Visceral manipulation is the practice of an experienced therapist using his or her hands to move and release
fascial restrictions in your abdomen and pelvis to encourage the normal movement and function of your
internal organs. Most people are familiar with the idea of joint and muscle restrictions causing tightness,
pain and limited movement in their bodies, but don’t consider the role of their organs.
Basic Concept of Visceral Manipulation (VM)
Visceral Manipulation is a gentle , non-agressive form of Manual Therapy that specifically target the internal
organs, how they articulate their support structure and their physiological functions as well as
dysfunctions.VM is a approach that combines both mechanistic and energetic theory.
Visceral Manipulation is a bodywork technique that is a gentle, light therapy. Developed by world-renowned
French Osteopath and Physical Therapist Jean-Pierre Barral, the work focuses on the organ ligaments of the
body and their ability to move freely.
Visceral Manipulation can benefit:
Chronic musculoskeletal pain
Back, hip and knee pain
Shoulder periarthritis and capsulitis
Restricted range of motion
Post-surgical pain and Scar tissue
Acid Reflux and Heartburn
Women's health issues