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Visceral Manipulation

“The purpose of Visceral Manipulation is to recreate, harmonize and increase proprioceptive communication in the body to enhance its internal mechanism for better health” – Jean Pierre Barral, D.O.

Visceral Manipulation (VM) is a manual therapy consisting of gentle, specifically placed manual forces that encourage normal mobility, tone and inherent tissue motion of the viscera (internal organs), their connective tissue and other areas of the body where physiologic motion has been impaired. 


Everything in the universe is in constant motion and our bodies are no exception. We were designed to move! The same principle applies to every structure in the body, including the viscera. For an organ to be healthy and have optimal function there needs to be motion. When a tissue becomes inflamed, it starts to lose its normal motion. Many factors can lead to tissue inflammation including: direct trauma, emotional trauma, previous/current infections, repetitive movements, diet, and environmental toxins. 


How do you know if VM is what you need? 90% of orthopedic complaints have a visceral restriction component! 90%!!! If you are having neck and back pain, you may need VM. If you are having allergies of any sort, you may need VM. If you are having headaches and migraines, you may need VM. Of course, if you’re having GI problems, you definitely need VM. 


Call us today to schedule your consultation so our highly trained therapists can assess your individual needs. Also, check out our blog posts for more information on VM! You can also click here to learn more information!

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