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WORKSHOPS

Massage Education on Vacation

Combine beautiful destinations with the highest quality massage education available, and you’ll find yourself at a Dalton Myoskeletal Alignment Technique massage workshop. Learn the latest advancements in MAT technology, all while taking a break from your routine in a refreshing setting. These workshops will immediately revolutionize your massage practice.

All workshops count toward the Master Myoskeletal Therapist (MMT) Certification and will provide you with CE credits for National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) and most State Licensing Boards. All MAT workshops are approved by CE Broker under the “Relevant to and focus on massage therapy techniques” category.

24TH ANNUAL PAIN RELIEF IN PARADISE MAT WORKSHOP WITH ERIK DALTON:

Costa rica

June 15-22, 2024

Erik Dalton

24th Annual Pain Relief in Paradise! Join Erik Dalton for a week long MAT workshop experience. 

MORE 2024 MAT WORKSHOPS:

ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida

February 23-25, 2024

Tammy McCue

Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques
Prone, Supine and Sidelying 

WARWICK, RI

March 9-10, 2024

NATE FAY

Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques 
Prone, Supine and Sidelying

MILWAUKEE, WI

March 9-10, 2024

JANE DETERT

Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques 
Upper and Lower Body

Orlando, FL

April 5-7, 2024

Tammy McCue

Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques 
Assess and Treat Neck, Back & Sports Injuries

San Francisco, CA

april 6-7, 2024

NATE FAY

Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques
Clinical Reasoning for Neck and Back Pain

las vegas, nv

april 6-7, 2024

damon bolden

Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques
Upper and Lower Body

Greenville, sc

april 20-21, 2024

scott oglesbay

Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques
Upper and Lower Body

dallas, tx

april 26-28, 2024

Kathleen Benanti

Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques
Prone, Supine and Sidelying

Knoxville, tn

april 26-28, 2024

scott oglesbay

Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques
Prone, Supine and Sidelying

Richmond, KY

may 4-5, 2024

Tammy McCue

Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques
Upper and Lower Body

Amsterdam, NL

may 11-12, 2024

Clinton Merrifield

Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques
Upper and Lower Body

San antonio, tx

may 11-12, 2024

Scott oglesbay

Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques
Upper and Lower Body

Niagara Falls, NY

may 17-19, 2024

Tammy McCue

Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques
Clinical Reasoning for Neck & Back Pain

harrisburg, pa

july 12-13, 2024

Tammy McCue

Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques
Prone, Supine and Sidelying

dallas, tx

July 16-18, 2024

kathleen benanti

Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques
Prone, Supine and Sidelying

Columbia, MO

August 17-18, 2024

scott oglesbay

Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques
Upper and Lower Body

naples, fl

august 23-25, 2024

Tammy McCue

Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques
Prone, Supine and Sidelying

Atlanta, GA

SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2024

scott oglesbay

Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques
Prone, Supine and Sidelying

dallas,tx

October 4-6, 2024

Kathleen Benanti

Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques
Clinical Reasoning for Neck & Back Pain

Rockford, IL

October 19-20, 2024

Jane Detert

Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques
Assess and Treat Neck, Back & Sports Injuries

West Palm Beach, FL

October 25-27, 2024

Tammy McCue

Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques 
Brain-based Bodywork For Chronic Pain

INSTRUCTORS

Erik Dalton

Erik Dalton

Erik Dalton is widely regarded as one of the foremost innovators in the massage and bodywork profession. He has studied with some of the professions leading thinkers, like Ida Rolf and famed osteopath Phillip Greenman. He is the developer of Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques, a system of manual therapy that addresses and heals pain patterns at their very core. Armed with a comprehensive understanding of the intricate interplay between mind and body, structure and function, massage therapists who’ve studied Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques with Erik Dalton are changing the face of chronic pain the world over.

Jane Detert has been a physical therapist assistant for 27 years and has been teaching massage for the past eight. This dedicated practitioner takes pride in helping clients, whether it is chronic back pain or helping an athlete perform at their optimal level. After studying MAT, getting her Master Myoskeletal Therapist (MMT) certification and successfully implementing MAT in her personal practice, she is eager to share her knowledge and teach advanced techniques to other practitioners, whatever their background. She brings as much energy to the classroom as she does into her treatment room!

Nathan has been an LMT for nearly 20 years. He is the owner of Hazardville Wellness, a multi-practitioner wellness center in Connecticut. He loves working with clients using the ART of MAT to help them get better faster. Nathan is a Master Myoskeletal Therapist (MMT), MAT educator and holds a Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Therapy. He has been teaching internationally for the Freedom from Pain Institute since 2020. Nathan’s workshops are highly regarded with feedback from students like: "Nate's classes are very educational. He presents the material in an easy to understand way. He has a lighthearted sense of humor that makes his classes a lot of fun!"

 

Senior educator Tammy McCue has been a therapist for 20-plus years and was recently inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. After a formal education in Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, and Massage Therapy, she became a Master Myoskeletal Therapist. She recognized in MAT a unique approach to the body that allows her to treat underlying patterns rather than simply chase pain. She is spreading her love of MAT through sold-out classes across the country.

Kathleen Benanti is a Master Myoskeletal Therapist (MMT) and Certified Ergonomics Specialist (CES). Her formal education in research science provides her the unique ability to understand and incorporate current findings and best practices into workshops. Kathleen has a unique ability to break down and disseminate complex information into an easy to understand format. In addition, she feels the best learning environment should be fun, relaxed and never short of snacks and caffeine.

Scott Oglesbay remembers attending his first Myoskeletal seminar and how it opened his eyes to a type of manual therapy that was specifically designed to assess and treat clients in an approachable, easy way; It changed his life and his practice. Now, as a Master Myoskeletal Therapist, he dedicates his time to treating, educating and encouraging clients presenting in a variety of injuries and pain patterns with enjoyment in one of his two locations in the Atlanta area.

Damon Bolden, MMT has been practicing MAT techniques since 2012. The positive response he experienced in helping his clients using MAT encouraged him to learn more. His massage practice is thriving thanks to the skills he has learned in MAT courses and workshops. He completed his MMT certification in 2018 and is now teaching MAT workshops in Las Vegas, Nevada.   

Clinton Merrifield: "I have a passion for massage and specialize in assessments, pain relief, and educating clients towards pain free movement.  As a Master Myoskeletal Therapist, I provide better health, well-being, and knowledge to clients through positive pain-relief therapies and movement training programs.”  My three favorite words are “educate, educate, educate!” I am currently living in Germany and teaching MAT workshops in Europe.

Cancellation Policy

In the event you should need to cancel your registration for a MAT workshop, the Freedom From Pain Institute will allow you to apply your registration to another MAT workshop with the same educator within one year of the original training start date. If you cancel within 30 days prior to the workshop start date a $50 admin fee will apply. There are no refunds. The price of the workshop is subject to change. 

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