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Frequently Asked Questions
What results can I expect from the zone?
State of deep relaxation
Reduces stress and tension
Improves the circulation of blood and lymph
Aids the body’s release of toxins
Enables the body to heal itself
Promotes a more restful sleep
Helps promote energy flow throughout the body
Helps to boost immune system
Increases energy levels
Helps to treat ailments and assists in restoring health
Does the zone work
Yes, the Foot zone works every time on every person. Some type of an effect is always being made in the body, from the very basics of relaxation and Parasympathetic responses, to the most detailed overall body balance. Some changes are very discreet and others become more obvious. Either way, the intent of the Foot Zone is to place the body in a relaxed state so it can start to heal.
What concerns can a zone
The foot zone can help with just about any concern you may have physically, mentally, or emotionally. A list of concerns includes but is not limited to muscular system, digestive, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, nervous, reproductive, endocrine, skeletal, urinary, ADD, ADHD, autism, neuropathy, diabetes, high blood pressure, social emotional and many more!
What if I don't want to use essential oils?
While using essential oils raises the bodies frequency and effectiveness of the zone, it doesn't mean the zone won't work. The zone works every time with or without oils. I will always ask before every session about an individuals preference on oils.
What can I expect during the hour session?
I will start by observing the feet and talking through any areas of concern. I will then begin the zone on the right foot working my way through all of the points on the outside of the foot, top of the foot, inside of the foot and then bottom of the foot. The same thing will then be repeated on the left foot. Throughout the zone I may feel different things and ask about those or you may feel certain points differently and we will also talk about those as well. Once the zone is complete you should feel relaxed and balanced.
Does the zone hurt?
When the signals in the feet are shut down, it is my job to attempt to open them back up. Most people will feel a direct pressure on the foot or, a tingle on the actual part of the body that is being worked on through the foot.
In many cases, for every signal that is closed there are several others that are fine. Some people will feel nothing at all and say it feels like a soothing foot rub, other will feel everything and say it is NOT a foot rub. As soon as I am off of the signal, the pressure or discomfort goes away.
So to simply answer the question: Does it hurt? It may, or it may not.
I have found that every Foot Zone is different and every individual is different. Issues may show up on the first zone or several zones and then go away. It is like peeling an onion. Every time you get worked on, you get to a new layer!
The purpose is to not kill you with pain; It is to allow your body to heal.
I work directly with you and communicate throughout the treatment to determine the level of pressure that is right for you.
How often should I get a zone?
Truly, this is up to you and how you feel after. I always say to listen to your body; you will know when you need another treatment. What this means is that you know how your body feels and how the Foot Zone affects you.
I do not prescribe or recommend any set treatment however, I can make a suggestion based on the severity of the issue we are working on.
I have clients that benefit greatly from being zoned once every month while others feel it necessary to be zoned as often as every 4 to 8 days. This really depends on what you are trying to accomplish with the treatments.
What is the difference between Reflexology and Foot Zoning?
Foot Zoning is an advance form of Reflexology. Reflexology focuses mostly on the bottom of the foot and the physical body. Foot Zone Therapy works the entire foot and ankle and works over 200 different points in the body all the way down to your tear ducts. Foot Zone Therapy also focuses on emotional connections in the body. Long story short, Foot Zoning is like Reflexology on steroids'!
Are there any side effects from getting a zone?
I have never seen any negative side effects, only effects. Similar to a detailed massage or other body work there are several health responses that may occur:
• Some clients feel energized with more vitality.
• Change in sleep patterns – sleep becomes deeper and calmer.
• Tiredness – the body responds by needing more sleep so it can rest and detox.
• Emotional releases may result in crying, laughing or feelings of peace.
• A more active digestive system. • Release of stress and feeling more in balance.
• Frequent urination and or detoxification.