Most of our therapies focus on the repair and function of the body’s outermost layers like the muscles and fascia.
Visceral techniques or manipulation does the opposite, it deals with your innermost organs. Visceral manipulation is a manual therapy that uses soft pressure to encourage the normal mobility, tone, and function of internal organs, otherwise known as the viscera.
Some of the organs catered to by visceral work include:
How does visceral manipulation work?
Our organs are held and connected by a layer of connective tissue. When this tissue is healthy, the organs should be able to glide over each other easily as you move. When this tissue is damaged, this mobility is disturbed resulting in pain or discomfort within the abdominal cavity.
Visceral manipulation is able to detect any knots or tight areas one might have in their viscera by checking for abnormal flows in the organs and systems.
After locating these abnormalities, a soft pressure can then be applied to release your organs from the tension.
Who needs visceral manipulation?
If you feel any restriction in your thoracic (chest) and abdominal area, you should consider coming in for a consultation to see if visceral techniques might work for you. Or if you’ve played contact sports, carried unresolved shoulder or neck pain, or had an abdominal infection, visceral adhesions can develop affecting other areas of the body.
Disturbances to the viscera usually have signs and symptoms that are hard to miss. Some of these signs include:
- Abdominal pain
- Chest pain
- Chest congestion
- Issues with the reproductive system particularly in women
Those who have surgeries like C-sections may also experience some tightness in their viscera due to the formation of scar tissue. Visceral manipulation can be a great tool for post-surgery recovery.
How long does visceral manipulation take to work?
Like any therapy, the time it takes to heal depends on your individual situation. Some people feel relief after their first session. Others might take some time due to how severe or how long they have their health condition. If you’re experiencing anything that’s described above then book in with Bindi and given visceral techniques a go.
What is certain is how good your internal self will feel after the session. So what are you waiting for? Book your session today.