Visceral Manipulation

Visceral Manipulation (VM) massage therapy enhances the normal mobility and tissue motion of the organs of the visceral system. These gentle manipulations can alter and improve the structure and physiological functioning of the organs, their systems and the entire body.

Visceral Manipulation (VM) was developed by world-renowned French Osteopath and Physical Therapist Jean-Pierre Barral.

  • Relaxation
  • Anxiety
  • Soothes nerves
  • Increase range of movement

How Visceral Manipulation benefit me?

Visceral Manipulation, (VM) assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. VM increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction and poor posture.

What can I expect?

The treatment is a gentle compression, mobilization, and elongation of the soft tissues.

Thermal manual technique allows the therapist the ability to feel if the organ has been altered, decreased in motion within the viscera, fascial or ligamentous attachments to the musculoskeletal system or if there are restrictive patterns throughout the body. Once found restrictions are released which then allows the body to self correct.

What does it help?

Comparative studies found Visceral Manipulation beneficial for various disorders:

Acute Disorders
Seatbelt Injuries
Chest or Abdominal Sports Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries

Digestive Disorders
Bloating and Constipation
Nausea and Acid Reflux
Swallowing Dysfunctions

Women’s and Men’s Health Issues
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Fibroids and Cysts
Bladder Incontinence
Prostate Dysfunction
Referred Testicular Pain
Effects of Menopause

Musculoskeletal Disorders
Somatic-Visceral Interactions
Chronic Spinal Dysfunction
Headaches and Migraines
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Peripheral Joint Pain
Neck Pain

Pain Related to
Post-operative Scar Tissue
Post-infection Scar Tissue
Autonomic Mechanisms

Pediatric Issues
Constipation and Gastritis
Persistent Vomiting
Vesicoureteral Reflux
Infant Colic

Emotional Issues
Anxiety and Depression
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


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