Visceral Manipulation

Introduction
Standard Massage Techniques
Deep Tissue Massage/Remedial Massage
Sports Massage
Trigger Point Therapy
Active Release Technique (ART)
Myofascial Release
Positional Release (Strain Counterstrain)
Visceral Manipulation

What is Visceral Manipulation?

Visceral manipulation is a massage technique developed by Jean-Pierre Barral, a French osteopath. He wanted to know the connection between the internal organs of the body and the musculoskeletal system, and how one affects the other. This hands-on therapy works on many parts of the body though more specifically on the internal organs or the visceral system.

According to Jean-Pierre Barral, “We must catch the rhythm of the tissue; each person has their own special rhythm. We must feel first and think after – otherwise we are lost!”

Each organ in the body is surrounded by a kind of connective tissue called the fascia. In a normal state of health, the organs should be able to move in their own physiological motion. Moreover, if there is a restriction in the fascia then it can affect the fascia that surrounds other areas too. The fascia needs to be flexible for the organs to move properly.

There are a number of factors that can affect the fascia and the organs, including infections, injuries, surgeries, and physical and emotional trauma.

We often use visceral manipulation at our clinics in Chester and St Asaph, North Wales.

How Does Visceral Manipulation Work?

This is a non-invasive, gentle massage therapy done by a trained practitioner. It is a collection of different techniques and rhythmic motions with its main goal being to improve the function, tone, and mobility of the viscera. It can also be used to restore flexibility to the fascia.

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Visceral manipulation is a very effective way to heal numerous conditions including those caused by accidents, surgeries, and trauma. It can be particularly useful for digestive problems as well as tension headaches, and other physical pain. Furthermore it helps to alleviate and relieve any irregular tension points around the body.

While more recent injuries heal faster using visceral manipulation there are others such as older traumas may require further sessions before any improvement is noticed.

Introduction
Standard Massage Techniques
Deep Tissue Massage/Remedial Massage
Sports Massage
Trigger Point Therapy
Active Release Technique (ART)
Myofascial Release
Positional Release (Strain Counterstrain)
Visceral Manipulation

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