follow presentation is a historical overview of the issue of the
Master of Reflexology Certificate by the Institute. Issue by the
Institute was passed to MIRCCB in 2001. However, after seven years
the MIRCCB has suspended issue due to relocation of Administrator
Richard Morton from Hiawatha, Iowa to Cheney, Washington. Stay
tuned for a new development: Dr. Eckert is soon opening Modern Institute of Reflexology - Kentucky Branch.
The experiential Master of Reflexology was an
advanced level of recognition; sought after by professional reflexologists
that desired to become teachers; who wanted to have some official
under-girding in order to show teacher qualification.
An agent from LaSalle University called MIR about
how they might startup a doctoral program for reflexologists?
Dr. Brinkerhoff asked, "Who do you have to 'sit' in 'the
chair' as the 'head' of the 'reflexology department'? Anyone that
has any experience administering reflexology treatments professionally?
He had no answer! ...I had no advice! If someone flashes a reflexology
diploma from La LaSalle ... give them a wide berth.
The Modern Institute of Reflexology Credential
Confirmation Board was run by professional reflexologists who
had individually attained the 10,000 hour level of experience
that is necessary to 'know' the field. A certificate of achievement,
based on 5,000 hours of experience, was considered a fair level
of attainment to qualify a practitioner of reflexology as a Master
or Teacher. Hence, the Master of Reflexology Diploma.
If someone does not have the requisite experience;
they really have no business putting themselves forth as a Master
of anything. A weekend diploma and you are a master??? That can
only come through experience. So be patient ... your Master level
in reflexology comes closer with each person that you render service.
The JOURNEY that leads you to your Master of Reflexology has begun.
Termination of the MIRCCB
The MIRCCB has terminated issue of the Master of Reflexology
due to a change in location of Administrator Richard Morton from
Hiawatha, Iowa to Cheney, Washington where such an issue is not permitted by Legislative Law..
An attempt was made by MIR President Zachary Brinkerhoff to return
the issue to Colorado after seven years of granting by the MIRCCB
in Iowa. However, legislative law continues to prohibit such an
issue by a private occupational school due to concern that such
an issue is akin to a diploma-mill.
Keep your eyes on this website for the reestablishment of the MIR Doctoral Board through the Modern Institute of Reflexology - Kentucky Campus. This new branch of the Institute is being orchestrated by MIR Advisory Board Member Dr. Kendall Eckert, DR. He has the green light to develop both a Reflexology Master and Doctoral Program. Stay tuned to this website for updates.