1: gentle manual therapy that assesses the structural relationships between the viscera (organs), and their fascial or ligamentous attachments to the various systems in the body.
2: assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive, eliminatory, neuroendocrine and lymphatic dysfunction.
*As defined by the Barral Institute
Have you gone to different practitioners but are still in pain?
It's possible that there are restrictions in the connective tissues around your organs that have never been addressed. Inflammation from surgery or infection in the body can create these restrictions. There can then be a pull in the system where the tissue hugs the restriction, leading to an overall imbalance.
Visceral manipulation releases these restrictions.
This helps the body fully recover from trauma caused my accidents and injury. The modality is simple, gentle and profound. It relies on feeling restrictions through touch and guiding the body to release restrictions.
Like acupuncture, visceral manipulation sees the body as a whole
Often symptoms may appear far away from the area of injury. Someone may be experiencing neck pain that is actually caused by a shift in the pelvis. The whole body is connected and if the main restriction is released the body as a whole begins to heal.
Sometimes needling acupuncture points release the restriction. Other times it's manual therapies that involve releasing restrictions through touch.
The combination of these two approaches offer a painless, gentle approach to healing pain. I find that acupuncture is helpful in integrating the experience that manual therapies offer.
All in all, both offer a truly relaxing experience.