The Concepts of Palpation in the Morales Method® (1.0 CEU)

Learn how to use the concepts of Directional Resistance and Directional Ease

One of the most important 'first tools' in learning new techniques is the ability to apply them in your practice. Before any level of 'technique learning' should take place, we first need to learn how to properly palpate tissue.

In this information-packed course, I will show you how to palpate the tissue as we do in the Morales Method® utilizing End Range, Directional Ease, and Directional Resistance. These concepts and techniques are central to the Morales Method®, but can also be easily combined with other modalities like Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Structural Integration, Swedish, and more! We highly recommend taking this course as a supplement to any of our online or in-person courses.

Although these concepts are nothing new in the Morales Method®, we have compiled them in a manner that's easy to understand and expand on. Years have gone into exploring these concepts so they can be easily shared.

Notes on Subtitles: English, Japanese, Thai, and Chinese subtitles are available with this course!

Notes on CEUs: This course has been approved by NCBTMB and the Florida Board of Massage Therapy for 1.0 CEUs. If you're interested in receiving a certificate of completion needed to receive credit for completing the course, you need to pay for the course. Please pay HERE.

In the course, we explore:

  1. End Range
  2. Directional Resistance and Directional Ease
  3. Passive Shortening and Passive Lengthening
  4. Active Shortening and Active Lengthening

At the end of this course, you will know how to palpate the tissue to understand the tensional patterns of each unique client with ease and specificity. Click the button below to enroll for FREE now!

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“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. Licensed Massage Therapist, NY

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
  • 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, Oregon, 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 and how do I get them?
This course is free to take and has been approved by NCBTMB and the Florida board of Massage Therapy for 1.0 CEUs. If you're interested in receiving a certificate of completion for this course which includes the 1.0 CEU, you must pay for the course. Please go to the following link to pay: Thank you!
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!

We are so happy to be able to offer you this FREE course to introduce you to the foundational principles of the Morales Method® of Manual Therapy and Bodywork. We hope you enjoy the course!

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