Last month, my blog post was all about self care and the importance of taking care of ourselves while we are taking care of those around us. Today I want to share with you a self care method that I enjoy. Foot Zone Therapy.
Without further ado, let me me introduce you to this cute lady.
This is Kathy. (an amazing lady!) Kathy is the owner of Mind Body and Sole and has been instructing for We Do Feet seminars since early 2002. In addition to being a certified Foot Zone professional, she is a certified Jin Shin Jyutsu® practitioner and self help instructor. She is also trained in The Body Code®, Radionics, The Energy Connection, and various other energy modalities.
During my last Foot Zone session, I visited with Kathy about questions you may want to know to understand Foot Zone Therapy and its benefits.
Rachel - "What is Foot Zone Therapy?"
Kathy -" Foot Zone Therapy is similar to acupressure and reflexology. It is a way of accessing the body using points on the foot; but it is a more accurate and complete map and methodology."
Rachel - " Where did Foot Zoning come from?"
Kathy - " It was developed by Dr. Charles Ersdal in Norway. Before he was a doctor, Charles was an executive in the shipping industry, but he had a stroke and became paralyzed in the left side. He had a friend who was a chiropractor who also performed reflexology who cured him in 2 years. Although, it healed Charles, reflexology did not help everyone, and he was interested in why this was. Charles wanted to learn more, so he went to the College of Natural Medicine. There, he learned everything could. During this time, he had a dream that the body needed to be worked as a whole and not just reflex points. He was shown the organs, spine and body systems on the entire foot. He woke up the next morning and drew the map he had seen in his dream and the order you would work on the foot. He called it "Zone Therapy." He later started treating people, teaching and opened up a clinic. There is still a clinic today..'
Rachel - " How does Foot Zoning work?"
Kathy - " Foot Zoning stimulates the signal on the foot and sends a message to the brain to balance and function the way it is supposed to. The Body is designed to heal itself, but gets overloaded by stress, toxins and diet. By stimulating it, it wakes up. It is not a light switch, but starts it out to return to homeostasis."
Rachel -" What are the benefits to a Foot Zone?"
Kathy - " Everyone is different, so it will affect people in different ways. Benefits that have been reported are : improved sleep, more energy, hormonal balance and strengthened immune system."
Rachel - " Who will benefit from Foot Zoning? How do I know if it is right for me?"
Kathy - " I don't know of anyone who wouldn't benefit. Who doesn't want to be balanced? I recommend coming to 6-10 sessions consecutively every two weeks or so. Depending on the person they can be even more spread out. After 6-10 sessions let your body tell you when you need another one."
Rachel - " Is this something we can learn to do for ourselves?"
Kathy - Absolutely! I am an instructor for We Do Feet. We believe every family needs a way to a help the body during times of stress and duress. The program is a 9 month program, 1 weekend for 9 months. You will learn the Zone, plus physical and emotional blocks you can feel on feet, business ethics. Everything you need to know.
Kathy was so great to answer my questions and I hope you learned as well. She is such a positive individual. I always enjoy our chats we have during sessions, and come away having learned something new. For me, Foot Zoning brings a feeling of renewal and relaxation. I also find it fascinating that she knows my aches, pains and ailments just by working on my feet. What could it do for you?
You are able to find more information about what Kathy does on her websitewww.mindbodyandsoleonline.com. She has great articles and posts, all for aiding you in living a balanced life. Isn't that what we all want? I do!!
To your balanced health,
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