Visceral Manipulation What is Visceral Manipulation?

Visceral Manipulation is a soft hands-on manual therapy that aids your body’s ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction. The Viscera relates to the internal organs of the body such as the liver, kidneys and intestines. Organs lose mobility due to physical trauma, surgery, lifestyle, emotional stress, infection, pollution, diet, posture, pregnancy and such. This creates abnormal points of tension and chronic irritation which can cause functional and structural problems throughout the body. The therapist’s trained hands feel for the altered or decreased motion within the viscera as well as restrictive patterns throughout the body and then treats the related tissues. The treatment is a gentle compression, mobilization and elongation of the soft tissues.The patient is fully clothed. A full VM treatment takes about an hour.

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What can Visceral Manipulation positively affect?

  • Lower back, Sciatica, & Sacroiliac(SI) pain
  • Digestive disorders
  • Post-operative scar tissue pain
  • Joint pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Spinal disorders
  • Shoulder pain
  • Headaches
  • Acid Reflux
  • Anxiety & Depression

How many treatments will I need?

As each person’s situation is different, the number of visits will vary. Many people experience significant improvement within 1-3 treatments; others may require additional treatments. When appropriate I will integrate VM with my traditional manual Physical Therapy treatments.