Your State Association of Professional Reflexologists

Quarterly President's Newsletter

Interim President (July - December 2023), Kathy Petsche

Please see below for the June 2023 Newsletter by Renita Murrell

Greetings from Renita,

Here it is the middle of June already. The spring/summer seems to be flying by quickly. I do hope that you are getting out to enjoy the weather.

As I get ready to step down from my RAIA Presidency, I just wanted to say a few things about my experience. It has been one of the best things that has happened to me in my working world. When I asked about a delegate position and was offered the President position, I was so honored and excited. And still am to think that I was actually the President of Iowa’s Reflexology Association.

It has been a wonderful experience for me. I have been introduced to some of the best Reflexologist around, here in the state of Iowa. Our members are the best. They helped me to grow, and learn. I have met Reflexologists from around the world, I never thought that would happen. I was like a kid in a candy store, listening and visiting with these knowledgeable people. I have been truly blessed in this position.

And now I move on to a new journey, that I will be learning all over again. I truly hope that in this new position, I will be able to keep Reflexology growing as it needs to be more in the forefront. I want to make it so that Reflexology is the first thing people consider when looking into Complementary therapies. I feel we need to make more of an effort to make it known and understood. Not just state by state but by the whole United States. In other countries reflexology is one of the first therapies that is discussed when looking into other help besides medications. Let’s do that here in the U.S.

I have a whole list of changes or revisions I would like to work on but…it takes us all. The RAA, ARCB, and NCRE. We all need to get back to working together as a whole. It will work smoother, than pulling against each other. We will get nowhere if that continues.

Maybe it is time for a new RAA Board of Directors. New and fresh ideas. It can be tiring and frustrating being in a position where you are fought against. So, as I join a fairly new board, let’s work together.

I will be here for Kathy and any of you members. I will always be here for you. Please don’t hesitate to email me or call. If you have a concern about what is happening on the RAA Board, please let me know.

One more thank you to our Website Coordinator, Catherine Barrance. She has put up with me making changes, mistakes, and wanting to do more. I thank you Catherine and I will keep in touch with you as you continue in your journey. Much love to you!!

Blessings to you all,

Renita Murrell or 641-208-5768


See below for the April 2023 President's Newsletter by Renita Murrell

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OUR MISSION for the Reflexology Association of Iowa is to promote dialogue throughout the reflexology community as the primary means of creating unity among reflexologists and to protect and preserve the skills of reflexology and encourage communication, education, and ethics for reflexology practitioners and the clients they serve in Iowa and to protect our legal rights to work as reflexology practitioners.

RAIA is the Iowa State Affiliate of the Reflexology Association of America.

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