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"Pioneering Full Spectrum Reflexology for more than 52 years."

1969 at Fount1ain of Youth Mineral Spa, California.
Zachary Brinkerhoff sites his sextant as he prepares to begin
his second year of reflexology practice near the Salton Sea.

Dr. Eunice Ingham
Stopfel, DR.

Zachary K. Brinkerhoff, III, studied under Eunice Ingham-Stopfel in August of 1967 (see photo to left). He received a diploma from her Post Graduate Course in Compression Massage; and began full-time practice a year later at the Fountain of Youth Mineral Spa near Niland, California. That first season of professional practice at FOYMS helped establish his future contribution to the foundation of the Modern Institute of Reflexology. William FitzGerald, Joseph & Elizabeth Ann Riley, Clement Wittman (the founder of MIR), Mildred Carter, and Eunice Ingham-Stopfel make up the primary substrata of the INSTITUTE.

"Be who you are and say what you feel,
because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind."

– Theodore Seuss Giesel

This Eunice Ingham certificate hung on the wall of Zachary's
Zone Therapy Clinic at Fountain of Youth Mineral Spa in 1968.

Over the years Zachary has had further studies with Dwight Byers, DR; Robert Timm, DPM, DR; Kevin & Barbara Kunz; Marcel Poiron, ND, DR; Mildred Carter, DR; Clement Wittman, ND, DR; Harvey Lampell DPM, DR; Simon Winkler DPM, DR; Scott Deuel, DC, BS, DR; Marcia Ashendorff, DR; Inga Dougans, DR; Dr. Dan Lobash, PhD, L.Ac, Korean Hand Reflex; and Fr. Josef Eugster, DR, the originator of the Rwo Shur Method of Reflexology.

Zachary is a Charter member of the Associated Reflexologists of Colorado (ARC) and has served as Vice President. He is also a charter member of International Council of Reflexologists (ICR), Charter member of Reflexology Association of America (RAA), former member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS), Charter member of the World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT), Charter member of North American Association of Laser Therapy (NAALT) and former member of the National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF).

"Excellence is to do a common thing
in an uncommon way."

--- Booker T. Washington

"The healing of your back these
last 7 months has been
miraculous & extraordinary; I just don't understand your BEAMER, but you are a good man,"
Courtney Brown, Surgeon.

In 1990 Zachary became a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. This premier international association for the massage, bodywork, and somatic therapies profession requires Certified, Professional, Practitioner & Specialized level members to meet specific eligibility requirements based on massage, bodywork, and somatic therapies training. Dr. Brinkerhoff was a CERTIFIED level member of ABMP Certified Bodyworker (specialty reflexologist) for many years before he moved on to another organization for more inclusive insurance coverage.

MIR ajoined Afoot Connection in Lakewood.
Afoot merged with MIR in 2005 and moved
to 4086 Youngfield, Wheat Ridge, CO
after eighteen years in this location.


Zachary's former ulcer
got lots of laser light.

Zachary brought reflexology out of the closet in 1990 with the opening of Afoot Connection Reflexology Center in Denver, Colorado (see photo above). This 3,000' facility was the first of its kind in the USA to showcase Full Spectrum Reflexology. This specialized clinic set a new precedent in the profession. Patients have traveled from all over the USA and around the world (from Greece to Tahiti) to receive Full Spectrum Reflexology tutoring and treatment at this facility.

"It takes courage to grow up
and turn out to be
who you really are."

– E. E. Cummings

Dr. Wittman passed
the reins of MIR
to Zachary in 1989.

The responsibility of the Modern Institute of Reflexology was passed to Zachary just 3 days prior to the untimely death of the founder Dr. Clement Wittman, DN in 1989. By 1993 the curriculum had been reformatted into a Home Study Package and approved by the State of Colorado as a legitimate occupational school for training in reflexology.

The Institute was placed under the supervision of the Division of Private Occupational Schools of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. This state approval as a private occupational school was a first for the reflexology profession in the USA. Brinkerhoff is both President and Director of Studies for the INSTITUTE and continues his private practice at MIR Research and Development Clinic (formerly Afoot Connection Reflexology Center).

