Cynthia B Hill Entered the field of Reflexology in 1987 when she was healed of plantar fasciitis and the curiosity began. Lovell Small was the dear woman who originally mentored her and when Lovell began to chastise her for not putting herself forward in her community she responded with “Darlin’ you have to have a certification.” to which Lovell responded, “Well go see Dwight then.” Having accomplished formal training and a huge amount of background work in the field she discovered the North Carolina Reflexology Association and soon after RAA and found her tribe.
This launched her into the then raging battle with a newly formed massage board who evidently decided they wanted to umbrella “all the things” and march everyone including Reflexologists through massage schools that happened to be owned by the very officers on said board. It was a dark time. NC was fortunate however, a state rep was consulted who uncovered that and many other “conflicts of interests”, RAA was VERY helpful, and lo and behold Reflexology was exempted from massage and continues to be a stand-alone therapy thanks to the aid of ARCB’s independent testing board, a condition upon which we remain sovereign. As you can see many hands make light work.
Cyndi’s education has since expanded to include:
- the lovely and talented Bill Flocco’s work with Integrative Reflexology (Ko Tan you represent! Ears still make me drunk!)
- Moss Arnold’s Chi Reflexology (thank you my brother. Such elegant work!)
- Lone Sorrensen’s version of Facial Reflexology and Temprana
- Susanne Enzer’s Maternity Reflexology (met all my grandbabies for the very first-time that way! So much fun!) as well as a host of magnificent instructors from across the pond.
She’s worked with:
- the Delegate Assembly
- held office for NCRA
- worked to bring advanced education to North Carolina with the help of a tribe of guys (David, you are the BOMB) and gals who could not be told “no” (I love that!) and has been known to instigate ideas and challenge the status quo.
- There’s even a PowerPoint she developed for those prefer a script. If you don’t have it, contact her. It’s yours for the asking.
Her private practice at Shalom Regel Reflexology offers a myriad of facets of Reflexology tailoring to the client’s needs. She’s seen quite a lot of PTSD as one of her state’s largest VA hospitals is in her hometown of Salisbury and her work bringing awareness to domestic violence can be evidenced at a local event called “Chickweed” showcasing artists, musicians, local body therapists and REFLEXOLOGY. Her work there is a featured event. She also specializes in addiction recovery working to help combat the scourge of opioid addiction. Her work with cancer patients and their families is an unending mission.
Cyndi formed The Academy of Reflective Wellness in 2013. Its 300 hour basic certification program (which is soon to be expanded) offers students the opportunity to fuel their passion for Reflexology. Advanced classes and hosting other instructors helps keep everyone fresh. She keeps classes small to give students the time and attention needed to be elegant and precise (after all, who’s going to look after my peeps if I get hit by a bus?).
Cyndi Hill is a nerd/geek in the field of Reflexology who’s proud to wear that title and honored the be a Reflexologist. She hopes to serve RAA (that means all y’all) and bring Reflexology into the spotlight it deserves.