An Interview with Lone Sorensen
Lone Sorensen is the woman behind the biggest REFLEX THERAPY school in the world. She gained many awards for service to humanity in 42 years of her work. Non-invasive, natural treatments, which she developed herself, helped many people across five continents. Her tireless battle is never-ending, she works 22 hours a day, always gaining new knowledge and searching for additional ways to help those in need. Her story is to be read for days. A true professional, someone who is always there to help, and inspiration for 15 000 students and many families whose lives she touched.
Your interest in alternative medicine came an early age, with only 14 years you’ve started obtaining the knowledge on reflexology, and just a few years after you become the owner of the natural pharmacy, where first clients would come for the foot therapy treatment. That happened in 1978. From 42 years of distance, and a lot of studying and experiences that happened along the way, what is the explanation on reflexology and its benefits that you can give in short?
First I must explain that reflexology I’m working with is a way different than traditional reflexology many people in the world may know about. I’m talking about common foot reflexology. This is how I started 42 years ago, but after that, I have studied very much something that is called microsystems. I’m not sure, but there are about 200 different microsystems in this world, and I have studied about 140, some of them not so profoundly, but 70 I have been studying very profoundly. To understand what it is a microsystem, if you take a look at traditional foot reflexology it is a microsystem, also the hand reflexology, and acupuncture, one of the biggest microsystems.
And what does it mean? It means mapping of the entire body in miniature somewhere in the body.
We have microsystems related to the nerve system and microsystem related to the meridian-Chinese and Japanese meridian theory. I have to mention that the meridian theory is related to many cultures, and there are some differences. So, I have been studying different culture microsystems related to acupuncture and others, also from different cultures microsystems more related to the anatomy of the body, to neurological medicine.
And what have I done?
I have mostly coordinated different microsystems from different cultures to break facial reflexology. And my first inspiration came from Chinese doctor Chu Chen in Denmark. I think that was in 1984 or 1985. I always had the interest to work with children, who had some sort of brain dysfunction, and it was mostly related to children who have disabilities or problems with learning. At that time I was studying Chinese foot reflexology, which is the oldest one in the world. So, at that time, that Chinese doctor gave me points which I started to combine, and that was my first interest in the brain.
Are there any differences in approach, or law regulations in Denmark, and the rest of the world regarding your profession?
Especially in Denmark, foot reflexology, the traditional one, is very well accepted. From the perspective of education, it is extremely well-accepted, and it is the longest education in the world on foot reflexology. The country has a strategy and a plan for how much you have to study, and there is a certain level that you need to pass to be able to finish the exam. And you need a diploma to work as a reflexologist. You can even get financial support from the government to study foot reflexology.
If you look at Sweden, Norway, Finland, you will see that things are different there, as this sort of treatment is not popular. In England they seem to be very strong in foot reflexology but, I don’t think there is any country like Denmark. The closest to the Danish foot reflexology is Germany and Holland. But in Denmark, it is a profession and it is very respected. You will see foot reflexologists working at well-organized clinics and everything is happening at a very high level. When I travel to the USA I often see reflexologists working in a garage, or at home in Australia, these kinds of things do not exist in Denmark. In our country that is a high-level profession.
Different cases need a different approach, that fact made you explore other alternative options like homoeopathy, Chinese medicine, Nordic massage, and many others, but the thirst for knowledge within you kept growing. At one point in time, you became interested in the functions of the brain, and the possibilities of healing with reflexology. Could you please share what have you learned from the elderly Aboriginal women from South of Argentina and Vietnamese and Japanese doctors in Cuba, that changed your perspective?
When I moved to Argentina, later in life, I’ve met a group of Aboriginal women (between Argentina and Chile), and I found that they are doing stimulation of the face, which was very similar to what we are doing on the feet, and I became very fascinated of this technique. I was happy to learn from them and during my first travel to this area in South Argentina.
At that time, at my clinic in Argentina, for the first time, I had a client, a young lady who had a stroke and she had asked for my help 3 years after she had surgery of the brain. She could speak, understand, and hear, but her body was paralyzed on both sides. My first thought, when she asked for my help was, no, I have no experience with brain damage, I have never tried before in my life to work with stroke client, so I refused it. She was very sad because of it. And in the end, I have decided to try. I have worked with her one month for two times a week using traditional foot reflexology, I didn’t even use points on her that I have learned from Chinese doctor, because I was not sure, and I felt that I need to go step by step, very slowly, and observe.
