Foot Zone Therapy
Dr. Charles Ersdal, a Norwegian doctor, who benefited from zone therapy, dedicated his life to further research and development of this healing method and developed foot zone therapy. Foot zone therapy makes use of the innate healing powers of the body. According to the therapy, there are trigger points in the feet, which send up signals to the corresponding parts of the anatomy when pressure is applied on them. These signals move along the ten meridians in the body.
A typical foot zone therapy treatment lasts 30-40 minutes. For general well-being, around five treatments during a 2-month period are advised. For specific medical problems, treatment plans are drawn up according to the requirement.
If you have had a recent injury or surgery with heavy blood loss, are running a fever, are under heavy medication or drink alcohol regularly, it is advisable not to opt for foot zone therapy.
What are the benefits of zone therapy?
Even before the symptoms of a medical problem set in, there are imbalances in the body that can be detected and is known as sub-clinical illness. With zone therapy, these imbalances can be corrected before any further deterioration of health. There are many benefits of zone therapy which include:
- Correction of the imbalances of hormones
- Detoxification of the organs and glands
- Improved circulation and greater oxygen flow in the body
- Increase in energy levels
- Relaxation and general well-being
- Pain relief
It also provides relief in medical conditions like:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Blood circulation problems
- Digestive disorders
- Urinary problems
- Menstrual cramps