What is Foot Zoning and who will benefit??

We are so lucky to have Casey Lusk visit once a month to provide this amazing service, below is her description of foot zoning to give you a better understanding of what it is!

What is Foot Zoning? Simply put: Foot Zoning works on cleaning out the body while balancing the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies all at the same time by massaging and analyzing the signal system within the foot.

More detail: The knowledge of reflex points on the feet and other extremities has come and gone with the rise and fall of civilizations for thousands of years. With more modern technological advance, this modality has been taken to a whole new level of understanding and healing. In modern terminology, the body is accessed through the feet similar to the way a computer is accessed with a keyboard.

Within each person's feet is a detailed and complex signal systems. This signal system is connected to every part of the human anatomy - the circulatory, lymphatic, nervous, skeletal, endocrine, digestive, respiratory, reproductive, and muscular systems, as well as the emotional and spiritual bodies. Extensive research has proven the feet to be very accurate in correlating the mapped reflex points to the systems of the body. With this mapping, a trained and certified Foot Zoner, is able to access the body.

Foot Zone Balancing is a method believed to correct and renew the entire body at a cellular level. From the beginning, each cell in our bodies has been programmed with immortal memory, meaning that the cell has the knowledge and capability of renewing itself. Our DNA pattern holds a perfect blueprint of our body and is able to heal and rebuild the perfect cell. Daily, we are subjected to a host of toxins, from the air we breathe, food we eat, and the water we drink. Compound these toxins with daily emotions of stress, fear, anxiety...etc. unquestionably take a toll on our body. Foot Zoning, is a method believed to correct, rejuvenate and renew the entire body at a cellular level allowing our original DNA patterns to be reconnected.

Why so “sterile”.

Someone walked into my shop recently and told me it smelled sterile.... haha! I am not sure if it was meant as a compliment BUT I took it as one. I am always taking precautions to avoid cross contamination and the spreading of germs and disease.

Most of my supplies are individually wrapped, sterile, and disposable which makes for easy cleanup. I also have a handful of tools that are cleaned, completely sanitized and stored in a safe place for use in the next appointment.

My cleaner that I use most frequently in my shop for tools and my work space is called MadaCide-1. This hospital-level product is specifically made for use in places like mine! This cleaner is an effective bactericide, virucide, and fungicide. It is formulated to disinfect hard, non-porous, inanimate, environmental surfaces, equipment and non-critical instruments. This cleaner kills: Influenza A, HIV, Hepatitis A,B & C, TB, MRSA, VRE, and SARS. You can see why I’d choose this one, right!

Your skin & your hormones.

Of course you know hormones play a huge part in your skin right?

In both men and women, testosterone is the primary hormone that affects acne by over stimulating the sebaceous glands, increasing the sebum production causing inflammation in the skin and acne. 

Now it is the Testosterone or Androgen hormone in both men and women but it presents at different times and the science behind it is slightly different. Ill break it down. 

Men, at their peak age of puberty (15-17) will have an increase in testosterone causing changes, like acne, for the sake of staying on topic.

For women its slightly more complicated. During puberty when estrogen goes up there is also a rise in testosterone causing changes including acne. Then when we look at women who are pre-menopausal we will see estrogen decrease significantly and the androgenic hormone, also known as DHEA (which is made in the adrenal glands) will stay at the same levels, which in turn means that the androgenic hormone is the dominant hormone at that time. That would explain increase in facial hair production, skin changes including acne and changes in the skin thickness. 

Estrogen and Testosterone are also the reason our skin has a certain level of "thickness". Women who are menopausal may notice during menopause (around 40-50 years old) that their skin will begin to thin as estrogen levels decrease. Men will also have an "andropause" where they will go through changes (like the thinning of skin) but it will happen much later, usually around 70 years old.

Estrogen in women can also cause pigmentation issues. You may have heard of this one, during pregnancy your estrogen levels may rise causing pigmentation on the skin known as Melasma. This pigmentation may show up on the cheeks, forehead, chin, etc. You may also notice if you are taking oral contraceptives that there is also an increase in estrogen which can result in the same Melasma skin condition. 

Ok, now I know that is a lot of information, you are also probably not as interested in these strange facts as much as I am BUT if you have any concerns about your skin and would like to know if it could be related to hormones, come see me at Salmon Valley Aesthetics. Consultations are always free!