Visceral Manipulation

Visceral Manipulation (VM) is based on the specific placement of gentle manual forces precisely directed to encourage the normal mobility, tone and motion of the viscera (organs) and their connective tissues.  These gentle manipulations can potentially improve the functioning of individual organs, the systems within which the organs function, and the structural integrity of the entire body.

Organs lose mobility due to various factors.  When an organ is restricted and fixed to another structure, the body is forced to compensate.  This creates abnormal points of tension, and chronic irritation gives way to functional and structural problems throughout the body.

Different emotions also affect different organs.  Emotional reactions can translate into simple spasms in the gallbladder or heartburn, vomiting, ulcers and serious diseases.  When the brain receives negative emotions, it sends tension to the related organ, that organ sends tension back to the brain, and a vicious cycle is perpetuated.  Conversely, a physically damaged or imbalanced organ can stimulate emotional upset.  VM can break this cycle, enhance the health of the organ and restore emotional balance. Examples of dysfunction that can be treated with VM are:

Acute Disorders
Seatbelt Injuries
Chest or Abdominal Sports Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries

Women's and Men's Health Issues
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Fibroids and Cysts
Bladder Incontinence
Prostate Dysfunction
Effects of Menopause

Pain Related to
Post-operative Scar Tissue
Post-infection Scar Tissue
Autonomic Mechanisms

Digestive Disorders
Bloating and Constipation
Nausea and Acid Reflux
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Swallowing Dysfunctions

Musculoskeletal Disorders
Chronic Spinal Dysfunction
Headaches and Migraines
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Peripheral Joint Pain

Once assessed and treated with VM, our therapists might suggest complementary treatment modalities, including physiotherapy, massage therapy and acupuncture. 

For an assessment and treatment using Visceral Manipulation please book in with one of the following therapists:

Kim Rae PT
Lucas Scrivener RMT
Jessica Whidden RMT