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Upcoming Events:

RARI Spring Member Meeting

RARI’s Spring Member Meeting will be held on Sunday March 19, 2023 from 10-12 PM at the community space at Royal Mills, 125 Providence Street, West Warwick, RI 02893.

There will be a presentation on business practices by RARI President Claudia Wojcik, and refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Contact Pat Salzillo at for more details.

Past Events:

RARI Annual Cadaver Study
University of Rhode Island

The Reflexology Association of Rhode Island (RARI) held its annual Cadaver Study on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at the University of Rhode Island. Led by Dr. John McLinden, Clinical Associate Professor and Coordinator of Faculty Practice, University Physical Therapy, and facilitated by RARI member A. Dalia Pucci, CRT, this program has developed a devoted following over the years and continues to attract new attendees from many health care professions. Attendees describe feelings of reverence and awe at observing firsthand the marvelous complexity of the human body, as well as a new or deeper understanding of the impact of the work they do for their clients or patients. Recent participants were able to witness evidence of traumatic brain injury in the brain and skull and observe interventions such as the pacemaker and LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device). Attendees expressed reactions such as being struck by how small the spinal cord is in relation to the powerful role it plays, and having a reinforced sense of how important self-care and practices like Reflexology are to our overall health.


RARI Summer Celebration
Saturday, August 27, 2:00 PM until…
457 Shady Valley Road
Coventry, Rhode Island
(401) 829-7042

Many thanks to Dalia Pucci, who will once again host RARI’s annual Summer Celebration on Saturday August 27 at 2 pm at her home on Johnson’s Pond in Coventry. Details are below. Please r.s.v.p. as soon as possible to Dalia and Geri, including a potluck dish, salad, fruit, or dessert you’d like to bring, so we will know who to expect. Beverages will be provided. We hope you will take this opportunity to enjoy a beautiful summer day at the Pond and connect with like-minded friends, both old and new!

Intention FestA Celebration of Wellness and Peace
Sunday, September 25, 2022, 12PM-5PM
More details to come!

RARI Annual Meeting – Click for Details!

Date: Saturday, June 18th, 2022
Time: 10am-1:00pm
Place: Warwick Library
600 Sandy Lane
Warwick RI 02889

Self Care for the Reflexologist, with Chantel Lucier
Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 7 PM ~ 8:30 PM EST via Zoom

The purpose of this class is to educate and empower the reflexologist to take greater care of themselves, their family, and their clients. Students will gain an understanding of self-care from a reflexology perspective as well as an introduction into complementary wellness tools that address the overall well-being of the practitioner. All techniques and methods may also be taught to one’s reflexology clients. This is a live on-line class to be conducted over the Zoom platform.

RARI Member Meeting
Saturday, March 26, 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
This was a fun an informative meeting where members got to know each other better and learned some simple and effective ear and hand reflexology techniques.
Highlight! Demonstration and practice of some key Reflexology techniques. Thanks to member and teacher Kelly Urso for this beneficial and useful offering!

Cadaver Study
Saturday, February 12, 2022, 9 AM – 12 PM

For reflexologists, medical personnel, practitioners of alternative modalities, caretakers, anatomists, artists, students, and anyone else who would like to explore the marvels of human anatomy.  This was an unusual opportunity for a unique experience in education.

Some comments from attendees:

“Will be able to apply this knowledge to my Reflexology and Yoga practice – especially about the tendons, spinal cord, and muscles.” – Claudia Wojcik

“I now can really see what reflexes will have an effect on others – which organs tendons and muscles are next to/underneath others.” – Mary Chapman

“I understand the interactions between connective tissue and organs more fully and can apply this to my reflexology practice.” – Ariadne Speliotis

“Humans are amazing creations! Also, knowledge is power!” – Maureen Jennings

“As a registered nurse what an amazing opportunity and experience.” – Dana Zito

“I am just amazed at how everything is connected and intertwined. We really do have amazing bodies! – Kimberly Cole

“This experience was incredible and life-changing. Thank you for letting us have this opportunity.” – Michelle Fishpaw

“Offer more often!” – Krissy Viccione”