Visceral Manipulation (VM) was developed by world-renowned French Osteopath and Physical Therapist Jean-Pierre Barral.
Visceral Manipulation (VM) was developed by world-renowned French Osteopath and Physical Therapist Jean-Pierre Barral. Comparative Studies found Visceral Manipulation Beneficial for Various Disorders.
Visceral Manipulation involves the release of tension in the ligaments of the organs in the body. It is a gentle, but relatively deep tissue therapy with the entire emphasis on making sure that the organs move and glide freely.
Chronic Internal Pain
How It Works
Frequently the cause of the lack of motion in the organs is due to severe trauma to the body (i.e. car accidents, falls, etc.).
Visceral Manipulation is extremely relaxing. Apparently when working with the organs, the body releases a fair amount of serotonin, a feel-good/relaxing neurotransmitter.
According to Dr. Jeanne Barral, "In a single day, your internal organs move 30,000 times. Your liver alone travels 600 meters." It is thought that any restrictions in this natural motion, could over time create pain and inflammation within the body.
Dr. Barral has anecdotal evidence that Visceral helps with a variety of problems, from chronic back and joint pain to indigestion, infection, incontinence, migraines and even impotence and sterility.hift to a more balanced position.
Re-education of the client's movement patterns and other modalities are commonly used to achieve or support the goal of improved alignment.