Visceral Manipulation – “viscera” relates to the internal organs of the body, such as the liver, kidneys and intestines. Visceral Manipulation (VM) is a gentle, manual therapy 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. A therapist feels for altered or decreased motion within the viscera, as well as restrictive patterns throughout the body and then applies VM techniques. VM therapy re-establishes the body’s ability to adapt and restore itself to health.
Visceral Manipulation assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. VM increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.
There are clear indications and symptoms that show when to explore using visceral manipulation: gastrointestinal complaints, flatulence, unclear bellyache, scars in abdominal area after operations, colics, chronic inflammatory processes, ptoses (drooping eyelid), bladder inflammation, menstruation complaints, airways diseases, unclear backache. Also general weakness, tiredness, lethargy and depression as well as certain kinds of headaches that can have their grounds in the visceral area. Among other causes, liver can play a very important part here.