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Integrated visceral therapy® – level 1

Since the abdomen is a very complex region of the human body, this area is studied rather superficially in most basic massage therapy training. As the abdomen is often responsible for referred or projected pain, it becomes important to be able to observe movements and tensions in this area. The massage therapist or other manual therapist will thus be able to relieve a wide variety of abdominal discomfort. It is an important approach in all therapeutic manual work. Whether Western or Eastern, it is very complementary to various types of approaches. It will fit very well into a current approach. In a manual therapy setting, this course will show you how to work the abdominal region, simply and safely. It will also teach you the contraindications to this approach. The student will observe the anatomical location of the main abdominal organs, learn the relevant palpation techniques in a manual therapy context and perform a series of maneuvers aimed at reducing tension, promoting movement, and thus contributing to the better physiological and biomechanical functioning of the main abdominal organs of the abdomen.


  • French
  • $ 315 + $ 10 for course notes
  • Equivalency of 22.5 hours

Course objectives

  • To recognize the myofascial and skeletal links linked to the abdominal organs.
  • To know the position of the organs, perform palpation and apply the appropriate techniques.
  • To develop palpation to feel the tensions, contractions, and movements specific to the structures of the abdomen.
  • To perform techniques aimed at normalizing the diaphragm and breathing (integrated fasciatherapy complementary techniques).
  • To determine the biomechanical implications of the abdominal organs related to the correct movement of the body.
  • To apply a series of abdominal massage techniques tailored to the client's needs.

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Schedules and registrations Integrated visceral therapy® – level 1