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Advanced Massage Techniques
Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy
Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy (MAT) is a Client-Centered, Results-Based Therapy which combines orthopedic massage and movement assessment to find the root of the problem, and get you moving toward your full, pain-free life.
Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy Assessment, Planning and Treatment
“New Client” MAT appointment begin the process. Previous clients who haven’t been seen by me within 6 months or more should also make this type of appointment. Please plan for 75 minutes for this appointment.
These first appointment includes – Please plan for 75 Minutes:
- History Review – We collect all available information regarding your health history to begin your assessment.
- Posture Imaging – We take images of your spine and stance.
- Posture / Pain assessment of movement patterns – We evaluate your current health condition and determine a plan for treatment.
- Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy – Using the massage table; therapeutic, hands-on treatment.
Tammy Shaw-Sykes is a Teaching Assistant for Erik Dalton and the only Master of Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy in Minnesota. She was one of the first MMT’s in the world (2018) after he provided this highest level of education for massage and bodyworkers. She has been assisting Erik and his team of teachers around the country since 2019.
Mentoring opportunities are available Contact Tammy directly using the form below.
MAT is the foundation of Shift Transformation Programs
Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy (M.A.T.) is a Client-Centered, Results-Based Therapy which combines orthopedic massage and movement assessment to find the root of the problem, and get you moving toward your full, pain-free life.
Conditions that M.A.T can improve
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Low back Pain
- Nerve Impingements
- Neurological dysfunction
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Muscle/ Sports Injury
- Sprain/ Strain
- Tingling / Numbness
- Migraines/ headaches
- Disc buldge/ compression/ degeneration/ herniation
- Pre-Surgery / Post-surgery
- Chronic Pain
- Acute Pain
- Chronic Tension
- Hip Pain
- Carpal Tunnel
- Postural Issues
- Restricted Movement
- Fall re-alignment and recovery
Benefits of Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy
- Decompressed joints
- Break the pain cycle
- Enhance post trauma recovery
- Improve joint mobility
- Realign the body
- Spinal Alignment
- Improve balance
- Improve soft tissue
- Improve range of motion
- Improve muscle balance
- Improve breathing
- Ease of movement / flexibility
Erik Dalton’s broad therapeutic background in massage, Rolfing and osteopathy influences his Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques. In 2009, Erik Dalton was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame and in 2012, he recieved the One Concept Lifetime Achievement Award.
Get In Touch
Please feel free to schedule a consultation, appointment or fill out the form for mentoring opportunities. I will respond the next business day.