Annie Morien, PhD, PA-C, LMT

Dr. Morien is a licensed Massage Therapist (MA33204) with 16 years of practical experience.  In addition, she is a Dermatology Physician Assistant with extensive clinical experience in evaluating and treating patients with various skin diseases.  She teaches skin disease workshops to professional bodyworkers around the USA, and presents at AMTA state and national conventions, and FSMTA state and local chapters. Click on CE Classes for more information.


In 2015, Dr. Morien was awarded AMTA’s Jerome Perlinski Teach of the Year award. She teaches students and professional bodyworkers A&P, Pathology, Research and Medical Notes. In addition, Dr. Morien writes for various magazines (e.g., Massage Therapy JournalMassage Magazine, Skin Deep Magazine, Massage and Bodywork, and Body Sense), and online courses for AMTA.com and yourCEplace.com.

Dr. Morien recently published Infectious and Communicable Skin Diseases. This well-written book contains information on common bacterial, fungal and viral skin diseases encountered in the massage therapy clinic. It is full of practical and interesting information, such as signs, symptoms, contraindications, and “what to do” if accidental contact is made with a client’s skin condition.

Dr. Morien also wrote Infectious and Contagious Diseases — A Reference Guide for Manual Therapists. This four-page reference guide is a concise, practical summary of the most common diseases that the massage therapist may encounter in the clinic. It is packed with over 45 different conditions, such as abscesses, herpes, scabies, shingles and more. Each condition clearly states whether standard, contact, airborne or droplet precautions are used.  All information is current and practical, and based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Check out Dr. Morien’s book and reference guide – click on Products

And don’t forget to check out her Facebook page for the latest health-related info!