A. What Is Foot Zoning?
Foot zoning is therapy that uses pressure, strokes and other techniques to manipulate foot signals. These signals transmit messages to organs, tissues and systems in the body to correct imbalances. A 1.2 m zone map is followed to ensure that all signals and systems are working. Each treatment is basically the same for each person, although each body reacts in a unique way.
Throughout the area, we look for disturbances, imbalances and energy blockages due to the sensation and appearance of the feet. Foot zoning is a holistic approach that focuses on the entire body and is more likely to focus on a disease or part or system of the body. When we release energy, it helps our cells and DNA to balance, restore, rejuvenate and repair our bodies.
1. History of foot zone therapy
Foot zone therapy has been used in many regions of the world throughout history, including Europe, China, India, Japan and Egypt. In North America, the Cherokee tribes also practiced some form of zoning on foot.
Today, we write the modern development of foot zone therapy and the techniques used by Dr. Charles Ersdal from Norway as well. Your research and experience have led you to determine that you should treat your entire body to get all the benefits of foot treatment. That is why today we give each person a similar zone every time. The focus may change, but the order we are in is the same.
2. Benefits of foot zoning
So, why get a standing area? During zoning, the therapist pays attention to two things: the appearance of the foot and the sensation of it. When assessing each area of the zone, the doctor can identify discoloration, swelling, different textures, cavities, etc. They provide an indication of which systems or organs in the body may need attention.
For example, I zone my daughter and noticed that her liver area was swollen and more red than other areas. While in the liver area, I used tools to balance this organ. As I expanded this area, your overall health has improved and the liver area is looking better. It is not so swollen or red. She also feels better.
- Increases strength
- Improves balance
- Improves sleep
- Improves mobility
- Helps with inflammation and pain in the body
- Improves coordination
- Improves mental health and stress
- Improves brain function
- Detoxifies our body from harmful substances
- Stimulates the lymphatic system
- Supports the immune system
- Balances the structural system
- Helps rid the body of waste
4. Things we can discover
- Food sensitivities
- Nutritional disorders
- Environmental substances stored in the body (chemicals or heavy metals)
- Pathogens (bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and vaccines)
- Mental patterns (things we see, hear and think)
During a session, we examine each organ and system to balance, repair, and restore it. A foot-to-foot zone is like voting for a car. Most of the time, it feels like a good foot massage, but there may be some discomfort and tenderness when there are areas of imbalance or blockage. Communication with the therapist is useful here. They know where to focus and spend a little more time leveling and cleaning the area.
One of my favorite things to do to get a zone is that it can also be considered a beauty treatment, as it provides a “facial lift”, increased blood flow to the hair and the signal to tone and strengthen the muscles of the abdomen, chest and neck.
5. Who would benefit from a standing area?
Everyone would really benefit from a standing area. The baby’s lymphatic system, lungs and kidneys can often be stressed by what the mother ate or was exposed to during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Babies and children respond very well to the foot areas. Parents perceive better focus and calm down after an area.
It can be helpful for girls and boys to have support during the puberty process. It helps to balance hormones and can relieve PMS symptoms, muscle pain, cramps, water retention and emotional problems that arise.
It can be a difficult time for women who are going through menopause. Regular foot treatments seem to help with hormonal changes. It can also delay aging, which helps to reduce gray hair and wrinkles.
Athletes benefit greatly from having a zone to increase oxygen and blood flow, as well as recovery. Sick people can feel better quickly and this helps in the healing process.
6. How much is foot zoning?
A 30-minute zoning session costs $ 40 and a full 60-minute session costs $ 59.95.
7. Foot zone tools
A variety of tools can be used in the foot area. The most common tools used are the practitioner’s hands, knuckles and fingertips. Gemstones are also great tools to help when you need to dig deeper or change energy when an area seems blocked. Tools like spherical stones on the soles of the feet. This helps to work in a larger area and is very good. Gemstone sticks can also be used for more precision and to focus on an area.
B. What are the benefits of Foot Zoning?
A question I am asked regularly is what are the benefits of pedestrian zoning. Does it help tired and sore feet?
Certainly – but it is much more than a foot massage! Let’s look at four benefits of having regular pedestrian zoning sessions
The first benefit I want to explore is relaxation. We live in a very busy world. We are always on the move, on a schedule with an endless list of things to do. Does it resonate with you? Our body is in a state of rest and renewal or a state of struggle and flight. When we are stressed, our cortisol levels increase, which puts us in a fight and flight state. According to an article in WebMD, 43% of adults suffer from adverse health effects due to stress, and between 75 and 90% of medical visits are due to stress-related illnesses and illnesses. Stress has a major impact on our bodies. The longer you rest and renew your condition, the better your health will be. Each time you experience a session in the foot area, you are giving your body the gift of being at rest and renewing your state and receiving real relaxation.
