General Membership meeting Warwick Public Library Saturday December 9, 2023 10am-1pm
Free Workshop 11/2 & 11/19, 2023: Carolee Nevulis of Holistic RI, Wakefield
Several lucky RARI members got to participate in a free workshop that Carolee held this past weekend at her office at 225 Main Street in Wakefield, RI. Carolee is a Reflexologist, Nurse Practitioner and Functional Medicine Provider. She taught us how to work reflexes for the Vagus Nerve and Enteric Nervous System. It was very informative and, of course, super relaxing!
RIHHA- Rhode Island Holistic Healing Association Annual Event- October 28, 2023 Crowne Plaza Warwick, RI
Several RARI members donated their time to participate in this annual event on Saturday. There were many vendors on site including various holistic modalities (reflexology, reiki, energy healing, chiropractic, life coaching, authors, speakers, meditation, jewelry, crystals, dentistry and many more)! So many people took advantage of the reflexology sessions we offered for hands and feet. This is a great event for members to participate in to market themselves and build community in the holistic realm, as well as with other reflexologists.
Save One Soul Animal Rescue League Crate Escape 5K- October 7, 2023 Slater Memorial Park- Pawtucket, RI
Several members of RARI participated in this wonderful event to raise money for homeless dogs including shots, spay and neutering and adoption costs. The race was held at Slater Memorial Park in Pawtucket. Mario Hilario from WJAR was there as host. There were many who participated. The event included raffles, vendors, music and balloon art. You could even adopt a dog, if you so chose!
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.