The Myoskeletal Alignment Technique (MAT) system brings together the most advanced therapeutic strategies to relieve and ultimately correct patterns in the body that lead to pain and deterioration. With MAT therapy, clients can be free from pain, avoiding invasive surgery and toxic pain medications. Practitioners build a loyal clientele and a lucrative business.

You can learn Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques through home study (USB or DVDs and manuals) and online courses. Study these advanced massage courses from the convenience of your home and complete them at a pace that works for you. All massage therapy courses are standalone and can be taken in any order. However, we suggest you start with the foundational massage courses.

The courses listed here are divided into several broad categories:

  • Foundational massage courses for those who are new to Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques.
  • Advanced massage courses for those who are familiar with the basic principles of MAT and want to expand their knowledge.
  • Other massage courses explore various facets of MAT for both those who are new to MAT and for the more experienced. 

The Foundational and Advanced MAT Courses count towards your requirements for certification as a Master Myoskeletal Therapist (MMT)®, an exclusive designation that represents the highest level of expertise in MAT and is one of the most highly regarded designations in the profession.

All MAT continuing education massage courses are approved for CE credits by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB), as well as many state regulatory boards.

Bundle and save! You can purchase any course on its own, but consider getting the Foundational course bundle that includes all foundational courses for a discounted price. If you are ready for a deep dive into MAT, you can get the entire library of massage home study courses at a significant discount as well.

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Savings...25% Off the Posture Pain Performance Course! THIS WEEK ONLY!

SAVE 25% OFF the posture pain performance course! (20CE)

Discover the foundational principles behind MAT technique as we take you on an in-depth look at the connection between posture, pain, and function.


Posture Pain Performance (20 CE)
NEW USB Format!

Discover the foundational principles behind MAT technique as we take you on an in-depth look at the connection between pain, posture and function.

Upper Body (20 CE + 2 Ethics CE)
NEW USB Format!

Learn unique approaches for working with the shoulder girdle, arms, neck and torso. This course provides you with the skill you need to confidently relieve pain issues in the upper body.

Lower Body (32 CE)
NEW USB Format!

Discover new approaches in treating lower body pain conditions including sciatica, piriformis syndrome, runner’s knee, SI joint spasm, pelvic floor dysfunction, rib torsion, hamstring tears, shin splints and plantar fasciitis.

Professional Ethics
(6 CE)

For the protection of both your clients and yourself, ensure you understand codes of ethics and are above-the-board in all legal and ethical matters.


Shoulder, Arm & Hand (16 CE)
NEW USB Format!

Discover 65 techniques for addressing complicated pain problems in the shoulder, arm, and hand.

Technique Tour (16 CE)
NEW USB Format!

Discover deep tissue, pin and stretch, nerve mobilization, and graded exposure stretches in this comprehensive “technique only” program.

Treating Trapped Nerves (16 CE)
NEW USB Format!

Equip yourself with a powerhouse of skills for relieving painfully compressed nerves. Relieve pain caused by mechanical entrapment in the neck, thoracic outlet,  sacroiliac, and other regions.

Motion is Lotion (16 CE)
NEW USB Format!

With these powerful MAT techniques you’ll learn how to relieve protective muscle spasm, restore motion in adhesive joint capsules, and promote healing in injured ligaments. Features real clients with real problems. 

Art of MAT (16 CE)
NEW USB Format!

Take an inside look at Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques in action. Follow along with Erik Dalton and senior trainer Paul Kelly as they use MAT techniques to treat real people with real problems.



In the “Essential MAT Assessments” course, you’ll learn how to perform 130 essential orthopedic and osteopathic tests, as well as anatomic landmark exams to get to the bottom of your client’s pain complaint.  


Learn a full body routine with 80+ techniques involved in prone, sidelying, supine, and bench work. Follow along as Erik demonstrates how to use this as a stand alone routine or easily integrate the individual techniques into your massage practice.


Ideal for working in a spa setting or to provide your clients with a stress relieving session. Follow along as Eric Dalton teaches you this relaxing routine. Use the routine as it is or integrate individual techniques into your practice.


pain detectives in ireland e-course (4 CE)

Join Erik Dalton and Aubrey Gowing as they put on their detective hats and attempt to uncover the source of their clients’ pain complaints using the osteopathic ART method. Will they solve the mystery? Follow along to find out and learn fundamental assessment techniques to integrate into your practice.


The “Dalton Technique Treasures” eLearning course is a compilation of some of Erik’s favorite Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (MAT). Learn MAT techniques to assess and address specific sports injuries, structural misalignment, nervous system overload, and overuse conditions. 8 CEs. 

Solving Today's Pain & Injury Puzzle e-course (6 CE)

Follow along with Erik Dalton in this video-based techniques class that takes you through a full day of MAT techniques for conditions with the goal of helping you solve complex pain & injury complaints you see regularly in your practice.


Foundational Home Study Bundle - DVD or NEW USB format (80 CE): Save! 25%!

Get a solid grounding in Dalton’s breakthrough Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques which integrates decades of knowledge from visionary researchers and practitioners into a comprehensive system. 

Advanced Bundle USB Format (80 CE): Save! 25%

For those who have completed the four foundational courses. This bundle includes Erik Dalton’s five advanced MAT courses. 

The Complete Library USB Format (160 CE): Save! 25%

Every available MAT course in one package! For those who are serious about Master Myoskeletal Therapist® certification and helping their clients live pain-free. 


Earn CE hours! Upon successful completion of our MAT courses, you will earn CE hours, for your bodywork licensure, recognized by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB), and most State Licensing Boards. MAT courses are approved by CE Broker under the “General Category” only. Upon completion of the requirements of any MAT course you’ll receive your Certificate of Completion. Completing a Foundational or Advanced course will automatically add you to our highly searched Online Directory of bodyworkers with MAT training. You will have also taken the first step toward Master Myoskeletal Therapist (MMT)® Certification.