The MIR Graduate Testimonials are brief comments
from graduates that are working either full or part time: Chiropractic
Clinics; Heath Spas; Nail Salons; Mobile Service to homes; Dental
offices; Small Entrepreneurial Offices; Dedicated Reflexology
room at home; Mineral Spa's; and Medical Doctor’s offices.
Greater detail on selected graduates is provided on the SUCCESS
||"I enjoyed your course. I
once thought that reflexology was a waste of time and that
it was not useful. I'm glad I had the opportunity to take
your course. I have a lot of experience in acute and preventive
health care, so I was able to check it all out scientifically.
I am impressed!!!
"I am doing a lot of research and reflex sessions
in this area of TN. Fortunately I have the tools, training
and the ability to check, verify and prove the results."
Joe Harricharan, EMT Parrotsville, TN
||"On this day, 13-February-05,
I am honored to have been accredited with my Official Certification
from the Modern Institute of Reflexology as a Reflexology Practitioner.
True to the fact, my intelligence, in the yesteryear has progressively
increased as I recognize my dedicated time to the comprehensive
reflexology studies and one-on-one contact with my every growing
clientele. I emphatically state my satisfaction and admiration
to Dr. Zachary Brinkerhoff for his endless dedication and love
for his Students-In-Training of the M.I.R. Thank you
for your time and support."
Your fellow Reflexologist,
Erik Z. Whisker, Everett, PA
||"I have traveled all over the
world which gave me a chance to experience reflexology treatment
in Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, and Sri Lanka. I have always
collected charts and practiced reflexology on myself and loved
ones. Reflexology became like a passion, so my husband encouraged
me to seek even more knowledge in reflexology to help his bad
back. So I enrolled in your Reflexology Home Study Course and
am now able to relieve the pain in his lumbar area. I have been
an instrument in many healings: prostate cancer, double brain
stroke, MND (motor neuron disease), neck injury, jet lag, and
insomnia. Zachary, I thank you again for making this reflexology
course possible and easy to reach. May God Almighty give you
strength to contribute even more."
Shahrazad T. Lukanic, Saudi Arabia.
||"After receiving a series of
reflexology treatments from MIR Student Richard Crows Heart
... I was impressed with Full Spectrum Reflexology. I enrolled
with the Reflexology Home Study Program and liked its conciseness.
My experience as an ER surgeon helped me to appreciate that
reflexology is not invasive. My reflexology practice is going
very well and I intend to accomplish my Master and Doctor of
Reflexology certificates issued by the Institute. It has been
an honor to participate with the MIR Advisory Board since my
graduation. I am excited and pleased to make a contribution
to my new reflexology profession."
Alfred Bird Bear Obes, MD, Newtown, ND.
"The Home Study Reflexology Package has helped with
my friends and family, so Im glad I found your Website
one day in March of 2004 and decided to become a reflexology
practitioner. I will be sending in my application packet next
week to confirm my qualification for the advanced professional
reflexology certificate. I am so very pleased to have finally
found what I am supposed to do."
Donna L. Bean, Lawrenceville, GA.
||"After 5 years as a Ph.D. researcher
in Cell & Developmental Biology: I quit. I was appalled
with the waste of resources on projects that are of questionable
value. I enrolled with MIR in '98 and went Wholistic. My life
is more meaningful now through my employment at a Wild Oats
Market and as a reflexology practitioner. I am now volunteering
my former research training to help MIR firmly establish reflexology's
mechanism of action and oversee the compilation of clinical
data into proper scientific format."
Scott Olsen, Ph.D., South St. Paul, MN.
||"I searched the Web for 2 months
looking for a reflexology school. I chose MIR as my school after
2 weeks of studying their Website because it was the most generous.
I liked the Full Spectrum Reflexology approach, so I paid the
Home Study Course in full in order to get my free Reflex Beamer
III. I was already fully self-supporting with my practice in
East Aurora, but recently relocated to Oswego. I am a second
generation reflexologist and love my work. Call me at (630)
Sara Hohmann, Millington, Illinois.
"I began my life long study of Traditional Culture
at age 21 with a vision to somehow help my people ... the
United Tribes of Bismarck, ND. At 45 years of age my spiritual
journey led me to MIR and reflexology. My long sought ministry
became a reality. Now the demand is so great for my reflexology
service that my treatment sessions are sometimes booked
two weeks ahead. Already I have seen many miracles combining
hand & tool technique with prayer."
