"For My Reflexology Friends around the world, it is with great sadness that the Dutch reflexologist HENK HOMBERG passed away on the 17th January 2014. Many of you may have met him at conferences in Canada or in Europe. He was an amazing man, extremely talented and knowledgeable. If you ever met him, you would never forget him - he was at least 6'4" tall and built like a bear with a soft, caring side. He will be missed."
Henk participated in the conception of RiEN,
With plans for greater integration in Europe in 1992, and pressure mounting from different sides against complementary medicine, it was felt necessary by reflexologists in Europe to have 'one voice' to protect their future.
Work was started to make reflexology available to everyone and also to make reflexology recognised as an official therapy by European governments. This was decided in Brussels during a New Age fair (Live²) where Reflexologists from different countries met each other. At this fair where present Mo USHER (GB), Cecily MILLS(Scotl.), Anneke VAN't WOUD (NL). Henk HOMBERG (NL), Josef HACKENFORT(DE), Philippe SIMON (BE) and other Reflexologists.
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I suppose we take for granted the status of Reflexology today, and due to the fact that we do not know our (Reflexology) history we do not understand what it takes to continue the path that Henk and others opened for us.
The RiEN would like to express its sympathies and condolences to the Homberg family. We will never forget Henk and his love for Reflexology will stimulate us to take Reflexology where he dreamed.
Let us get to know Henk by reading some of his words from the book Reflexology for Beginners: Healing Through Foot Massage of Pressure Points