Neural Manipulation (NM)

Neural Manipulation, developed by French Osteopaths Jean-Pierre Barral and Alain Croibier, is a manual therapy that helps assess and correct deficits within/of the neural components of the body.

A nerve functions optimally when it is able to move freely within its surrounding structures. Freedom of movement is essential for nerve conduction, the flow of blood within and between nerves, and overall system responsiveness. With fixation, a nerve can lose its ability to glide and/or stretch in length, and smaller nerve sections harden. These ‘buds’ are often very sensitive or painful to the touch.

Neural manipulation, administered through precise and gently-applied pressure, identifies and releases peripheral nerve restrictions. This helps not only to address local discomfort, but can often result in favorable and more global effects on corresponding organs and systems, body-wide.