Iris Aharonovich (MD) has been a professional reflexologist since 2000. Her initial reflexology program in Israel ran for three years, after which she worked at the Kupat-Holim Clalit medical center and in the Ziv hospital as well as private practice. She took additional workshops and courses to specialize in reflexology for pregnant women, babies and toddlers, and cancer patients. Iris is also a certified Life Coach, certified Bach-Flowers Therapist and has Reiki Level 2 certification. In 2007, Iris was awarded Best Therapist of the year in Israel.
After graduating school with a B.A. in Education and M.A. in Public Management, Iris worked in the Israeli Center for Libraries. While there she founded Ascola, a librarian and information specialists organization that helped its members to enhance their skills and knowledge, find and share solutions to professional challenges, promote their libraries and more. In addition, Iris worked with a variety of specific librarian groups like the Druze Literature Society, Dance Literature Organization and others, helping them to cherish their heritage and achieve recognition through their literature.
After changing her career path to that of reflexology, Iris became a teacher and later a board director in one of the complimentary medicine schools in Israel for Reflexology and Bach Flower therapy. She took a key role in shaping the curriculum and promoting the school.
In 2009, Iris moved with her family to the United States. She founded Foot and Soul, a private practice for reflexology therapy. In parallel, Iris worked at Visions, an integrative medical center in Boston.
Iris served as the Vice President of RAA from 2012 to 2014. She rejoined the RAA Board in 2015 for a three-year period, serving as the Chair of the Education and Legislative committees. She continues her membership with the Maryland Reflexology Association (MDRA).
Iris is a great believer that reflexology is not a substitute to medical treatment, but a complementary medicine that enhances the medical treatment. Since the early days of her career, she worked in cooperation with, and many times created great synergy with, physicians and other health practitioners to help her patients. To learn more about Iris please follow this link: www.footnsoul.com