Richard Crows Heart, Jr., Bismarck, ND
||"I am thankful to the M.I.R. Team for curing
me of my stroke so I could return to work at United Air Lines
and finish the Reflexology Home Study Course. I was known at
UAL as the "Foot Fairy" because I helped so many people
with reflexology that were injured on the job. We lost 2 planes
on 9/11 and UAL flew me around the country to give reflexology
stress relief to employees. I took early retirement and now
have an established reflexology clinic in a retirement home
here in Aurora. The Home gave me my own reflexology treatment
room where I can also receive customers from the outside."
Kathy Graham, Aurora, CO.
SUCCESS STORY >>>
||"I am so excited to be building my reflexology
vocation and I know that all will go well as God plans for me.
I am networking and am the only fully trained reflexology practitioner
in the area ... I am at a ground floor opportunity. I am always
glad to have taken the reflexology course through MIR and am
thankful you are adamant in your stand. I was thrilled that
the Delaware Board of Massage Therapy accepted my MIR Credentials
and gave me a massage therapy technician license which allows
me to continue my reflexology practice. The Governor recently
appointed me to sit on the Board of Massage Therapy."
David Patterson, Rehoboth, DE.
||“I want to thank you, Zachary, for coming
into my life and making my dream of having my own business,
and being able to help others through reflexology come true!!
I feel your teachings have truly blessed and changed my life.
I recently opened a little reflexology clinic here in town.
Thank you and may God continue to bless you!!! Thanks for your
time (on the TCC and telephone), and all the wisdom I have learned
Stephanie Fimrite, Thief River Falls, MN. SUCCESS
||“I paid for my farm in 22 years by giving
reflexology treatments. Modern Institute of Reflexology helped
me save my thumbs with percussion tools. The Percus-O-Matic
'jackhammer' has saved my daughter from a crippling back injury
sustained in an automobile accident. Now she is up and around
and can take care of her family again. I keep trying to retire
so I can get back to what I love ... farming, but folks just
keep coming for another treatment."
Mennonite Noah Lee, Aberdeen, MS.
||"Taking the MIR Reflexology Home Study Course
simultaneously with my physical therapy training was wise choice
that I made. Now, in the hospital where I work as a physical
therapist, I also give reflexology treatments to patients for
whom it is appropriate. Sometimes I will combine the two therapies
since they are synergistic with each other. The patients love
it too. Thank you for giving me a solid reflexology foundation."
JoAnn Klie, PT, St. Francis, KS.
||"I enrolled with M.I.R. because they had
the most comprehensive reflexology training program in the USA.
They taught use of reflexology tools; which I had already utilized
in my fledgling practice. I stay in touch with the INSTITUTE
as they forge ahead in the development of innovative reflexology
techniques. Now I am using the Beamers and DRUMmer as part of
every reflexology treatment. I'm training a few of my own students
too and hope to start a reflexology/acupressure school soon."
Fred Hardwick, E. Peoria, IL.
||"I thank Dr. Zachary for being such a wonderful
help to me in learning reflexology. I merged reflexology with
my cosmetology business and have a nice office for them both
in my home. I've been to M.I.R in Denver for hands-on reflexology
tutoring and he has also visited me on the Transcontinental
Classroom right at my home here in Grapevine. I love reflexology
and I love Dr. Zachary too. He's the best."
Margaret Bragg, Grapevine, TX.
"I knew the SS probe was powerful when Dr. Zachary pressed
a point in my ear. I came to Denver to obtain a franchise
upon completion of his Home Study Reflexology Program. I returned
home and opened an M.I.R. Branch in Kuwait. I chose the Institute
because the techniques work better than the 'thumb walk' that
I learned at another school. MIR of Kuwait is now training
reflexology practitioners in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Syria,
Morocco and soon in Iraq."
Hisham Al Jaser, Kuwait City, Kuwait.
||"When I came to MIR's reflexology finishing
school I brought my children along so that they could visit
their cousins for a month. I helped run MIR Reflexology Research
and Development Clinic and assisted Dr. Brinkehoff to upgrade
the reflexology home study. I was surprised at his humility
when he changed a misapplication of scripture I had pointed
out in Lesson 5. As a Jehovah's witness I didn't expect a such
favorable response. We all simply had a wonderful time during
my month of sharing and learning."