But, when I came back from the mountains, where I have met Aboriginal women for the first time, I have decided to ask her if she would like me to try this new technique for a face I have learned from them. And she was very open, and she let me. I ended up having extremely good results with her. In one year I have rehabilitated her 99%.
I combined foot reflexology, the technique I have learned from Aboriginal ladies and points I’ve learned from a Chinese doctor from Denmark. I also learned the scalp manual stimulation.
In Argentina, because of the success with this girl, I had many clients standing in front of my door. Mostly disabled persons, or parents with children with disabilities. That is how I’ve started with cases with serious brain damage. I got in contact with the client who went for rehabilitation to Cuba, and this got me curious, so I have also travelled to Cuba. In Cuba, I have learned the Vietnamese microsystem, which I later combined in my regular treatments. So, I have created very efficient facial reflexology which was a combined technique consisting also of very neurological microsystems. Later I also started using Japanese and Rusian microsystems. I ended up having a team in Argentina. There were six of us, and in one month we used to have 1000 treatments, mostly disabled persons.
That was an extraordinary experience. I’ve realized that it is very important to combine many techniques and approaches for each client.
I managed to increase the blood flow, and lymphatic flow, by combining all these systems, and that was very powerful. In the same year, I started studying neurology at the University of Argentina in Cordoba. And there I’ve learned a lot about the connection of meridians and central nervous systems. I also went to a medical world, to learn everything from the medical side. From Dr. Yamamoto, who is from Japan doctor Dr. Chau from Vietnam I’ve learned neurological points. This inspired me to make my method using the knowledge I’ve gained, and that is how I’ve created a foot reflexology method, with neurological points.
Dr. Maria Perez from Argentina, who worked a lot with children, inspired me to make a hand method without the use of needles because parents don’t like needles to be used with children.
I always make a very specific approach to every client, the method is helping me to gain the information by hand, and see what each client needs. I can guide my stimulation, imagine a network of communication, I can guide my stimulation very precisely inside the body and brain. So, my methods are suitable for any illness and everyone can benefit from them. This sounds nearly as a miracle, but only people who don’t know the method would say that, but once you learn the whole method behind, then you understand that it is very exactly built up for each problem.
The most profound, and very back to nature thing that I have learned in my life are techniques from Aboriginal women. Really wise approach. They do this treatment on the face to maintain the health women’s body in perfect condition, in the years they are getting children. Because they understand that only a healthy body can get healthy children. This is very wise and very simple. And I have also been working in the areas of the jungle in Argentina and the north of Argentina close to borders of Brazil and Paraguay, the Amazon jungle where I met medicine man, his community had a knowledge that I was really surprised about. From them, I’ve learned how to use different plants to heal the body.
Also, I have been working for many years in Oman. And in the desert, I found old people with very interesting knowledge. Mexico jungle was a special experience as well. I have tried to learn from all of them, and use the gained knowledge as a therapist and teacher. One of the wisest teachers that I met in my life was from Argentina, he was a medical doctor with excellent expertise on how to maintain a healthy body. Later I’ve travelled to Japan and Cuba, and there, as well I gained knowledge from acupuncture. In Cuba, I’ve met dr. Chao from Vietnam. I must say that my biggest masters are definitely from South America, both in the medical field and natural therapy.
You rarely mention awards and recognitions for your service to humanity. Which ones of them are especially dear to your heart?
From the very beginning service to humanity was my thing, and there is no doubt about it. That is my life.
I have finished over 200 courses in my life, and all of that was included in my work: homoeopathy, minerals, and vitamins, music therapy-because of the work with children, aromatherapy. But I’m still learning, and still creating micro maps more related to neurology, brain, the spinal cord, and different other microsystems for the face. The latest year I have studied microsystem from dr. Yamamoto, which is a microsystem for the brain. I have also created a new system which I call PONS THERAPY, which is good for children with a cerebral paralysis. As I’ve told you in the beginning, my work has nothing to do with the traditional reflexology, and that is why I have decided to change the name, I combine many techniques, and I think it is more appropriate to call it REFLEX THERAPY instead of reflexology. I often have to communicate with medical doctors, and it is good to use the same language, my system is very most base in the central nerve system, and that is why I found as a good thing to change the name into reflex therapy.
Of course, I feel honoured when I get an award, but I always forget to talk about it, because it is not important for me that much, I don’t like to talk about all the work I did. I am a person who is 100% dedicated to my work, and I usually work 22 hours a day. And still, after all these years it is a compromise for me to sleep because I have people around me waiting for my help. I have more than 15 000 students around the world and all the families that I’ve been helping all my life are still around me. I’m just too busy to sleep. When I go into a project, that is not something that you can work from one day to another, I typically need 2-3 years to develop a new system. It is a huge work, and I don’t do this for rewards.
