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Sunday, May 21, 2023

Freely Moveable Joints with L Berger & M Lavery, MA

Start Date: 5/18/2023 9:00 AM EDT
End Date: 5/21/2023 3:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: InBody Movement & Healing Arts

265 Greenfield Road, Unit B
South Deerfield, MA  United States  01373

Organization Name: Deerfield Healing Arts

Lisa Berger
Phone: (413) 387-9904

Taught by Lisa Berger & Megan Lavery

Tuition: $795  •  Super-Saver $595 •  Early $695  •  Repeat $350

As therapists of touch, we use our hands, wrists and arms as tools of engagement. In this class we receive fulcrums from our shoulder girdle to fingertips. We leave tuned up and empowered to address our client’s needs more fully.
— Lisa J. Berger

I love the skeleton: the simple beauty of how the joints work on a system of pulleys and levers, how the architectural design of each joint prescribes its movement.  The more I know about the skeleton, the more sense it makes.  FMJ expands our basic protocol in new ways that are fun, creative and empower the practitioner to discover/re-discover the joints and design their own fulcrums.  I am so excited to be teaching FMJ again with Lisa, and look forward to you joining us in this exploration.”
— Megan E. Lavery


FREELY MOVEABLE JOINTS is an advanced-level Zero Balancing course that expands our focus from the foundation and semi-foundation joints to include the “freely moveable joints” of the body. These joints present unique therapeutic challenges because of the variety of their anatomy and their great ranges of motion. By the end of the program you will have the skills to evaluate and balance freely moveable joints and the knowledge to devise your own fulcrums to meet the specific needs of a given situation.

In FREELY MOVEABLE JOINTS we will review basic ZB principles and highlight their application to a number of joints in light of their specific anatomy. The skills and education inherent in this course will broaden your Zero Balancing abilities and will improve your Zero Balancing sessions.

You will learn:
  • Highlights of Zero Balancing principles as they apply to FMJs
  • Upper extremity: shoulder girdle, shoulder, elbow, wrist, fingers

  • Lower extremity: knee, ankle, metatarsals, toes

  • Accessing the sacro-iliac joint via the hip

  • The powerful acetabular hip fulcrum

  • Temporomandibular joint fulcrum

  • Direct bone fulcrums and ‘bone bending’

  • Teachings designed to deepen your ZB skills and protocol use

  • By watching ZB demonstrations and exchanging ZB sessions

What Participants Say About Freely Moveable Joints:

"As a massage therapist, this work allows me to identify and quickly relieve pain that would take much longer with massage." — Antoinette Guiseppone, MT

"This course gives me more tools and confidence to work with elbows and knees and ankles and jaws.  Most importantly, FMJ deepened my understanding of ZB overall."  — Rachael Timberlake, LAC

Prerequisite: Zero Balancing II

Credit Card Registration: Space limited. Don’t wait to register and secure lodging! Several colleges in the area have commencement that weekend.

Repeat: use code: ZBHARepeat 

To pay Lisa by check, Venmo or PayPal: Contact Lisa to make an arrangement and then you will register using a special code. 

The registration process includes reading and agreeing to our Covid class protocols and liability waiver described here.

ZBHA policies around cancellation of the course or withdrawal are described here.

Hours: 9-5, Sunday 9-3. Doors open at 8:30

Questions about the course contact Lisa or Megan; about the location: Lisa

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 5/17/2023 10:00 AM

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