2. Improved sleep
The second benefit of foot zoning is better sleep. Our bodies cannot function properly when we suffer from lack of sleep or restless sleep. During the time we sleep, our bodies experience repair, rest and renewal. Better sleep therefore means better health!
3. Increased energy
The third benefit achieved by zoning on foot is increased energy. Have you ever said, “I wish I had more energy?” In that case, you should try regular foot area treatments. Ultimately, increased energy helps us live the life we want. When we experience more energy, we are more motivated, we can accomplish more and be more creative! This allows us to live a more lively life – the life of our dreams!
4. Our body’s natural healing ability is improved
The ultimate benefit of maintaining foot areas is that it increases our body’s natural healing capacity. Our bodies are incredible. The human body has an incredible ability to heal itself. When our bodily systems don’t work well together, disease can occur. Foot zones help to realign our body systems for better balance and health. Our bodies have a unique design of wholeness and each part of our body can access the formula of that design. As we gradually move away from this original project, we experience imbalances and poor communication between our body systems. The original plant is awakened by the feet area and our body knows exactly what to do. By supporting our body’s natural healing ability through zoning of the feet, we can lead a healthier life!
Improving our body’s natural healing ability, increasing our energy levels, improving our sleep and experiencing relaxation are four good reasons for making regular foot treatments a monthly habit! Remember that eating salad is good for you, but developing a habit of following a healthy diet will improve your health. The same goes for foot zone therapy – a session is fabulous, but learning to listen to your body when it is unbalanced and doing regular foot zone treatments to keep it balanced will benefit you the most.
c. 7 Benefits of Foot Massage & Reflexology
Our feet, which support the weight of the whole body, allow walking and do a lot of work. Still, they are the least damaged part of the body. To take care of your feet and keep them strong and flexible, a daily foot massage for a few minutes is a great option.
Regular foot massage, along with reflexology, promotes physiological and physical health.
Reflexology is an ancient healing practice based on the principle that there are reflex points on the feet that correspond to the various organs and glands in the body. Remember that the human foot is an evolutionary wonder that can withstand hundreds of tons of strength and its weight in motion. It has 42 muscles, 26 bones, 33 joints, 250,000 sweat glands and at least 50 ligaments and tendons – plus almost 15,000 nerve endings!
In reflexology, pressure is applied to these reflexes in the feet, which is beneficial to health. Here are some health benefits of foot massage and reflexology:
1. Improves blood circulation
Due to the sedentary lifestyle, many people do not use their foot muscles properly and therefore prevent good blood circulation. Tight, pointed shoes – especially those with high heels – also impede blood circulation. Ten minutes of foot massage a day helps transport oxygen to the body’s cells, which is essential for overall health.
2. Helps you relax
After a hectic and stressful day, a foot massage is a calming and relaxing way to relax, especially after a long day of standing and walking, as your feet tend to swell. Massage and reflexology 5 to 10 minutes before bed can improve overall well-being.
3. Promotes better sleep
The best time to have a foot massage is before bed. A calming and relaxing foot massage improves blood circulation. This helps to have a peaceful sleep.
4. Relieves body aches
This is the best part of reflexology. With careful treatment, pain and illnesses such as headaches, migraines, pain in the neck and in the lower and upper back are treated.
5. Improves mood and fights depression
Foot massage and reflexology help fight depression. Certain points on the feet are useful for relieving the symptoms of depression. Massaging these points or pressing them for a few minutes, two or three times a day, can help relieve the symptoms of depression.
6. Makes your feet healthier
An easy way to keep your feet healthy and free from foot problems is to have a regular foot massage. Stimulates the muscles around the feet, reducing stiffness and even reducing pain in the ankles or heels. A short 5-minute foot massage every day makes your ankles strong and flexible and prevents uncomfortable ankle and foot injuries.
7. Relieves swelling (edema)
Regular foot massages during pregnancy can help lessen the effects of edema, which becomes swollen due to fluid retention in the feet and ankles. This is very common during pregnancy, especially in the last trimester.
Extra tip: massaging your feet with warm olive oil or coconut oil significantly reduces the pain and inflammation caused by tendonitis.