On-Line Master Class Saves Time & Travel
Our On-Line Master Class replaces 8 days of Contact Classes.
“I so appreciate taking this professional course on-line,
without having to take time off and go away.” Yvette B.
“I really enjoyed sharing the long duration of this
course with other students, instead of just a weekend
class without the support and continued education.
It makes it easier to transition this style into my practice.” Jennifer W.
Master Class Format Excellent For Distance Learning
Using the proven format of an On-line Master Class
(Monthly installments of On-Demand, Streaming Video, Downloadable
PDF Documents, Printed Workbooks and On-line Webinars & Chat,
delivered via an exclusive Interactive Website) you can upgrade your
professional massage practice by specializing in Medical Massage Therapy.
The on-line interactive format is a win-win.
It allows students to study and take tests from
home, at their own pace and still get personalized
attention, CE Hours and course completion certificates.
For those who want to go on for
Full Certification in Medical Massage Therapy,
the on-line Master Class is an excellent and efficient
way to prepare for our hands-on techniques contact classes.
“This course is set up perfectly.
Extremely informative and interesting”. Susana G.
NCBTMB Home Study Approved for 72 CE Hours
Your passing grade on the multiple choice test
for each of the six courses makes you eligible for a
72 CE Hour Course Completion Certificate, suitable for framing.
*State CE requirements vary widely.
Please find out if your state
accepts or limits On-Line Study CE hrs.
In this Comprehensive Five-Month On-Line
Medical Massage Therapy Master Class
you will learn:
Through presentations, demonstrations and on-line interaction
you will learn skills to enhance your massage therapy practice
by applying the process of the clinical or medical model as you work with every client.
You’ll also be able to extend your massage career
by adopting ergonomically correct, alternative techniques
and tools that replace “Thumb Work” and repetitive pushing.
We’ll review relevant anatomy and you’ll learn how to apply
medical terminology, documentation, assessment tests,
remedial exercises and hydrotherapy for your client’s maximum benefit.
Our pathology review will detail relevant soft tissue injuries and
conditions as well as their indications and contraindications for massage therapy.
We also add information on common maladies that often are relevant
in musculoskeletal pain complaints that may require referral to
another health professional and / or require massage therapy
modification during therapeutic application.
You’ll learn how to better prepare your clients to receive your
treatments through the clothes on, no oil approach and how by
adding in the side-lying body position with proper pillow support,
and other particular body positioning “tricks”, you can gain
better access to discrete muscles to deliver the most effective treatment.
You’ll also learn how to establish and maintain communication
with you client to keep your pressure “just right”.
The massage therapy techniques we present include basic
Swedish techniques (with an emphasis on friction and gliding)
to manage hypertonicity, trigger point therapy to eliminate referred pain,
muscle energy techniques for muscle tone and spasm complaints,
myofascial techniques to address fascial restrictions and
osteopathic oscillation movements for relaxation of articular tension.
But most importantly, rather than providing particular recipes for
particular pathologies, David and Wanita will give you the background
and teach you the critical thinking process you’ll need for client centered care.
Our intention is to help you develop and deliver an effective multi-session
treatment plan, based on multiple scientific assessments that,
along with your holistic unique intuitive and sensitive hands-on talents,
will help you integrate into a medical or clinical environment
and communicate better with other health professionals.
These are the clinical skills that will set you apart as a
Medical Massage Therapist, providing soft tissue manipulation that
gets results where others fail, playing a vital, truly hands-on
role in resolving your client’s injuries, conditions, pain and dysfunction.
72 CE Hour On-Line Course Completion Certificate
MMT I – Cervical Spine Pain & Dysfunction
MMT II – Upper Extremity Pain & Dysfunction
MMT III – Thoracic Spine Pain & Dysfunction
MMT IV – Lumbar Spine & Hip Pain & Dysfunction
MMT V – Lower Extremity Pain & Dysfunction
MMT VI – Physical Assessment & Objective Documentation
*Over 100 Physical Assessments for pain,
posture, active and passive range of motion.
*Over 50 Special Regional tests that
can pinpoint specific pathologies.
