VISCERAL MANIPULATION is a gentle hands on manual therapy involving the gentle manipulation of the viscera. The viscera, or internal organs, typically included in this type of bodywork are the ones located in the abdominal, pelvic and thoracic cavities. These include the lungs, heart, liver and large and small intestines, pelvic organs to name a few.

Visceral manipulation has been a part of medical treatment since the beginning of time. There are ancient accounts of manipulating the abdominal cavity as a treatment for disease or poor health. Visceral manipulation was practiced for over 200 years in Tibet. In the late 1800s, visceral manipulation was widely used by medical doctors as treatment for many diseases. The practice fell out of favor as advances in other medical techniques were made. In 1985, however, the French osteopath Jean-Pierre Barral, a devotee of the practice, brought it to the United States. Today, visceral manipulation, like many other types of bodywork, is considered an alternative therapy.

Visceral Manipulation can help:

  1. Musculoskeletal Disorders

  2. Headaches and Migraines

  3. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  4. Back, Hip and Knee Pain

  5. Sciatica

  6. Digestive Disorders

  7. Bloating and Constipation

  8. Acid Reflux

  9. Swallowing Dysfunctions

  10. Pain related to:

  11. Post-operative Scar Tissue

  12. Post-infection Scar Tissue

  13. Women’s and Men’s Health Issues

  14. Chronic Pelvic Pain

  15. Interstitial Cystitis

  16. Endometriosis

  17. Fibroids and Cysts

  18. Dysmenorrhea

  19. Bladder Dysfunctions

  20. Prostate Dysfunctions

  21. Pediatric Issues

  22. Constipation and Gastritis

  23. Reflux and Persistent Vomitting

  24. Colic

  25. Anxiety and Depression

  26. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder