Structural Integration Training with the
Morales Method® Academy of Structural Integration (MMASI™)

 

Our program is a complete 580-Hour training program comprised of four phases typically completed in 18-24 months (approx cost: $7,000). The program is a combination of online, home study, and in-person workshops and is recognized by the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI) and the Nevada State Board of Massage Therapists. We're currently accepting practitioners certified as CMT's, LMT's, PT's, or ATC's.  This program does not provide CEU's. 

 

Program Pre-requisites and Application Process

The following are pre-requisites for applying to the MMASI™ program:

  1. Applicant must be over 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent

  2. An undergraduate degree OR four years of work experience in the field

  3. Applicant must have an adequate command of the English language

  4. Applicant can not have been charged or convicted of any type of sexual assault, domestic violence, or be a registered sex offender

  5. Applicant must submit a resume/CV with application

  6. Applicant must submit three professional reference letters (1-page maximum length)

  7. Applicant must submit a federal-or state-issued ID (for identification purposes) with their application

  8. Applicant must receive, prior to taking any SI level course, the full MMASI™ ten series or a Rolfing® ten series or a SI series from an IASI-approved school. The series must be given by a certified practitioner in good standing.

  9. Students with an existing medical condition are encouraged to consult with their physician. The physical, mental, and emotional demands of this work should be taken into account before taking on this program. Morales Method® reserves the right to require a physician's or therapist’s release for any applicant/student.

 

To Apply to the MMASI™ program:

  • Meet all the above pre-requisites

  • Make a Non-refundable $100 Enrollment Application fee.  (Fee will be refunded if the student is not admitted)

  • Include verification of having received a complete Structural Integration Ten-Series

  • Approval of an application and required enrollment forms.

  • A written 2-page personal life experience essay.  The essay is due 3 weeks before APK Fundamentals begins. All submissions are made through the Online Admissions Application Process.

  • To start the process, send us an email!
     

Please Note: An interview (phone, online, or in-person) may be required to complete some applications.

In General, the program covers:

 

  • Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology from the perspective and influence of Structural Integration

  • The fostering of palpation skills and the ability to understand and apply the concepts of Directional Resistance and Directional Ease

  • The principles of Morales Method® Structural Integration

  • The ability to body read/assess in movement using the stages of Motor Development and the Order of Complexity 

  • The demonstrated ability to conduct and complete multiple Structural Integration 10-Series

  • Practice building and ethics coverage

Learn more about each individual phases of the program below.

Program Level Description - MMASI™ Prep Course

 

60 Hours/Approximate cost:  $300.00 (details below)

Licensed and Certified Practitioners must first complete the pre-requisites and the application process detailed at the bottom of this web page.

The MMASI™ Prep Course is designed for career licensed or certified bodyworkers with previous anatomy and physiology training as an introduction to the MMASI™ program. This portion of the program is a combination of online courses and home study requirements. Here, the student goes through an online course to review the necessary APK material necessary to successfully pass the Entrance Exam and continue on to MMASI™ Level 1. Students are also introduced to the palpation techniques used in MMASI™ as well as the philosophy and principles revolving around Structural Integration, specifically the MMASI™ way of Structural Integration. Bodyworkers and manual therapists who have taken enough APK training in the past can waive portions of the MMASI™ Prep Course (subject to review).

This level requires the passing/completion of the following:

  1. 20 hours/$90 - Completion of the following APK online course. Please email a
    certificate of completion once finished. 
    Enroll in the APK Online Course

  2. 1 hour/$20- Completion of Foundations of the Morales Method®: An Overview. A
    review of the Concepts of Palpation, The Philosophy and Theory behind MMASI, and a
    breakdown of the MMASI 10-Series.
    Enroll in the Foundations of the Morales Method®

  3. 15 hours/$200 - 10 hours Home study; 5 hours Online Test Review course.
    Enroll in the Online Test Review Course

  4. 4 hours/$0 - Completion of a take-home test. The student is given a printed version of
    the test to be completed and returned by mail.

  5. 20 hours/$0 - Completion of the home study project. 
    Click HERE for a PDF of the Home Study Project

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Program Level Description - MMASI™ Level 1

 

104 Hours/Approximate Cost:  $1,400.00 (details below)

For Students who have completed and passaed the MMASI Prep Course and are preparing to become a Morales Method® Structural Integrator.  

 

After completion of the MMASI™ Prep Course (detailed above), the student begins their training in Structural Integration. This section is a combination of online, in-person, and home study requirements. The student begins by learning the foundation for body reading and the neuromotor basis for our human development. This information is then used to create a body reading model which is taught and practiced to the point where the student demonstrates proficiency in the skill. The recognition of structural patterns and the ability to see how these patterns behave in relation to gravity is part of this body reading section. This learning process helps to build the basis for the MMASI™ structural integration principles and theories. Their training then involves learning the proper way to palpate and work the tissue (within the context of a 10 session series) with an emphasis on understanding fascia and its properties. Understanding the concept of ‘Directional Resistance’ in connective tissue and how it can affect functional patterns is a keystone of this training.
 

