Class Code
LDV-TA

LDT Applications to Viscera: Thorax & Abdomen (LDV Th-Abd)

In this class you will go over the Cervical, Thorax and Abdominal regions to learn rarely taught ligaments, organ interfaces and intraorgan restrictions for numerous viscera including esophagus, trachea, lungs, heart, mediastinum, liver, spleen, stomach, duodenum, small and large intestines, thoracic diaphragm.

  • Learn fluidic approach to viscera
  • Discover an easy way to find dominant lesion in an area.
  • Learn how to find intra-organ/intraparenchymatous lesions, ligament lesions, inter-organ lesions.
  • Release organs using mainly Lympho-fascia release (LFR), extracellular fluid techniques (EFT) and other techniques


Class length 3 days
 

Contact Continuing Education (CE) Hours Total: 18 CEUs for massage therapists - NCBTMB Approved Provider # 451238-10

NCBTMB CEUs are accepted in every US state for NCBTMB certification renewal.

Most states accept NCBTMB for license renewal but not all. We are also approved for NY state.

Please look here for more information: http://www.ncbtmb.org/map/requirements-map.

Because certification and license renewal policies vary from state to state, it's important for you to make sure the CEUs are accepted wherever you practice. Therefore, please be aware that this information may not apply in your state.

Check your state’s website at: http://www.ncbtmb.org/regulators/state-info.

 

18 CCU's for PT and PTA by Procert/APTtitude

ProCert Continuing Competence Activity Certification Program is accepted in 34 Jurisdictions: The complete list is as follows: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming  Several more states are updating their laws to accept ProCert certification in the future.

Before attending a workshop, simply verify CE acceptance with the professional licensing board or association in your state. Rules can be changed and updated regularly.

 

18 CEU's for OT and OTA by American OT Association (AOTA)

AOTA Provider # 10304

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

 

18 hours approved by the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba, Canada (MTAM)


18 hours approved by the Certified Registered Massage Therapy Association of Alberta, Canada (CRMTA)

 

We are in the process of providing Continuing education for numerous other professions.  Please check back to this page later as we will post all updates.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS

  • Lecture
  • Study Guide
  • Question & Answer
  • Power Point Slides
  • Demonstration
  • Practice sessions
  • Review

 

COURSE OUTLINE  (Subject to Change)

Day One

8:30                                    - Registration

9:00 - 11:00                        - Introduction, teachers, students, teaching assistants and facilitator. Teaching material.

                                           - Assessing visceral restrictions

                                           - Treatment with Lympho-Fascia Release (LFR) technique

11:00 - 11:15                      Break / group discussion

11:15 - 12:30                      - Assessment and treatment of cervical region, thyroid cartilage, cervical, thoracic and abdominal esophagus

12:30 - 2:00                        Lunch

2:00 - 3:30                          - Assessment and treatment of trachea, primary and secondary bronchi

3:30 - 3:45                          Break / group discussion

3:45 - 5:30                          - Assessment and treatment of anterior lungs, fissures, dome of the lung, suspensory ligaments

 

Day Two

9:00 -9:30                           - Questions and answers

                                           - Case studies

9:30-11:00                          - Assessment and treatment of pleura, mediastinum, interpleural ligament, bronchopericardic membrane

11:00 - 11:15                      Break / group discussion

11:15 - 12:30                      - Assessment and treatment of heart, thymus

12:30 - 2:00                        Lunch

2:00 - 3:00                          - Assessment and treatment of posterior heart and lungs

3:00 - 3:30                          - Assessment and treatment of small intestines loops

3:30 - 3:45                          Break / group discussion

3:45 - 4:45                          - Assessment and treatment of root of the mesentery, cecum, appendicitis

4:45 – 5:30                         - Assessment and treatment of colon, angles, sigmoid

 

Day Three

9:00 - 10:30                        - Questions and answers

                                           - Assessment and treatment of liver: parenchyma, attachments and organ interface

10:30 - 10:45                      Break / group discussion

10: 45 - 12:45                     - Assessment and treatment of spleen parenchyma, attachments and organ interface

12:45 - 2:00                        Lunch

2:00 - 3:00                          - Extracellular fluid technique (EFT). Determine EFT on its own.

3:00 - 3:30                          - Assessment and treatment of peritoneum

- Take home protocol.

- Self-Reflection and identification of changes for practitioner’s practice.

 

 

LEARNER’S OBJECTIVES (Subject to Change)

- By the end of the 1st day participants will be able to correctly demonstrate on a live person Lympho-Fascia Release (LFR) technique on a specific visceral restriction

- By the end of the course participants will be able to correctly demonstrate on a live person Lympho-Fascia Release (LFR) technique on the esophagus

- By the end of the course participants will be able to correctly demonstrate on a live person Lympho-Fascia Release (LFR) technique on the trachea or main bronchi

- By the end of the course participants will be able to correctly demonstrate on a live person Lympho-Fascia Release (LFR) technique on the lung

- By the end of the course participants will be able to correctly demonstrate on a live person Lympho-Fascia Release (LFR) technique on the pleura or ligaments of the mediastinum

- By the end of the course participants will be able to correctly demonstrate on a live person Lympho-Fascia Release (LFR) technique on the anterior aspect of the heart

- By the end of the course participants will be able to correctly demonstrate on a live person Lympho-Fascia Release (LFR) technique on the posterior aspect of the heart or the lungs

