Visceral manipulation (VM) was developed by French osteopath Jean-Pierre Barral to address bio-mechanical problems in and around the body’s internal organs (viscera). VM uses highly refined palpation skills to assess any abnormality in the visceral system which may negatively affect the organs, and consequently the body systems with which they are associated. Gentle myofascial techniques are used to help the body release adhesions and correct unhealthy compensations in the viscera. VM employs specifically placed manual forces that work to encourage the normal motion, tone and function of the organs.
Visceral release (VR) is a collection of other techniques used to address bio-mechanical problems in the body’s organs. Techniques such as spontaneous release, pointed pressure therapy (PPT), compressive pumps, visceral mobilisations and stretch releases are used to address visceral problems restore correct organ alignment and functioning.
VM and VR are helpful in addressing pelvic, thoracic & abdominal pain, scarring and post operative problems, acid reflux/heartburn, indigestion, women’s health issues, IBS, endometriosis, paediatric problems, infertility, Crohn’s disease, gall stones and traumatic injury to the body’s trunk. VM/VR can also help address disorders of the organs including the liver, kidney, spleen, pancreas, uterus, bladder, lungs, intestines, stomach and bowel.