Visceral Manipulation Therapy

Visceral manipulation is an osteopathic technique that aims at the restoration of proper mobility and positioning of the organs.

If you are looking to improve digestion, circulation or straighten your posture, this approach may be the one to apply.

Visceral manipulation therapy helps ensure that each organ has adequate mobility or space in which to perform its functions. The therapist relies on his refined sense of palpitation to make sure no organ is impeding any major vessels or nerves in the area, and that it has its own sense of mobility.

Many times, the primary source of physical pain is in faulty position or movement of an organ.
Through visceral normalization, osteopathic practitioner can influence the structure of the organ, alleviate this dysfunction and restore the body to its optimal functioning.

Visceral manipulation therapy

Most people can benefit from visceral manipulation.

Visceral Manipulation involves mobilizing the fascia specific to organs, operating on the principle that unrestricted movement within the body is crucial for maintaining health.

It assesses and addresses the movement dynamics and support of organs, membranes, fascia, and ligaments.

Visceral manipulation may help you manage symptoms of the following conditions:

  • Bloating and Constipation.
  • Chest or Abdominal Sports Injuries.
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain.
  • Fibroids and Cysts.
  • Post-infection Scar Tissue.
  • Infant Colic

What to expect on your first visit.

Visceral manipulation allows you to remain fully clothed for enhanced comfort.

In order to provide you with the safe and effective treatment, we’ll discuss your overall well-being and specific discomforts, customizing our approach to address your unique needs and goals. The objective of Visceral Manipulation is to assist the individual’s body in restoring its natural function, thus alleviating compensatory symptoms originating from various sources, ultimately promoting enhanced health and optimal bodily performance.

Our osteopathic practitioner will ensure your comfort throughout the session. They will explain each step before gently working in areas of tension, such as your abdomen, ribs, neck, or other problematic regions. If you ever feel uneasy, don’t hesitate to communicate with your therapist.

Your comfort and feedback will be paramount throughout the session, enabling us to make adjustments as necessary to optimize the effectiveness of the visceral manipulation treatment.

Also, based on the nature of your heath concerns, the treatment may also include other modalities such as craniosacral, joint mobilization or lymphatic drainage to make sure that we address the issue holistically.

What to expect from visceral manipulation

An osteopathic session typically lasts between 30 minutes to one hour, and achieving your desired outcomes may require multiple sessions. When integrated into a treatment plan alongside beneficial therapies such as strengthening or stretching exercises, visceral manipulation can assist you in returning to activities you enjoy.

Individual experiences and treatment goals vary, leading to differing results. Ongoing research aims to further understand the effectiveness of visceral manipulation for various medical conditions.

Following a treatment, some individuals may experience immediate relief from their symptoms.

Some people might require a few days for their body to fully integrate the effects of the treatment on their physical condition. The timeframe for observing results varies depending on your treatment objectives, potentially spanning multiple sessions over several weeks to months.

After your treatment session, it’s essential to prioritize self-care to maximize the benefits of the therapy. Firstly, ensure you stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water to help flush out toxins released during the session and to keep your tissues hydrated. Engaging in gentle movement, such as walking or light stretching, can help maintain the flexibility and mobility gained during the treatment.

Pay attention to any changes in your body and how you feel in the following days, noting any improvements or areas that may still require attention. It’s also advisable to follow any post-treatment recommendations provided by your osteopathic practitioner, which may include specific exercises, stretches, or lifestyle adjustments to support ongoing recovery and promote overall well-being. Lastly, scheduling regular follow-up sessions as recommended can help sustain the positive effects of the treatment over time.

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