Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy is a combination of methodical deep-tissue massage and joint flexibility that together improve muscular balance and alignment for optimal body performance. MAT specifically focuses on the muscles of the spine to eliminate pain and improve mobility in the hips, lumbar (low back), thoracic (mid-back), and cervical (neck) areas.

Myo – (prefix): A prefix denoting a relationship to muscle.
Skeletal (adjective): Of, relating to, or functioning as a skeleton

Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy is a combination of methodical deep-tissue massage and joint flexibility that together improve muscular balance and alignment for optimal body performance. MAT specifically focuses on the muscles of the spine to eliminate pain and improve mobility in the hips, lumbar (low back), thoracic (mid-back), and cervical (neck) areas.

The reason why MAT works better than other forms of therapy is that it breaks the pain cycles and spasms by combining muscle balancing routines with unique joint-capsule maneuvers. This allows for relief & results without surgery!

Tammy Shaw-Sykes is the only Master of Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy in Minnesota. Read more about Tammy’s expertise.

About Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy

Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy (MAT) begins with massage, assessments and muscle movement.

While massage may be seemingly were it starts, Tammy adds muscle testing, using the breath to enhance spinal movement increasing movement and range of motion.

Combining gentle deep-tissue massage, breath work, and customized exercises assist in bringing the body into proper alignment and movement for you and your lifestyle. As a Corrective Exercise Specialist, all exercises are designed for your body’s need.

About Tammy Shaw-Sykes, MMT

Master of Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy from Erik Dalton’s Freedom From Pain Institute. Renowned myoskeletal therapist Erik Dalton, PhD, has a broad therapeutic background in massage, Rolfing and manipulative osteopathy. Read more about Tammy’s approach.