Log in

Reflexology Association of America

Serving the profession since 1995

Log In  

Conference 2024 Logo Design by Renita Murrell

Registration is now closed.

See you in Portsmouth!

We have invited world-renowned reflexology educators, all experts in their field, to present live during the conference with additional "Speaker Times" in smaller groups.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Karen Ball, Florida

Click here to read about Karen

The Future Depends on You and Me!

It won't matter how many techniques you have mastered or how many advanced certificates you can boast if you do not have feet, hands and/or ears to work on. The future of reflexology lies in our willingness to look beyond technique. We must examine ways we can expand our reach to help more people to improve their health and at the same time building a profitable business that can support us. It's time we learn to consciously market the benefits that we know reflexology can bestow.

Helga Dittmann, Germany

Click here to read about Helga

Beyond the Body to Our Client’s Soul with "Emotional Release Reflexology"

In my presentation I will talk about the effect of reflexology on the body and in connection with physical reactions, on the psyche. I will discuss how emotional events and traumas can manifest in the body and might lead to physical and emotional illness. In the next step, I will demonstrate how working on the reflex zones and the subsequent physical reactions can reveal the emotional causes of a disorder and how we cna deal with and resolve them step by step. In this context, I will discuss suitable verbal techniques. Finally, I will talk about the attentive and responsible application of the method and answer questions of the audience. 

Paul Harvey, California

Click Here to read about Paul

A Reflexology Protocol Addressing Gait and Movement Challenges Resulting from MS, Parkinson's Disease and Stroke Survival

The purpose for this presentation is to provide the Reflexology practitioner with tools that are aimed at bolstering their confidence to more successfully impove the qualitiy of life for those who experience walking gait and arm/hand movement challenges resulting from conditions such as MS, Parkinson's Disease and Stroke. 

In the United States there are approximately 1 million people dealing with MS with an additional 10,000 diagnosed each year. There are about 1 million individuals also living with Parkinson's Disease with 90,000 new cases diagnosed annually. Over 7 million Americans suffer from the aftereffects of surviving a Stroke.

Dorthe Krogsgaard & Peter Lund Frandsen, Denmark

Click here to read about Dorthe & Peter

The "Dishwasher" in Your Brain - Embracing New Science to Secure the Future of Reflexology

We have developed new reflexology techniques to stimulate cleansing of the brain. This was inspired by new anatomical findings: The presence of lymphatics and immune cells in the brain and the discovery of a fourth meningeal membrane. The effects are improved sleep, better cognitive functioning and possibly a reduced change of developing inflammatory neurodegenerative diseases. From the new science an extended view on the brain's fluid system is emerging. There is  a much larger exchange of fluid in the brain than previously known, and especially during deep sleep we see a drastic increase in fluid production. Besides protecting and nourishing brain cells, cerebrospinal fluid is also important for removal of waste products and circulation of immune cells. With updated knowledge and techniques reflexology is a brilliant tool to stimulate the free flow in and around the brain.

Geraldine Villeneuve, Vermont

Click here to read about Geraldine

Our Intelligent Feet: How the Body Becomes a Macrocosm of the Feet

Geraldine's focus for the later 28 years of her practice was devoted to integrating foot function with Reflexology. This led her to discover that muscles that move the foot are extensions of reflexes. With that epiphany she developed a map showing how muscles attachment sites overlap with reflexes on the feet. 

This historical presentation shines light more clearly on why feet and the body reflect each other and why the most minute information within the body can be tracked and manipulated through the feet. This presentation also clearly shows how foot muscles are extensions of the reflex areas they are attached to and demonstrates easy reflexing techniques to integrate the release of local foot strain while simultaneously stimulating reflex activity to revive the entire body. 

Geraldine trademaked Structural Reflexology® in 2013 as a revolutionary method of promoting healthy feet and bodies.