*We cover over 100 different pathologies
that can be successfully addressed through
massage therapy and a bunch more are
identified that a massage therapist is
likely to see but cannot really impact.
*43 of which are easily approachable in the
side lying position that is rarely ever
taught in traditional massage school.
*We cover over 30 contraindications
of what not to do and when.
*And finally we highlight
over 175 specific musculoskeletal
injuries, conditions and pains.
A Massage Therapist for 37 Years
David Morin completed his first 1000 hours
of professional massage training in 1978.
He trained with massage legends Benny Vaughn,
Pierre Pannetier, Paul St. John and Norway’s Ola Grimsby.
Studying the work of Dr. Raymond Nimmo,
Leon Chaitow and Dr. Janet Travell (who developed
modern Trigger Point Therapy) put David on the cutting edge
of Clinical Massage Therapy and Sports Injury Rehabilitation.
David provided sports massage therapy for
medal-winning athletes at two Olympic Games
and has worked with dozens of national record holders.
Teaching Since 1987
the first Massage School in southern New Mexico in 1987.
Wanita Thompson has been an LMT for 37 years
and a Massage Therapy Instructor for over 30 years.
She created the first Registered Massage Therapy School in Southern New
Mexico in 1987, and added Medical Massage Therapy to the curriculum in 1997.
Wanita integrates her extensive teaching background with
her unique experience as a former Registered Nurse and Licensed
Midwife, and brings a wealth of knowledge to the MMT Seminars.
“I feel blessed to have Wanita join the Health Matters Seminars team.
Her clinical skills, passion for the work and love of teaching
make her in invaluable asset to this effort.” David Morin.
For the last 15 years they have both focused on Medical
grown to be a well respected, comprehensive, 100 hour,
NCBTMB approved continuing education and certification program.
“Participating in the Medical Massage Therapy
Master Class has given me the advanced skills
and tools I needed to better meet my client’s need
with the utmost quality, hands-on care.” Suzanne R.
Why Medical Massage Therapy?
By emphasizing physical assessment and
manual treatment protocols for specific
pathologies, objective documentation and remedial
exercises you can attract physician referrals and
move your practice into the more lucrative realm
of Massage of Medical Necessity.
You will be prepared for virtually every
musculo-skeletal condition or injury whether
referred by a physician or working with any sports team.
“I love being able to say that I’m a medical
massage practitioner. I have regained confidence.” Diane C.
knowledge and skill.” Jennifer W.
“I feel as though it will make a profound
impact on my work and focus,
and allow me to work with the medical
community in a positive way.” Jennifer F.
Clothes On – No Oil Approach
Working with No-Oil on a Clothed Client enhances
mobility, opens access to the very important
side-lying position, resolves modesty issues,
and brings a more clinical focus to your practice.
Clothes on work, so common in athletics,
has been enthusiastically endorsed
by injured and geriatric patients.
David’s thumbs are shot. To be able to continue
the work he loves and respects so much
David had no choice but to find ways to
work smarter and deliver the highest level
of treatment possible, without thumb work.
“As a therapist for 22 years,
I am pleased to be shifting focus towards Medical Massage.
I think David’s techniques will cut down on the wear and tear on my
hands and will give me the ability to stay in practice
for many years to come. Thanks David!” Jenny D.
Inspired by Dr. Nimmo’s “T-Bars” David
designed his own “L-Bars” tools that fit
comfortably into the palm of your hand.
One has a flat rubber tip that allows you to
deliver sustained pressure, focused precisely
where it’s needed.
Other Career Extending Techniques
David also demonstrates many different ways
to use your hands and forearms, including
his unique “more pull-less push” approach to
minimize the negative impacts that a heavy
schedule of massage has on your shoulders
and entire body. David offers you many
ways to extend your career as a massage therapist.
“The combination of the demonstrations, assessments,
presentations, and the anatomy reviews were well done.
The techniques using the thumb saver and L-bar are very helpful too.
Participating has meant broadening my understanding
and knowledge of the best protocols to use appropriate
to the muscles, ligaments and tendons,
as they relate to the patient’s issues.” Paul S.
What is an Online Master Class?
