Intro to Zero Balancing

with David Lauterstein

Sunday, March 6, 2022

10am - 5pm 

6 CE's - $150

Workshop Description:


ZERO BALANCING has been called “the most revolutionary development in bodywork today.”

Introduction to Zero Balancing will give participants a basic working knowledge of Zero Balancing theory, some key techniques they can immediately integrate into their work with clients, and direct experiences of giving and receiving Zero Balancing in class supervised by the instructor.

There is no other form of bodywork quite like Zero Balancing.  Zero Balancing (ZB) works with the deepest layers of connective tissue in the body. Whereas Swedish and deep tissue focus primarily on muscles, ZB uniquely focuses on the skeletal system and the fascia associated with it.

In this way it gives the therapist new techniques for engaging and relieving the deepest levels of tension and  pain. In addition Zero Balancing uniquely integrates structure as well as energy.  Its founder, Dr. Fritz Smith, is an osteopath who studied with Ida Rolf, acupuncture with J.R. Worsley, and meditation with Swami Muktananda – thus, his work integrates both Eastern and Western techniques and understandings.

The effects of Zero Balancing with clients are a deeper relief from body-held tension: resolution of pain that other massage and bodywork modalities have not resolved; a feeling of deep relaxation; a dramatic neurological shift from the fight or fligh response toward rest and repose: ZB affectts the vagus nerve and all the organs and tissues with which it is connected.

For therapists who have been working primarily with attention to the skin and the muscles, it adds the missing piece to their work – the ability to release tension at the deepest level of the body.


About the Instructor:

11.01.StaffHeadshot.DavidDavid Lauterstein, LMT, MTI, Cert. ZB, TLC School Co-Director, has been in massage and bodywork practice since 1977 and has become one of the most highly respected international educators in the massage therapy realm – inducted in 2011 into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame, honored as the 2012 recipient of AMTA’s Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award, and in 2013 by the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education as “Educator of the Year.”  David regularly teaches in England and throughout the U.S since 1982. He is the author of the books, Putting the Soul Back in the Body: A Manual of Imaginative Anatomy for Massage Therapists, Life in the Bones: A Biography of Dr. Fritz Smith and Zero Balancing and The Deep Massage Book: How to Combine Structure and Energy in Bodywork. He is certified in Structural Bodywork, Zero Balancing and is a ZB Faculty member. His background prior to massage therapy was in philosophy and music composition (BA, U of Illinois, 1972). Click here to learn more about David, his books, and classes.