Review: 3 Abdominal Therapies

Review: 3 Abdominal Therapies

I receive emails and phone calls weekly from bodyworkers who are interested in learning abdominal therapy. They ask me which modality they should focus on. That’s a tough question to answer because it really depends on the individual, their commitment level and how they approach the body. So, I’ve outlined three different forms of abdominal therapy that I offer and included a general layout of each of the educational paths.

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Manual Thermal Evaluation

Manual Thermal Evaluation

Manual Thermal Evaluation (MTE) is an evaluation technique I learned in a Functional Methods training and in the Visceral Manipulation™ (VM-5) course (both based on osteopathic evaluations and techniques). I use MTE with every single client, so I thought I’d take a brief moment to tell you what I’m doing during MTE. It is much more complex than what I’m presenting here, but it’s important to give you a general overview, so you don’t think I’m doing voodoo.

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Abdominal Adhesions

Abdominal Adhesions

Abdominal Adhesions are fibrous tissues that can form between abdominal tissues and organs. When adhesions are present the tissues no longer glide and the internal organ’s motility is inhibited, organ function may be affected, pain may result. Manual abdominal therapy can help mobilize tissues and increase internal organ motility.

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Your Bladder Is Connected To Your Leg Bone

Your Bladder Is Connected To Your Leg Bone

I had an interesting experience with a woman who had a stage 3 cystocele (bladder prolapse). The general listening (evaluation to find restrictions) took me to the lower left quadrant of the belly. The local listening took me to the bladder and from there I followed a lesion chain deep into the obturator fascia. The bladder is closely related to the obturator foramen via fascia. After applying a technique

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