Dalton Technique Treasures

Get the best hands-on training for correcting posture, pain, and orthopedic injuries with Erik’s favorite “head-to-toe” techniques

Erik Dalton


 With over thirty years educating massage therapists around the world, Erik Dalton is among the most highly regarded educators in the profession. With a comprehensive understanding of the interplay between mind and body, structure and function, he has developed Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques which is changing the world of pain treatment and management.


The “Dalton Technique Treasures” eLearning course is designed to help you address common musculofascial pain conditions caused by weak posture, sports injuries, structural misalignment, nervous system overload, and overuse conditions. Upon completion, you will be able to assess and correct orthopedic conditions such as tendinopathies, nerve entrapments, breathing disorders and chronic neck/back pain complaints.

Course Description:

In this handsomely illustrated eLearning course, I’ve selected 44 of my favorite articles and Myoskeletal Technique videos that will massively improve your hands-on skill set and help you become the “go-to” therapist in your community. This program concentrates on hands-on techniques, but has plenty of information and application for movement-based therapists as well. Each technique is clearly explained and demonstrated with variations included for easy application in whatever type of touch therapy work you’re currently practicing. 

Come away from this program with renewed confidence and inspiration in dealing with stubborn head, neck, rib, shoulder and low back pain complaints, and with the ability to ‘put it all together’ in a coherent session for your clients. Our multi-dimensional video format enhances learning via human dissection, computer animation and step-by-step hands on demonstrations. By learning how to quickly identify musculofascial and joint strain patterns, therapists can pinpoint areas of dysfunction and common referral patterns, get your clients out of pain fast, and keep referrals coming your way.  

You will delight in massage continuing education that is convenient, affordable and also rewards you with lifelong skills that are greatly appreciated by your clients. As in all our eLearning courses, you get lifetime access; feel free to access them anytime with absolutely no expiration date. 

In this course you will learn to assess and correct:

  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Low back musculofascial strain
  • Diaphragmatic breathing problems
  • Occipital neuralgia headaches
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Greater trochanteric bursitis
  • TMJ muscle imbalances
  • Rotator cuff tendinopathies
  • Ligament ankle injuries
  • Runner’s Knee
  • Pelvic floor spasm
  • Neck cricks
  • Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
  • Sciatic nerve entrapments…and much more!

Earn 8 CE hours! Upon successful completion, you will earn 8 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. This MAT course is approved by CE Broker under the “General Category” only. Upon completion of the requirements of the course you’ll receive your Certificate of Completion and be listed in our highly searched Online Directory of bodyworkers with MAT training.

Become a more effective clinician, develop a more satisfying and successful practice, and gain loyalty from your clients by enrolling today.



eCourse Includes:

  • Online streaming videos
  • Detailed instructions for all techniques
  • A downloadable full color reference eBook 
  • Online tests and printable certificate of completion

Get access to all course materials online. Lifetime access and no shipping fees! 



The eLearning Course contains:

  • Online streaming instructional videos (instant access)
  • Detailed instructions for all techniques
  • A downloadable full-color manual
  • Online tests and printable certificate of completion
  • Lifetime access to all course materials

The Home Study format contains hard goods that are shipped to you. This includes:

  • All course materials are either on instructional DVDs or USBs
  • Full-color printed textbook or manual
  • Mail-in test 
  • FREE BONUS: When you purchase the Home Study version, you’ll get access to the eLearning Course as outlined above

You save with eLearning: Because there is no hard product to ship with the eLearning Course format, we can pass the savings onto you!

Upon successful completion of a course, you will earn continuing education credits for your massage or bodywork licensure. All our courses are recognized by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and most State Licensing Boards. 

This online continuing education may or may not count towards your required CE credit requirements. It’s your responsibility, and not the responsibility of Freedom From Pain Institute, to check with your regulatory agency to confirm whether these will be accepted as CE credits in your jurisdiction.

eCourse: As soon as your payment posts the eCourses are delivered to your inbox.

Home Study Course: When you purchase a Home Study Course your course materials will be shipped to you. You will also get access to the related eCourse. *For Shipping Orders: Please note there may be delays from shipment carriers that are beyond our control. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through these unprecedented times.

Most courses can be completed in a weekend of intensive studying, like a self-guided workshop. However, you’re welcome to spread your study time out across weeks or even months. There are no time restraints on taking the courses. You’ll have lifetime access to the online materials and can complete the exam whenever you’re ready.

No. You can start with any course you like, and complete the courses in any order. Each course is standalone and does not require prerequisites. However, to get the most out of your learning experience we highly suggest you start with the foundational courses so you have a solid understanding of the principles behind Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques. You can purchase the foundational courses in a bundle for a significant discount. Click here for details.

You are required to pass any tests for each course before we can issue your certificate of completion. All tests are multiple choice and you’ll have the opportunity to repeat the tests if you do not pass the first time. 

For eCourses, there is a short test to complete after each lesson. Once you’ve successfully completed all tests, you’ll be automatically issued an online certificate of completion for you to print. 

For home study courses, you’ll have the option to do a final written test and mail it in to us or do the online tests.

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