I received the sad news today that A.R.T. Honorary member Robert (Bob) Souter passed away this morning at his home in Switzerland.
Robert, originally from the U.K. moved to Switzerland where he lived with his wife Elizabeth and family.
Bob, a qualified cardiological nurse worked in the cardiology department of a hospital outside of Lausanne. His work involved monitoring and assessing patients.
On the occasions when Bob was visiting the U.K. we would meet up in a typically British pub which he loved, and discuss all things reflexology while enjoying traditional British beers.
Bob was a highly gifted reflexologist in general, but also encompassed A.R.T. with a great passion, and became an inspiring ambassador for the techniques.
His medical expertise in the field of cardiology led to him introducing reflexology to patients at the hospital. This was so successful that he was given a wonderful treatment room with panoramic views over mountains and the lake where he treated the fortunate patients. His reflexology proved to be so successful that it became an accepted part of cardiological care at the hospital.
I am sure, that many of you may remember the most interesting presentations he gave at seminars at the Columbia Hotel in London and in Geneva where he showed clinical evidence of the efficacy of reflexology in cardiology.
His contribution and dedication to reflexology has left an indelible chapter in the annals of reflexology.
A great loss, particularly at such a comparatively young age.
I have sent condolences from the A.R.T. family and colleagues to his wife Elizabeth and family.