The visceral (internal organ) system refers to the movement of the organs and structures of the body. At optimum health, this harmonious system remains stable despite the body's endless variety of motion. When one organ cannot move freely with the others because of conditions (such as adhesions or displacement from injury), dysfunction and pain are likely to occur. Visceral manipulation is based on the specific placement of the hands to encourage normal body mobility and motion of the organs and the connective tissue that surrounds them.
Joint & Soft Tissue Injuries
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 foundational actions as well as the somatic structures that perform individual activities. They also evaluate the quality of the somatic structures and their functions in relation to an overall harmonious pattern, with motion serving as the gauge for determining quality. Due to the delicate and often highly reactive nature of the visceral tissues, gentle force precisely directed reaps the greatest results. As with other methods of manipulation that affect the body deeply, Visceral Manipulation works only to assist the forces already at work. Because of that, trained therapists can be sure of benefitting the body rather than adding injury or disorganization.
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