Board Member

2 exciting and rewarding days in Uppsala, Sweden for the General Assembly (AGM) in may 2024 resulted in a new board.

First of all, we’d like to extend our warmest thanks to Esther who was a member of the R.i.E.N. board from 2011-2016 as vice-secretary. Then she became secretary until 2019 to come back in 2022 until may 2024. She worked hard as secretary and supported R.i.E.N. by making and sending out receipts and member documents.

5 new people joined to help RiEN with future projects. Full of energy and desire to continue and develop the work of R.i.E.N.  The new board is made up of 7 nationalities: Eduardo from Portugal 🇵🇹, Anneke from Spain 🇪🇸 , Ingrid from the Netherlands 🇳🇱, Orlando from Italy 🇮🇹, Tamara from Belgium 🇧🇪, Helga from Germany 🇩🇪 and last but not least Elise from France 🇫🇷.

Official info will follow as soon as all documents are registered at the chamber of commerce!

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 : 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.