Foot Zone what? What is Foot Zone Therapy?
Foot Zone Therapy is an ancient and complex alternative therapy based on the principles that our feet are the signal to the rest of our body . It involves applying directed pressure to the foot along various “zones”, or meridian channels, in order to stimulate other parts of the body. You can think of it as your foot being the keyboard to the rest of your body. Applying specialized pressure techniques to different areas of the foot will trigger different areas of the body.
So how exactly do you do this? How is Foot Zone Therapy performed?
Foot Zone Therapy and Energy Healing is about changing your focus from illness to wellness. It’s about taking more personal responsibility for your own health and well-being. In today’s world, we are overloaded with environmental toxins, stress, poor food choices, and an overload of sensory information that bombards us constantly. With Foot Zone Therapy and Energy Healing, your body can reconnect with your own God-given ability to renew yourself. The Zone can bring a greater sense of balance into your life. When we have better, balance we have better health.
A typical Foot Zone Therapy and Energy Healing Session will include the Foot Zone and several kinds of energy work that may include: EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), chakra work, and/or meridian therapy.
The Zone itself begins with your right foot and through applied patterned movements along the top, sides, and bottom of your foot energy is transferred to other areas of the body. By doing this your circulation increases, the outflow of hormones increases, and the uptake of oxygen in the body’s cells are enhanced. The nerve endings in the feet are connected to other areas of the body and these connections are known as the signal system of the foot.
Through Foot Zone Therapy and Energy Healing the functions of the body come into greater balance. Many of my clients comment that they feel more focused, lighter, and cleansed. Foot Zone Therapy and Energy Healing, while not a medical procedure, can assist in alleviating many common symptoms encountered by people seeking better health and strength. My Foot Zone and Energy Healing clients have reported success in the improvement of many common health problems.
If you desire a greater sense of balance, renewed energy, clarity, and vitality… Foot Zone Therapy and Energy Healing is for you.
Isn’t this just Reflexology? What is the difference between Foot Zone Therapy and Reflexology?
Although based on similar principles, Foot Zone Therapy and Reflexology vary greatly. Foot Zone Therapy is based on zones of the foot sending specific signals to other zones of the body. Reflexology relies on reflexes and is more similar to a massage for your feet. Although Foot Zone Therapy may sound and feel like Reflexology, the specific type and pattern of manipulation is very different. Typically, reflexology provides immediate, but temporary relief. Foot Zone Therapy may take longer to provide relief as it is focusing on the underlying signal problems instead of the surfaces pains. However, the effects of Foot Zone Therapy are more long-term and can provide numerous benefits.
I’ve never heard of this…Are you making this up? What is the history of Foot Zone Therapy?
Foot Zone Therapy principles and foot signals date back thousands of years to ancient China and India. Hieroglyphics have been found depicting Egyptians practicing principles of Foot Zone Therapy. In the twentieth century, Foot Zone Therapy received a huge boost in credibility and popularity after 3 separate doctors published information relating to Foot Zone Therapy and its principles. Dr. William Fitzgerald, an ENT, discovered ten areas of the body and discussed the various ways they were related to the hands and feet. Dr. Fitzgerald discovered the by applying appropriate amounts of pressure in precise patterns he was able to relieve certain pains throughout the body. In 1916, Dr. Browers published Dr. Fitzgerald’s findings and officially referred to the areas of the body as “zones”. Dr. Charles Ersdal was cured from paralysis by Foot Zone Therapy, but noticed varying results in others. He spent over 26 years researching Foot Zone Therapy and its principles, methods, and results. Dr. Ersdal is credited with extensively charting the zones and their corresponding trigger points. He is also credited with creating the basic standardized methods used today. Certified Foot Zone Therapists are available all over the world and Foot Zone Therapy had developed into a highly respected alternative therapy.
This all sounds great, but can it really help? What are the benefits of Foot Zone Therapy?
Foot Zone Therapy encourages the body’s natural healing abilities by stimulating selected trigger points. Everyone’s body varies in the way it responds to all medicine, including alternative therapies like Foot Zone Therapy. The benefits of Foot Zone Therapy can include increased circulation, renewing of the cell systems, rejuvenation of the immune system, bringing balance back to the body, assisting with appropriate digestion, improved sleep, faster recovery from injuries or illnesses, increased energy, improved mood, and overall relaxation. These are just some of the major benefits being reported. Each person’s results will vary based on their body’s specific needs and abilities.
This sounds great…why do people become Foot Zone Therapists? Why should I become a Foot Zone Therapist?
Being a Foot Zone Therapist, also known as a Zoner, has tons of benefits. There are the obvious benefits, like setting your own work hours and being able to setup your “studio” in your own home. There are also less obvious benefits, like being part of the healing journey for other people and connecting with people on a deeply personal level. You can finish work at the end of the day feeling proud of what you do and all the people you help. Plus the impact on your energy and attitude is amazing…imagine being able to make someone happy every day…eventually that happiness rubs off on you too Each day is a totally new adventure, so I am constantly learning something and I’m never bored. Foot Zone Therapists are in high-demand and it will not take you long to build a solid client base. Setting my own hours while I help other people and still being able to financially help my family is something I do not take for granted. I think one of the best moments for me was when we were watching the devastation in Joplin and my son said to me “Mom even if we lost everything, you could still help us if we were in pain.” That was so empowering for my whole family and makes everyday I spending giving Foot Zone Therapy Sessions completely worthwhile. To learn more about how to become a Foot Zone Therapist, check out our Foot Zone Therapy Courses.