Advanced Training in Medical Massage Therapy

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5-Month On-Line Master Class Starts Soon

Saves Time & Travel. Replaces 8 days of Live Classes.
Study With the Group or go Self Paced.

Early Bird Discount
As Low as $125 a Month (for 12 months)


Optional 4-Day Live Techniques Intensive
with Certification by David Morin

Prerequisite: Online  Masterclass

Sept 29 – Oct 2

Feb 24 – 27
Sept. 29 – Oct 2

Feb 22 – 25
Sept 28 – Oct 1

Certification Package as Low as $204 a Month (for 12 months)

Master Class Format is 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 Advanced Instruction in Medical Massage Therapy, the on-line Master Class is an excellent and efficient way to prepare for our live, hands-on techniques classes.






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 On-Line CE Hour Certificate of Achievement, suitable for framing.
*State CE requirements vary widely. 
Please find out if your state accepts or limits On-Line Study CE Hours.





72 On-Line CE Hour
“Certificate of Achievement”


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.





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.




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Optional 4-Day Live Techniques Intensive with Certification
by David Morin


For about 1/3 of the class David will demonstrate techniques for you and then the rest will be time for you to practice on each other and get person-to-person feedback and coaching from David.

When you pass the competency exam that completes the 4-Day Techniques Intensive, you will receive our NEW CERTIFICATE that shows not only 28 NCBTMB approved “Live” CE Hrs, but also that you have been awarded “Certification in Medical Massage Therapy by David Morin and Health Matters Seminars”.



The 4-Day Live Techniques Intensive is designed to round out your skills in MMT and give you direct experience and practice of all of David’ hands-on techniques.

This intensive is not a stand-alone course, it is available only in conjunction with our 5-Month, On-Line Master Class.



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Please come having already practiced the techniques covered in our videos and ready to demonstrate to me what you have already learned. That’s how you will get the most out of this class.

I’m so looking forward to meeting you. I promise you a thorough training in all the manual techniques we teach.
– David Morin

You DO NOT have to choose your class dates to register now. Registration is for the class only, it does not include travel nor accommodations.

Completion of our 5-Month On-line Master Class is a prerequisite for attending a 4-Day Class. Roughly 1/3 Demos, 2/3 Giving and Receiving Practice w/ Feedback & Evaluation.





A Massage Therapist for over 40 Years






David Morin

David 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 David, together with Wanita Thompson, opened the first Massage School in southern New Mexico in 1987.






Wanita Thompson

Wanita has been an LMT for 40 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 Massage Therapy, traveling often to share their extensive knowledge with thousands of students, teaching what has grown to be a well respected, comprehensive, 100 hour, NCBTMB approved continuing education and certification program.







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.



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.




No Thumbs

Like so many mature therapists, after years of massage, 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.








Inspired by Dr. Nimmo’s “T-Bars” David designed his own
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.







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 membership website.

(We use a proven commercial hosting platform for this, so it’s not some flaky deal coded by somebody’s wizkid nephew.)




Videos for Viewing & 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 videos include David’s talks covering 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 spiral 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.


Thumbsaver L-BAR, Goniometer, Tri-Measure, 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. 




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 you want. 









Medical Massage Therapy – Course Content:

Beginning with a review of functional anatomy, 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.




Our course covers the full range of pathologies that can be impacted by
soft tissue manipulation.

We also cover pathologies that are not likely to be impacted by massage or where massage may indeed be contraindicated or where referral out to a physician may be warranted.


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


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


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


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


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


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. 

Students will receive a Course Manual containing a printable set of forms including client history, informed consent, all MMT assessments, STT chart,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: 



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



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



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



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



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



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