Maralee Webber, British Columbia

Click here to read about Maralee

A Mother's Roar

Autism and Special needs diagnoses are on the rise! The CDC estimates by as much as 150% in the last 20 years. During this 45-minute presentation, Maralee will share her journey as a mother to an Autistic son, and how she gained first-hand experience utilizing reflexology techniques to help improve his physical and mental health and bring about a state of calm well-being. She will detail some of the techniques, including her own STAR Method (Specially Targeted Adaptive Reflexology), along with things to be aware of when working with a variety of special needs clients. As a free gift, Maralee will also share the exact "sensory questionnaire" that she uses in her practice to accommodate her special needs clients.

Conference "Speaker Time"

On Saturday, April 20th, you will have the opportunity to meet with two (2) of your favorite conference speakers in individual breakout rooms.

The breakout rooms will be assigned with the goal of creating equal size groups across the session. On the registration form, you can list your two choice (including a third choice). We will do our best to honor your choices.

Fees and Registration:

RAA Member

Early Bird - $425.00

No longer available

RAA Member

Regular Price - $470.00

Available from 02-Feb-2024 through 1-April-2024

RAA Member

Student Price - $75.00

Mail-in Registration only. 

Students must be members of RAA at the time they register for the conference in order to qualify.

Please see more details in the student registration form.  

Available through 1-April-2024

Non-Member Price - $550.00

Available through 1-April-2024

Conference Fee includes:

1. One Conference Book

2. All Presentations April 19 & 20

3. Six Presentation Recordings

4. 12 ARCB Continuing Education Credits

** Lunch is Free to all Registered Conference Attendees

** Guest/Family Members can be purchased at registration

** Additional Conference books can be ordered at registration

Cancellation Fees:

Time of payment until March 19, 2024: Full Refund minus $50 Administration Fee.

On or after March 19, 2024: 50% of your conference fee cost.

Conference Recordings:

Can't make it in person? While the RAA 2024 Conference will not be streamed, watch this space for information about purchasing the presentation recordings after the Conference.


Join us for the GALA Dinner on Friday night.

This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy an evening together with your reflexology friends and family!

Enjoy exceptional food, great conversations, and entertainment!

The great UNH Jazz Trio will entertain us!

This group is known to elevate private events of all sorts into fun, lively, and memorable experiences!

Starting out as a group of friends at the University of New Hampshire, the UNH Jazz Trio has been performing professionally throughout the Seacoast area for the last two years. The group is comprised of Music Performance major Alyssa Ostrowski on drums, Music Performance and Earth Science major Galen Walton on bass, and Music Education major Zakk Machemer on saxophone. The group's repertoire ranges widely from The Great American Songbook to more recent pop and funk hits. 

All are Welcome - Family, Friends, and Vendors!

$65.00 per person

Tickets are available in the online and the mail-in registration form.

Conference Location:

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
250 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Contact the hotel for room rates & availability.

Please make your own reservations by calling (888) 627-7138 OR (603) 431-2300.

RAA's Special Conference rate is no longer available after March 18, 2024,

but you may still book rooms at the Conference hotel.

Transportation Info

Find local airport, ground transport, and parking information on the below.

Click Here for Professional Transportation Providers.


Sheraton Portsmouth  Harborside Hotel

250 Market Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA 03801
Tel: +1 603-431-2300

Hotel Location (Google Maps Link)


Portsmouth Pease

Distance From Property: 3.0 Miles
Phone Number: +1 603-433-6536

Portland Jetport

Distance From Property: 48.6 Miles
Phone Number: +1 207-874-8877

Boston Logan International Airport

Distance From Property: 50.0 Miles

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

Distance From Property: 55.0 Miles
Phone Number: +1 603-433-6536

Please note that the hotel and airport information above is copied from the Sheraton's website and is provided only as a reference. Be sure to confirm details directly with the hotel.

SHUTTLE BUS from/to Logan Airport - Boston to Portsmouth:

C&J Shuttle Bus Services



Below please find a list of select* local PROFESSIONAL transportation vendors serving Portsmouth and surrounding airports to download.
Ride options range from a single passenger car to SUVs, vans, and busses. (*Please Note: RAA does not endorse any one professional service but is providing this list as a convenience. You are encouraged to do your own research to make sure you find the best option for your personal travel needs.)

