What is Visceral Manipulation?
“Viscera” are the internal organs of the chest and abdomen such as the liver, kidneys, lungs, intestines, gall bladder, heart, etc- and all the tissues that hold connect them. The core principal of visceral manipulation is that healthy organs need to be able to move within the body. If an organ is unable to move, your body will need to accommodate this either by limiting motion or creating a “work around” movement pattern to protect that organ. This can create pain in the short term, and/or postural asymmetries that can lead to pain and further damage down the road.