Face and foot reflexology TCM
Sorensensistem™ is a set of neuro reflex therapies developed by the Danish therapist Lone Sorensen. The basic techniques used in this method are Face Reflexology and Foot Reflexology TCM. It is neuro reflex therapy on which the Danish therapist based the advanced Temprana Therapy. Certain elements of it created aesthetic therapies (Japanese Lifting and Cosmofacial). Facial reflexology is based on the knowledge of neurophysiology, traditional Far East medicine and Argentine Indians’ massage. The basis of Lone Sorensen’s world fame is 36 years of experience of the Danish therapist. Classic foot reflexology did not work in severe neurological diseases. In such cases facial reflexology, working close to the brain, proved to be an irreplaceable tool.
There is no effective therapy without searching for subcutaneous deposits…
During face reflex therapy courses students learn for several months how to recognize and assess subcutaneous deposits which indicate the direction of therapy. Only on this basis they can properly arrange a plan of therapy, and then learn further techniques and continue their education during specialist training courses. Learning neuro reflex face therapy is similar to learning how to play an instrument. It requires time. You cannot speed the process. A course takes about 6 months. It would be risky to reduce this period since training means not only theory, but also practice. Those who decide to start learning with brief specialist training courses must be aware that they will have no basic knowledge on creation of therapy or practical skills how to search for and assess subcutaneous deposits.
The repute of L. Sorensen’s method was due to spectacular therapeutic successes in brain damage, eye diseases, hormonal disorders, infertility. Sorensen herself estimates that until now she has given facial treatments to about 150 thousand people. She has trained almost 10 thousand therapists (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, UK, Japan, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Brazil, Australia, UAE). L. Sorensen has trained several dozens of people in Temprana Therapy, an advanced form of rehabilitation of neurological disorders. Temprana was used among others in the Danish “Kurhuset Filadelfia” center where therapy of people with brain damages is conducted. The Danish reflexologist does not stop at her existing achievements and still develops new techniques of work with face and feet.
Lone Sorensen takes care of the quality of her method. It is protected by patents in several dozens of countries. Not only logo (map of Andean Indians) and all training materials are protected. It is also protection of the method itself. If anybody without proper license teaches: causal procedure, i.e. searching for the biggest deposit on the map of Andean Indians (classification of deposits 1-5), classification of reflex zones according to color marking of Lone Sorensen, treatment procedure consisting in strictly defined 7 basic steps and respectively adjusted additional techniques, it would mean illegal copying of SorensensistemTM method. In the best interest of all Sorensensistem therapists and their patients, please notify each such case.
Requirements towards instructors
Lone Sorensen entrusts the instructors chosen by her, obliged to faithfully transfer knowledge, with the conduct of professional courses. It requires constant gathering of therapeutic experience, contact with the author of the method (knowledge of foreign languages), participation in refresher workshops. Some of them travel with L. Sorensen all over the world as assistants supporting her in conducting courses. This is the best way to observe work techniques of the author of SorensensistemTM. It happens that in the case of a low quality of courses, L. Sorensen resigns from cooperation with the instructor. The work of therapists means responsibility and high ethical requirements. We help sick, frequently disabled children. There is no room here for improvisation and mistakes.
Now the necessary condition for face reflexology instructors is to complete an advanced Temprana Therapy course (one year’s training, 200 hours of training; in the USA the content of Temprana professional course was estimated to contain 700 hours of university classes). Temprana is a natural path of therapist’s development. Without it, the instructor would still be at the level of a basic course, i.e. at the level of students after 6 months of lessons in facial reflexology.
Poland: quick development
SorensensistemTM has been existing in Poland since 2005. First, these were courses in face reflexology, and soon also other techniques. Another milestone was introducing rehabilitation Temprana Therapy to Poland (Robert Przybyś, 2009). Courses of techniques which were instructed in Warsaw by Lone Sorensen, were taken by Polish instructors (neuro-reflex hand therapy, Praxis Vertebralis on feet and others). In the years 2011 and 2012 Lone Sorensen conducted face reflexology courses in Warsaw (modules 1-5). In such manner the author of the method tried to raise the quality of those training courses in Poland. Since 2012 the only instructor authorized to teach facial neuro reflex therapy in Poland is Robert Przybyś.
Lone Sorensen still broadens the range of training courses proposed. In the spring of 2013 Jarosław Sawa took part in the course organized in Oman, where Temprana therapists could verify their skills in practice. Polish instructors accompany L. Sorensen in her international projects. Since 2011 Robert Przybyś has been supporting the author of the method in her training courses in Slovenia, Japan, Jordan and Oman. Currently Polish instructors (R. Przybyś, J. Szczypek, J. Sawa) are certified Temprana therapists.
