Welcome to Zero Balancing

Zero Balancing is an innovative body-mind system of hands-on therapy developed in the 1970s by Fritz Smith, MD, a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. The practitioner uses comfortable finger pressure and gentle traction to engage body structure and body energy. Clients experience deep relaxation, internal organization, and improved function. Read more


ZB Conference 2012
June 21-24, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois
"Mark Your Calendars Now!"


Touching Donkeys at the OAAOM

 Over 100 acupuncturists gathered in Portland for the 2014 OAAOM (Oregon Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) Conference, June 1. By the end of the day, four dedicated ZBers got their hands on a lot of those donkeys!  (In ZB lingo the "donkey" is shorthand for the person's essential being, everything below the level of […]

Bridges to Wholeness: ZB and those Affected by Cancer

  "Where does Zero Balancing belong in the working with people affected by cancer?"  asked Efrat Livny on the first day of Bridges to Wholeness, a 3-day workshop on ZB for those affected by cancer.  "We exist in the middle, the bridge between the chaotic, uncontrolled, disorganized energy that is cancer and the medical treatment of it.  In […]

Visiting Faculty: Efrat Livney

  Open Circle Healing Arts Madison, WI 608-220-8849 elivny@sbcglobal.net Born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel, where her roots continue to run deep, Efrat grows boughs, blossoms and seeds in Madison, Wisconsin. She studied and practiced diverse forms of massage therapy for a decade after leaving a 20 year corporate and academic career in biotechnology information. […]

Certified Practitioner Patricia Lunsford, PT

Professional Designation(s): Physical Therapist, Doctor of Physical Therapy Main Office: Staszak Physical Therapy and Wellness Center Address: Eugene, OR Phone Number: 541-505-8180 Email Address: blondie962@comcast.net Zero Balancing Qualifications: Certified Practitioner Information:       Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (Cert. MDT) Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CCFMT) Specializing in general orthopedics

Certified Practitioner: Jena Herrle, LMT

  Jena Herrle Professional Designation(s): Licensed Massage Therapist Main Office: Foothills Massage Address: 37587 Highway 26 Sandy, OR 97055 Phone Number: 503-863-8060 Email Address: jenna@jenaherrle.com Office 2: 24525 E. Welches Rd. Welches, OR 97067 Phone Number: 503-863-8060 Website: www.jenaherrle.com Zero Balancing Qualifications: Certified Information:     I have been a massage therapist for over 25 […]

Community, Collaboration and Engaging the Whole Person: Core Zero Balancing in Portland

  “Lean into each other fully and completely,” I said, “Let go and trust.”  It was the first day of Core Zero Balancing I, held at the Oregon School of Massage (OSM), in October, 2012.  I watched as fourteen students paired up for one of the first exercises, called donkey leans. This exercise is a […]

The Art of Engagement in Zero Balancing

Finding the Point of Surrender   “There is a point of surrender within each fulcrum where the person lets go, and that is where healing can happen.  We can have the experience of being freer, happier and healthier.”    Michael Oruch, one of the senior teachers in the Zero Balancing faculty, was addressing students during […]

Certified Practitioner: Anita K. Wood, LMT

  Professional Designation(s): Licensed Massage Therapist Address: 1925 SW Knollcrest Dr. Portland, OR 97225 Phone Number: 503-274-6671 Email Address: anita.wood@fiserv.com Zero Balancing Qualifications: Certified Practitioner  

Certified Practitioner: Joseph Soprani, L.Ac.

  Professional Designation(s): Licensed Acupuncturist Main Office: Five Element Healthcare Address: 811 NW 20th Ave. Portland, OR 97209 Phone Number: 503-241-7050 Email Address: CFEA@aracnet.com Website: www.classicalfiveelementacupuncture.com Zero Balancing Qualifications: Certified Practitioner  

Certified Practitioner: Marcia Cavin, LMT, PTA

Professional Designation(s): Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant     Address: 75 North 1st St., Central Point, OR 95702 Phone Number: 541-941-2906 Email Address: cavinmarcia@yahoo.com Office:   Zero Balancing Qualifications: Certified