Testimonials for Online and In-Person Workshops
“I have taken several of your online courses, but I think the best and most enjoyable one I have taken was the advanced neck work. I can walk in confidently into a space knowing that I could spend an entire hour on the neck if I have to. You provided so many tools and gentle work that my practice has certainly improved because of your teaching. Thank you!”
-Sarah V. LMT, NM
“I found the classes after 26 years in the business inspiring. Your dedication to detail and your attention and kindness with your students in understanding what they were learning was extraordinary. The quality of training you provide is above and beyond.”
-Cheryl M., LMT, NV
"I am a continuing education junkie and find myself going back to Marty’s classes again and again due to the fact that I use so much of what I learn there. Marty’s focus on directional resistance and palpation over a set sequence is invaluable to those wanting to move in a more therapeutic direction.”
-L.G., Massage Therapist
“Massage schools teach the what and the how, most of the time, and Marty teaches the why and the when, and ignites the spark that powers the practitioner.”
-Mark K. CMT, Mountain View, CA
"I just had the pleasure of taking Medical Massage classes from Marty at the Massage Therapy Institute in Davis, California. Of all the classes I have taken in over ten years, this would have to be my favorite educational series/instructor. Marty is an impressive educator. It is self-evident that he is passionate about his practice and about effectively educating others. I plan to take future classes with Marty and refer him to all of my colleagues for their continuing education."
- Vonda R., CMT, Sacramento, CA
"Informative, easy to follow, honestly the most enjoyable instruction I have had. Truly enjoyed this class. It wasn't just "doing time" for CEUs."
-K.S., Manual Therapist
"I've found Marty to be a well-educated healer with a gift for sharing his knowledge. Highly recommended!"
-E.H., Massage Therapist
“I have been studying massage therapy and body work under Martin K. Morales for over 8 years now. I cannot say enough about how much he has positively improved my practice with his teachings. His personal evolution as a practitioner and inventor of the Morales Method® in structural integration has been humbling and inspiring to watch. As a teacher he is always kind and gives individual attention. As a practitioner his work is the most immediately effective work I have experienced. And it lasts. Marty is super down to earth and easy to talk to. He listens to your experience and your needs, and I would 100% recommend him to anyone who is considering being a student or needing bodywork.”
- Sara B. San Francisco, CA
Marty was the catalyst to my decision to become a professional bodyworker. I've taken many of his classes. Always inspiring he has immense knowledge of the body and is able to communicate technique and touch like no-one else. He has the unique ability to make you feel comfortable while working extremely difficult and potentially painful areas -- and he's a joy to know! Whether it's bodywork education or Rolfing, you'll be safe in Marty's hands. Thanks for all your help, Marty!
-Bronwen W., Massage Therapist, England
“I have taken a number of online courses from Mr. Morales. Specifically, the Neck and Shoulder courses. I have been a therapist for over thirty years and still find new ways to deal with particular issues taught by different teachers greatly ads to the suitcase of modalities one can use to address a particular client. The specificity of palpating used in the Neck has broadened my approach and the techniques taught in the rotator cuff of the shoulder has been useful in my practice. Good material!”
-Steve K., Massage Therapist, IN
“I took the advanced neck work course this last summer and it has been such an amazing game changer for my routine. I have the confidence to really work some key issues that so many people have. I also have really helped people that have such pain to help realign vertebrae gently and effectively. People walk out of the treatment with sharing with me that they feel so much better.”
-Sarah R., LMT, New Mexico
"So well laid out, making it very easy to follow. I find after attending this first-rate workshop (must do for any serious bodyworker) that this is so valuable since such involved work, so being able to review it especially by the Master Marty himself is a blessing!"
-Justine T., Manual Therapist
"I love the new advanced neck (video). Revisiting the collar bone work and front neck techniques really paid off today! Used it on a client today presenting jaw, neck, and compression - like headaches. The trigger points were lighting up! :) And it helps me to better accomplish 1st Session upper body goals from the Rolfing perspective."