MIR's nite crew (Zachary) still working phone and Email.

Martha Louise Collie, M.D.
General Practice
23869 San Isabel Road
Postal Box 234
Indian Hills, Colorado 80454

February 26, 1994

Mountain Medical Affiliates, Inc.
1385 South Colorado Blvd.
Suite 620
Denver, CO 80222

Attention: Barbara Brett, Executive Director

Dear Ms. Brett:

I have known Zachary K. Brinkerhoff, III, D.R. since 1989, and have referred clients to his clinic regularly. I have found reflexology treatments especially beneficial for foot and arch pain, plantar fascitis, achilles tendonitis, and for general stress reduction.

I feel many surgical procedures used to relieve foot pain can be avoided through an earlier use of foot reflex massage and foot joint mobilization. As the patients foot is made more functional through these techniques the cost can be decreased long term.

I am presently on staff at St. Anthony Central and refer patients regularly to his location.


Louise Collie, M.D.
General Practice
Law Student I

Dr. Collie receives Percus-O-Matic treatment
at the hands of Zachary in 1989.


The Sovereign Creator blessed Zachary with exclusive distribution of DRUMmer as a Reflexology Massager.

In October of 2000 Zachary passed through Bethel, CT in order to visit the maker of Dr. Riley's original vibrator machine. He wanted to investigate information on a percussion tool submitted to him by an MIR Student in Training. What he found was a new and improved design of the original percussion machine used by Dr. Joseph Shelby Riley, DC. Riley had used it to concuss the spine as a part of Zone Therapy Reflex technique (he had purchased a percussor in 1922 when the Company had first gone into business in Brooklyn, NY).

After a 2 hour meeting with the head of the marketing department a tentative agreement was reached which was later ratified by the Foredom President, who wanted to private label the machine as Dr. Riley's Reflexology Massager so it could be marketed exclusively by MIR. "This is the machine I have been seeking for over 30 years. To find it is a special blessing from my Heavenly Father. For this I am filled with gratitude," declared Zachary.

Zachary was priviledged to give a reflexologic treatment to two of
FitzGerald's granddaughters. Here he works with DRUMmer on
Diana Reddington at the 2008 RAA Conference in Portland,
ME. Diana received return of feeling in her totally numb
toes that had been lost following back surgery five
years ago. The feeling was restored immediately
after treatment and continues to this day.

"A smile is a passport that will take you
anywhere you want to go."


Heaven blessed Zachary with the
Photoluminescent Reflex Beamer III-3.
Most everyone can afford to buy the
Beamer I-1 (above) for home self-help.

He continued to forge ahead with the development of the Photoluminescent Reflex Beamer. "These visible red/near infrared/infrared light devices have since replaced the formerly famous $2,800 infrared light emitting diode (LED) instrument called the Anodyne and the experimental $2,800 infrared 785 nanometer laser diode machine called the LASERFLEX. The bandwidth of MIR's new and improved non coherent 'infrared' bulbs falls within accepted parameters of the FDA and are being successfully used as a means of reflex stimulus to the plantar aspect of the feet and palmar aspect of the hands. The CHEMOLUMINESCENSE produced from the REFLEX BEAMER (combined with the electrical aspects of the body's self-healing mechanisms) is producing a profound response in the recipients of Full Spectrum Reflexology treatment," he explained.

2006 - Laser research at MIR Clinic, Lakewood, Colorado.

Zachary has recently begun further development with High Level Laser Therapy in reflex applications. MIR Advisory Board Member Dr. Reinhard Bird Bear Obes helped establish reflex activation protocol during a visit to MIR Clinic in February 2006. In the above photo Dr. Obes applies 500 milliwatts of power to a Body Reflexology point (the Bladder Meridian) on Zachary's back. Note special glasses to protect eyes from invisible 910 nanometer laser irradiation (maximum 1,400 mW) that might possibly injure the retina if reflected from shiny surfaces in the treatment room. "It is very important that practitioners be trained in proper applications of this High Power Laser Therapy device in order to avoid potential injury to the eyes," stated Obes firmly.

