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History of Zoning


There are four types of Zoning Methods – Foot, Face, Back and Hand. Foot Zonology is the foundation zone that helps to reconnect and balance the four lower bodies, the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

What is Foot Zonology?

Foot Zonology is the science and method of balancing, rejuvenating, and detoxifying the body through the signal system in the feet. It involves ZoneBalance and ZoneAnalysis.

It is a natural treatment that heals the body as a whole instead of focusing on individual symptoms. The Zoning philosophy is that our body’s systems are inter-related and work together synergistically for optimal health and wellness. Imbalances can occur in the body if only one area is treated at a time.

While our bodies are perfect, amazing and sophisticated, our diet, lifestyle, and environmental influences have profound effects on them. These influences can lead to physical, emotional and mental disturbances.

Zone Balance heals the body by accessing the signals and prompting cells to repair and renew themselves at the DNA level. Pure Essential Oils are also applied to help further the healing.

Zone Analysis identifies the areas of imbalance in the body to help us focus on potential changes that will lead to better health, harmonious balance and overall vitality.

What are the benefits of Foot Zoning?

Foot zoning helps bring our body back into homeostasis and gives it a “reboot.” It raises the life energy, helps to relieve many ailments and improves overall well-being. Clients feel relaxed and revitalized during and after a Foot Zone.

Other benefits:

  • Elevates energy, immunity and overall wellness
  • Relieves chronic and acute pain
  • Cleanses lymphatic stagnation
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Detoxifies the body
  • Improves brain functioning
  • Improves digestion
  • Balances hormones
  • Eases mental & emotional disturbances
  • Connects us with our true self


Foot Zonology’s predecessor is Foot Zone Therapy. Zone Therapy, in some form, has existed and been practiced as a healing method for thousands of years. Many civilizations have greatly benefitted from using Zone Therapy for overall health and wellness. It has been discovered that ancient paintings and hieroglyphics found in India and Egypt depict Zone Therapy, showing that these ancient cultures utilized this healing treatment.

Zone Therapy re-emerged in the 20th century with Dr. William Fitzgerald, an American ear, nose, and throat specialist (1872-1946). He developed a theory that we have 10 vertical meridians, or electrical circuits, that run through the body. He discovered that by applying pressure in a specific movement or pattern, relieved pain in the body. His work was documented by Dr. Edwin Bowers, who referred to the vertical meridians as “zones”.

In the 1950’s, a Norwegian doctor named Charles Ersdal, M.D., experienced relief from paralysis with Zone Therapy treatments. Over the next 26 years, Dr. Ersdal researched Foot Zone Therapy and determined that the body has it’s own healing intelligence. He came to find that the body has the ability to heal itself when stimulated or triggered through the specific treatment of Foot Zone Therapy. Through his findings, he discovered that the body responded best when treated as a whole integrated, inter-related system. He charted the signals to the brain, blood circulation, lymphatic system, and musculoskeletal system.

Katri Nordblom, a German trained naturopath, learned and was mentored in Foot Zone Therapy by Dr. Ersdal. She began to teach the method in her home country of Sweden. During this time, Katri made significant discoveries of her own relating to the signals in the feet, specifically the inner organs and the pancreas. She also found that we could analyze the current state of the body through accessing the signal system in the feet.

In the spring of 1989, Katri and her husband, Hans moved to Paradise Valley, Montana, bringing Foot Zone Therapy with them. Through years of practicing, researching, and teaching, Katri made more revelatory discoveries and implemented significant improvements upon the traditional Foot Zone Therapy. One of her most significant findings is that through Foot Zoning, we can heal the four lower bodies – the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. This connects us closer to our inner perfect blueprint and our truest self.

These new integrations intrigued Katri and Hans to change Foot Zone Therapy to Foot Zonology, which they trademarked. In 1990, they opened the Nordblom American Institute of Foot Zonology. This school continues to teach this healing treatment to students from all walks of life. The positive impact of Foot Zoning on the students, their families, and communities is miraculous and profound.

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