A Guided Layered Palpation - Thoracic Organs and Structures
In each of these layered palpations, Barral Institute Faculty Member Ron Mariotti, ND, BI-D, will guide you through the various layers of tissue and structures associated with a particular organ within the thoracic cavity. They are, in essence, “visceral meditations.” Enhance your anatomy knowledge and palpation skills with this revolutionary technique.
Each “visceral meditation” is set to soothing music, the goal of which is to help enhance your learning, as it balances the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. This allows you to listen and feel through the various layers without a lot of mental chatter.
Set of three CDs with a total of 7 tracks.
1-Cervical fascia and structures
2-Thyroid gland and structures
3-Anterior thoracic hard frame and structures
4-Posterior thoracic hard frame and structures
5- Lungs, pleura and structures
6- Pericardium, heart and structures
7-Mediastinum, thoracic plexi and structures
Give yourself permission to feel everything! Some of these are very subtle layers of tissue and require you to use your wonderful ability to visualize. If you struggle feeling a structure please, do not get stressed by this but play and allow yourself the space to feel… even when you doubt yourself. Allow yourself the space to feel things completely new and different.
The first time you listen to a track do so with an anatomy book in front you. Visualize and imagine your hand feeling these various tissues. Then, the second time you go through this experience do so with your hand on a person.
Most importantly, have fun with this!
Click to hear a sample of the Layered Palpation Series.