Visceral Manipulation uses hands-on manipulation to find and treat restrictive patterns and unhealthy compensations in the viscera (organs) that cause pain and dysfunction throughout your body. The body is an intricate and connected system, and each part cannot be treated separately from the whole.
Just as a stiff joint causes physical impairment, your organs are impacted when they don’t have a healthy range of motion.
The goal is to recreate, harmonize, and enhance the proprioceptive communication in the body in order to enhance the internal mechanisms for optimal health. By addressing the body as a whole, visceral manipulation aims to alleviate all the symptoms of dysfunction and pain at the root of the cause.
Visceral Manipulation can address many conditions. Some of the most common are:
• Acid Reflux
• Diastasis Recti
• IBS/Chronic Bloating
• Hiatal hernia
• Painful bowel movements
Visceral manipulation is a gentle hands-on therapy that works through the body’s visceral system, including the intestines and other internal organs, to alleviate abnormal points of tension. It encourages the normal mobility, tone, and motion of the viscera (the internal organs) and their connective tissues.
Visceral Manipulation involves restoring the internal organs, particularly the stomach and large and small intestines to their optimal function, it is beneficial for people who suffer from digestive disorders.
Digestive disorders, like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, cause a range of symptoms that can reduce quality of life, including nausea, stomach pain, headaches, bloating, gas, acid reflux, diarrhea, constipation, and more. Symptoms affect both males and females of all ages and can be a lifelong battle. Poor digestion can be caused by diet, stress, medication, food sensitivities, genetics, and medical conditions.
Visceral manipulation is not a commonly known remedy for digestive problems; however, it can positively affect those suffering from chronic constipation, stomach pain, and other gastrointestinal issues. Abdominal massage is effective in treating chronic constipation by stimulating peristalsis (muscle contractions that move food through the digestive tract), decreasing colonic transit time, increasing frequency of bowel movements, and decreasing discomfort and pain associated with constipation.
Strong, functional digestion is an important part of overall physical health. The mind-gut connection shows that digestive issues can cause depression and anxiety.