Member in the Spotlight: Michael Silvia
I first learned about foot reflexology when I lived with a First Nation’s couple. They showed me their ways of doing their version of foot reflexology. I figured to be certified so that I could continue to work with the people that ask for healing. I was certified on December 16, 2008 at Treat Your Feet School of Reflexology, by teacher Myra Achorn and am looking into ARCB as a next step in my life. Furthering my education with MCR is very enjoyable as well as connecting with my fellow practitioners.
Only having been to a couple of meetings in 2009, I am looking forward to being part of the group. I really enjoyed the meeting in October. For the few clients whom I serve, I use Reiki and First Nation teaching, using plants and bodywork as needed. I enjoy helping the client by creating a space for them to open up the mind, to being present in their body on a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual level, and so they can live in peace with themselves and their body. I am also open to new modalities. My biggest challenge is to create more time in my life to have more time for myself to rest and recharge.
Landscaping is my part time business. Gardening is a passion of mine. With a 2,500 foot garden, this year I indulged with 440 garlic bulbs, already planted for next year. Looking forward to new veggies to plant next year, I eat the organic food that I grow.
Then there is sailing my 17' Watkins sailboat, swimming, and canoeing, on the lake which connects to the property I care-take. I enjoy making Sea Glass Jewelry which has turn out into a small business. I sell my Sea Glass Jewelry to several stores in Maine. They are closed for the season except for State Of Maine Cheese which carries my line of jewelry. Also, I enjoy walking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing on the 214 acres that I care-take.
Looking forward to getting to know more about my fellow practitioners.
Michael Silvia, Hope, Maine