The structural integrity of the body and its function are always compromised when there are abnormal tensions in connective tissue. Visceral Manipulation focuses on locating and resolving abnormal tension of connective tissue that links the organs of the body. Correcting these imbalances also release serotonin and can help alleviate chronic irritation and stress, which sometimes is the cause of “dis-ease”.
Strains in the connective tissue of the viscera can result from surgical scars, adhesions, illness, posture or injury. Tension patterns form through the fascial network deep within the body, creating symtoms, sometimes far from their sources for which the body will have to compensate. Thus, viscerospasm, displacement and adhesions can all cause our organs to work inefficiently creating chronic irritation and abnormal points of tension. The main purpose of visceral manipulation is to reinstate the normal mobility and motion in the body’s organs.
Visceral manipulation assists in correcting imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. It evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia and ligaments. Visceral manipulation increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.
Evaluation and treatment of a patient with visceral manipulation methods requires assessment of the structural relationships between the viscera, and their ligamentous or fascial attachments to the musculoskeletal system.
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