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.

NOTES on CEUs: This course is approved by NCBTMB (451212-10) and the Florida State Board of Massage Therapy (20-925508) for 2.0 CEs. Once the course has been completed, your certificate of completion will be automatically emailed to the email address associated with your teachable account. FL State LMTs, we will need your license number to submit your hours to CE Broker (email us at [email protected] upon course completion).


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!

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"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

Your Instructor


Marty Morales
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, IASI approved
  • 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.




Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish? Will I always have access to it?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Is this class applicable for CEUs? How do I get them?
Yes! After you complete this course (all videos must be completed and quiz taken), a certificate of completion is automatically emailed to you free of charge. You can then submit this to your state board for CEU acceptance (dependent on the rules and regulations of your state). This course is approved by NCBTMB and Florida State for 2.0 credit hours.
What if I'm unhappy with the course? Can I get my money back?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you're unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Do you report to CE Broker?
Yes we do for Florida LMTs, but we need some information from you to do so! Once you’ve completed your course and received your Certificate of Completion, we need you to email us a copy of your certificate at [email protected] along with your LMT number. If we do not have your license number, we cannot submit your hours!

Register for this course by clicking the button below to help more clients with this unique approach to working the bladder and intestines.

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