In the year 2001 I got the award from WHO, National department of Argentina. Actually, they gave me three titles of honour.
Why did they give me that? Because they have observed that I have worked tirelessly to help the weakest in our society all around the world, and these are handicapped children. It was a big honour for me that Argentina recognized my hard for and my fight for the children. I also brought the reflexology to Argentina. When I came there in 1988 there was no word of reflexology. During 13 years I have educated more than 4000 reflexologists there, and later all over South America. I’m not used to speaking about my rewards. Later I’ve got two more awards in India, connected with my education for women. The interesting thing that I’ve noticed is that in Argentina many men are studying my method, as well in India and Arabic countries, but in Europe, the USA, Australia, and Canada most of the students are women. I have become a very successful women educator, and that as well became my passion. My method is a very good tool they can use to help their families, but also to get income.
I’ve read that you have opened 26 or 27 schools for reflexology all over the world, are you satisfied with how people and countries are opening up to this method of healing?
At this moment I’m working in 21 countries over the world. I have 32 instructors there and they are working and teaching. For instance, one of my biggest schools is in Japan, we do courses there all year round. Denmark is the only country where I still teach the basic course, and in other countries, all work is done by my instructors. I have schools on five continents and I travel to visit all of them very often. 300 days a year I move around to visit these countries. My local instructors are teaching the basic courses, and I have 37 specialized courses that I’m teaching myself. It is a huge work and a massive organization.
In Oman, I don’t have a school but I have an institute where we are doing rehabilitation of disabled children, and we are doing it for 11 years now. I do that with a partner I have there. This is much needed in Arabic countries, and I have a very high personal interest to work with disabled children. The number of disabled children in Arabic countries is much higher than in the rest of the world. I’m not totally sure how is the situation in Africa, because that is the only continent I still don’t have anything stabilized.
14 years ago I started the idea of teaching online as well, and that was a real challenge because at that time all areas were not ready for this way of learning. But I have been insisting and from 2011 I started to build a serious online school and it was, of course, difficult because of my constant travelling.
Today I’m very proud of my achievement with this project. The idea behind it was that I should stop travelling this much, because I’m 62 now, and last 40 years I’m travelling 320 days a year. I think it is time to change this.
Now with this situation with COVID 19, I was able to attend 1500 students online, and that was brilliant because I was able to do it in very high quality. I am very grateful to my team, and my oldest daughter who is taking care of all daily administration of all schools around the world. My son is a film producer and web/graphic designer, so I have all the help I need, and without them, nothing of this would be possible.
Temprana Therapy is possibly your greatest professional contribution to the field of natural and non-invasive healing modalities. It is daily changing the lives of physically challenged children and grown-ups around the world. Can you describe shortly what this therapy stands for?
Temprana we originally call TEMPRANA REFLEX THERAPY, rehabilitation, and home training method, and it is a non-invasive healing modality. It is for children and adults with brain issues of all kinds, to gain abilities they maybe never had, or which they lose because of car accidents or for any other reason.
This therapy is a culmination of all that I have done. All experiences gained in 42 years are included in it. This method is an extremely effective method. And we share it with parents in order for them to be able to treat their children and help them have better living conditions. This is a combined technique, used on the face, hands, and feet, and it stimulates the brain functions and the rest of the body. It is a holistic approach done for the whole body, but a special part of it is only for the brain.
This technique is not as simple as it sounds, but it is possible to re-teach the brain, and it works in a totally natural way. We treat any issues with the brain, neurological and kinesiological issues, and some of them can never be cured, but it is possible to help a person to get in a much better condition, which means a better life for the whole family.
Together with the instructors and students of Temprana therapy, you have gathered interesting and rich experiences in Oman. Can you tell us a little about them? Why did Oman become the focus of your intention?
In 2009 I was invited to attend a medical conference on autism in Dubai. And while I was finishing my talk on autism, which I was specialized in as well, a woman came running through a hall, and she told me that she is from Muscat, Oman and that she needs to talk to me. She told me the story about her son, who was 2 years old at that time, but when he was about 1 year and 4 months old, he got the stomach infection, he was hospitalized, but due to wrong treatment he got the brain infection, and it left him without any abilities. Before that he was perfectly fine, he was able to walk, to pronounce sounds and everything.
