What is Visceral Manipulation?
Visceral Manipulation therapy is a gentle hands-on approach that helps your body restore motion to areas of pain and compensation. It targets your body’s own healing abilities instead of forcing changes that could cause your body more irritation. As these restrictions begin to improve, areas of your body begin to relax, and health begins to return to your tissues. Truly effective treatment requires an approach that integrates all the tissues of the body, and approaches the body as a “whole organism” because of its many interconnected systems. Visceral Manipulation is at the cutting edge of a manual, whole body approach to healing.
Visceral Manipulation is a type of manual therapy based on the work of Jean Pierre Barral, a Doctor of Osteopathy and Physical Therapist in France. Through decades of research and clinical study, he has developed these Manual Techniques to address the adhesions and lack of motion inside the body that create pain, symptoms and disease.
The term “disease” translates literally to tell us that when the body is not healthy, there is “dis-ease” — or lack of freedom for the body and its tissues to move and function in harmony. Manual therapy, as a means to help change these areas of tension, has been part of health care for thousands of years, long before modern surgery and medications became available. Dr. Barral has brought together an exceptional anatomical knowledge with extensive clinical experience to develop a better and more precise form of manual therapy, now called “Visceral Manipulation”.