The term "Viscera" refers to organs such as the liver, stomach, kidney and intestines. Visceral Manipulation was designed by French osteopath, Jean–Pierre Barral, D.O. and is taught worldwide. At times, overuse of muscle groups, repetition of movement, injuries, strains or accidents can cause an internal pulling of organs and their attachments that create pain or discomfort in muscles, connective tissue or the skeletal structure. Using visceral (organ system) techniques, our therapists apply light but specifically placed pressure to enhance the mobility and the tissue movement of the organs, which decreases pain and promotes the body’s natural healing processes. Visceral manipulation involves the assessment of the entire body to determine which structures or compensatory patterns could be at the origin of the pain, symptoms and dysfunction.
For additional information about these techniques please visit The Barral Institute