Bodywork session FAQs and ZB info

Please call Megan with your questions, 206-719-5311. And in the meantime, here are answers to some common ones, and more about Zero Balancing below those!

  • What type of bodywork does Megan do for horses and dogs?

    Fascial release, acupressure, Zero Balancing, massage, lymphatic stimulation, etc.... an integration of structural and energetic techniques depending on the needs and responses of each animal.

  • What type of bodywork for people?

    Zero Balancing is a wonderfully relaxing and deeply healing modality to experience. Clients remain clothed (loose, comfortable clothing), and sessions are approximately 40 minutes (allow 1 hr for appt). Other techniques may be availalbe as needed. See below for more about ZB, including some testimonial stories.

  • Are package rates available?

    For Zero Balancing (for people only) a one-time INTRODUCTORY-only package of 3 sessions (significantly discounted) is available and encouraged, in order to help you get to know this unique modality and what it can do for you.

  • Where do sessions take place?

    Greater Eastside/Seattle area (and Wenatchee area at times). Animal sessions are at the animal's home. People sessions are usually at home office in Kirkland, or at Holly Farm in Bothell. For multiple clients, other locations may be arranged.

  • What are the prices?

    Call Megan for details. Prices vary depending on dog, horse or human, on location, on number of clients at same location, and number of sessions per client (such as human-animal partners, or multiple animals for one owner).

What is Zero Balancing?

“It’s like psychotherapy without the talking, acupuncture without the needles, and a deep tissue massage with your clothes on.”

Zero Balancing is a powerful body-mind therapy using skilled touch to address the relationship between energy and structures of the body…. 

ZB focuses especially on key joints of the skeleton that conduct and balance forces of gravity, posture and movement. Finger pressures and gentle tractions are used to ease areas of tension and blocked energy in the bones, joints and soft tissue.  A Zero Balancing session leaves you with a wonderful feeling of inner harmony and organization, as well as helping to ease physical aches and pains!

 By addressing the deepest and densest tissues of the body in this way, along with soft tissue and energy fields, Zero Balancing helps to clear blocks in the body’s energy flow, amplify vitality and contribute to better postural alignment.

A Zero Balancing session leaves you with a wonderful feeling of inner harmony and organization.”

Some ZB Stories

Here's what others have experienced with Zero Balancing....

“(ZB for a painful hip (etc.), after receiving 7 sessions over a 4 month period, Mary Anne wrote.... ) "I just actually trotted up some stairs. On THAT hip and everything! Haven't done that in years. Also, morning feeding the horses is a joy again, and I think of you with gratitude each time I'm loving the birdsong at dawn instead of dreading carrying hay to yet another paddock. Thank you!”

Mary Anne C., Snohomish, WAMary Anne C., Snohomish, WA

“(After her first 3 ZB sessions, and returning home to Sweden, Anneli wrote....) "I wanted to let you know how much better I still am! It feels as if those three sessions started a process, that kept working and still does. My shoulder is so much better. I still have to be careful, but it’s actually almost healed. My thumb tendon is in principal completely healed, I almost didn’t feel any pain at all since the first session. My hip and my lower back are still bugging me, but only at night, which is a big change. And my hip is actually hurting much less. So, I’ve had also friends starting googling to find someone practising ZB. I do hope that it will come also to Sweden.”

Anneli E. , SwedenAnneli E. , Sweden

“(After years of partial progress with other approaches, and now adding ZB sessions in the past year, Dawn writes....) "Zero Balancing has created an evenness in my body that nothing else has accomplished. This new state of balance has given me a chance to build the muscles responsible for maintaining good position and my chronic symptoms seem to have disappeared entirely. It's short of miraculous. While I’ll continue to receive other self-care treatments, if I was forced to choose only one, ZB is the single most important treatment I won't ever compromise. As a personal trainer and massage therapist, I've been working to create balance in my body for years now. From a chronic low back problem to limited neck rotation to constant aches down the right arm all the way to the palm, various treatments have been akin to catching grasshoppers - as soon as you open your hand to see if you indeed caught it, it leaps out. Megan’s ZB sessions helped me move past the persistent injury patterns that the other treatments didn’t fully resolve. I'll still do all the same self-care I did before, like massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, and daily exercise, but with ZB I can actually make progress. And ZB not only shifted my body, it improved my awareness outside my body also. For example, it deepened the relationship with my children in ways that I couldn't have imagined. This change in me opened channels of clear communication, increased our understanding of each other, and softened my parenting style from one of stressed sternness to more genuine and kind. ”

Dawn S., Bothell, WADawn S., Bothell, WA

“(A life-long rider's experience with her ZB results so far writes....) "ZB has given me more confidence. I ride horses, and started ZB to improve my balance and feel. Now I can feel if my leg is hanging in the right space on the horse's side, and I can tell better how much pressure I'm using. Most important, I can tell when I'm sitting in the middle of the horse! I've had leaning issues and was a "one-sided rider." Now I"m almost ambidextrous! I also feel that I walk more balanced. I've always been "a little clumsy." Now I can lift a leg and not lean off to one side; maintaining posture. I can also go hiking and cross logs over rivers without getting anxious. This has all happened because ZB has helped me find my center!”

Caroline S., Woodinville, WACaroline S., Woodinville, WA

“(After her first ZB session, seeking help especially for her chronic hip issue, and also a couple of bodywork sessions for each of her horses, Ashley wrote....) Gosh, you know, I was just SO tired the day after our session. But in a really good way - not in a "spent" sort of way. I had a GREAT lesson on my horse on Tuesday too, I definitely didn't feel the same strange angle of my right hip in the saddle like I have been and probably did some of the best canter work I've ever done. Everything just felt more connected in the movement and it was a different feeling movement than it's ever been, so that's pretty interesting (and cool!). I've had a few moments where my hip was threatening to be a little achy, but its actually been very quiet comparatively. The horses both seem to be feeling really good too.”

Ashley N. Woodinville, WAAshley N. Woodinville, WA