Viscera refers to the internal organs of the body – the intestines, the bladder, the stomach, the liver. Each organ has its own orbit, a specific motion pattern it follows. When this motion is impeded or blocked, the organ functions poorly, and there is often associated pain. With VM we search for the site of the restriction, then apply a precise light pressure, or subtle stretch, in order to free the tissues. As normal movement returns, the result is better function, less inflammation, reduction or elimination of pain symptoms, and overall better health.
Visceral Manipulation: what does it feel like?
VM is soft hands-on therapy. Most of the touch is gentle, occasionally it can be firm. After carefully “listening” with his hands to discover precisely where the internal organs are stuck, the therapist gently moves the tissues to free the restrictions. Symptoms can diminish immediately, or very gradually lessen over as many as two weeks.