Full Spectrum Reflexology for more
than 52 years."
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.
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
because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind."
– Theodore Seuss Giesel
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
in an uncommon way."
--- Booker T. Washington
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.
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," said
Courtney Brown, Surgeon.
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.
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
and turn out to be
who you really are."
– E. E. Cummings
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
nite crew (Zachary) still working phone and Email.
23869 San Isabel Road
Postal Box 234
Indian Hills, Colorado 80454
February 26, 1994
Mountain Medical Affiliates, Inc.
1385 South Colorado Blvd.
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.
Law Student I
receives Percus-O-Matic treatment
at the hands of Zachary in 1989.
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
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."
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.
- 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
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
a tender look which becomes a habit."
– Peter Ustinov
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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