When one organ can't move in harmony with its surrounding organs (viscera) due to abnormal tone, adhesions, inflammation or displacement, it creates increased firing from the many nerves that surround the dysfunctional organ. These nerves send the message back to the spine and then to the brain (viscero-somatic reflex), which can result in;
• Muscle spasm along the spine and the associated muscles (Illiopsoas, Erector Spinae, Quadratus Lumborum, Upper
• A clinically noted change in the core muscle function (Diagphram, Transverse Abdominus, Pelvic Floor).
• Increased feelings of anxiety and stress.
Visceral Manipulation (VM) is a gentle hands-on therapy that works through the body's visceral system (the heart, liver, blood vessels, nerves, intestines and other internal organs) to locate and alleviate these abnormal neural firing points throughout the body so as to prevent or help reverse the above mentioned issues.
VM employs specifically placed manual forces that work to encourage the normal mobility, tone and motion of the viscera and their connective tissues.
Areas commonly treated: Back pain, neck pain, disc injuries, pelvis twisted, digestive symptoms (bloating, cramping, nausea, pain), Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bladder problems, hamstring strains, groin strains, shoulder pain, nerve injuries, breathing problems.