Viscera relates to the internal organs of the body, such as the liver, intestines, and stomach. Visceral Manipulation is a gentle manual therapy that aids your body’s ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensation patterns in the organs and surrounding structures that cause pain and dysfunction. Treatment is done at the source of the problem and not always where the symptoms are being felt. Emotions can also have a great impact on how our body functions. Different emotions can impact different organs by sending tension (i.e. spasms) to the related organ.
Your organs are in continuous motion as we breathe, walk and move. This movement is transmitted to other structures in the body through fascia. When you are healthy, all structures move together with fluidity.
Organs can lose mobility or movement due to physical trauma, lifestyle, infection, diet, surgery, posture, pregnancy and so on. When an organ becomes restricted, it impacts the surrounding structures and the body is forced to compensate. The body can only compensate so much before abnormal points of tension and chronic irritation give way to problems with structure and function throughout the body.
Visceral Manipulation works to enhance the health of an organ and restore physical and emotional balance to the body.