Visceral Manipulation is a manual therapy consisting of gentle, specifically placed manual forces that encourage normal mobility, tone and inherent tissue motion of the viscera (organs), their connective tissue and other areas of the body where physiologic motion has been impaired.
Many factors can can cause loss of tissue mobility and function:
- Direct Trauma
- Repititious Movement
- Environmental Toxins
Visceral Manipulation assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, neurologic, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. It evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia and ligaments. Visceral Manipulation increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person, creating efficiencies of function and relieving symptoms of pain.
Visceral Manipulation is used to locate and solve problems throughout the body. It encourages your own natural mechanisms to improve the functioning of your organs, dissipate the negative effects of stress, enhance mobility of the musculoskeletal system through the connective tissue attachments, and influence general metabolism. Today, a wide variety of healthcare professionals perform Visceral Manipulation.
The purpose of Visceral Manipulation is to re-create, harmonize, and increase proprioceptive communication in the body to enhance its internal mechanism for better health.
Jean-Pierre Barral, D.O.