Visceral Bodywork: Heart and Lungs (3.0 CEUs)

Manual Therapy Techniques for the Heart and Lung

Do you want to access deep layers of the body to your clients feel better?

Working with the viscera can have profound effects both physically and emotionally. I find visceral bodywork is a great tool for when my go-to approaches aren’t making the changes I'd like to see. But knowing how to access these territories can be difficult without the proper instructions.

Both the heart and the lungs are protected by the rib cage in ways that make it hard to even fathom how we could even begin to affect them. This course is meant to offer you the skills and knowledge necessary to do just that.

Working these territories can be helpful for:
- Recovery from surgery
- Posture related issues
- Breath related issues
- Recovery from illness
- Emotional wellness

You may be thinking, "there's no way I can actually work the heart or lungs and make a difference for my client". I get it! It's hard to imagine if you've never seen it done. But this one of a kind course will give you the opportunity to learn how to do just that. Instead of just working the musculature of the thorax, you will know how to access and even deeper layer and be able to address the viscera of this territory to help your clients feel better.

In this course, we will:

  • Discuss the basic anatomy and functions of the heart and lung
  • Discuss common causes of visceral restriction
  • Demonstrate a variety of bodywork techniques to access the heart, lung, and diaphragm (demonstrated on a live model)
  • Discuss and demonstrate proper body mechanics for working safely and effectively
  • Demonstrate how to use the Morales Method® Concepts of Palpation to create sessions that are tailored to the unique needs of each client
  • Have an in-depth Q&A's from students of the live class and with our model, Caroline, on the intricacies of working the heart and lungs and what it feels like to receive the work

This course focuses its instruction on how to palpate and connect with layers of tissue that are deep inside the body. Doing this work requires you to hone your listening and palpation skills to an expert level that will ultimately take all your skills as a bodyworker to the next level.

NOTE: This class is translated from English to Swiss-German in real-time as it is a recording of a live online webinar taught to students in Zurich, Switzerland!

NOTES on CEUs: This course is approved by NCBTMB (451212-10) and the FL State Massage Board (20-915398) for 3.0 CEs. Once the course has been completed, your certificate of completion will be automatically emailed to the email address associated with your teachable account.

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"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

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?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Is this class applicable for CEUs and 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 for 3.0 credit hours.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn how to access and work the profound territories of the heart and lungs in your practice! Enroll in this course by clicking the button below.

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