“Viscera” relates to the internal organs of the body, such as the liver, kidneys and intestines. Visceral Manipulation is a gentle manual therapy that aids your body’s ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction. Visceral Manipulation, or VM, does not focus solely on the site of pain or dysfunction, but evaluates the entire body to find the source of the problem. The VM therapist feels for altered or decreased motion within the viscera, as well as restrictive patterns throughout the body and then applies VM techniques, a gentle compression, mobilization and elongation of the soft tissues. As the source of the problem is released, the symptoms will start to decrease and the body returns to greater health. This could take several days to occur after the Visceral Manipulation treatment.
I have done training with the Barral Institute in VM level 1, which includes organs of the abdomen. I do not offer VM as a separate modality, but include some of these techniques in my massage treatment if necessary.
‘”Anastasia used VM during my massage treatment. She worked with my liver, gall bladder and kidneys. As a result, regular headaches, which were not responding to painkillers, left me never to return, my sleep was restored and kidney pain disappeared. It was just miraculous!”