Visceral Manipulation

Visceral Manipulation is a gentle technique that aids your body's ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction. Visceral Manipulation does not focus solely on the site of pain or dysfunction, but evaluates the entire body to find the source of the problem. The therapist feels for altered or decreased motion within the viscera, as well as restrictive patterns throughout the body and then applies visceral manipulation techniques.  Some of the techniques are very similar to gentle myofascial release techniques, since we're mostly affecting the connective tissue that surrounds and supports the organs, and connects them to the bones, blood vessels and nerves. Visceral manipulation therapy helps re-establish the body's ability to adapt and restore itself to health.  It is usually best to wear comfortable loose fitting clothing that allows access to the rib cage and abdomen.

Visceral Manipulation can be beneficial for many different disorders such as:

Acute Disorders
Seatbelt Injuries
Chest or Abdominal Sports Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries

Digestive Disorders
Bloating and Constipation
Nausea and Acid Reflux
Swallowing Dysfunctions

Women's and Men's Health Issues
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Fibroids and Cysts
Bladder Incontinence
Effects of Menopause
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Somatic-Visceral Interactions
Chronic Spinal Dysfunction
Headaches and Migraines
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Peripheral Joint Pain

Pain Related to
Post-operative Scar Tissue
Post-infection Scar Tissue
Autonomic Mechanisms

Emotional Issues
Anxiety and Depression
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

 You can find out more about visceral manipulation here.

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