Visceral Manipulation is a gentle hands-on therapy that works with the body’s internal membranes and organs or visceral system (the heart, liver, intestines and other internal organs) to locate and alleviate any abnormal points of tension throughout the body.
It employs specifically placed gentle touch that works to encourage the normal mobility, tone and motion of the viscera and the connective tissue membranes that surround each of the body’s organ systems.
It is used to locate and solve problems that develop due to constrictions in the viscera which can have impacts throughout the body’s internal systems. It encourages your own natural mechanisms of healing, which improves the functioning of your organs, alleviates the negative effects of stress, and improves overall health, boosting resistance to disease.
A trained practitioner uses the rhythmic motions of the visceral system to evaluate normal activity and movement or “fluidity forces” within the internal body. Harmony and health exist when motion is free; when there is no constriction of movement, when flow internally is not diminished, and when structures move fluidly relative to neighboring structures. It can help alleviate the following:
- Swallowing difficulties
- Digestive problems
- Incontinence problems
- Acid Reflux
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Low back pain