Visceral Manipulation

A gentle hands on therapy...

...that moves and lengthens the connective tissue between your internal organs (viscera) and surrounding structures. Our viscera such as the bladder, uterus and rectum are supported by ligaments and fascia in the pelvis. Inflammation in our body due to infection, direct trauma, surgery, diet, poor posture or emotional stress develops adhesions and scar tissue. This dehydrated and thickened tissue creates abnormal tensions within the entire body, decreasing overall movement, triggering pain and dysfunction.

Movement is essential for health and everyday function, it is vital that the organs move. When we take a breath in, our diaphragm contracts, pushing the kidneys and liver downwards, at the same time, the lungs expand and the stomach compresses, this is a small glimpse of what happens when we take in one breath. Can you imagine the impact of a restricted kidney? With each breath, there would be pulling on the the lower back and tightening of the surrounding muscles to protect the kidney, this is a common source of low back pain.

Visceral manipulation is extremely effective in treating lumbar, pelvic and hip dysfunctions, gastrointestinal issues, women's and men's health concerns.

The purpose of visceral manipulation is to recreate, harmonize, and increase proprioceptive communication in the body to enhance it’s internal mechanism for better health.
— Jean-Pierre Barral, D.O, RPT. Developer of Visceral Manipulation