Our On-line Medical Massage Therapy
Master Class combines several different
teaching tools into a comprehensive
and effective, guided learning experience,
accessed through a proprietary, interactive
(We use a proven commercial hosting platform for this,
so it’s not some flaky deal coded by somebody’s wizkid nephew.)
On-line Videos for Viewing and Download to Keep:
Each month we’ll add three to four hours
of new video to the site that you can watch
online anytime, just like You Tube or Net Flicks.
You also have the option to download the
videos to your own computer’s hard drive
for viewing when you’re not online.
The Essentials of Clinical Practice, Specific Problems
Effectively Addressed, Therapeutic Hydrotherapy
and the Soft Tissue Pathologies that
are the backbone of Medical Massage Therapy.
The videos also include detailed hands-on
demonstrations, with great close up shots
of Assessment Tests and Specific Hands-on
Massage Techniques for you to learn,
including how to use the “Thumbsaver”
tools and the ergonomic strategies that
are so valuable for extending your career
as a massage therapist.
We also show important Rehabilitation Exercises
that you can teach your clients.
Illustrated Color Course Manuals:
Enhancing the videos are six detailed,
comprehensive, illustrated Course Manuals
with color photos and diagrams that you can
study and keep handy as a quick reference.
You’ll find these course manuals to be an
enormously valuable asset to support your
learning of physiology and soft tissue pathologies.
They come wrapped in a handsome
3 ring binder to hold it all and we encourage
you to keep this handy in your treatment room
for easy reference when working with your clients.
Interactive Private Membership Website:
The interactive website includes a Community Forum
where you can post questions to David directly
and interact with other participants.
Each video also has it’s own comment section
and there’s often a lively discussion thread there as well.
Monthly On-Line Webinar:
Around the middle of every month We’ll add
an hour-long interactive online webinar with David
to offer support and answer any questions
you may have about the work.
Plus All The Forms You Need:
We’ll also send you one of my custom made
‘L Bar’ Thumb Savers. PLUS a
Goniometer and the Tri-Measure tool for the
TMJ and all the Special Tests and Postural
Assessments covered in MMT VI.
We’ll also provide all the forms you’ll
need to print including client history, informed
consent, all MMT assessments, STT chart,
SOAP chart, and sample letters to Physicians and Dentists.
Risk Free, 30 Day, No Questions Asked Guarantee:
David is so excited to be your guide through
this comprehensive five month Master class.
There’s so much he knows you’ll find valuable
that he wants you to be able to access all our
material for a full year after the class ends.
We know there’s great value to this course
but David wants you to be completely comfortable too,
so we set up a RISK FREE 30 Day Trial – No Questions Asked Guarantee.
We will make a full refund of your tuition, with no
questions asked, if you cancel your subscription
within 30 days of the product launch.
Most Comprehensive Program
All of these resources combine into the
broadest and most comprehensive interactive program
covering the essentials of clinical practice
that we know of.
Look around, we think you’ll agree.
BONUS GIFT FOR YOU:
FREE 5 DVD SET ($500 Value)
You’ll get all the on-line tools mentioned above,
at your disposal whenever it’s convenient for you,
PLUS we’ll also send you all the Assessment
Protocols, Hands-on Techniques and
Rehabilitation Exercises that David
teaches in his FIVE DVD SET (a $500 value)
for you to keep and play at home anytime
Medical Massage Therapy – Course Content:
you will learn systematic treatment protocols
for every major soft tissue condition.You will learn orthopedic assessment skills,
trigger point techniques to eliminate referred
pain and myofascial techniques to
effectively treat a variety of conditions.
that can be impacted by soft tissue manipulation.
