here to order now!
The Reflexology Starter Kit has
many extra's to help you perform self-treatment and assist in
determining if you have a "call" to become a ReflexoCursit
(reflexologist). The Log Book provides you a means to record the
time worked on family and friends, so that all this experience
can be counted towards the 100 hour requirement of the MIR Home
Study Program; should you decide at a later date to continue your
pursuit of a ReflexoCure (reflexology) career. (This Kit does
not include Dr. Wittman's Reflex-O-Massager.)
This Kit contains the new lightweight halogen
powered Photoluminescent Reflex Beamer I-1 device
shown above with a universal clamp. This compact clamp-mount BEAMER
I-1 or I-1b is the outgrowth of a 12 year light therapy research
project here at MIR Research Clinic. The BEAMER I-1 comes
with complete instructions on basic procedure and safe self-application.
This is a modern version of Dr. Fitzgerald's therapeutic radiant
energy heat lamp used back in 1917 in Zone Therapy Treatment.
You will likewise be thrilled with the dynamic
of the 'all-in-one' ReflexyCure
Probe by Nicole; and it's simplicity of function. It is
a viable reflex stimulus tool for feet, hands and body reflex
points. It also carries a lifetime warranty when properly used.
It comes with a customized chart showing how to work the terminations/origins
of the 24 meridians; which are all equally divided between both
the feet and the hands. For self-help applications Nicole's
ReflexyCure Probe will be used primarily on the reiterative
Solar Plexus point (see Wittman Chart to right). This is the same
location as the Kidney One Meridian
point for those that follow the Meridian system.
The MIR Reflexologist Log
Book is recommended for all MIR Students to help
them maintain a record of all reflex work done. The Log Book contains
over 20 pages of vital reflexology (reflexoCure) information in
the front and back sections. You will find 'off-the-beaten-path'
research that's exclusive to the INSTITUTE. Read about regeneration
of salamander hearts that had been 50% cutaway; and how they were
totally regrown without scar tissue within 12 hours. A mystery
is solved by Robert O. Becker, MD. Find out how this salamander
heart research relates to the 'massive
stimulus' recommendation of MIR and the dynamic reflexology
The Reflexology Decoder
Chart (Hands and Feet Reflexes) is no longer available,
but our replacement is either Mildred Carter's foot and hand charts
(2 double-sided) or Dr. Bernardin's well researched 4-color foot
wall chart (based on his ten years of Reflexology treatment and
Dr. Bernardin's 4-color Wall Chart.
Dr. Brinkerhoff's MIR
Video #1; Reflex Technique Demonstration: demonstrates
various tool techniques as well and some relaxation procedures
commonly used among ReflexoCurists (reflexologists). This video
is drawn from the Home Study Package so as to give you another
glimpse into the World of Professional Reflexology.
Riley's Ultra MASSAGER video demonstration will give
you another unusual glimpse into the world
of the professional ReflexoCurist (reflexologist) which shows
how very easy it is to give a dynamic professional treatment with
no strain on your part. This is the same machine used by Eunice
Ingham's teachers and employers ... Dr. Joseph Shelby and Elizabeth
Ann Riley. You will see how to get 'shockingly'
good results with the DRUMmer percussive action; which is similar
to the percussion/tapping impact
of Dr. Wittman's Reflex-O-Massager. The applications is the same
for both machines, so watch the angles of approach by keeping
the instrument perpendicular to the bone (as shown in the video).
Dr. Wittman's New Reflexology Hand Book
is the original edition
of this plainly written primer for the novice. This collectors
item, penned by the founder of the INSTITUTE, shows a reiterative
point overlays on an actual photographs of the feet and hands.
Although Wittman himself used his Percuss-O-Flex
machine to stimulate these reflex points; he also taught the
use of finger pressure techniques. He also included a long list
of bioelectric disorders which he treated successfully in his
Oak Brook, Illinois practice; and has defined the reflex point
combinations for treatment of many dysfunctions.
unique placement of Breast Reflex
which is positioned in Zones 3 & 4 or
Gallbladder Meridian Source Point.
The Reflexology Starter Kit (below)
for self treatment includes 3-ring binder with Lesson
#1 & #2 (not shown) of the Home Study course. Hence, you
have unofficially started your informal training with the INSTITUTE
(you are not an enrolled MIR Student). Next step? Simply submit
your answered questions of this lesson and the Enrollment Contract
when you decide to order the Mini Home Study Package. Note:
This Kit does not contain Dr. Wittman's Reflex-O-Massager.
Click here to order
The new and improved Professional Reflexology
Starter Kit (below) includes all of the above plus
the addition of Inga Dougans (8.5 x 11) 12 Meridian Charts,
Dr. Wittman's Reflex-O-Massager, Bernardins Foot Chart (new),
Gillanders hand technique DVD [new). Total cost $300.00.
Call 1-800-533-1837 and talk to a ReflexoCurist.
The Avocational Lay Ministry of Foot
Reflexology Kit (below) includes a special lesson substitution
(Lesson #1 & #2 omitted) the Bible and Reflexology,
Gillanders hand technique DVD, Bernardin Foot Chart, a certificate
in training, and a Certificate for Lay Ministry of Foot Reflexology
Commission (upon qualification). Total cost of $325.00. Order
online or Call 1-800-533-1837 to place order with Lay Ministry
program administrator Zachary Brinkerhoff or click
here to order.
here to order
Let it be known: the cost of any one of these
Reflexology Kits will be deducted from the total price of the
MIR Home Study Program if you should decide to enroll as an official
occupational/vocational MIR Student at a later date.
Let your DREAM
Just Like Donna Bean!
Donna M. Bean, PR
When Donna M.
Bean of Gwinnette 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 doesnt mean you cant
change it. So, heres 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".
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 centers 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 its
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 didnt 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, thats just crazy ... Reflexology and Massage
I asked myself if this was Gods 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 ... dont give up ... it will just make getting
it feel so much better and worth it.
I decided to call every government license agency for Georgia
and found that I didnt have to get a state license. So my
question to myself was ... why should I have to get one from my
county. Theres 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
So I said, YOURE 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 the letters.
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 WASNT going to pay anyone any
money to take a test that I wasnt qualified to pass. I was
going to set a precedent for Gwinnett County. I was going to get
my license for Reflexology and I didnt 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 didnt 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 Websites that I had
downloaded during my studies. I gave them so much data on reflexology
they were probably choking on it.
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 didnt 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
Let the JOURNEY begin!
"If you do what you've always done;
You'll get what you've always got."
----- David Steele