Barral International

The Barral Institute is a global health education, training and research organization dedicated to the advancement of Visceral Manipulation, Nerve Manipulation and related Manual Therapies.

Barral International - Ireland

Barral Ireland commenced in 2008 and is run by by Deborah Conway, Osteopath.

Deborah attended many courses with Jean-Pierre in the UK and other lecturers with Barral Institute internationally before sponsoring the Irish satellite. Over half our alumni have attended seven plus courses with us as have found content and delivery to be an excellent standard, it’s an added bonus that many have developed social links with their classmates.

Visceral Manipulation (VM)

Visceral Manipulation (VM) was developed by French Osteopath and Physiotherapist Jean-Pierre Barral.

Visceral Manipulation

VM assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction.


In 2007 the Barral Institute was formed though courses in Barral’s Visceral Manipulation (VM) have been offered through the Upledger Institute since 1985. Barral Institute Seminars are taught in over 20 countries around the world.


The curriculum is continually being developed and refined. In collaboration with Alain Croibier, D.O. Jean-Pierre Barral has also developed the modalities of Nerve Manipulation and Global Joint Treatment based on their on-going clinical research.


Over 18,000 people have taken classes with BI around the world. Alumni include Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Rolfers & other professional bodyworkers