World Massage Festival &
Massage Therapy Hall of Fame

May 7-10, 2017
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
Cherokee, North Carolina


Our Mission Statement: To honor those who built the bridges for our profession,
to educate the general public about massage, to educate therapists
about different types of massage and to have fun.








Oleg Bouimer
2017 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Member







Oleg Bouimer, Director of Advanced Studies at the Southern California Health Institute has been on the cutting edge of sports massage therapy and rehabilitation for over 30 years. Originally from the Ukraine, where he was an Honors graduate of the State Institute of Physical Education, Oleg had worked extensively with elite athletes in the former USSR.

Being a three-time State champion in army triathlon himself, Oleg had conducted experimental studies on the effectiveness of massage therapy for sports-related injuries at The Center for Scientific Research Studies at The State Medical Institute, Ukraine.

Since relocating to the United States in 1993, Oleg has gained both experience and recognition working with the NBA, NHL and NFL athletes.

To further his passion for improving people's lives, Oleg has founded Global Wellness Institute, a non-for-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization with a focus on pain management and healthy child development.

As an Executive Director of the Institute, Oleg is determined to further the practice of Medical and Sports Massage Therapy in the United States by clinical research and increased acceptance from the medical community.

Most recently, Oleg has been appointed as the Head Massage Therapist and Rehabilitation Consultant for the Russian Olympic Triathlon team.



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