Chair: Eduardo Luís (Portugal)
Eduardo Luís studied Reflexology in Madeira in 2001. He continued his studies in Porto at the Institute of Integrated Reflexology in 2004 and completed his studies in 2007. I study Chinese Medicine, has 15 years’ experience in the Reflexology field and in 2007 he founded the Centre for Reflexology in Madeira, of which he is a director.
Eduardo is a trainer and organizes workshops and conferences for the dissemination of Reflexology in Madeira and Portugal. He has given basic Reflexology training in the Regional Health Service in Madeira to nurses, doctors and the general public. He writes for magazines on reflexology issues and has participated in programs on TV and Radio. He organized the first Congress of Reflexology in 2009 in Portugal, Madeira where he discussed two themes: “Maternity in Reflexology” and “Chinese Medicine associated with Reflexology”. Eduardo is a Monitor of the Reflexology Course – Child method by Angeles Hinojosa, integrated with the “Spanish Association of Reflexology Child”.
Eduardo completed a course in Maternity Reflexology with Mauricio Mosche Kruchik and he has trained in traditional Chinese medicine, Auriculotherapy, Su-Jok, Moxibustion, TLE (Emotional Freedom Technique), Rebirthing, Aromatherapy, Hopi Candles, Flower Bach, Metamorphic Reflexology, Reflexology Emotional, Energetic Matrix, Reiki, Chair-massage and facial reflexology.
Eduardo is an advocate of the Reflexology clinic in Portugal and it is his intention to establish a credible body in order to see Reflexology accepted by the National Health Service.
In this moment, I have 50 students in Madeira and Portugal, were I teach reflexology and work in my clinic in Lisbon.
I organize workshops and many conferences to promote reflexology, in schools and in public places, every week.
Today a big hug to reflexology and I’m very happy because I write every week to a local newspaper and I go to the local television channel every two weeks.
Because of all my work in promotion, and the results I obtained in reflexology, the government allows that we can work in hospital and have created conditions and regulation for complementary medicine.
Treasurer / secretary: Anneke van ’t Wout ( Spain)
Have be involved with reflexology for more than 50 years. Is founder of Dutch associations and together with Mo Usher founder of RiEN. Is member of ICR and was on the ICR board for some years as treasurer. Has have a school for reflexology for 15 years. Is part of the BeNeLux reflexology Network of RiEN and helps to organise conferences. Is working in a total health organisation in the Netherlands to create a new system for health.
Moved to Spain and started to teach reflexology in Spain.
Has a background in APP, reflexology, kinesiology, astrology, nutrision and gives seminars in reflexology,
Has made here own system in a combination of reflexology and kinesiology and have given a lot of seminars about this system in the Netherlands, Germany, China and Slovenie.
Vice Chair: Ronald Grave ( France)
Initiated to Reflexology in 1986, & having improved my training in the 1990’s, I have started to use it in my clinical dietetetics (inspired from hippocratic teachings) consultations since 1992. At this time very few reflexologists did practice in France. In 1998, I was present at the first inaugurating A.G.M. of F.F.R. (French Federation of Reflexologists). Having been main co-worker of Mireille Meunier, founder of F.F.R., for several years, she brought me quite a lot in this specific work of teaching reflexology, although teaching as a professional & practicing reflexology was already part of my activities.
In 2002, my brother & I decided to found an association of reflexologists, on a very definite ethical basis, because we had realized that many reflexologists practised various methods of complementary medicine, but in a big confusion.
It is in our values to do what we think, what we believe & what we say. More than 10 years have convinced us we made the good choice.
Administrative Commissioner: Esther van der Haar ( The Netherlands)
I am trained as a common nurse in a childrens hospital and studied after some years for district nurse. I worked for 30 years as a nurse in consultation offices for children from 0 till 4 years old. (and their parents), did house calls and gave advice by phone. I also am a pedicure and for several years I had a reflexology education school and trained people to become a reflexologist. I waspart of an examination committee for pedicure students for many years. Nowadays I give aromatherapy and reflexology workshops for wellness students. I have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. I was a boardmember of RiEN from 2011 – 2019 as vice secretary and secretary.