LiLi Zarate, Joliet, IL.
||"I promised my grandfather before he died
that I would finish-up my reflexology home study course with
MIR. As a massage therapist ... reflexology is a natural. As
a mortician ... reflexology is another socially accepted way
to comfort people in their grief. I also enjoyed having a Transcontinental
Classroom visit here in Ohio which motivated me to buy the powerful
Percus-O-Matic 'jackhammer' for use in reflexology applications.
Todd Cosart, Harrod, OH.
||"I come from Mexico with much knowledge of
herbs. Reflexology has given me a foundation to build my new
business upon. I have had much trouble getting professional
license from city of Phoenix, but MIR certificate proved good.
They blocked me because they thought I was a prostitute. But
Dr. Zachary and the Institute stood behind me and I was finally
issued a license. I am so happy to now run my business out of
a special addition on my home. I now help people with herbs,
essential oils, counseling, prayer and reflexology. Muchas gracias
Elena Trujillo, Phoenix, AZ.
||"Zachary’s ‘notes’ are
better than any course I took at Chiropractic School. The Reflexology
Home Study Course is concise, entertaining, pertinent, and his
information is ‘off the beaten path’. His reflexology
course has helped open my spiritual eyes and given me a new
vision for my life. I have learned that I don’t need to
fit into a man made institutional mold!!! I can be my own creative
self (like a snowflake, a finger print or a grain of sand) under
the directive of our Creator."
Jay Kaufman, DC, Greeley, PA.
||"My husband and I took the Reflexology Home
Study Course together. We tried to open a reflexology business
prematurely and it failed, so we just worked out of our home
and at Journey Book Store. A recent move to Reno has opened
new opportunity where a spa has put us to work doing reflexology.
My dream is finally being fulfilled. I thank Drs. Long and Brinkerhoff
for all their help over the years." (Gail passed away
last year and MIR has offered our condolences to her husband
Gail Sharp, Reno, NV.
||"After graduating from MIR"s reflexology
program, I was accepted at Acupuncture School. I finally retired
this year as Electrical Inspector for Arapahoe County and have
started working with my wife Gail. After my moving West I became
credentialed as a Massage Therapist and registered as an agent
with MIR for the State of Nevada. I am already busy helping
new students that need tutoring and I'm really having fun!"
Steve Sharp, Reno, NV.
"I am working reflexology miracles with the DRUMmer
on many patient problems: kidney, liver, stomach, headache,
foot pain and many other diseases here in Wazirabad, Pakistan.
My focus of reflexology treatment is the foot, ear and back
bone points which are proving up to 90% effective. The credit
for so many good results comes only with the help of ALLAH
and His heavenly blessing ... DRUMmer. I again thank Allah
for the Reflexology Home Study Course which has enabled me
to learn Full Spectrum Reflexology at such a great distance.
DRUMmer type reflexology forces my homeopathic patients to
Dr. Ijaz Yamin Ansari, Wazirabad, Pakistan.
||"As a waitress in a casino I loved to help everyone with
a neck-rub, so reflexology came naturally. I gave reflexology
to employees during my studies and made money too; but a bad
ownership change drove me back to town and I do reflexology
here in Aurora now. I love to do reflexology on the ears and
paws of my doggie. Now I've developed a reflexology ministry
to animals too. Reflexology will always be a part of who I am."
Marina Thorsen, Aurora, CO.
||"My adaptation of MIR's modern reflexology
techniques has caused the reputation of my Relaxation Clinic
here on the Island of Mauritius to spread by word of mouth and
make me famous. The DRUMmer is great and working reflexology
MIRACLES. All of my clients receive a full treatment of reflexology
and have expressed their satisfaction with the dramatic improvement
in overall results with the instrumental reflexology techniques."
Maurice D'Arifat, Mauritius.
||"In MEMORIAM: Our respect unto an MIR Graduate;
a dedicated reflexology practitioner; a real trooper in her
battle against ovarian cancer; a battle which she lost. However,
her spiritual polishing and insight gained in that struggle
will endure the grave through resurrection by her faith in Jesus;
and I am sure that any heavenly reward will bring the response:
It was worth it all."
Karen Rogers, Denver, CO.
||"Taking Dr. Brinkerhoff's course in reflexology
changed my life for the good. While studying lesson five ...
I started reading my Bible again. His second visit on the Transcontinental
Classroom was the boost I needed to get going after my leg surgery.
I asked him to pray with me and it was so meaningful. I am so
blessed to be able to help people through reflexology in their
body, soul and spirit."
