The Massachusetts Association of Reflexology (MAR) is a registered not for profit 501c6 professional member organizations. MAR is an all volunteer organization and operates as an engaging, dynamic, and collaborative professional member association. MAR acts as a reflexology resource for practitioners, aspiring reflexologists, medical professionals, municipalities and the public at large by promoting and educating the public about reflexology and it’s benefits. MAR maintains standards of educational and professional excellence by offering regular professional development and continuing education opportunities. MAR works to protect the profession of reflexology as a stand-alone complementary care discipline in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
In 1996, the New England Association of Reflexologists (NEAR) was formed by dedicated professional reflexology practitioners across the region. Over time as the numbers grew by state, NEAR was dissolved and MAR and our sister state organizations were formed. On January 9th, 2005, MAR became the very first state association to affiliate with the Reflexology Association of America (RAA) and we proudly continue that important relationship today.