by massage or where massage may indeed be contraindicated
Cervical Spine Pain & Dysfunction:
Cervical Radiculopathy, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome,
Anterior Scalene Syndrome, Costoclavicular Syndrome, Posterior Cervical Pain Syndrome, Whiplash Syndrome, Headaches-Tension, Sinus, Cluster, Migraine, Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, Tension Myositis Syndrome, Sinus Pressure Release
MEDICAL MASSAGE THERAPY II
Upper Extremity Pain & Dysfunction:
Double Crush Syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Costoclavicular Syndrome, Pectoralis Minor Syndrome, Myogenic TOS, Adhesive Capsulitis/Frozen Shoulder, Bicipital Tendinosis, Rotator Cuff Tendinosis, Medial Epicondylitis/Golfer’s Elbow, Lateral Epicondylitis/Tennis Elbow, Radial Nerve Entrapment Neuropathies, Radial Tunnel Syndrome, Wartenberg’s Syndrome, Intersection Syndrome, Median Nerve Entrapment Neuropathies, Pronator Teres/Anterior Interosseous Nerve Syndromes, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ulnar Nerve Entrapment Neuropathies, Cubital Nerve Syndrome, Guyon Tunnel Syndrome, deQuervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis, Bursitis- Sub-acromial, Olecranon
MEDICAL MASSAGE THERAPY III
Thoracic Spine & Torso Pain & Dysfunction:
Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Facet Joint Syndrome, Intercostal Neuralgia, Hiatal Hernia, Myofascial Chest Wall Syndromes, Costosternal Syndrome, Sternalis Syndrome, Xiphoidalgia, Lower Rib Syndromes, Nerve Root Irritation & Compression, Restricted Breathing
MEDICAL MASSAGE THERAPY IV
Lumbar Spine & Hip Pain & Dysfunction:
Sciatica, Nerve Root Irritation, Meralgia Paresthetica, Trochanteric Bursitis, Pseudo-Sciatica Syndrome, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Lumbar Disc Pathology/Herniated Nucleus Pulposus, Mechanical Low Back Pain, Piriformis Syndrome, Bursitis-Ischial, Trochanteric, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis, Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Coccyalgia
MEDICAL MASSAGE THERAPY V
Lower Extremity Pain & Dysfunction:
Piriformis Syndrome, Pseudo-Sciatica, Fascia Lata Fasciitis, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Meralgia Paresthetica (Burning Thigh Pain), Collateral Ligament Sprain, Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome, Patellar Tendinitis (Jumper’s Knee), Popliteal Tendinitis, Knee Plica, Chondromalacia Patella (Runner’s Knee), Degenerative Arthritis, Bursitis, Shin Splint Syndrome, Compartment Compression Syndrome, Ligament Sprain, Achilles Tendinosis, Heel Pain, Plantar Fascitis, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Mortons’s Neuroma/Interdigital, Metatarsalgia, Hallux Valgus Deformity/Bunion, Hallux Rigidus, Hammer Toe, Mallet Toe, Claw Toe, Curly Toe
MEDICAL MASSAGE THERAPY VI
Physical Assessment & Objective Documentation:
For those who are, or want to be in a
clinical rehab setting, this course provides
essential information to allow you to
communicate effectively with physicians
and insurance providers.
Through effective documentation and
knowledge of medical assessment protocols
the path is opened to an increased
level of physician referrals.
In this course, we will review, practice and
document all the Orthopedic Physical Assessments
from the other five Medical Massage Therapy Courses.
We will practice: AROM measurement of all
major joints with the Goniometer and the
Tri-Measure for the TMJ and all Special Tests
and Postural Assessments from the basic 5 courses.
SOAP chart, and sample reporting forms to be sent to Physicians and Dentists.
Goniometers and Tri-Measures included.
Detailed demonstrations of specific soft tissue treatment
techniques make up a significant portion of the video content
available exclusively through this course. These demos are
included on the Bonus DVDs we will send you, which are no
longer available for sale outside of this course
The demonstrations were shot in a studio, using multiple
cameras and include detailed close-ups so you can best
observe the techniques David is teaching.
It’s actually more effective to learn these techniques from the
video than from participating in a group class. Here you have
an unobstructed close-up view and you can rewind and
repeat any part of the video so you can really absorb and
learn each move.
In the demos David also frequently details specific
ergonomic alternatives, like using the Thumbsaver, beveled
L-bar and his “less push, more pull” techniques, as well as
supporting body positioning with holds or with pillows to put
muscles on slack for better access and treatment.
