Over the last 40 years Kathy has been schooled and trained in areas of iridology, herbology, neutraceuticals, creative healing, essential oils and Foot Zone Therapy. Her philosophy is that prevention and early detection, associated with appropriate treatment, can lead to a long, healthy, vibrant and energized life. Kathy is committed to assisting people who are sincerely interested in their overall health and wellness to achieve the benefits of optimum health. Sharing the benefits of Zoning with others has enhanced her life fulfillment greatly. “This has become and will remain my life’s work.”
Back in 1973, while employed at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan, a series of health issues in her family motivated her to seek health answers in the non traditional way. She searched for answers by taking classes, reading, studying and meeting with others that had beaten “incurable” medical problems. In this process Kathy learned all she could about how the body works and heals. Her quest for knowledge in the natural health field started then and has never stopped. When she was introduced to Foot Zone Therapy she was able to pull all the knowledge that she had accumulated over the years together. Using all these tools has helped her understand how the body becomes ill, and how it can heal itself. She loves to help others learn about the miracles or their bodies.
Kathy has been Zoning and teaching now for fourteen years. When she opened her business as a Foot Zone Therapist it was only a short time before she had people waiting a month or more to get an appointment with her. Her practice has continued to thrive simultaneous with the formation and development of her school, The Academy of Foot Zone Therapy. She is the co-founder of the Academy and co-author of all the Academy educational materials. After co-founding the Academy she co-authored her own student curriculum, based on her vast experience in natural healing, anatomy, and thousands of hours of hands on Foot Zone Therapy with hundreds of clients. Kathy started teaching classes in 2001. Since that time she has shared her knowledge and curriculum with many Academy students from around the U.S.A. Through the efforts of the Academy, and willing minds, there are many Foot Zone Therapists around the country. The Academy of Foot Zone Therapy has also certified many instructors nationwide who currently use the instructional materials developed by Kathy Duvall and Christine Christensen to teach students via the Academy
Foot Zone Therapy is in its infancy and has a fantastic future, for both the client and the practitioner. Zoning compliments massage therapy, and other health modalities including main line medical, often working together to achieve whole health benefit for the client.
Mill Creek, Bothell, WA
Christine is the co-founder of the Academy of Foot Zone Therapy. She and her partner Kathy Duvall created a full curriculum and four text books, which laid the foundation for building the academy. They have been working on the academy and have 12 instructors, a data base of providers, monthly conference calls and an annual Foot Zone Therapy conference.
Christine graduated with Honors from Utah State University, where she studied Philosophy, and worked post bachelorette as a Student Advisor and Interim Director of Multicultural Student Services for eight years. After graduating, Christine founded Lighthouse Presentations, a program for empowering and instilling self-esteem and awareness in youth. Through her work with Student Services and Lighthouse Presentations, she learned firsthand the power of positive thought and its influence on the outcome of the healing process; this in turn guided her towards the healing arts.
In 1997, Cade, Christine’s eldest son, was diagnosed with neonatal lupus. After seeking traditional western medical advice, with little success, and after his having been subjected to excessive testing, she and her mother Kathy sought the healing power of Foot Zone therapy, through which her son became miraculously symptom free. The efficacy of Foot Zone therapy during her son’s illness set Christine and her mother on the path of learning to practice Foot Zone, so that others might also have a chance of improved health.
Since that time Christine has practiced and studied Foot Zone therapy for over ten years. In 2004 she moved to Everett, Washington and has made it her passion and full-time profession. In addition she has studied aroma therapy, energy work, the medicinal and therapeutic functions of vitamins, nutrition, and herbs, all of which she incorporates into her practice of Foot Zone as a holistic approach to homeopathic healing. Christine enjoys dancing, horseback riding, singing, and spending time with her two children, Cade and Tia. She owns and operates Vitality Zone, in Mill Creek, WA, which is her private practice, and hopes to eventually grow into a whole wellness clinic, featuring Massage therapists, herbalists, nutritionists, and a range of homeopathic and naturopathic practitioners. Her goal is to be working full-time teaching and promoting the Academy of Foot Zone Therapy.
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