Are reflexology and foot zoning different?
Yes! Here's how:
Reflexology by definition according to Wikipedia is,
"an alternative medicine involving application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work effects a physical change to the body.”
Our program teaches over 120 reflex points on the feet using pressure with specific techniques, however we incorporate the use of essential oils along with the points, as we feel this is a very effective method.
Also, when an individual point or a couple of points are worked, we refer to this as reflexology as we are addressing a certain reflex point. When all 120 points are worked together in a specific flow, one right after another, we call this a foot zone, because all 10 of the body’s zones are being worked together. This is important because all of our body’s systems work together. When one system is not functioning well, other systems will suffer.
We suggest getting a foot zone regularly (2-4 per month spaced regularly) as this will stimulate all the systems of the body, such as the lymphatic and digestive systems.
We do recommend working reflex points as often as needed. For example, if a child has an earache, the reflex point corresponding with the ear can be worked several times per day until the symptoms subside.