What is Foot Zone

What is Foot Zone

Zone Therapy is precise, directed pressure to the various “zones” of the feet. When a signal point is triggered within a certain zone, a message goes to the tissue or organ affected, through a reflex arc to the spinal cord and then to the brain. Discomfort is experienced in the areas of imbalance – areas where healing is needed.

Zone Therapy encourages the body’s natural healing capability by stimulating:

  • circulation
  • balance
  • lymph flow
  • digestion
  • calming the nervous system

Most important benefits include:

  • reducing stress
  • rejuvenating life energy
  • bringing the body into balance

A Zone session recognizes each of the body’s cells and organs while stimulating and renewing these systems. Anyone can benefit from Foot Zone. People of all ages and all conditions of health can enjoy improved health and vitality.

What is Foot Zone

Noticing the effects of the zone can take time. It works with the body’s own innate intelligence, and only allows the body to do what it can, when it can.

It is important that your Foot Zone treatment be administered by a Certified Zone practitioner. The Zone sessions are nuanced and require Zoning experience and solid training to supply maximum potential. A session typically lasts 45 – 60 minutes. Multiple and consistent sessions over a two-month period are recommended to detoxify and establish the body's restorative process. After this period, you and your zone practitioner will determine a schedule that is based on your individual needs and overall health. You will find that your body will tell you when it’s time for a Zone.

Historical Healing Method

Zone Therapy, in some form, has been practiced as a healing method for thousands of years. It has come and gone with the rise and fall of civilizations. Hieroglyphics and ancient paintings depicting this therapy have been found in Egypt and India.

In Modern History

The modern history of Zone Therapy begins with Dr. William Fitzgerald, (1872-1946) an American nose and throat specialist. He developed a theory describing the electrical circuits or meridians in the body. Dr. Edwin Bowers documented his work.

In the 1950`s a Norwegian named Dr. Charles Ersdal, M.D., M.A., was cured from paralysis using Zone Therapy. This experience thrust him into 26 years of intense research. He determined that the body contains its own innate healing intelligence which is stimulated or triggered through specific and intricate Foot Zone Therapy. This method utilizes the feet’s natural “signal” system to establish balance, elevate your life energy and renew cells in the body. Importantly, he discovered that the body would consistently respond as a dynamically interrelated whole, rather than as separate symptomatic parts. During this time of research, Dr. Ersdal was able to chart the human anatomy and relate it to specific “points” on the foot. He charted the entire physiology including the brain, blood and lymph circulation, and musculature.

This was a phenomenal breakthrough because the brain receives the information from the foot via Foot Zone Therapy and in turn, makes the corrections to your whole body and health system. Remember, the entire body is run by instruction from the brain. Zone Therapy has been found to be a “signal”, or electro-magnetic system, rather than a reflex system and treats the body holistically rather than symptomatically. Plus, the body is always treated in its entirety. Therefore, no partial zone treatments are advised.