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What is FootZonology?
FootZonology is the science of balancing, rejuvenating and detoxifying the body through the signal system in the feet. It consists of both ZoneBalance and ZoneAnalysis.
Each cell in our body has a signal on our feet, and by accessing the signal, the cells are prompted at a DNA level to repair and renew themselves. The body has the ability to heal itself! This is ZoneBalance.
In ZoneAnalysis, the Zonologist uses a process of analyzing to determine what is felt through the signals in the feet. Areas in the body that contain imbalances can be discovered.
FootZonology treats the entire body as a whole. All of our body’s systems are inter-related and work together synergistically for optimal health and wellness. Imbalances can occur in the body if only one area is isolated and treated at a time. By treating the entire body each time, a harmonious balance can be maintained in the body, which will lead to overall vitality and wellness.
History of FootZonology
FootZonology’s predecessor is Foot Zone Therapy. Zone Therapy, in some form, has existed and been practiced as a healing method for tens of thousands of years. Many civilizations have come and gone that have benefitted from using Zone Therapy for overall health and wellness. It has been discovered that ancient paintings and hieroglyphics found in India and Egypt depict Zone Therapy, showing that these ancient cultures utilized this healing treatment.
Zone Therapy re-emerged in the 20th century with Dr. William Fitzgerald, an American ear, nose and throat specialist (1872-1946). He developed a theory that we have 10 vertical meridians, or electrical circuits, that run through the body. He discovered that by applying pressure in a specific movement or pattern brought on pain relief in the body. His work was documented by Dr. Edwin Bowers, who referred to the vertical meridians as “zones”. In the 1950’s, a Norwegian doctor named Charles Ersdal, M.D., experienced relief from paralysis with Zone Therapy treatments. Over the next 26 years, Dr. Ersdal researched Foot Zone Therapy and determined that the body has its own healing intelligence. He came to find that the body can heal itself when stimulated or triggered through the specific treatment of Foot Zone Therapy. Through his findings, he discovered that the body responded best when treated as a whole integrate, inter-related system. He charted the signals to the brain, blood circulation, lymphatic system, and musculoskeletal system.
Katri Nordblom, a German trained naturopath, learned and was mentored in Foot Zone Therapy by Dr. Ersdal. She began to teach the method in her home country of Sweden. During this time, Katri made discoveries of her own relating to the signals in the feet, specifically the inner organs and the pancreas. She realized that you can also analyze the current state of the body through accessing the signals in the feet.
In the spring of 1989, Katri and her husband Hans moved to Paradise Valley, Montana, bringing Foot Zone Therapy with them. As time went on and Katri made more and more revelatory discoveries, she changed the treatment she offered from Foot Zone Therapy to FootZonology, and trademarked the method. In 1990, she and Hans opened the Nordblom American Institute of FootZonology.
What to expect in a Foot Zoning treatment?
One will methodically roll, press, or slide knuckles and thumbs along the tops, bottoms, and sides of your feet. A foot zone session helps to detox and rejuvenate the cells & organs in the body and helps bring the body back to a more balanced state. After a zone, a client can feel energized or more relaxed. One can analyze the foot and recognize the imbalances that are taking place inside the body. The client should drink plenty of water through the day. An epsom salt bath is always wonderful after a Foot Zoning treatment.
How long does a Foot Zone take?
A foot zoning session can take 40 minutes to 1 hour.
How often should one get a Foot Zone?
Each person varies depending on what the condition of the body is. If you’re healthy and well, it’s recommended to get a treatment once every 4-6 weeks. Other acute conditions can be advised to be Foot Zoned a few times a week.
What is the cost?
- First-Time Foot Zone: $375
- Subsequent Foot Zones: $195
Could I have any side effects after a Foot Zone?
Everyone responds differently to the treatment. It depends what the body is needing to do to rebalance in certain areas. Many clients have an immediate positive response, while others experience a brief detoxification reaction such as fatigue.
Do you use any tools during a Foot Zone?
No tools are used during the treatment.
Who should receive a Foot Zone?
Anybody would benefit from a zone, because we all have physical, emotional, and mental imbalances. Zoning can help to revitalize and restore the body to bring it back to a more balanced state. However, there are certain individuals with conditions that should not get zoned due to risks of side effects.
Babies and children are active and have growing bodies. Foot zoning helps to meet the demands of what their body needs, keeps their immunity high, and helps them to be happy and healthy. Teenagers can especially benefit from the hormone balancing that takes place in the body during a foot zone treatment. Men and women have different and often difficult challenges that they have to face in life every day. Foot zoning allows the body to come in to balance, which in turn helps us to better cope with stress and the demands of life. It can also help to elevate our mood and outlook on life. The elderly are at a time in their life when the body needs extra support and renewing. Even athletes and those who are employed in intense lines of work can benefit from the renewing, rejuvenating and balancing effects of foot zoning.
Are there any reasons why I shouldn’t receive a Foot Zoning treatment?
Unfortunately, there are some cases where a person is not eligible for a foot zone, and the treatment cannot be administered.
- If someone has any internal foreign object, such as a pacemaker or stents, or if they have had any internal organ implants
- If someone has had surgery in the last 8 weeks
- If someone is going through or has gone through chemotherapy or radiation
- If someone is intoxicated
- If someone is extremely undernourished
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What is FaceZonology?
FaceZonology is the study and science of the signals in the face. These signals are connected to the limbic system and the brain, the “mental” body. There are four methods involved in FaceZonology: Face ZoneAnalysis, Face ZoneBalance, Face Tissue Rejuvenation and Aromatic Face Massage.
