BodySystems Method™ of Reflexology
Reflexology Foundation Training
Advanced Reflexology Program
Hand Reflexology Workshop
What is Foot Reflexology?
Reflexology is a holistic science using the feet (and hands) as a mini-map or microcosm of the body. It is a natural, non-invasive healing art of stimulating reflex areas in the feet (or hands) that correspond to our body systems, the organs, glands and body.
Reflexology technique is primarily a series of compression movements on the feet following the mapping of the body systems. By applying firm, yet sensitive, pressure on these reflex areas, you can assess stressed or imbalanced areas in the body and work to restore balance, reduce stress, and improve circulation. Sessions typically take 50-60 minutes or 75-90 minutes if one works both feet and hands.
Reflexology is a very nurturing and relaxing experience! It is often also a profound healing experience.
The goal of reflexology is to assist the body and mind in returning to a state of homeostasis, balance, encouraging the body’s powerful self-healing ability.
In Reflexology, we believe that the body has a unique ability to heal and restore itself. Through this holistic approach, taking into consideration the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being you can assess various ‘stress areas’ or energy blockages in the body and work to stimulate the body’s natural vital energy.
The history of Reflexology has been traced back thousands of years, having originated in China, and also found in India, Japan and Egypt. It was modernized in the late 1800’s and especially early 1900’s. There is tremendous growth of this modality around the world, and countries like South Africa, Denmark, Israel, the UK and Japan, to name a few. Currently, there are 300+ research studies worldwide, documenting the effectiveness of reflexology.
Reflexology is beneficial for:
- Stress related issues: Headaches, Insomnia, Depression, Adrenal Fatigue
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Improving Digestion and Circulation
- Sinus and Respiratory Issues
- Pain and so much more!
Over the past 36 years Roz has developed an international reputation for her instruction and therapeutic work in fields of Reflexology and Aromatherapy.
Roz qualified in Reflexology in 1983 through the South African Institute of Reflexology in Johannesburg, and in 1984 trained in Aromatherapy with the Institute of Clinical Aromatherapy in London. She subsequently pursued advanced Aromatherapy studies with the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy, completed the International Training Program in Essential Oils at Purdue University, courses in Aromatic Medicine with Mark Webb, Gabriel Mojay, Madeleine Kerkhof, and many others.
Roz is co-founder of the Georgia Reflexology Organization and is a regional director for the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA).
Roz Zollinger founded the BodySystems Method™ of Reflexology, a unique approach whereby the practitioner works systematically through the major systems of the body via the feet/hands. The premise of reflexology is that all parts of the body are connected to the feet via energy zones or pathways (Similar, but not the same as the acupuncture meridians) By using a series of compression, the body’s innate energy is supported and the nerve system. Over 28 years ago, Roz created her concept of Aromatic Reflexology, incorporating the use of her therapeutic essential oil synergies/blends for each body system with her work on the feet.
Laura first began her journey in 1995 in the Health and Fitness industry and Corporate Wellness. She received her degree in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University and began specializing in musculoskeletal imbalances working with people through diet and exercise, etc., but felt frustrated that there were missing elements that could also bring health and well-being to people’s lives. In 2007, Laura received her degree in Massage Therapy and studied further in Herbalism, Reflexology, and Aromatherapy. She have been providing Craniosacral Therapy since 2013 and completed Reflexology Teacher Training with Roz Zollinger in 2017. We are thrilled to have Laura teach and guide our students in the journey of Reflexology.