Since completing the Dien Chan Zone Operator course in March 2018, I’ve received a lot of messages from people asking for my opinion on the course and facial reflexology in general. As this course was the first one to be held in the UK, I THINK it makes me the first therapist in the UK to be trained in the following three systems of Facial Reflexology: Sorensensistem, The Bergman Method and Dien Chan Zone. How cool is that! It won’t stay that way for long I’m sure but for now I’m rolling with it. So rather than spending time answering lots of messages, I did a little vlog on the subject. You can check it out on YouTube here:
I didn’t want to waffle on for too long and there’s a lot of important stuff I missed out. As the weeks have gone by, I keep thinking of things I should have said. Which is why I’ve done this blog too.
Sorensensistem is now available to learn online. Although I mention the cost and effort involved in learning this amazing therapy, it was definitely worth it. It’s the facial reflexology treatment I use the most and the results are very powerful. The potential for CPD with this therapy is phenomenal with webinars galore which teach you how to work with people with many different conditions such as dementia and alzheimers, stutters, diabetes, special needs, mother and baby and so on. More info can be found here:
Ziggie Bergman offers many other courses following the basic and advanced facial reflexology such as facial cupping and zone face lift master class. The online group is great for referring clients and answering any questions. More info on Ziggie and the amazing pioneer she is, can be found here:
But I really wanted to add more about Dien Chan Zone (DCZ) because it is starting to blow my mind. The more I practice DCZ, on myself, on others and see the results of clients working on themselves, I am completely in awe. And I also feel a bit stupid. Let me explain why…one of the principals of reflexology, is that the more you receive, the quicker the messages will get to the relevant parts of the body and the quicker homeostasis will be gained and the body can heal itself. As Helen Black, my amazing DCZ teacher, so succinctly puts it:
“Facial reflexology offers you the opportunity, through daily facial stimulation, to encourage the ‘correct’ circulation of blood, lymph, oxygen, minerals and energy to your interior organs. Stimulation of precise areas, according to maps projected onto the face, sends a signal to the brain which works with the peripheral nervous system to increase circulation at the chosen area in the body.”
DCZ encourages receivers to work on the facial map most relevant to their main symptom for 21 consecutive days. During this time, with the reflexes being stimulated daily, balance and a reduction in symptoms should come about much quicker but it varies between individuals. And I feel foolish for not latching onto this concept before. Although I often give clients homework to do on themselves to complement our sessions, working on your own feet can be physically tricky and not very relaxing and working on your own hands can be very effective but the reflexes are more compact and complicated. For the last 7 years I have also given people facial reflexes to work but never full maps or projections. The facial maps used in DCZ are so simple and easily accessible to everyone, it seems obvious that this is what we should ALL be doing! From the off I was intrigued to see if this would work and so started a little experiment with a small group of women who belong to my secret facial reflexology group (you get added to this fab group after you attend one of my workshops). Helen Black did a great blog on the female reproductive system and this seemed the best map to start with. Helen’s blog can be found here:
So we all worked this map for 21 days straight:
The gobsmacking results experienced within the group proved rather positive rather rapidly. I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in 2002 and although it caused a few problems years ago when starting a family, thanks to reflexology, it didn’t stop me having my two beautiful children. However, since having my little angels I have suffered with hormonal skin, premenstrual headaches and irregular periods. Well… 10 days into the 21 day self treatment and my period arrived without being proceeded by a massive, painful spot on my chin or a brain aching untouchable headache. And I wasn’t the only one. Others reported no headaches, no PMT, clear skin, better mood and one lovely lady sent me this “First period in 35 YEARS without back pain, migraine or crazy cravings. Only two stomach cramps that passed in a few seconds. I cannot thank you enough as it used to make my life a misery. Less heavy too so I’m super happy. And no big pimple on chin!”. Now if that isn’t progress and healing in motion I don’t know what it. And too many of us were involved for this to have been a coincidence. After the 21 days it’s important to take a break for 7 days to allow the body to reset and rebalance. If you feel it’s necessary, repeat another 21 days but if you feel good, then wait a while and see what happens. Again to quote Helen:
The time it takes to rebalance your reproductive functions with the help of Facial Reflexology really depends upon how long held and deeply set your particular imbalance is. The same issue manifested in 100 people has causes which are entirely different from one case to the next. Some people may notice an improvement within a matter of days, whilst for others it may take weeks.
The healing isn’t limited to the reproductive system as other maps are available to us to help balance:
The digestive system
The circulatory system
The nervous system
The urinary system
Male reproductive system
And I have maps and videos explaining how you can heal yourself. The power really is in your hands (and face).…so ask me at your next appointment or get in touch to book in.
But in summary…YES I would recommend the Dien Chan Zone Operator course and cannot wait to learn more on the advanced course next year. After all my chat that’s what most people want to know. Helen Black is a wonderful, inspiring, passionate teacher and her social media pages are both beautiful and insightful. Go follow her now! I wasn’t sure if this therapy could teach me much considering its cross over with Sorensensistem, but the differences are huge and it’s made me look at facial reflexology in a different way and made it a whole lot more potent. And I can’t wait for it to expand my mind and practice even more.
As I say in the video, if you had the time or inclination to watch it, I would also most definitely recommend Sorensensistem and the Bergman Method too for the reasons explained. I’ll shut up now. Self editing is not my forte. Thanks for making it to the end
x George x