Dr. Obes gives Zachary feedback on Laser
applications to various foot reflexes. Power
output and tissue thickness between the
bone and skin will help determine
the amount of time spent on
any given reflex point.

Zachary is still excited about MIR's Home Study Program for 2016. Not much has changed since Dr. Obes (upon his graduation) exclaimed to Zachary (in is heavy Austrian accent), "The course is perfect 'Reinhard Zachary' ... don't change a thing." And he has taken Obes seriously ... the course format has remained unchanged.

Acceptance by nurses and other therapists for MIR's Home Study Package has been very positive. "The percentage of students completing the Home Study Course (which takes vision and self-disipline) appears to be growing year by year," he said. "That is encouraging! Interest is up in the area of preventive medicine! The students now enrolling seem to be more focused and highly motivated. They want to be a part in helping people with this profound therapy we now call ReflexoCure aka Full Spectrum Reflexology."

"Love is an act of endless forgiveness,
a tender look which becomes a habit."

– Peter Ustinov

The Alumni Street Fair is held on College of the Desert campus,
surrounded by date palms (above).
This was the last college
Zachary attended in 1970. Here he studied psychology and
organic chemistry to enhance his ReflexoCure/Reflexology
Practice (Palm Desert, California, USA).

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This Page Updated: 08/08/2016

Year 2008
Zachary Brinkerhoff
MIR President
Director of Studies.
Fountain of Youth Mineral Spring 2005.
50 years later the old Spa is paved and manicured along with a new touch of class.
Eunice Ingham-Stopfel's pencil probe technique taught to Zachary
in 1967.
The infrared ray lamp endorsed and sold by Dr. FitzGerald's Group inspired Zachary's Reflex Beamer III-3b.
Wm. H. FitzGerald, MD Pillar of the Modern Institute of Reflexology.
MIR's old style halogen powered Reflex Beamer III-3b hard at work.
Zachary had the honor of applying finger work to the auricular reflex points on Fr. Josef's ears.
Here is Dr. Riley's Ear Drawing that inspired Zachary to begin experimental work with the auricular reflex points back in 1968.
Zachary tries his wheelchair for the 1st time following 7 months flat on his back in this hospital bed at home.
Zachary gratefully receives a certificate of attendance for reflexology class taught in Maine by Fr. Josef Eugster, DR a former missionary to Taiwan.
Zachary visited Jairo Soto Rodriquez at Federal Corrections Institute in Miami where Soto took MIR's course of study.
When Zachary visited Mennonite Noah Lee in Mississippi to record his story of reflexology success, he asked him for a word from the Lord. After restating the question three times, Noah responded, short and simple with a quote from Jesus: "Why do you call me Lord, Lord and do not do the things that I say."
Zachary had 2 years of ROTC training in High School, but his military philosophy underwent a conversion in 1959. He turned from a life of self preservation to one of self sacrifice as directed by the teaching of Jesus, as it is written: "love your enemies".
Zachary applies DRUMmer on the toes of a fellow reflexologist at the 2004 RAA Conference in Nashville, TN.
"DRUMmer is fun, easy to use and helps preserve thumb joints."
Zachary and Mildred Carter, DR held each other in the highest esteem as professional reflexology colleagues. Mildred passed to her reward on Dec. 25th 2005.
Both Mildred & Zachary were both influenced by the pioneer spirit of Riley's various Zone Therapy charts.
Baker University in Kansas was Zachary's first college experience. Paraplegia prevented his second year due to class room inaccessibility. "That first year was party time," said Zachary. "After I became crippled I got my spiritual bearings and my life took a different direction."
The University of New Mexico gave Zachary an opportunity to learn accounting, but the two didn't fit well at the time, so he dropped out. "I have since decided to pay an accountant to balance my check books and file my taxes," he said.




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