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Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (MAT) is a system of manual massage techniques and corrective physical exercises designed to rebalance the body and eliminate pain for good.

Utilizing the most advanced research in neuromuscular therapies and three decades of experience, creator Erik Dalton educates massage and bodywork therapists from around the world on the most effective strategies to correct patterns in the body that lead to pain and deterioration.

Clients who receive MAT therapy can experience total freedom from pain. Practitioners trained in MAT build loyal clienteles and lucrative businesses.

Online Training Programs to Advance Your Massage Career

Combining years of research, experience and refinement, our home study courses are the next best thing to a private apprenticeship with Dalton himself.  Professional video demonstrations, academic quality textbooks and supplemental manuals work together to give students a comprehensive education in everything MAT.

From, head-to-toe and general to specialized, we’ve developed systems for learning all the assessments, manual techniques and retraining exercises involved in MAT. Earn your CE credits for National and State Licensure while learning the most effective approach to lasting pain relief for your clients.

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Workshops Taught by Erik Dalton & MAT Trainers

Whether as an introduction to the technique or as a way to hone skills learned in online courses, our MAT workshops are a fantastic way to take your massage career to the next level. We’ve got several workshops happening around the country all year long, and even a few internationally. Plus, we always make sure to host them in beautiful places!

Workshops are a great way to build personal connections with the MAT tribe of smart and dedicated massage therapists and bodyworkers. Known for being fun, engaging and packed to the seams with detailed information, our workshops fill up fast… so don’t wait to register!

Here’s What Students Have to Say About Dalton’s MAT Trainings

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The intervertebral discs are responsible for 25 percent of our spine’s overall length. Given that the average adult spine measures 24 to 28 inches, the intervertebral discs account for six to seven of those inches.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Revisted

Artists, bodyworkers, computer programmers, and writers are among those who suffer from overuse syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Although most of us have developed hands-on skills for relieving median nerve compression as it passes under the transverse carpal ligament, I believe the treatment can be enhanced (Image 1) by adding simple nerve and joint gliding techniques, inflammation, which arises as tendon and nerve sheaths glide across rigid carpal bones, is often reduced.


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I’m aware this may be an unpopular statement, but I don’t completely agree with the idea of pain-free bodywork. Read this latest post "Pain Exposure Therapy" and tell me what you think.
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I’m aware this may be an unpopular statement, but I don’t completely agree with the idea of pain-free bodywork. Read this latest post Pain Exposure Therapy and tell me what you think.

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I only have less then 4 years but working in the people I've worked on (1000s thanks to a very busy chiro office lol) I couldn't agree more and love to educate therapists when the get adamant that body work/massage should never hurt. There's a reason why clients keep coming back, despite the occasional session that may not be all that relaxing lol

I agree, I have many years of success with this method of touch myself; that's why my clients continue to see me. When I seek out a massage for myself I find therapist who also understands this and then I stick with them.

The vast majority of my work is with high performance athletes and there is always a level of discomfort in their treatments based on their tissue conditions. When properly guided through breathing and communication the client becomes more comfortable with the work being done. The results speak for themselves and when they realize they can't find that same treatment anywhere else they will always come back.

I'm 100% with you. This is exactly how I've been working for 14 years with excellent results!

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