Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (MAT® ) is a unique hands-on bodywork system designed to restore function, relieve pain, rebalance, and reeducate the body. Perfect for massage, sports, and corrective exercise therapists, MAT training will take your practice to an exciting new level.
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
“Loving what I do for a living! Continuing my personal education, I believe I have found the best method with your Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques. I consider myself a medical professional and am looking forward to making a difference in my clients, rather than “just chasing the pain.” Thank you for sharing.”
– Carol McCorvie
“Dalton without a doubt raises the bar for massage therapists. This is the type of information we as a group need to learn if we really want to help those in pain.”
– James Moon
“This course was exactly what I needed to revive my interest in myoskeletal bodywork and application. I have recently transitioned into a clinical environment as a practitioner and have found the information invaluable. Thank you.”
– Shelby Wohleber
“This was the best learning experience I ever had. The audiovisual and course material were excellent. I integrated it in my practice with good results. Working for 30 years hands-on and still learning. This was great!”
– Catharina Oberholzer
“I have been a massage therapist for over 14 years, and had become stagnant in my practice. Through the years I have taken many CE classes which were a complete waste of time.. his courses actually deliver. As soon as I received the material, I got started right away. I was amazed when my clients were getting great results. Thank you, Mr. Dalton for sparking a new, creative and remarkable passion in my practice.”
– Tracy D. Frazier, LMT
“It’s amazing how you developed these techniques that literally change the quality of life for people getting this treatment. My fibro client is raving about how much better she feels and told her doctor who wants to refer his other patients to me. The only problem I have with using these techniques in my practice is that I have a waiting list and I am booked solid.
– Dorie Miller
In an environment that promotes relaxation under the guidance and reassurance of a qualified bodywork professional, I believe a client’s brain can be trained to associate slow, precise, graded-exposure stretching maneuvers with security instead of pain.
Pelvic floor muscles such as levator ani, coccygeus and obturator internus attach to the front, back and sides of the pelvis and sacrum and form the bottom of the core. These muscles must be able to contract to maintain continence, and to relax allowing for urination and bowel movements, and in women, sexual intercourse.