-Ryan C., Certified Rolfer
"This [online course] delivers complex information, but I like how Marty breaks it down into clear concise segments (chapters). The explanatory diagrams and demonstrations helped affirm my understanding of spinal mechanics and I get to apply this into practice. I find these techniques very helpful for my clients with a "tweaked neck" get out of pain."
- L.T., Manual Therapist
“I’ve already worked on 8 necks using the techniques you taught. All with resounding results."
-A.R., Massage Therapist
“Just completed the 2-hr Pelvic Floor class-absolutely brilliant! I actually clapped for you (and of course Caroline!) at the end! I will be using this information immediately. Thank you so much!”
-Kathy T., LMT since 1979
"This course was hands down one of the most informative and well-done webinars that I have ever taken. I have been a Massage Therapist for 20 years, so I’ve taken my share of classes."
-J.S., Massage Therapist
“Just finished the Pelvic floor course and was very happy with it! First course I have taken with Morales Method®…Marty was excellent, clear, concise, calm, explained well without over simplifying and great visuals. He presented info and techniques that were not the same old same thing and enjoyed his demeanor. Will definitely be taking more courses. Thank you.”
-Judy K., LMT, Florida
"Used the knowledge from your online course. Made tons of progress gentler. Thanks!"
-J.S., Manual Therapist
"I have been a MT for 10 years and learning from this method has expanded my knowledge and definitely put new tools in my toolbox to better help my clients."
-S.P., Massage Therapist
“I just used your technique on 2 people today! They are pain free. I love the directional resistance techniques with movement. I am hopeful to help people more efficiently using the Morales Method®. Bless your heart for this stuff Marty."
-H.M., Massage Therapist
"I honestly can say that your program offered me literally the most direct and immediate results I've ever seen, physically on any one human. It was amazing. There is no doubt in my mind that this method you have developed works and should be taught in ALL schools. I also learned more about me as a healer."
-S.B., Massage Therapist
"A lot of massage therapists will use the same handful of moves for every client because that's all they know. This [course] not only presents techniques that are probably brand-new to most but more importantly, provides a basis to devise a custom approach for every single client. If you're a bodyworker who likes to know exactly what you're doing and why, this purchase will pay off quickly."
- P.D, MMASI Practitioner, San Francisco
"I have recently started taking multiple continued education classes from your online website. I just wanted you to know, I'm so glad I did. I recently completed Manual Therapy of the Thoracic Spine and Ribs Webinar yesterday. Today I helped one of my client, with rib dysfunction and a rib problem she had for year!"
-P.R., CMT, California
"I get more repeat clients. One of the clients that I had been working with, I started using the frozen shoulder routine and she's able to do increase range of motion and put her hands on the side of the bed lying prone it was great."
-C.W., Massage Therapist
“Learning about the Morales Method® Academy of Structural Integration has changed much more than just my bodywork. The philosophy behind the work is something I have found not only applicable on the table, but also in my daily life! I am a much different bodyworker now that I have completed the course and I am excited to continue the never-ending exploration of Structural Integration!”
- Caroline M. MMASI Practitioner, San Francisco
“I’ve received training from Marty in various workshops over the years but joining Marty’s MMASI™ program has hands down (ha!) transformed my practice. Marty’s teaching style is ever curious and without ego, while quietly reflecting his enormous pool of research, fresh perspective, and profound forward-thinking. Choosing to make the commitment, especially flying from Los Angeles to San Francisco for the in-person training, wasn’t a lightly made decision, but one that is paying off in a big way. Marty’s hybrid model of study is invaluable for the working professional who is advancing their knowledge while juggling a busy practice.”
