The First State Approved & Regulated Private Occupational
School of Reflexology in the USA.
Dr. Riley's Ultra Massager
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MIR's Littlest Reflexologist
Children learn by observing their parents.
Yan Antonie, from his day of birth, received reflexology treatments,
then saw it performed to others, and eventually was able to
help Grandpa put away his reflex instruments. He intently watched
Dr. Riley's Ultra Massager (DRUMmer) be applied many times in
Instrumental Assisted Reflexology (IAR) to supplement hand techniques.
One day in Grandpa Nachi's office his mother Sashi
was getting a treatment. Suddenly, Yan decided to help. He picked
up the DRUMmer and began to palpate the foot -- then started
pressing the 3/8" probe tip of DRUMmer into the K1 Meridian
point. Next he spent appropriate time working different reflex
areas of the foot while Sashi was busy controlling the rheostat
for appropriate speeds. Much to her surprise, Yan carried out
a nearly full fledged reflexology session -- all this without
an adult ever hinting that he give it a try!
Hand Piece is light weight and
easy to handle as demonstrated by little
Yan - grandson of Nachi Sanchez.
4,400 impacts per minute.
Save your thumb.
We don't suggest that you allow anyone untrained
to use percussion machines during reflexology without supervision,
especially children. However, we are reporting this cute story
so you can see that even a 2 year old child can observe and
then easily perform Instrumental Assisted Reflexology (IAR).
great pleasure in life
is doing what people say
you cannot do.
Clement Wittman's son and Mother
Zachary, for your response to my Email. I am sure
that my Grandma Bess is smiling down from heaven knowing
that you are carrying on her and my father's work, for it is
an endeavor that she fully and totally believed in,"
Tom Wittman (shown above with Bess).
"Nothing will ever be attempted
if all possible objections
must first be overcome."
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from an MIR Student
I want to fax my enrollment sheet today about 4:00 AZ time.
Thanks for the pep talk about Dr. Wittman's Reflex-O-Massager
yesterday. I will probably follow your advice and keep it, but
do think that I will also need the DRUMmer. The reason? I'm
going to be very busy and need something that can go and go
all day long.
Dr. Wittman's Reflex-O-Massager
For example: while talking to you on the phone yesterday, I
was in the office of the head of the kitchens for the whole
school district. I had scribbled some notes about Dr. Britton's
advice to me about the Reflex-O-Massager - "press lightly,
don't press too hard." I had left the desk to answer your
call to me and the note was there just lying by the computer.
Meanwhile the kitchen manager noticed it when she came in and
sat down at that same computer.
After I finished talking with you, she said, "So we
have to press very lightly on these new laptops, huh? Not press
too hard on the keys??" I asked her what she was talking
about; so she handed me the note that was beside her computer
which I had just written about the foot massager. Well, I had
a good laugh while I explained that I do foot reflexology and
that I had just purchased a new foot reflex massager. "I
have been trying to avoid telling too many people cause I am
not set up yet."
But as soon as I said that I had to explain all about it and
she wanted to schedule 3 treatments--one a week for 3 weeks
when she gets paid on the 27th - so she is ready. I told her
I had to get some stuff done first---and had to calm her down
cause she is ready to tell the world. Did I mention she is also
our Mayor?? and that she wants me to go to the senior citizen
center and talk to the seniors about reflexology?? I might just
do that as soon as I get my business license.
Dr. Bernardin Foot Reflexology Chart
Whew! she asked me again before she left the office if she could
talk to others here in Parker about it. I told her to wait just
a bit. But I really need to get certified cause reflexology
is going to explode around here; and I want to be the one doing
the exploding. This new venture is so rewarding.
I am well known in the Parker School District - and you talk
about people with sore feet? That is teachers for sure!! So,
I will be studying diligently and finishing the Mini Home Study
Package as soon as possible because I have so many people who
are asking for reflexologic treatment along with others who
are referring family and friends. Because of my previous experience
- I am charging 25.00 per session. If this is not right, let
me know. I want to do everything correctly.
I love your lessons and the way things are explained. I am sure
the home study materials will continue to be a useful reference
manual even after I graduate - everything is just so good.
Thanks so much for your time.
E. D. G.
MIR Student in Training
PS:- E.D.G. ordered the DRUMmer a day later.
You can too
303-324-4955 (Zachary's Cell)
from an MIR Graduate
Donna M. Bean, PR
When Donna M.
Bean of Gwinnett County, Georgia, decided to train with Modern
Institute and become a Reflexologist ... she ran into governmental
regulations that required a reflexologist become licensed as a
Massage Therapist. Here is her story:
I was asked to write my story about overcoming ill conceived
governmental reflexology regulations in order to inspire others
to follow their heart when confronted with such barriers. I want
to let people know that just because someone says something, or
the government makes a law, that doesn’t mean you can’t
change it. So, here’s my recent experience with such rules
Well, as most of you know, I have been trying to get a business
license in Gwinnett County for Reflexology. When I first called
the county I was told I needed a certification, three letters
of recommendation from registered voters in the county I live
in, and I had to complete the application for the license. I thought,
After completion of my 350 hour reflexology training course I
got the required letters and filled out the application ... then
off to the business license department I went. When I got there
I was told that I had to have a National Certification, so the
clerk gave me the number to call in order to get that "certification".
"To accomplish great things,
we must not only act,
but also dream;
not only plan,
but also believe."
