‘Visceral’ relates to the internal organs of the body, such as the liver, kidneys, and intestines. Visceral Manipulation or VM is a gentle manual Therapy that aids your body’s ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunctions. A central guideline for visceral manipulation is to evaluate the person to find the structure that is causing the greatest problem for the body at that time. It may be different with each session, as the therapist focuses on what the patient's body most needs at that particular session.
VM does not focus solely on the side of pain or dysfunction, but evaluates the entire body to find the source of the problem which can be far from the painful spot. The VM therapist feels for the altered or decreased motion within the visceral and the relationship with the adjacent organs, as well as restrictive patterns throughout the body and then applies VM specific technique to re- establishes the body's ability to adapt and restore itself to health. Those effects can be global.