Visceral Manipulation (VM)Visceral Manipulation Explained
Your organs are in perpetual motion. When you breathe, walk and stretch, your organs move in your chest and abdomen. For example, when you take a breath, your kidneys move one inch; and with deep inhalation, they move 4 inches. In a day, they move a little over ½ mile. That’s around 19,000 miles in a lifetime!
Visceral Manipulation is based on the specific placement of soft manual forces to encourage the normal mobility, tone and motion of the viscera and their connective tissues.
These gentle manipulations can potentially improve the functioning of individual organs, the systems the organs function within, and the structural integrity of the entire body.
Optimum health relies on a harmonious relationship between the motions of the organs and other structures of the body.
There are many reasons for an organ to lose its mobility: physical traumas, surgeries, infections, and pregnancy/delivery to name a few.
When an organ is no longer freely mobile but is fixed to another structure, the body is forced to compensate. This compensation creates fixed, abnormal points of tension and the chronic irritation gives way to functional and structural problems throughout the body – musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urinary, respiratory and digestive, to name a few.
Harmony and health exist when motion is free and excursion is full – when motion is not labored, overexcited, depressed, or conflicting with neighboring structures and their mobility.
Therapists using Visceral Manipulation assess the dynamic functional actions as well as the somatic structures that perform individual activities.
Courses in Visceral Manipulation
The course progression for this module is shown in green below
B1 - Bundle 1 - Discount 25%
Visceral Manipulation (VM1)
In VM1 you will study the models and theories of functional biomechanics as viewed from Barral’s innovative approach
Visceral Manipulation (VM2)
Visceral Manipulation (VM3)
Visceral Manipulation (VM4)
Visceral Manipulation (VM5)
Visceral Manipulation (VM6)
VM6 explores in depth the connections between our organs and our emotions.
Visceral Manipulation: Applications for Pediatrics (VAP)
Visceral Manipulation: Applications for Pediatrics applies Visceral Manipulation techniques to working with infants, toddlers and children.