Our limbic system is our sensory system, and whatever we have seen, smelled, tasted, heard or touched has made an imprint in our “mental” body. Over time, disharmony that we have been exposed to through our senses can cause disturbances in our mental body. This can move us away from who we are truly meant to be. Face ZoneAnalysis allows the Zonologist to analyze the imbalances in the “mental” body that can be detected in the face.
Through Face ZoneBalance, the entire signals in the face are utilized to provide balance and alignment. This raises your awareness about your own beliefs and removes mental imbalances that are not in harmony with your true self. The mind and body are brought back to a state of self-correction that influences the hormones and inner organs.
Face Tissue Rejuvenation is a systematic way to increase blood circulation, cleanse the lymphatic system and rebalance the spinal nerves and the bone structure. It has a positive influence on the skin cells and muscles of the face, providing elasticity and firmness. Overall, it can create a healthy, youthful glow!
The Aromatic Face Massage follows the same pattern as the ZoneBalance, with the addition of a specific essential oil blend tailored to each person’s individual needs. The oils have their own supportive, healing properties. They continue the process of balancing and rejuvenation, especially for the muscles, skin, inner organs and spinal nerves.
What to expect during a FaceZone Session
Arrive in comfortable clothing with a clean face. Please make sure there is no make-up or residual lotion or oil on the face. Wear no earrings or neck jewelry. Wear a loose t-shirt that does not come up high on the neck. It is also best for those with long hair to pull their hair back.
Lay on the massage table on your back and get into a relaxed, comfortable state. Take a few deep breaths, and close your eyes. The Zonologist will analyze the current condition of the face and make note of any imbalances that they see. A custom blend of oils, unique for each individual’s needs, will be made before the treatment begins.
The healing treatment begins with Face ZoneBalance. It may feel like a massage, but completely different at the same time! It is a sequence of methodic movements where the Zonologist moves in a circular motion all around the face, beginning with balancing the spinal fluid. This will take approximately 15-20 minutes.
Next is the Face Tissue Rejuvenation, which can feel slightly uncomfortable over areas that have disturbances. It may feel like the skin is being pulled. The rejuvenating effects of this part of the treatment are two-fold, providing balance to the skin tissue and cells, as well as increasing blood circulation, cleansing the lymphatic system, balancing the inner organs and repairing hormonal imbalances. This will take about 15-20 minutes.
The treatment concludes with an Aromatic Face Massage. It follows the same pattern as the ZoneBalance, but with the added benefit of a custom made essential oil blend. The essential oils soothe the skin, provide further detoxification, and support any areas of the mental body that need further balancing and rejuvenation.
After the treatment relax and take a few deep breaths. Enjoy the peaceful feeling and stay as long as you need on the table. When you feel grounded and ready, get up very slowly and carefully. There will be a lot of circulation flowing through the head so you may feel dizzy or light headed. Take a few deep breaths and move as slowly as you need to. Then enjoy the peaceful, yet the invigorating feeling of being balanced and renewed!
What is BackZonology?
BackZonology is the study and science of the signals in the back that connect with our inner emotions. It can be divided up as the following: ZoneAnalysis, ZoneBalance, Tissue Rejuvenation and Aromatic Massage.
In Back ZoneAnalysis, the Zonologist analyzes imbalances and disturbances that emotions have caused the body to take on. All things in life that one has been emotionally engaged in leaves an imprint in the body. It is these imprints that are discovered and analyzed, and can be balanced, aligned and corrected.
Back ZoneBalance utilizes the signals in the back to balance and repair the inner emotional body that is held within our physical body. It raises the life energy and has a positive influence on health and vitality.
The Back Tissue Rejuvenation increases blood circulation, cleanses the tissue and lymphatic system, corrects the spinal nerves and balances the bone structure. It also has a positive influence on the autonomic nervous system, the inner organs and hormones. It strengthens the muscles in the back by improving their elasticity and firmness. Overall, it can greatly improve the physical appearance of the body!
During an Aromatic Back Massage, the ZoneBalance is repeated with essential oils that help support and balance the muscles of the back, inner organs, and spinal nerves. A custom blend of oils that meets each individual’s specific needs will be made for each BackZone session!
What to expect during a BackZone Session
Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. In privacy, you will undress from the waist up and lay on the massage table face down. The Zonologist will look at the back to analyze any disturbances or imbalances that are noticeable. A custom blend of oils will be made before the treatment begins.
Relax, take a few deep breaths and settle in. The treatment will start with ZoneBalance, which will kind of feel like a massage but in a different way. A sequence of methodic rubbings and rollings will move along the back, beginning with the balancing of the spinal fluid. This will take about 20 minutes.
After the ZoneBalance comes the Tissue Rejuvenation. This can feel soothing or be slightly painful, depending on what is going on with the body. If an area has a disturbance, the Tissue Rejuvenation can feel mildly uncomfortable but will only last a moment. The technique used for the rejuvenation opens up circulation and cleanses the lymph system. You may feel very warm or slightly itchy in some areas. Please inform the Zonologist of any of these feelings, as the pressure can be adjusted for your comfort. This part of the treatments lasts about 20 minutes.
Next comes the Aromatic Back Massage. The ZoneBalance treatment is applied again, but this time with a customized blend of essential oils mixed with carrier oils to sooth the skin, support an area that is imbalanced, and provide further balancing and detoxification.
After the treatment, lay still and take a few deep breaths. Stay as long as you need to get centered and grounded. Come up slowly as you may feel light headed or dizzy. You will feel invigorated, refreshed, and renewed!
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