BodySystems Method™ of Reflexology
A 60-hour in-depth training in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, pathology of the lower leg and foot, further study of helper areas, ethics, business, and documentation. This course leads you to National Certification via American Reflexology Certification Board.
A 12-hour weekend training based on our BodySystems Method™ of Reflexology. Learn the hands-on application, anatomy, common conditions, and self-help techniques. A great addition to your existing reflexology training!
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 series of compressions following the mapping of the body systems upon the feet. By applying firm, yet sensitive, pressure on these reflex areas, the practitioner can assess stressed or imbalanced areas in the body and work to restore balance, reduce stress, and improve circulation. Sessions are typically 50-60 minutes, 75-90 minutes if one works both feet and hands.
Reflexology is a very nurturing and relaxing experience! Yet it is a very profound healing experience for many clients.
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.
As reflexologists, we believe that the body has a unique ability to heal and restore itself through a holistic approach, taking into consideration the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of each person. It is important for reflexologists to recognize that we are not medical practitioners, therefore cannot diagnose. Rather, we assess various 'stress areas' or energy blocks 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, have brought the Standard of Practice to a very professional level. 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.
I first began my journey in 1995 in the Health and Fitness industry and Corporate Wellness. I received my 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, I received my degree in Massage Therapy and became certified in Herbalism, Reflexology, and Aromatherapy. I have been providing Craniosacral Therapy since 2013 and completed Reflexology Teacher Training with Roz Zollinger in 2017. I am thrilled to share, teach and guide students in becoming proficient Reflexologists, as well as being a certified Yoga Instructor.
Achieving health and wellness means honoring our natural cycles and the ebb and flow that comes with a balanced life. This is my goal for my clients and students, as well as myself.