David Morin, LMT

In recognition for his contributions to the advancement of massage therapy as a profession, David Morin was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame on May 7th, 2019 at the World Massage Festival in Cherokee, NC.

David Morin’s career spans more than forty years researching and applying the cutting edge of Clinical Massage Therapy and Sports Injury Rehabilitation, including two Olympic Games (Atlanta 1996 & Sydney 2000).

Drawing on his decades of research and hands-on experience, David started teaching this series of six courses in Medical Massage Therapy in 2001.

In live classes and now online, David has instructed thousands of massage therapists to go beyond the routine to apply clinically-proven, client-centered treatments that bring pain relief and restored function where other therapies, and therapists, have failed.

The advanced techniques and clinical framework that David presents will allow you to differentiate yourself as the “Go To” Clinical Massage Therapist in your community.

As well, the ergonomic, self-care approaches that David pioneered to prolong his own practice will allow you to continue getting superior results for your clients for as long as you choose without suffering therapist burn-out.


David C. Morin, BA, LMT
EDUCATION

1980-81 University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Graduate studies in Counseling Psychology

1978 American Institute of Massage Therapy, Gainesville, FL
1000 hour professional training program
Licensed Massage Therapist in Florida

1977-78 University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Graduate studies in Solar Energy Engineering

1972-73 Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Graduate studies in Environmental Sciences
Completed academic requirements for MS degree, 30 semester hours

1968-69 American University, Washington, DC
Graduate studies in Business Law & Economics

1960-65 University of Texas at El Paso
BA degree in Biological Sciences, Chemistry minor

EXPERIENCE
2006-2018 Health Matters Seminars: Delivering advanced training and continuing education in Medical Massage Therapy on-site and now online.

Founder & Owner of Health Matters Therapy & Education Center:
Providing manual treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries.
2003-2006 Ruidoso, NM
1989-2003 El Paso, TX
1983-1989 Ruidoso, NM
1978-1983  Sarasota, FL

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2001- 2018 Health Matters Seminars
Developer and Instructor of a 100-hour training program in
advanced manual therapy skills for treatment of soft- tissue
pain and rehabilitation of injury.

2003- 2006 Mesilla Valley School of Therapeutic Arts, Las Cruces, NM
Instructor- Advanced Anatomy for second semester massage therapy students.

1989-1993 St. John Neuromuscular Therapy Seminars, Pinellas Park, FL
Teaching Associate – Continuing Education Courses in Advanced Neuromuscular techniques.

1983-1990 Health Matters Therapy & Education Center, Ruidoso, NM
Professional Massage Therapy Training School, Owner & Director
Co-created and taught a 500-hour professional massage therapy training program.

1981-1983 Manatee Junior College, Gainesville, FL
Instructor Taught six week courses in Stress Management and
Creative Relaxation.

EXPERIENCE PRIOR TO MASSAGE THERAPY

1975-1977 Ministry of the Environment Ontario, Canada
Environmental Planner
Supervised review of environmental impact statements; made
Presentations and prepared for environmental hearings.

1973-1975 BEAK Environmental Consultants, Toronto, Ontario
Supervisor, Physical Sciences Group Managed a diverse group of
scientists in preparation of environmental studies.

1969-1972 BASF Wyandotte Chemical Corporation, New York, NY
Marketing Representative Regional technical sales of industrial
Chemicals.

1966-1969 US Army, Medical Photographer. Vietnam Veteran. Honorable Discharge. Awarded Army Commendation Medal.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2000 Olympic Games, Sydney, Australia. Contracted Sports Massage Therapist to gold & bronze medalists in track & field.

1997 World Track & Field Championships, Athens, Greece.
Contracted Sports Massage Therapist to world class sprinters.

1996 Olympic Games, Atlanta. Contracted Sports Massage Therapist to world-class track and field athletes.

1990-1998 University of Texas at El Paso, Sports Massage Therapist.
Responsible for maintenance and injury rehab for track & field
teams. Traveled with men’s & women’s teams to sixteen WAC & NCAA Track & Field Championships.
1990- Present Student/teacher of Chinese Martial Arts- Tai Chi Chuan & Chi Gung

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2003 National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage
& Bodywork (NCBTMB). Approved Provider for Continuing
Education.

1994 NCBTMB Nationally Certified Massage Therapist.

1988 American Massage Therapy Association, NM Chapter President

1984 The American Back School, Lexington, KY
Certified to teach back injury prevention.