Home-Study Resource Center

The home-study courses resource center, sponsored by the Freedom From Pain Institute, is designed to provide the latest news, information, articles and tools related to home-study continuing education courses for massage and bodywork therapists.

Home-study courses provide working massage therapists and bodyworkers with the ability to expand their repertoire and earn continuing education credits at a time and place that is convenient and affordable for them. Home study, online and distance learning, has gained popularity within the past few years, as massage professionals seek more ways to receive higher education in a timely and cost-effective manner.

The Freedom From Pain Institute is dedicated to the research and treatment of chronic pain conditions. In his duty as executive director, Erik Dalton, Ph.D., shares his broad therapeutic background in massage, Rolfing and osteopathy in his entertaining and informative pain-management continuing education workshops, books and videos.

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 Getting the most from your continuing education experience can depend on a number of variables, from the topic of the class and the quality of the provider to the method of delivery and the environment in which you choose to learn. Enhance the Continuing Education ExperienceFor professional massage therapists who are considering enrolling in a home-based...  Read More »


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Or, order individual Home-Study Courses

Upper Body Home Study
(22 CE) home-study program: Click for Details and to Order
Lower Body Home Study
(32 CE) home-study program: Click for Details and to Order
Posture & Pain Home Study
(20 CE) home-study program: Click for Details and to Order
Upon course completion you receive:
Certified Myoskeletal Therapist diplomas suitable for framing
A Certifed Therapist listing on the highly ranked www.erikdalton.com
Cerified Myoskeletal Therapist logo to proudly dispaly on your website or business cards
NCBTMB and BOC approved CEs for bodyworkers and athletic trainers
  • Breathing and Back Pain
    It is essential that manual and corrective exercise therapists develop a good basic understanding of ribcage and thoracic spine...
  • Using MAT to Find the Weak Key Link
    Manual and movement therapy blogs are abuzz advocating the significance of thoracic spine (t-spine) mobility, as if it were a new discovery.
  • Bone on Bone – Treating Frozen Shoulders and Shoulder Impingement Syndrome with MAT
    The term frozen shoulder has been everywhere since the early 1930s, but recent research by Drs. Andrew and Robert Neviaser found that a stiff, painful glenohumeral joint doesn’t consequently mean the shoulder is “frozen.”
  • MAT Hamstring Massage and Mobilization
    In a study of one NFL team from 1998-2007, the appearence of hamstring pulls accounted for 85 injuries, second only to knee sprains, which came in first at 120 injuries.
  • MAT Treatments for Occipital Neuralgia Headaches
    The occipitoatlantal (O-A) joint is the uppermost weight-bearing synovial joint in the body and is the final connection for adapting to asymmetry or dysfunction from below.
  • Treating Thoracic Outlet Pain with MAT
    Humans are not well adjusted as beasts of burden. Heavy loads hung from the shoulders can really stress ribcage and spinal structures.