Ken has a full-time private reflexology and clinical massage therapy practice in Akron, Ohio. He holds an associates degrees in Clinical Massage therapy and has multiple awards for Best of Akron 2018 and 2019 and Top 10 Massage Therapists in Ohio. Ken studied Reflexology at the Reflexology Certification Institute, in Avon, Ohio and continues to pursue Reflexology education with many other leaders in the field of Reflexology, as well as other bodywork techniques under teachers like Dr. Ben Benjamin. Fred Payne, Ko Tan and Sharron Stathis. Ken has been dedicated to helping others in the health and wellness field for the last 10 years, beginning his work as a reflexologist, then receiving his massage therapy license, and now owning and operating his own small business.
Carolyn he lives in rural Springfield, Ohio. She has been practicing reflexology since 1996. In 1999, she retired from a hectic fast paced position with the Department of Defense to open her reflexology practice full-time.
Teresa, currently serving as the RAO treasurer, is a Holistic Health Practitioner, National Board Certified Reflexologist and a Taoist Yoga Instructor. As owner of Barefoot Balanced Wellness Center in Hillsboro, Ohio, Teresa believes in the body’s inherent ability to heal and balance itself given proper relaxation. It is Teresa’s intention to assist the client on their journey to becoming balanced and well through these therapeutic avenues.
In 1991 Cheryl picked up her first book on Reflexology and literally could not put it down. She was enthralled at this concept of helping people–and thought this would be a great “hobby.” Little did she know Reflexology would grow to be one of her greatest loves and her life’s work. She received her Certification with the International Institute of Reflexology and went on to obtain her ARCB Certification. She feels it has been a privilege to continue her study in Reflexology with teachers such as Anthony Porter on “Advanced Reflexology Techniques,” Lynne Booth’s “Vertical Reflexology,” Sharon Stathis’ “Ayurvedic Reflexology,” Lilian Tibshrany’s presentation of “The 12 Meridians and 5 Elements,” and “Reflexology for the Cancer Patient” at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NY, among others.
She is currently a member of the Reflexology Association of Ohio, the North Carolina Reflexology Association and the Reflexology Association of America. She has a reflexology practice in Mercer County, Ohio and also travels to North Carolina regularly where she has a practice as well. She has served on the state association boards for New York and North Carolina and is honored to be on the RAO board and also serving as an RAO Delegate to RAA. She looks forward to meeting the members of our great RAO and helping us all achieve the greater good for our field of Reflexology. She would like to thank our members for this privilege.
Jan’s journey began many years ago, as a nurse’s aide and then a nurse-because she just didn’t want to care for people but wanted to know the reason she was doing certain things and why they got the medication they did.
As most care-givers may have aches and pains, Jan had migraines and in her journey for relief she received massages. She loved the massages and was inspired to become a massage therapist. During her training as a massage therapist she learned reflexology and became passionate about feet, so the journey with reflexology began.
She started with a weekend course with Barb Bower, and her fascination grew. She has taken courses from many different wise, caring and loving individuals on her journey and plans to continue on this journey of learning. She trained with The Healing Center, owned by Charlotte Irwin, took a workshop presented by Dr. Manzanares and became Nationally Certified by ARCB in 2005.
She went to her first Reflexology Conference in Portland, Maine in 2008. Jan loves meeting and collaborating with other reflexologists from all over the world.
She has taken classes with Bill Flocco (his Intensive Reflexology course), Dr. Maurtine Foure-Alderson, Sue Ricks, Geraldine Villeneuve, Sally Kay, Jenni Tribe and Sam Balyea.
She is our RAA Delegate and now has a voice serving on the NCRE (National Council for Reflexology Educators).
Jan loves to travel and does that as much as she can!
Mary R. Porter
Mary lives in Tiffin, Ohio. After retiring from teaching business and technology for thirty-one years in 2012, she decided to pursue a new career. She completed her certification for Reflexology at the Reflexology Certification Institute with Debbie Hitt in 2013. She was certified by the American Reflexology Certification Board (NBCR) in 2015.
Mary has a successful Reflexology business in her home named The Healing Farm, LLC, established in 2013.