CLICK HERE to download the Professional Transportation List


Interstate 95 in New Hampshire (a.k.a. Blue Star Turnpike) and Maine has tolls.  There are dedicated lanes for cash (stop to pay) and EZPass transponders (pay without stopping). If you are driving in a car without an EZPass transponder, make sure to use a lane that takes cash. See (NH) and/or (ME) for more information.


On-Site Parking for RAA Conference Attendees: The Hotel offers a parking rate of $ 20 per night for self-parking in the hotels gated parking lot (Regular $30).  Valet parking rate is $35 per night. Conference attendees not staying overnight are subject to a daily parking rate of $4 per hour for self-parking, or $9 per day. All parking rates are subject to change.

PLEASE NOTE that the Toll Information and Hotel Parking information above is copied from the Sheraton's website and is provided only as a reference. Be sure to confirm details directly with the hotel.

Find local airport, ground transport, and parking information on the Sheraton's website here
Scroll down to the bottom of the screen.

Room Sharing Info

If you would like to share a room at the conference,

please follow the four simple steps below.

This is a new assist we are instigating. Your help in keeping it current is a vital part of being able to do this on a regular basis at future conferences. Each person will be responsible for providing your name, where you are from, and your email address , contacting the potential roommate and when commitments are made, inform us so that we can remove your name from the list.

Four Simple Steps:

1. Send your request, including YOUR NAME, WHERE YOU ARE FROM, and YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS to Stefanie. 

2. You will receive the "Roommate List" within a couple of days via email.

3. Contact the potential roommate.

4. Once you have a roommate, email Stefanie to remove you from the list.

Thank you for your cooperation and enjoy the conference. We hope to be able to offer this service in the future.

Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops



Dorthe Krogsgaard &

Peter Lund Frandsen

"Round About:

The Brain and Sleep"

Workshop Location

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside
250 Market Street,
Portsmouth, NH

Click here for course details and to register 

4/21 & 4/22/2024

Sunday & Monday

Geraldine Villeneuve

"Structural Reflexology"

Workshop Location:

Strawbery Banke Museum
14 Hancock Street
Portsmouth, NH

Click here for course details

Information & Registration

4/22 & 4/23/2024

Monday & Tuesday

Helga Dittmann

"Emotional Release Reflexology"

Workshop Location:

Baker Ave.
Ruy, NH 03870

Click to download Helga's class flyer

New! Click to watch the intro video

Information & Registration:

Please note:

We are pleased to let you know that the Sheraton Portsmouth Haborside Hotel has

extended the reduced room fee until 4/23/2024.

Vendor Tables

Vendor tables are available on first come first serve basis.

*** Only one vendor per table is permitted.

$225 (6-ft table/2 chairs)

The vendor room will be open to sell two days - Friday & Saturday. 

Click Here for the Vendor Application

Please complete application and payment by March 1, 2024

Sponsorship Opportunities

We would like to invite you to be a sponsor of the Reflexology Association of America (RAA) 2024 Conference. This opportunity has many sponsorship levels available for your business:

Friend Level

  • For $250, recognition in the conference book

Supporter Level

  • For $500, the benefit above and a link from the RAA Conference website to your online shop.

Silver Level

  • For $750, the benefits above and a 1/2 page color ad in the conference book.

Gold Level

  • For  $1000, the benefits above and a 1/2 page color ad in the quarterly RAA Magazine either before or after the conference.

Platinum Level

  • For $1500, the benefits above and a full-page color ad in the RAA Magazine either before or after the conference.

Click Here for the Sponsorship Application

We would love to partner with you for the upcoming 2024 Conference!

Visiting the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel

Laurie Hanna & Jan Grubb waiting for RAA members to join them.

Come put your feet in the ocean.

Lots of beautiful places to see!

Laurie Hanna & Jan Grubb are waiting for you.

The Reflexology Association of American is a 501(c)6 non-profit professional organization.

Contact Information

Reflexology Association of America
1809 Rutledge Street
Madison WI 53704-5542
Phone: 608-571-5053

Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Site Map

Website Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only, and provided by the Reflexology Association of America. While we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly.

Site design by Toolie Web Design

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software