In 2014 the course of Japanese face lifting in Warsaw, conducted by L. Sorensen, gathered dozens of people. J. Szczypek and R. Przybyś are among the first instructors in Europe trained by L. Sorensen in the scope of classic TCM reflexology (July 2014). J. Szczypek will soon conduct courses in TCM feet reflexology in Poland.
Diplomas only from Barcelona
All graduates of the International Lone Sorensen Institute obtain the same professional diplomas as their colleagues in many other countries. No SorensensistemTM instructor issues his own certificates. A diploma issued only by Instituto de Reflexologia Facial/Podal International (IRFI) in Barcelona bears signatures of Lone Sorensen herself and a licensed instructor. Graduates of the courses stay in touch with the Institute in Barcelona, they receive e-mails informing among others about meetings with L. Sorensen and about additional courses enabling professional development. If you are a graduate of SorensensistemTM courses, and you don’t receive messages from the Institute in Barcelona, please urgently update the contact.
International position of the school
Those interested in reflexology, potential patients or therapists, in many cases, while choosing treatments or training courses, bear in mind the low price. Please, for your own sake, check who teaches a given method. Is he backed by a reliable method, sound knowledge, reliability in the past and now, or rather good marketing skills. Internet, like paper, is patient and can suffer a lot. It is particularly easy to use the word “international” in the name. If Lone Sorensen travels 40-50 times during a year, thanks to Facebook you may follow whether she currently conducts a course in Seattle, Muscat or in Tokyo. Robert Przybyś also places information about all training trips. Film or photographic documentation of courses and some therapeutic successes is available. Just have a look at Facebook to notice how popular SorensensistemTM courses are popular in the world.
When you choose a reflexology school, please find out what the word “internationality” means in a given case, what is the actually taught method and what will be stated on the diploma and who will sign it. Sooner or later it will prove to be immensely important in your professional career.
Many times it happens that while choosing therapies or training courses, those interested in facial and head reflexology, potential patients or therapists, make their decisions because of low prices. Please check, for your own sake, who teaches a given method. Is the teacher backed by knowledge and many years of experience or “marketing” using growing popularity of facial massages. It is worth knowing what teachers and therapists of Sorensensistem™ can offer.
Offer of training courses
The secret of success of Sorensensistem neuro-reflex therapy is the program of education of therapists prepared by Instituto de Reflexologia Podal/Facial International. Instructors are obligated to teach the history of face reflexology since the end of the seventies until now to all students. They also inform about other SorensensisemTM techniques (on feet and on hands, similarly like on the face, therapists are looking for subcutaneous deposits). Participants to Lone Sorensen’s courses in neuro-reflex face therapy (modules I-V) learn in small groups of several people. Students receive high quality training materials developed by L. Sorensen. Except for limited exceptions, all maps are colourful, very legible and precise. Each movement of fingers is controlled by the instructor – students are instructed for hours how to find subcutaneous deposits or how to point cranial lines and points. The course comprises five modules and lasts about 6 months.
The offer of L. Sorensen’s courses is impressive. Apart from face reflexology (neuro-reflex facial therapy), which next to feet reflexology TCM is the “exit” technique, from which it is the best to start learning SorensensistemTM method, and very important additional techniques are: feet neuro-reflexology (Praxis Vertebralis), hand reflexology, Tibetan reflexology of neck and head.
Graduates of basic courses may enhance their knowledge and improve skills during specialized courses such as: therapy of infertility and hormonal disorders, reflexology in strokes, therapy of eye disorders, cosmofacial (I, II), Japanese cosmolifting, weight control therapy (CosmoBody), face lymphatic drainage, nano patches in neuro-reflex therapy, Arabic Boost treatment. A developed therapy in the case of strokes, infertility or eye disorders is performer after the basic face reflexology treatment. Without sound knowledge in the scope of face reflexology, it is impossible to perform such treatments. Short courses in aesthetic therapies give no theoretical or practical bases to conduct other than aestetic therapies.
An exceptional role among methods taught by Lone Sorensen is played by Temprana Therapy (’early therapy’), focusing on neurological and genetic disorders. A condition necessary to commence such training is earlier completion of a course in face reflexology (modules 1-5) or TCM feet reflexology (modules 1-7). The advanced course for Temprana therapists takes a year and comprises approximately 200 hours of training in advanced techniques of work on face, feet, hands, brain gymnastics, muscle therapy, supplementation etc. Participants to the training courses write a diploma thesis.
Every year in April, L. Sorensen organizes a ‘training week’ for reflexologists in Costa Brava (Spain). During workshops, the latest techniques in neuro-reflex therapy are presented.