Here’s a list of what David covers in the Demonstration Videos:
MMT I CERVICAL SPINE PAIN & DYSFUNCTION
PHYSICAL ASSESSMENTS: Active Range of Motion (AROM), Passive Range of Motion (PROM), Manual Resistive Tests, Cervical Compression Test (Spurling), Cervical Decompression Test, Vertebral Artery Test
TREATMENT In SIDE LYING POSITION: Thumbsaver to Suboccipital Muscles, Thumbsaver to Levator Scapula, Beveled L-Bar to Lamina Groove (Nimmo Technique), Medial & Posterior Scalene Origins, Medial & Posterior Scalene Insertions, Muscle Energy Technique: Scalenes, Review of Side Lying Treatment
TREATMENT In PRONE POSITION: Ligamentum Nuchae, Thumbsaver to Suboccipitals, Beveled L-Bar to Lamina Groove (Nimmo Technique), Bilateral Trapezius Squeeze
TREATMENT In SUPINE POSITION: Palpate Cervical Vertebrae, Release Atlanto-Occipital Joint, Thumb Glide Lamina Groove (St. John NMT), Sternocleidomastoid Squeeze, Corkscrew Splenius Capitis & Cervicis (St.John NMT), Cross fiber Sternocleidomastoid, Anterior Scalene Insertion, Sinus Pressure Release Sequence (Grimsby Technique), Release Facial Muscles, Temporomandibular Joint Muscles, Temporalis and Masseter, Ear Pull and Twist, Fascial Stretch-Scalp, Hair Pull and Twist, Temporomandibular Joint Muscles, Resisted Jaw Opening, Lateral and Medial Pterygoids, Suprahyoid & Infrahyoid Muscles, Longus Colli, Longus Capitis, Rectus Capitis Lateralis, Rectus Capitis Anterior
PASSIVE TABLE STRETCHES: Muscle Energy Technique: Cervical
REHABILITATION EXERCISES: Stretching & Strengthening, Temporomandibular Joint Stretches
MMT II UPPER EXTREMITY PAIN & DYSFUNCTION
PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT: Active Range of Motion, Passive Range of Motion, Manual Resistive Tests, Special Regional Tests, Hawkins-Kennedy Impingement Test, Empty Can Test, Speed’s Test, Drop Arm Test, Roos Test, Adson Maneuver, Elbow Flexion Test, Golfer’s Elbow Test, Tennis Elbow Test, Pronator Teres Test, Finklestein Test, Phalen Test, Reverse Phalen Test, Tinel’s Sign, Physical Assessment Summary
TREATMENT In SUPINE POSITION: Wrist Flexors, Wrist Extensors, Skin Rolling, Hand Scraping, Interdigital Muscles, Assisted Wrist Flexor Stretch, Elbow Flexors, Pectoralis Major, Subscapularis, Latissimus Dorsi/Teres Major, Shoulder Mobilization
TREATMENT In SIDE LYING POSITION: Scalenes, Pectoralis Minor, Serratus Anterior, Rotator Cuff Tendons, Elbow Extensors, Rhomboids, Levator Scapula, Deltoids, Table stretches
TREATMENT In PRONE POSITION: Triceps, Rotator Cuff Tendons, Rhomboids, Levator Scapula, Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, Teres Major/Latissimus Dorsi, Middle Trapezius, Upper Trapezius, Serratus Posterior Superior
REMEDIAL EXERCISES: Table Stretches, Stretch Shoulder Internal Rotators, Stretch Wrist Flexors, Stretch Elbow Flexors, Wrist Self-Care Exercise, Strengthen Shoulder External Rotators
MMT III THORACIC SPINE & TORSO PAIN & DYSFUNCTION
PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT: Active Range of Motion, Ribcage Pain Assessment, Rib Compression Test, Slump Test, Scoliosis Assessment, Physical Assessment Review
TREATMENT In SIDE LYING POSITION: Oscillation, Skin Rolling, Internal & External Obliques, Ribcage Hook & Slide, Intercostals, Under the Ilium, Obliques, Side Stretch, Pectoralis Minor, Serratus Anterior