- Sarah C., CMT, California
"I just finished a 5-day course on Structural Integration with Marty at the SF School of Massage and Bodywork. I found Marty to be an excellent teacher on the subject. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom and has a great way of guiding you along as you begin (or continue) your path to assessing body movement both visually and on the table, hands on. He's easy to listen to, has a great sense of humor, and seems to bring no ego or judgements along with him as he teaches. In just 5 days, I felt my assessment skills grow by leaps and bounds. I would (and already have) highly recommend Marty as an instructor and as a body worker."
-Neal P., Snowmass Village, CO
"Precise and expert understanding of the body & body mechanics. Very thorough explanation of ALL aspects of low back pain. For me I've got a full cup! Wonderful personality, knowledge and subject matter approach was not overwhelming though it was new info."
- D.B., Massage Therapist
"Marty is a natural teacher who knows his stuff! Great information...and incredibly effective therapy. Loved it. Can wait for more Morales Method®!"
-A.F., Manual Therapist
"My intention when I started massage was to do energy-based massages in a small, quaint setting. Now I have found myself working in a hotel spa where a more therapeutic massage is required. I have always felt insecure about my massage, but your class has given me the confidence to know that I can give a more beneficial treatment than just "frou frou" massage! Thank you so much!"
- K.S., Massage Therapist
“Directional Resistance is an approach that elevated my work. In fact, it was a way to discover and resolve issues presented. I would say it's been the missing link in my work and grateful to have learned it.”
-Alisa C. LMT, NY
"The Morales Method® classes have increased my confidence & palpation skills to work more efficiently & effectively with my clients."
-J.G., Manual Therapist
“This man is a true healer! One of the most outstanding body workers I have ever encountered. He is also an exceptional teacher. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and skill with the world!”
- Jennifer H.,CMT, Quincy, CA
"It's awesome. I learned so much! Very informative. Marty Morales is the best teacher I've ever had."
-J.J., Massage Therapist
"Thank you for such a great fascinating insightful class. I have incorporated a few of the moves I managed to remember, and they went well. I received great feedback from clients and feel I’ve stepped up my game. :)”
-J.T., Manual Therapist
"Though there's a charge to enroll in your courses, I find attending them to be priceless!"
-R.R., Massage Therapist
"Tons of information presented in a fun way. Easy to ask questions and receive one on one instruction. I'm going to continue on learning and implementing the Morales Method in my practice."
-K.K., Manual Therapist
“The material was easy to digest and assimilate. I learned a new approach to bodywork in two days after 24 years as a practitioner.”
-Tim R., CMT, Mountain View, CA
“The classroom felt like a safe space to be authentically myself, ask all the questions, and explore the real situations present in different bodies (and my own body, too).”
-Jacqueline D. CMT, Mountain View, CA
“I appreciate the way the material is presented, the demonstrations, and the thorough answers to our questions. I’ve always appreciated Marty’s knowledge & passion for his craft.”
-Gracia R, CMT, Mountain View, CA
"I specifically took the class because I knew (from experience) that Marty is an excellent teacher. And I was still impressed! He's personal, compassionate, prepared & and excellent communicator. He handled all types of personalities in a respectful & caring way & always refocused the conversation to class goals in an interesting & fun way."
-S.B., Massage Therapist
"I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to learn so little (because there is so much more, lol) from Marty. I have only scraped the surface and I can't wait to take many more classes from him. He has a gift of taking me to a place that only makes me want more and more. He has so much wisdom in his field, and he makes it a joy to learn with his witty sense of humor. He is an incredible asset to the industry, and I would recommend his classes to anyone. Thank you, Marty, for "touching" so many lives."
-R.P., Massage Therapist
Marty was my teacher at SF school of Massage, and I have had the pleasure of being his guinea pig several times. His bodywork technique is just as steady and patient as his teaching style. I believe he has a profound understanding of the body, as well as a passion for the healing arts. He's also a tremendously kind and compassionate person to boot. My grandmother passed away right before my massage class started, and he was one of the key people that helped me feel safe and cared for while going through the class.
- T.C., CMT, San Francisco, CA
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