She was a desperate mother looking for help all around the world, and somewhere she read about me and my work, and she came to Dubai to see me. I was not able to go with her right away, but we arranged a course for her in Barcelona, where I live now. So, they came to Barcelona and I’ve trained the whole family to help little Omer. I’ve explained to them that it should be done every day. After three weeks I got the email from the mother, telling me that they have amazing results with the treatment, and in that email she asked me to come to Oman and explained that there are many disabled children there.
I saw it as a call because I love working with children, and I’ve decided to go there and see what I can do.
Aisha, Omer’s mother became my partner, and very fast we have opened an institute there, despite the many challenges we were facing. Every time my instructors and students went there with me because I was not able to attend so many clients myself. We have trained more than 500 families in the desert, and that project was sponsored by the Omani government. It was an unbelievable experience. In 11 years, since my first visit, Oman has become something like Argentina to me. The son of Aisha, Omer developed so much with the time. He now speaks three languages, his not fully recovered, because he had 100% of brain damage, but now he can walk, talk, dress, and he became famous in bowling today in this area of the world.
I think we have done a huge difference for Oman, and the families there.
We are seeing more and more disabled children all around the world, it looks like 5G and all sorts of poisoning and destruction is an ideal opportunity for us to rethink our values and the ways we want to proceed further. What are your thoughts on this?
I’ve noticed that we are seeing more and more disabled children all around the world. This is my biggest concern. And I feel quite sure that there are many reasons behind it, our lifestyle, quality of the food. but first of all, because of chemistry, they are using for preservations and colouring, and also in the growing process. There is a huge change in the quality of the food we eat today.
For me is not anymore the question should we eat meat, fish, veggies or fruit, because the quality of all food is very bad in general. So we need more and more medication, which is only prolonging this agony, and this is, of course, happening because of the profit only. We need to understand that cells of our body are living cells and that they need certain substances to survive, so if we are feeding ourselves with low quality food, of course, we will get sick and we will not be able to have healthy children. This is very simple.
Nobody can say that this theory has no medical back up, of course, it has. There is a lot of medical research behind the things that I’m now talking about. The body needs proteins, amino acid, the body also needs carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, and of course water. And these are the facts. There has been a lot of research on that subject in the last hundred years, so nobody can say that this is not true. And all this is the reason that we have more and more sick children, and not only children but humans, in general, have also never before been in such a bad health condition as we are now.
As you can see in the last few years, vaccination is very much discussed, and I don’t like to talk about it, but my opinion is formed over the 42 years of my work, and I don’t care what other people think about it. I have met through my work many children who suffered serious brain damage because of vaccination. I have seen it. So, nobody can say to me this is not true, or this is a conspiration theory. I’ve formed my opinion only on what I have seen with my own eyes. If we look at it from a distance of 50 years, children before got only maybe four vaccinations, today in some countries they give 39 vaccination, for example in Poland or Mexico. There is a lot of heavy metals in vaccination, and there is no question about it, aluminium, and other things, and our body is not made to support these things.
Of course, there are also heavy metals in water, food, and medications, especially in antibiotics. The body becomes full, and the problem is that other toxins can be eliminated from the body more easily but with heavy metals, it is a whole different story. They don’t move.
That is one of the problems, but we have a problem as well with the frequencies. Look by how many frequencies we are affected today. And this will only get worse. All this discussion about 5G that is happening around the world, first of all, we have these telecommunication companies, which are telling us that they are doing serious research, but that is of course not done in a way to give us a clear picture on how can new technologies affect our body. We know the story about high frequencies, that is not a new story at all. We have already seen that plants and trees which are close to 5G transmitters are dying. And this is a big problem. Bees are dying as well. So, the question is: If the bees cannot survive in this world, how can we live without them? We know that this is not possible. These are all facts. The governments and leaders from all around the world have decided to keep our living standards extremely low. Very soon we will end up in a situation with mandatory vaccinations.
Of course, we are also to blame, because we are taking life for granted, our children are not moving, they are sitting with mobile phones or tablets all day in one position, and in our nature is to move. All this leads to many diseases, and I have already seen it in Oman. Children we met in Oman are autistic because they are all day exposed to TV, mobile phone or a tablet, without absolutely no movement, and they are usually fed with artificial sugars. As you can see, there are a lot of things to be worried about when we speak about our future. There are so many theories and so many fake news, but also a piece of true news, and I don’t like any of them. I am worried about the future of the world. It is a question of money and power, and the situation is really bad. And what I have noticed that humans are acting in a way which is maybe difficult to explain with the style, but they just maintain stupid. Even if things are there, in front of our faces, we are trying to keep them away from our reality.
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