Kerry Tolbert, Birmingham, AL.
||"Dr. Long was been especially handy in helping
me get up and running after graduation. He came to town and
assisted me at a health fair to promote Healing Touch Reflexology
Clinic. Our reflexology booth was a success and I am now well
established after seven years in reflexology practice. I use
laser, POM jackhammer, Dr. Riley's Massager, Photon BEAMER,
spinal concussion, foot joint alignment reflex technique, Reiki,
and finger pressure. Even the hospital sends me patients for
Alice Akers, Cheyenne Wells, CO.
SUCCESS STORY >>>
||"I had no plans to become a reflexology practitioner
when I came to the USA to make a new life, but my medical training
and work with lepers feet in India prepared me to work in the
reflexology field. It was Dr. Brinkerhoff's example and encouragement
that inspired me to finish my reflexology training with the
INSTITUTE and today I am close to attainment of my Doctor of
Amarjit Ghuman, Detroit, MI.
"I traveled from Aruba to Miami, FL to obtain reflexology
tutoring for completion of the MIR Home Study Course. I think
the hands on oversight with a teacher (that the Institute
required at that time) gave me the help I needed. It enabled
me get through the reflexology
training program a lot easier and gave me insights to get
started in my new reflexology practice. I have since
opened my little clinic next to my home where I minister health
and healing to those who come."
Marlyn Marvel, Aruba.
Here Zachary Brinkerhoff shares one of the more exciting
moments in his professional life. Here is the story of his
DRUMmer reflexology demonstration given at the 2002 NAALT
Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. This afterglow reflexology
party resulted in an invitation given by an Israeli physician
to take a job in Israel. Here is where Zachary's vision of
reflexology as an instrument of peace between Israel and the
Palestinians - Ariel Sharon first working on the feet of Yasser
Arafat (Obu Omar) with the DRUMmer and then Obu percussing
the feet of Ariel. Alas, they both died before arrangments
could be made. That part of the story had to be deleted. But
read the latest updates at ...
Graduate Speaks Up
Dawn Horn stoped by the Institute for an update
and treatment at the hand of Zachary Brinkerhoff. Below is
her letter of thanks to the MIR Staff for assisting in
discovery of her purpose in this life.
May 23, 2008
First, I am writing to thank you and your staff
for all the support over the years, and the ability to answer
any questions I have had. Second, I want to give you an update
on where reflexology has taken me in a relatively short period
of time. I am so grateful for all the exciting experiences and
the wonderful people I have met by launching into this wide-open
field of Reflexology. Thank you for sharing yourself in this way!
I started my quest to find a source for learning
reflexology as a result of an illness which could not be resolved
medically. I was unable to get any answers about how to heal myself.
I became so impatient with the medical options in my area of Nebraska
that I was beginning to think I might be in need of some mental
health assistance. At that time I was in session with a therapist
when she asked me what I planned to do with my life after my situation
was resolved? I remember saying that I couldn't think beyond the
pain in my feet, and that I would give big money to a reflexologist.
At that time there were few complementary and alternative therapies
offered in my area. I remember the therapist saying, "Why
don't you learn reflexology? You could then benefit from it and
also offer it in this region of our State?" So learning
reflexology through MIR's Home Study Package became my mission.
And yes, I builded a successful practice in North Platte which
was an outgrowth of earning my 100 hours of practicum required
for graduation. This was a time of self-healing as well as treating
and guiding others to discover a more natural way to better health.
deep reflex work that
be painful when she finds a
sensitive reflex point.
After my husband's retirement from the railroad
our family agreed unanimously to make a move to live in Vail valley,
Colorado. What a blessed family adventure it has been. I just
finished working through my third ski season, which has brought
a wealth of friendships and wonderful travel experiences. My clients
have sent me to help their relatives in Costa Rica, Pennsylvania,
Washington D.C., Ohio, and Florida. Again, relatives have been
brought to Vail for treatment by my hand. These sick and suffering
have come from Ohio, New York, and Baltimore. It has been so rewarding
to meet and help people from these many different places and walks
of life. Zachary, let me repeat how truly grateful I am for your
support and guidance.
What an inspirational career choice! Last September
I attended a workshop in Washington State taught by Inge Dougans
with the assistance of a staff member at the International School
of Reflexology & Meridian Therapy. I plan to continue to learn
all I can - next will be Korean Hand Reflex Therapy - and to keep
on inspiring others to experience and to fully utilize reflexology
to help gain and maintain excellence in health.
God Bless you and your work!
a 9-point prototype probe on
a visit to MIR Clinic.
"If you do what you've always done,
You'll get what you've always got."
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