– Anatole France
OH BOY!! When I called I discovered that I had
to complete a 500 hour course in Massage Therapy or bodywork,
and then send them $250.00 just to be able to sit and take a test.
The county was going to make me become Nationally Certified in
Massage Therapy to get a license to practice as reflexologist.
At first I said okay, no problem. So I continued my reflexology
studies and completed requirements for my 500 Professional Certification
with Modern Institute of Reflexology (MIR), which is the 500 hour
course that the National Certification Board required.
After reading the test center’s booklet and Website, it said
that you have to have in-class hours. OH NO!! MIR's courses were
home study. So I called the center, "Are you sure it’s
in-class hours???" They said, "No, the certification
from MIR would do".
Great!! I continued to talk with the gentleman asking questions.
I asked, "How much of the test would be on Massage Therapy??"
The answer was, about half. Another question was, "What would
happen if I didn’t pass?". The answer? You can pay $250.00
to take it again, but you can only take the test three times ($250
each time). I thought to myself for a moment and told the
gentleman okay, and hung up the phone.
Okay, I was going to have to do some major studying. This bothered
me for a couple of weeks, but I could not quit thinking about
my problem and ways around this law that my county had. So, I
phoned the President of Modern Institute of Reflexology, Zachary
K. Brinkerhoff, III, and he told me to hang tough and have faith
and fight it. Then I spoke with family, friends and massage therapists
who said, "that’s just crazy ... Reflexology and Massage
"To see what
is in front of one's nose--
needs a constant struggle."
– George Orwell
I asked myself if this was God’s way of testing
me (to see if this is really what I wanted to do) or
was I going to give-in or just give up and do something else.
My answer to Him was "YES, this is what I am going to do!!
It feels right." With all the pain I had been through with
my legs (ankles and knees) ... I knew what it felt like
to hurt. Now I know how to help other people. I felt like this
was the reason that I was here ... reflexology is what I am supposed
to do. I have always been told that if something is hard to get
... don't give up ... it will just make getting it feel so
much better and worth it.
New & Improved
Heel Activator ReflexoCure Probe tip.
I decided to call every government license agency
for Georgia and found that I didn’t have to get a state license.
So my question to myself was ... why should I have to get one
from my county. There’s got to be another way. So I called
the county and asked them what to do next. The clerk told me to
send the application back in and the Board would deny it. Then
they would send it back to me with the Appeal Process. That process
would start when I sent a Letter of Appeal along with $500 dollars
for the appeal.
So I said, "YOU’RE KIDDING". The guy I was speaking
with (and had been speaking with since the beginning of the
mess) said I could write a letter asking them to waive the
fee and send it with the Letter of Appeal. The Board could either
waive the fee or make me pay, but they would decide after reading
So, I wrote a nice little letter asking them to waive it, and
of course they did. I also sent in a Letter of Appeal along with
that letter. When I called to make sure they got the letter, they
said they would set up the process and make an appointment for
me to go before the members of the Gwinnett County Board to let
me have my say.
I made up my mind, the County was in for a fight. I was
not going to give up and I WASN’T going to pay anyone any
money to take a test that I wasn’t qualified to pass. I was
going to set a precedent for Gwinnett County. I was going to get
my license for Reflexology and I didn’t care how many appeals
I was going to have to go through. I was going to win.
Chocolate Lab begs to have his ear reflex points worked
with the DRUMmer," said Donna.
So, along with the Letter of Appeal and a request for waiver,
I sent letters from everyone who had written recommendation letters
to the reflexology school and the county ... along with letters
from my Chiropractor and Nurses who are my patients. I also included
a letter from my orthopedic doctor stating that I was not physically
able to be a massage therapist. I also sent in the name and address
of every association in the United States for reflexology and
made sure to include their phone numbers. I didn’t stop there
... but also included the history of reflexology and how it has
evolved over the years. This data showed how it can benefit individuals.
Then I added information from a couple of Web sites that I had
downloaded during my studies. I gave them so much data on reflexology
they were probably choking on it.
"Life is what
we make it.
Always has been, always will be."
– Grandma Moses
A week later they left two messages on my cell
phone asking me to call them. I was expecting they wanted to make
an appointment time for my appeal to the Board. So I called them
back. Since I had sent them all that information, the gentleman
said they had decided to do some further checking on reflexology.
After doing their research the Board had decided that I was right.
Reflexology and Massage Therapy are not the same. I was informed
that they were going to separate Reflexology from Massage Therapy
and put it in a separate classification. That meant I didn’t
have to go in front of the board members to fight my case.
So, today I went to pick up my business license
REFLEXOLOGY FOR THE SOLE!!!!!
I want to thank everyone who was there by my side and those who
stood with me in spirit!! I got my answer ... this is what
God wants me to do.
Thanks and God Bless!
Donna M. Bean
Certified Professional Reflexologist
November 5, 2004
(Note: Donna had to change her number and email due to the large number of inquiries about her experience with the county and MIR.)
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When you help dig another out
of their troubles,
a place to bury your own.
laser therapy machine was loaned
MIR Research Clinic for evaluation in reflex
applications. Above K1 (Solar Plexus) of
Dr. Obes is irradiated at 1400 milliwatts.
life's hardships disturb you…
no one can avoid problems,
not even saints or sages."
– Nichiren Daishonin
Wheeler came to MIR from Israel to get Tutoring.
Zachary hammers his K1 reflex with DRUMmer machine.
cancer outcome (large photo)
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