I graduated massage school in 2013 with the plan to continue on to be a physical therapy assistant (PTA). After the first week of school I saw the benefits of massage therapy and changed my career path. I no longer visioned massage therapy as a stepping stone to PTA, but where I wanted to stay and grow. My decision to move to a massage career was aided by working in a physical therapy clinic where I was able to see what a PTA can, and more importantly… not do.
I came across Erik Dalton, Paul Kelly, and the Myoskeletal method via a “Motion is Lotion” YouTube video that an instructor was showing as one of the different therapeutic massage modalities and then happened along an ad in a Massage & Bodywork magazine for the Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (MAT) method. I immediately ordered Erik’s “Foundational Bundle” and was off to the races.
MAT has benefitted my clients (and me) tremendously. It has given me tools to quickly assess pain and pathology and the skills to facilitate positive change. My clients know I’m going to do my best to address their problems, but at the same time, be honest with them when I think they may need a referral to another medical professional. This approach has helped my practice grow by way of client referrals. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in such a health-giving program. Proud to be MMT!
Mike Sullivan, LMT, MMT
Virginia Beach, VA