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Visceral Manipulation

'Viscera' relates to the internal organs of the body, such as the liver, kidneys and intestines. Visceral Manipulation, or VM, is a gentle manual therapy that aids your body's ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction. VM evaluates the entire body to find the source of the problem not just on the site of pain.  The VM therapist feels for tor the decreased motion within the viscera as well as restrictive patterns throughout the body and then applies VM techniques to re-establishes the body's ability to adapt and restore itself to health.


    Benefit with

  • Chronic musculoskeletal pain

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Sciatica

  • Back, hip and knee pain

  • Repetitive strain injuries, e.g. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Whiplash and other physical trauma

  • Shoulder periarthritis and capsulitis

  • Restricted range of motion

  • Vertigo

  • Post-surgical pain and Scar tissue

  • Post-cardiac surgery

  • Swallowing difficulties

  • Acid Reflux and Heartburn

  • Women's health issues

  • Endometriosis

  • Fibroids and Cysts

  • Bladder incontinence

  • Crohn's Disease

  • Liver disorders

  • Digestive disorders

  • Neuromotor problems

  • Emotional disorders

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • and much more

Therapeutic Results

A man in his mid-forties came to see me with low back and knee pain, overall low energy, as well as digestive problems. At the age of 40 he had an appendectomy. Scar tissue had formed that decreased the mobility of his large intestine. Scar tissue also pulled down on his right kidney. Since the kidney, which has a strong effect on energy and metabolism, was not moving and working properly, he felt tired. The restriction of the kidney also caused the muscles and fascia around that kidney to be tight, which caused low back pain and misalignment of his right leg. Because of this misalignment and the compression of the nerves behind the kidney that go to the knee, he was also experiencing right knee pain. These symptoms of right knee pain, right low back pain, low energy, and digestive problems were all linked back to scar tissue from the appendectomy at age 40. By releasing the scar tissue and enabling the intestines and kidney to move properly, his symptoms abated.

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