Visceral Manipulation (VM)

Proper functioning of the visceral system - the internal organs of the body: digestive tract, respiratory system, etc. - relies on fully-functional, interconnected interaction between the motions of all organs and structures of the body. 

At optimal health, this relationship remains stable despite the body's endless varieties of motion. However, when one organ cannot move in concert with the surrounding organs due to abnormal tone, adhesions, displacement, or injury, abnormal points of tension can result in chronic irritation. This can pave the way for on-going discomfort, distortion, neuromuscular dysfunction, and ultimately disease processes. 

Visceral manipulation (VM) relies on palpation of the body and the use of specific hands-on techniques to enhance movement of the musculoskeletal and organ systems via its connective tissue attachments. Manipulation improves functioning of individual organs, the systems the organs function within, and the structural integrity of the entire body. Due to the delicate and often highly reactive nature of the visceral tissues, only precisely directed gentle force is used. This reaps the greatest results.

VM is effective in acute disorders (whiplash, seatbelt injury, and chest or abdominal injury), when used in digestive disorders (acid reflux, bowel dysfunction, etc.), and when applied to menís and womenís health issues relating to chronic pelvic pain, and pain related to sciatica and scar tissue.