TREATMENT In PRONE POSITION: Skin Rolling, Lamina Groove, Nimmo Technique, Rib Head Attachments, Thumb-Saver to Paraspinals, Erector Spinae Group, Trigger Point Referrals, Rhomboids, Serratus Posterior Superior, Serratus Posterior Inferior, Lower Trapezius Squeeze, Prone Treatment Review, Rib Mobilizations, Assisted Side Stretch
TREATMENT In SUPINE POSITION: Sternum & Ribheads, Subclavius, Thoracic Pump, Xiphoid Process, Ribcage Hook & Slide, Self Care Ribcage, Rectus Abdominis, Pyramidalis, Obliques, Spinal Twist, Supine Treatment Review
REMEDIAL EXERCISES: AROM Stretches, Trunk Flexion, Trunk Extension, Trunk Lateral Flexion, Trunk Rotation, Back Stabilization Prone, Back Stabilization Hands & Knees, Cat – Cow Stretch, Strengthen Abdominals & Obliques, Pelvic Tilt / Crunch, Oblique Crunch
MMT IV LUMBAR SPINE & HIP PAIN & DYSFUNCTION
PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT: Test Psoas Prior to Lumbar Treatment
TREATMENT In SIDE LYING POSITION: External and Internal Obliques, Quadratus Lumborum, External Hip Rotators, Greater Trochanter, Side Stretch, Hip Stretch, Creating Slack in Gluteal Muscles
TREATMENT In PRONE POSITION: Quadratus Lumborum – Bilateral Treatment, Sacrotuberous Ligament, Side Stretch, Nimmo Lamina Groove Clearing with Bevel L-Bar, Iliolumbar Ligament, Sacrum Stretch, Rehab Stretch- Prayer Pose
TREATMENT In SUPINE POSITION: Vastus Lateralis, Tensor Fasciae Latae, Iliacus, Psoas, Obturator Externus, Rectus Abdominis, Pyramidalis
PASSIVE TABLE STRETCHES: Assisted Rollup, Hip Rotation/Stretches, Leg Over Stretch, Pelvic Stabilization
REMEDIAL EXERCISES: Pelvic Tilt, Pelvic Clock, Rehab Crunch, Knee to Chest, Alternate Knee Touch, Alternate Knee Press, Heel Pull, 45 Degree Spread, Leg Over Stretch, Psoas Stretch #1, Psoas Stretch #2, McKenzie Back Extension, Cat and Cow, S.F. Spine Institute Back Stabilization Sequence Phase 1, S.F. Spine Institute Back Stabilization Sequence Phase 2
MMT V LOWER EXTREMITY PAIN & DYSFUNCTION INTRO
TREATMENT In SIDE LYING POSITION: Gluteus Medius & Minimus, Greater Trochanter, Tensor Fasciae Latae, External Hip Rotators, Iliotibial Band, Vastus Lateralis, Lateral Collateral Ligament, Peroneus Longus, Brevis & Tertius, Achilles Tendon, Lower or Medial Access, Adductor Magnus, Longus & Brevis, Medial Collateral Ligament, Pes Anserine, Popliteus, Plantaris, Tibialis Posterior, Tarsal Tunnel
TREATMENT In PRONE POSITION: Gluteus Maximus, External Hip Rotators, Hamstrings, Biceps Femoris, Gastrocnemius, Soleus, Peroneus Longus, Peroneus Brevis, Peroneus Tertius, Achilles Tendon, Plantar Fascia
ASSISTED STRETCHES: Plantar Flexion, Dorsiflexion, Knee Flexion
TREATMENT In SUPINE POSITION: Greater Trochanter, Tensor Fasciae Latae, Iliotibial Band, Quadriceps, Femoris, Pes Anserine, Lateral Ankle Position, Medial Ankle Position, Vastus Medialis, Adductors, Patellar Mobilization, Scoop Pes Anserine, Scrape Knee w/ Bevel L-Bar, Tibialis Anterior, Tibialis Posterior, Toe Moibilizations, Foot Mobilizations, Scrape Dorsum of Foot, Bevel L-bar to Lumbricales
ASSISTED TABLE STRETCHES: Hamstrings, Adductors, Abductors, Hip Rotators
“An excellent course filled with new back & hip
protocols to assist clients to new levels of injury
rehabilitation. A real boost for my self confidence
as a clinical MT professional.” Jay N.