This level requires passing/completion of the following:

ONLINE

  1. 3 hours/ $69- Completion of Structural Integration- Theory and Gait Assessment.
    Enroll in the Structural Integration Theory and Gait Assessment online course

  2. 11 hours/ $255 - Completion of MMASI™ Series- Level 1 where the student witnesses a
    MMASI 10 session series. 
    Enroll in the MMASI™ Series- Level 1 online course

  3. 10 hours/$260 - Online course where the student witnesses a Classic 10 session
    SI series. 
     

IN-PERSON

  1. 40 hours/ $750 - In-person workshop where the student receives and performs a
    MMASI™ 10 session series. Dates TBD

HOME STUDY

  1. 20 hours/ $0 - Home Study Practicums (where the student does a 10 session MMASI™ series). 

  2. 21 hours/ $0 - Home Study Practicums (where the student does a 10 session classic SI series).

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Program Level Description - MMASI™ Level 2

 

168 Hours/Approximate Cost: $2,300.00 (details below)

For students who have completed and passed MMASI™ Level 1

The subsequent section of training involves the student witnessing a Structural Integration series as done by the instructor on an outside client/model. The student will bear witness to the process of Structural Integration and learn from observation. Training will also include each student performing the SI series on a classmate. This will allow each student to experience giving and receiving a full Structural Integration series under the direct supervision of the instructor in order to focus on their personal embodiment of the SI protocol, continue to hone their tissue palpation and gait assessment skills, and understand the principles of MMASI.™

This level requires passing/completion of the following:

ONLINE

  1. 2 hours - Online course in Structural Integration (SI) Theory - Level 2

  2. 13 hours/ $299 - Completion of MMASI™ Series- Level 2 online course where
    the student witnesses a Level 2 MMASI 10 session series
    Enroll in the MMASI™ Series Level 2 online course
     

IN-PERSON

  1. 96 hours - In-person workshop.  The student receives and performs a MMASI™
    10 session series.  Dates TBD

HOME STUDY

  1. 20 hours/ $0- Completion of home study practicum where the student performs a
    MMASI™ 10 session series

  2. 20 hours/ $0- Completion of home study practicum where the student performs a Classic 10 session series

  3. 20 hours/ $0- Completion of home study practicum where the student performs a 2nd MMASI™ 10 session series

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Program Level Description - MMASI™ Level 3

248 Hours/Approximate Cost: $2,400.00 (details below)

For students who have completed and passed MMASI™ Level 2

The final section of training involves the student witnessing two Structural Integration series as done by the instructor on an outside client/model.  One series will follow the classic ten-session series and the other as designed by Marty Morales.  The student will bear witness to the process of Structural Integration and learn from observation.  Training will also include each student performing the SI series on a classmate.  Finally, the student will perform a full 10 session SI on two outside models under the direct supervision of the instructor in order to focus on their personal embodiment of the SI protocol and understand the principles of MMASI™.
 

Objectives:
1.  Witness two (2) 10 session SI series by the main instructor
2.  Practice giving and receiving the full 10 session SI series on each other
3.  Practice giving the full 10 session SI series on outside models

This level requires passing/completion of the following:

ONLINE

  1. 1 hour/$ - Completion of online course in Structural Integration (SI) Theory - Level 3

  2. 10 hours/$ - Completion of online course where the student witnesses a MMASI™
    10 session series - Level 3 series

  3. 10 hours/$ - Completion of online course where the student witnesses a Classic
    Rolf 10 session series - Level 3 series

  4. 3 hours/$0 - Live/Online 'midterm' with Q&A and discussions
     

IN-PERSON

  1. 88 hours/$ - Attend an In-person workshop where the student receives and
    performs a MMASI™ 10 session series. Dates TBD


HOME STUDY

  1. 3 hours/ $0 - Completion of home study project in SI Theory

  2. 25 hours/ $0 - Completion of home study practicum where the student performs a MMASI™ 10 session series

  3. 25 hours/ $0 - Completion of home study practicum where the student performs a Classic Rolf 10 session series

  4. 20 hours/ $0 - Completion of home study practicum where the student performs a 2nd MMASI™ 10 session series

  5. 20 hours/ $0 - Completion of home study practicum where the student performs a 2nd Classic Rolf 10 session series

  6. 36 hours/ $0 - Completion of Independent Study. Any combination of:  addl. series or addl. online courses (Open to discussion)

  7. 7 hours/ $0 - Final Day, graduation.  Dates TBD

Send us an email at info@moralesmethod.com to get started!