Visceral Manipulation

Visceral manipulation assists functional and structural 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. VM increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.

An integrative approach to evaluation and treatment of a patient requires assessment of the structural relationships between the viscera, and their fascial or ligamentous attachments to the musculoskeletal system. 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 a cascade of effects far from their sources for which the body will have to compensate. This creates fixed, abnormal points of tension that the body must move around, and this chronic irritation gives way to functional and structural problems.

Visceral Manipulation Interview with Jean-Pierre Barral


  • Acute Disorders: Whiplash, Seatbelt Injuries, Sports Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Digestive Disorders: Bloating and Constipation, Acid Reflux, GERD
  • Women’s and Men’s Health Issues: Chronic Pelvic Pain, Endometriosis. Bladder Incontinence
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders: Somatic-Visceral Interactions, Headaches and Migraines: Peripheral Joint Pain,
  • Sciatica, Neck Pain
  • Pain Related to: Scar Tissue, Autonomic Mechanisms
  • Pediatric Issues: Infant Colic, Projectile Vomiting, Chronic Ear Infections
  • Emotional Issues: Anxiety and Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)