Visceral Manipulation

Visceral Manipulation
The Therapeutic Value of Visceral Manipulation

Visceral Manip is extremely effective for scar tissue from surgery and trauma. It can improve respiration, cardiac health, digestive disturbances & reproductive complaints.

Harmony and health exist when motion is free and excursion is full - when motion is not labored, overexcited, depressed, or conflicting with neighboring structures and their mobility. Therapists using Visceral Manipulation assess the dynamic functional actions as well as the somatic structures that perform individual activities. They also evaluate the quality of the somatic structures and their functions in relation to an overall harmonious pattern, with motion serving as the gauge for determining quality.

Due to the delicate and often highly reactive nature of the visceral tissues, gentle force precisely directed reaps the greatest results. As with other methods of manipulation that affect the body deeply, Visceral Manipulation works only to assist the forces already at work. Because of that, trained therapists can be sure of benefiting the body rather than adding further injury or disorganization.

Visceral Manipulation is based on the specific placement of soft manual forces to encourage the normal mobility, tone and motion of the viscera and their connective tissues. These gentle manipulations can potentially improve the functioning of individual organs, the systems the organs function within, and the structural integrity of the entire body.

Comparative Studies found Visceral Manipulation Beneficial for Various Disorders

Acute Disorders
Whiplash
Seatbelt Injuries
Chest or Abdominal Sports Injuries 

Digestive Disorders
Bloating and Constipation
Nausea and Acid Reflux
Swallowing Dysfunctions 

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

Musculoskeletal Disorders
Somatic-Visceral Interactions
Chronic Spinal Dysfunction
Headaches and Migraines
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Back, Hip and Knee Pain
Sciatica 

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