Description Of Visceral Bodywork: Bladder and Intestines (2.0 CEUs)
Manual therapy techniques to work the Bladder and Intestines
Want to know how to work the bladder and intestines to help your clients feel better?
The bladder and intestines can be difficult to access because they’re well protected by the structure of the body and their positioning in the abdominal cavity. It makes sense. These vital organs aren’t meant to be on display. They are meant to be well cushioned and guarded from potential damage from the external world.
Because of this need for protection, working these territories can be difficult without the proper instruction. I created this course as a way to make working the bladder and intestines more accessible to manual therapy practitioners just like you.
Working these territories can be helpful for clients:
- With postural issues
- Recovering from surgery
- With back or pelvic floor pain
- Dealing with incontinence
- Feeling tightness in their abdomen
- Suffering from disorders like Crohn’s, IBS, Endometriosis, Diverticulitis, etc. (when not experiencing a flare-up)
While it may seem daunting to work in this territory, with proper instruction and a little practice, you will find that these techniques can easily be incorporated in your sessions when needed.
What you’ll learn in Visceral Bodywork: Bladder and Intestines (2.0 CEUs)
In this course, we will:
- Discuss basic anatomy and functions of the bladder and intestines
- Discuss indications and contraindications for working the bladder and intestines
- Demonstrate how to use the Morales Method® Concepts of Palpation to create unique sessions that are tailored to the needs of each individual client
- Hear feedback from the model, Caroline, about how it feels to receive this work as a client
- Demonstrate manual therapy techniques for palpating and working the following territories:
- The bladder
- The ascending, descending, and sigmoid colon
- The mesentery, a rarely discussed organ that connects the intestines to the posterior abdominal wall
- Provide you with a detailed, downloadable PDF reviewing all the material covered in the course and the Morales Method® Concepts of Palpation.
This course focuses its instruction on how to palpate and connect with layers of tissue that are deep inside the body. This work requires you to hone your listening and palpation skills to an expert level that will ultimately improve all your skills as a manual therapist!
- Course Handout
- Intro to Working the Bladder & Intestines (21:13)
- Working the Bladder Part 1 (13:56)
- Working the Bladder Part 2 (8:54)
- Working Ascending Colon- Part 1 (13:23)
- Working Ascending Colon- Part 2 (17:25)
- Working Descending and Sigmoid Colon (10:06)
- Working the Mesentery (10:38)
- Discussion & Closing (19:04)
About Marty Morales
- Certified Advanced Rolfer®, CMT
- Founder of the Morales Method® of Manual Therapy & Body Conditioning
- NCBTMB and FL State Massage Board (50-31259) approved continuing education provider
- Creator of the Morales Method® Academy of Structural Integration
- Author: Deep Tissue Bodywork- A New Approach to a Classic Modality, Mastering Body Mechanics, 2nd Ed, and Morales Method® Core Integration Therapy
- Teaching since 2006
- Marty has taught in California, Nevada, Washington, Florida, Japan, Switzerland, Poland, and Taiwan
- In private practice since 2003 with over 10,000 hours of private practice logged
- MBA in Finance from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
- Read testimonials from previous students here.
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