- By the end of the course participants will be able to correctly demonstrate on a live person Lympho-Fascia Release (LFR) technique on the small intestines

- By the end of the course participants will be able to correctly demonstrate on a live person Lympho-Fascia Release (LFR) technique on the cecum

- By the end of the course participants will be able to correctly demonstrate on a live person Lympho-Fascia Release (LFR) technique on the colon

- By the end of the course participants will be able to correctly demonstrate on a live person Lympho-Fascia Release (LFR) technique on the liver intra or extra parenchymatous

- By the end of the course participants will be able to correctly demonstrate on a live person Lympho-Fascia Release (LFR) technique on the spleen intra or extra parenchymatous

- By the end of the course participants, using EFT technique, will be able to correctly determine an extracellular fluid dysfunction of at least one other person in the class

- By the end of the course participants will be able to correctly demonstrate on a live person Lympho-Fascia Release (LFR) technique on the peritoneum

 

Prerequisite: LDT1.  If you are not completely comfortable with the 1st rhythm of lymph and feeling the direction of the lymph flow, please wait for LDT2 to take this class, as we will use these techniques a lot for the viscera in LDV.

Advance study of anatomy is a pre-requisite for this class. Review the list of words and see where your stand with your knowledge. It is very important that you prepare for this class in advance - even if you don't plan to attend the class for years, it is not too early to begin your study of these structures. We have provided a list of terms below you need to study before attending this course.


Most anatomical reference book on the thorax, abdomen and pelvic section will refer to these terms. For example, Netter's 4th edition, section III, IV and V.

  • Lungs

  • Fissures, pleura, apex (dome) of the lungs, suspensory ligaments of the lungs*, mediastinum, thymus, thyroid, trachea, bronchi, thoracic/abdominal esophagus, phrenic nerve. Parietal and visceral peritoneum

  • Liver

  • Gallbladder, coronary ligament , triangular ligament, falciform ligament, hepatocolic ligament, cystico-colic ligament, hepatosplenic ligament, hepatorenal ligament, hepatoduodenal ligament, cysticoduodenal-renal ligament*.

  • Stomach

  • Greater and lesser tuberosity, gastrophrenic ligament, gastrocolic ligament, gastrosplenic ligament, pylorus, duodenum.

  • D1 to D4, muscle of Treitz*, cysticoduodenal-colic ligament*, cysticoduodenal

  • ligament, cysticoduodenal-renal ligament*

  • Inferior duodenal fold

  • Greater and lesser omentum

  • Colon flexures

  • Toldt's fascia*

  • Sigmoid, Rectum

  • Mesotransverse

  • Splenocolic ligament

  • Renocolic ligament

  • Appendiculo-ovarian ligament*

  • Mesenteric root

  • Mesocolon

  • Ligament

  • Pancreas, spleen

  • Pancreaticosplenic ligament

  • Splenorenal ligament

 

*These terms are often not labeled in North American anatomy texts. However, these structures are quite often visible in anatomical drawings.

Price: $850

Registration Discount: $650

You can receive the discounted price of $650 by using your CHI-Pak or by registering and making a minimum deposit of $200 at a prior CHI class and pay the balance in full 45 days prior to class start date.
(If the class is not paid in full 45 days prior to the start of class, the rate automatically goes up to $850)

Repeat: $425

Chikly Health Institute

The LDV class is one of the most important classes anyone can take. The visceral component is a huge missing-piece to the puzzle of bodywork. Bruno's work is an easy and comprehensive approach to working with the organs. One of the most unique pieces is the way we learn how the viscera are interacting with each other. My favorite part is working with the pericardium and its many relationships. This class is a must for everyone. You will be surprised at how much the viscera are involved in pain and mobility problems.

Terry Schibler, LMT
Chikly Health Institute

After 6 months of using the new tools that we learned at LDV I can honestly say, it made a huge difference in the results with my patients. Everyday I am amazed with what I am able to achieve using this absolutely wonderful technique. I can only recommend that anyone who is serious about Lymph Drainage and wants the best for their patients, to take this course!

Franzi Cassidy, RMT
Chikly Health Institute

LDV was the coursework that really opened up the power of lymphatic drainage in my practice. I was immediately able to use this material my first day back to work. The detailed anatomical specificity, combined with LDT technique has brought relief to many clients of mine who had not had success with any other treatment. Dr Chikly's work is brilliant, elegant, and profound. I feel so grateful to have the opportunity to study directly with him and his highly skilled instructors.

Piper Jones, LMT, LLCC
Chikly Health Institute

The Visceral Lymphatic work I learned from Bruno Chikly has been a tremendous asset both professionally and personally. The lymphatic visceral work has a beautiful flow to it connecting all the organ systems together in an integrative way. On a personal level I was recently exposed to pesticides and became very ill with a burning sensation throughout my body and the lymphatic visceral work completely resolved the burning and the pain throughout my organs. The other advanced courses Bruno has taught have been so valuable and I use the techniques daily to assist my clients to resolve brain and spinal cord issues. My clients are amazed that such a light touch could be so powerful in resolving issues. I highly recommend the advanced and the visceral lymphatic curriculum to those who want to practice very special and highly evolved skills to facilitate healing for their clients.

Leslie Nelson, OTR, RMT, CLT-LANA
Lympho-Fascia Release on Viscera (LDV): Liver, Stomach, Smaller Omentum, Cecum, Ileo-Cecal Valve
Visceral Applications of Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDV) - Testimonial from Darleen, PT