Washingon Massage Continuing Education Courses

Abdominal Palpation & Treatment: Breath & Bowel--Small & Large Intestines with Marty Ryan

Instructor: Marty Ryan, LMT; NCBTMB #451818-11

About this Class: In this module, we will explore optimizing the breath and its effect on the abdominal viscera. Since all of the abdominal organs are in motion when we breathe, we will explore specifically those organs that have direct attachments to the respiratory diaphragm and lumbar spine – the small and large intestines. This module will also include working with the muscles of respiration, mobilizing the ribs, and exploring the effects of the breath on the autonomic nervous system.

About Abdominal Palpation & Treatment Classes: These modules are designed to introduce the core and abdominal viscera to manual therapists. The series will explore how the abdomen and pelvis are built, and how to easily and fluently make contact with each of the tissue layers from the belly wall to the spine and from the respiratory diaphragm to the pelvic bowl and floor. From there, clinical treatment applications are discussed and practiced.

For many manual therapists, the pelvic and abdominal viscera are new frontiers and often under examined in a typical therapeutic session. Likewise, our clients often have no idea that manual therapy can be utilized here. This series is an excellent way to begin the journey of palpatory fluency and effective treatment for some of the most common clinical conditions that our clients present.

Each module is a stand alone course with no prerequisites.

What to Bring: Set of sheets; face cradle cover; pillow or bolster; wear loose clothing

Registration Options: We are offering these 2 classes at a discounted group rate if you register for both classes at once, versus taking each individual class. If you would like to register for just one or both days, please click on the following links to register, otherwise continue on to register both classes. Please note that by taking the both classes, you save $30.

Class Dates: December 6, 2020
Class Times: Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Seattle -- Please click on the this link to go to the class description on the Therapeutic Training Center's website for the location detail.
Cost: $170 if registered by 11/27/20; $190 if registered after 11/27/20
Cost/Hour: $21.25/hr if registered by 11/27/20; $23.75 if registered after 11/27/20
CE Hours: 8

Reviewers Discount: Four spaces are reserved in each class for people who have previously taken this class but want to review.  The price for reviewing the class is $95. If you are eligible for a discount, please call 206.853.6875 to register or register by mail.

For more information, or to register, please contact

Robbin Blake
Therapeutic Training Center
P: 206.853.6875


Taught By Marty Ryan, LMT; NCBTMB #451818-11
When Sunday, December 06, 2020 09:00 AM
Where Therapeutic Training Center 700 NW 42nd St Ste 247 (Office only, not a classroom. See location link provided above.)
Seattle, WA 98107
CE Hours 8
Price $170
Posted Wednesday, April 22, 2020 08:07 PM