive.
When Kathy started studying Zero Balancing she highly recommended I try it based on her knowledge of my body and its history. She believes in what it can do for the body, so I tried it. Each week, we started saving the last ten minutes for Zero Balancing. Now we have moved to half and half for each treatment. I can move more effortlessly and in ways I couldn’t move before without the help of Kathy.
Donna: What did you notice immediately that was different?
After my first session I could not believe my degree of relaxation and lack of tension. I was always excited for the next appointment – what’s going to be different. My body was tight and I came out relaxed. I was on my back and there was one point in the session where my head just rolled to the side; I was that comfortable. It was so relaxing.
Donna: What are your overall results?
I see her 3 weeks out of the month for a deep tissue massage and Zero Balancing. During our sessions I feel the flow of energy go through my body – like a sigh, a feeling of floatation, tingles, like cool – not cold. Zero Balancing increases my sense of calm. I feel more settled afterward and I rest really well that night. In fact, I am tired when I go home.
Donna: Who would you recommend try this form of treatment?
This treatment is beneficial to anyone who has stressful job, unusual stress, undergoing physical challenge, or recouping from an injury. Anyone would benefit from this type of massage.
Donna: How does it make your body feel?
Lighter. Less weight, weightless. It tingles. It feels like I am floating in the air, like I am levitating. It’s great because I usually go after work, I notice that evening I feel really relaxed. Even into the next day I feel calm, relaxed, quietness, solitude. Life is so chaotic – Zero Balancing creates a calmness over me.
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 do you wear to a session?
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows you to move and stretch easily.
How is Zero Balancing different from other techniques?
Some bodywork, such as massage, Rolfing and chiropractic, focuses primarily on improving the function of the physical body. Other modalities, such as acupuncture, Reiki and Polarity Therapy, work to enhance body energy. A Zero Balancing practitioner consciously and actively engages BOTH body energy and body structure simultaneously – bringing them into balance within themselves and with one another. The result is greater than the sum of the parts, enabling the person on the table to feel engaged on the levels of body, mind and spirit. Often, with Zero Balancing, both energy and physical function improve dramatically.
*Some Content provided from http://www.zerobalancing.com/.
Contact your technician or call our Hamilton location at 712-277-3335 and see if Zero Balancing is right for you.