Abdominal Visceral Manipulation

Easing tension and promoting effective movement
Also know as Visceral Mobility Therapy and Manual Manipulative Therapy

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Visceral manipulation therapy has been practiced in Tibet for over two centuries; however, it has gained international recognition when it was improved upon by a French osteopath named Jean-Pierre Barral.

The main purpose of visceral manipulation is to enhance the normal mobility and motion in the body’s organs.

When the abdominal cavity is compromised the body’s organs are unable to move freely – and thus unable to work efficiently and to their full capacity.  Visceral manipulation locates these imbalances and encourages your body to improve the natural function of your organs, by gently easing stress within the body. It’s amazing how much of a negative impact that stress can have on the human body.

During a visceral manipulation therapy session we will  address the body’s visceral system (liver, kidneys, intestines, heart and so on) to release stress and tension. As a result the organs will glide freely, and with less tension. Now the body will be able to work as a whole, functioning more effectively overall. This is done by testing the mobility of your organs in order to identify the restrictions. Once these restrictions are identified, we will use gentle massage and stretching techniques to encourage the restricted tissues to release, thus achieving greater range of motion and freedom in movement.

Mobility testing may be done sitting or laying on a table – depending on your pathology. This will aid in facilitation of locating any restrictions or blockages in your body.

Your first visceral manipulation appointment can last up to 75 – including your initial consultation.

Visceral Manipulation can benefit: 

  • Restricted range of motion
  • Emotional disorders, PTSD
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Ease tension and stress
  • Aid indigestion, Acid Reflux and Heartburn
  • Chronic musculoskeletal pain
  • Sciatica, Back, Shoulder, hip and knee pain
  • Repetitive strain injuries, e.g. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Whiplash, Falls and other physical trauma
  • Vertigo, headaches and migraines
  • Post-surgical pain and Scar tissue
  • Post-cardiac surgery
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Women’s health issues
  • Endometriosis, Fibroids and Cysts
  • Bladder incontinence
  • Crohn’s Disease, IBS & Digestive disorders
  • Liver disorders … and much more

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