Video Course: The Masters: Massage from the Eyes of Icons Who Shaped the Profession

Erik Dalton, Tom Myers, Leon Chaitow, Judith Aston

Gain a unique historical perspective of the massage industry with some of the earliest pioneers, including Thomas Myers, Erik Dalton, Leon Chaitow, Judith Aston, and Deane Juhan. Although massage has been around since the beginning of time, the industry as we know it today in North America really only started to blossom in the 1970s. This presentation will provide you with a deeper appreciation of the rapid evolution of the industry since that time as we talk with influential practitioners involved in the renaissance. They’ll share their personal perspectives, stories and experiences of working with icons like Ida Rolf, Milton Trager, and Moshe Feldenkrais.

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Erik Dalton
Renowned myoskeletal therapist Erik Dalton, PhD, shares a broad therapeutic background in massage, Rolfing, and manipulative osteopathy in his entertaining and innovative pain-management workshops, books, and videos. Dalton is executive director of the Freedom From Pain Institute, developer of the Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques, and author of Dynamic Body: Exploring Form, Expanding Function. Visit <a href=""></a> to read Dalton's internationally published articles and find information about his workshops. Learn more at
Tom Myers

Tom Myers, BCSI, directs Anatomy Trains, which offers certification in Structural Integration in the US, Australia, and Europe, as well as short courses in manual therapy and functional anatomy worldwide. He is the author of Anatomy Trains (2020, 4th ed), and co-author of Fascial Release for Structural Balance (2017, 2nd ed). The Anatomy Trains myofascial meridians, which connect the muscles through the fascial fabric, is increasingly employed in a wide variety of rehabilitation and performance enhancement modalities. Tom studied directly with Ida Rolf and Moshe Feldenkrais, as well as Buckminster Fuller, movement luminaries, and European osteopaths. He has practiced Structural Integration for over 40 years in a wide variety of clinical and cultural settings. Learn more at

Leon Chaitow
A practicing naturopath, osteopath, and acupuncturist in the United Kingdom, with over 40 years clinical experience, Dr. Chaitow was editor-in-chief, of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. He regularly lectured in the United States, as well as Europe, where he instructed physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, and massage therapists. He was a senior lecturer at London's University of Westminster on courses in therapeutic bodywork and naturopathy. In 1993, he became the first naturopath/osteopath to be appointed as consultant to a UK government-funded conventional medical practice. He helped organize the First International Fascia Research Congress in 2007 at the Harvard Medical School. A prolific author, Dr. Chaitow wrote over 60 books on natural health and alternative medicine. Learn more at
Judith Aston
Judith Aston is widely recognized as an award-winning pioneer in the art and science of kinetics for her discovery of the Aston® paradigm and consequent development of Aston Kinetics, an educational system of movement and bodywork that aims to treat each person's body as unique to that person. Aston is the author of Moving Beyond Posture: In Your Body On The Earth, the Aston Postural Assessment Workbook, and Aston's Walking The New Body DVD. Today, she designs an array of ergonomic products and continues to teach Aston Kinetics training and certification courses. Learn more at
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