The Dance of Zero
I love the quote by Hafiz; â€œZero is where the real fun begins. Everything else is just counting.â€
So, What is it to be at Zero? I often ask myself that. Where is that place where I really begin? What brings me to a state of true curiosity? Of wonder?
As a bodyworker, zero is where the body is at rest. There are no sympathetic influences (fight, flight and freeze) and the parasympathetic nervous system (rest & digest) has begun the healing process in earnest.
In my work as a Bowen Therapist, the healing process truly begins when the body is ready, when the body is â€˜at ease.â€™ Disease is a function of the sympathetic nervous system out of balance. This begins with inflammation and with inflammation; homeostasis has given way to an imbalance.
I work with a significant amount of chronic pain and the ultimate key has been to get the body back to zero so it can heal. Sometimes the body is chronically dehydrated so I ask clients to use bone broth. Bone broth is super hydrating and helps establish better collagen production.
I also use the Bemer device to activate the osteoblast production within the bones and tissues. This well tested and researched PEMF (Pulsed Electro Magnetic Frequency) medical device stimulates/enhances vascular microcirculation directly inside the arteries, veins, capillaries and venules.
Your body can heal quite rapidly and effectively with proper care. Getting your body back to zero after a trauma is most important. What do see as the most effective way to jump start your healing process?