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 Myoskeletal Mobilization Massage course can be described as the “greatest hits” version of the Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques  (MAT) Erik Dalton has been developing over the past forty years. Erik has said that if he were starting over again as a therapist this would be the course he’d want to take.

This course came about as the result of requests to expand on the popular Myoskeletal Spa Massage program. In the Myoskeletal Mobilization Massage course Erik has expanded on the relaxation routine by including additional techniques and adding a whole new section on what he refers to as ‘bench work’, that is, massage done in a seated position. In this program Erik Dalton takes you on a step-by-step journey through a full body routine that he uses almost daily in his practice.

This course is not only designed as a relaxation massage, it also teaches an efficient and effective method for assessing and correcting flexibility and mobility issues we see every day in our practices. As you follow him along in this routine you’ll learn lots of tips on proper body mechanics to add power and control to your hands-on work and to protect your body from injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and rotator cuff strain.

Course Description:

The Myoskeletal Mobilization Massage course is divided into four sections: Prone, Sidelying, Supine, and Bench Work.  The techniques included in the Bench Work section offer alternate (and sometimes better) approaches for assessing and correcting soft tissue and bony restrictions in clients with neck, rotator cuff, ribcage and low back pain.

Once you complete this course, you may decide to select specific techniques to incorporate into your existing massage practice or you may decide to perform the entire Mobilization Massage as it is taught. Your clients will absolutely love this routine and its incredibly easy on your body too. The 80+ techniques that you’ll learn in this course are designed to be performed in a typical relaxation massage setting as well as in practices that focus more on pain management and rehabilitation.

In this course you will learn:

  • Over 80 techniques for Prone, Sidelying, Supine, and Bench Work
  • Proper body mechanics that will add power and control to your hands-on work while protecting your body from injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and rotator cuff strain
  • Effective methods for assessing and correcting soft tissue and bony restrictions in clients with neck, rotator cuff, ribcage and low back pain
  • Stimulate the body’s stress-relieving hormones
  • Relieve pressure on peripheral nerves
  • Address protective muscle guarding due to injury
  • Relieve digestive disorders
  • Enhance breathing
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Increase joint range of motion
  • Enhance exercise performance

Upon purchase of the home study course, you’ll be sent a full color detailed treatment manual and 2 instructional DVDs.

BONUS! Purchase the Home Study and we’ll give you access to the eCourse for free! (valued at $179). You receive the entire contents of the program online where you can access through any device: computer, laptop, tablet or phone. You’re no longer tied to your DVD player and can enjoy the course wherever you have Internet access.

As a requirement for the completion of this course, you will be required to do assessments on 3 individuals and record your findings. See the assessment section in the course for more details.

Earn 10 CE hours! Upon successful completion, you will earn 10 CE hours, for your bodywork licensure, recognized by 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.

Grab a partner and follow along or simply complete the course, receive your continuing education credits, and take the new routine into your bodywork practice on Monday morning.


Myoskeletal Mobilization Massage Home Study Course - USB version

Home Study Course Includes:

  • 2 x USBs packed with technique demonstrations and educational graphics 
  • A full-color reference manual for your treatment room
  • Mail-in test or option to complete test online
  • Printable certificate of completion
  • BONUS: Order the home study version and get access to the eCourse for free!  

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Myoskeletal Mobilization Massage eCourse

eCourse Includes:

  • Online streaming videos
  • Detailed instructions for all techniques
  • A downloadable full color reference eManual
  • 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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