Visceral Manipulation is a specialized form of fascial work, focused on freeing the connective tissue surrounding organs involved in areas of restriction due to injury, trauma, and compensation.
The body is designed so that as it moves, the internal organs and structures glide smoothly around one another in a way that does not disrupt form or function. Injury or imbalance can interfere with this harmony when tissue adhesion or abnormal tone occurs, restricting this movement and creating issue for not only the organs, but the muscular, membranous, fascial, and skeletal structures as well. These patterns can eventually lead to chronic pain, postural misalignment, as well as dysfunction of the organ. In visceral manipulation, we approach the organs of the body when they have become bound up structurally, inhibiting their normal function and causing pain, both local and referred.