Visceral Osteopathy is an Osteopathic approach that concerns the treatment of the motility of internal organs. These can be ; stomach, liver, lung, kidneys, intestines, bladder and gynecological organ; but may as well as be the soft membranes in your body…). Indeed, all our organs move as we do. For Instance : The lungs move as they breathe. The kidneys move as we walk. The intestine and stomach move during peristalsis. The urinary bladder moves when evacuating, etc …
As it is a manual therapy it applies to your body’s organs. It is able to addresses problems related to their restricted mobility .
Comparative studies found that visceral manipulations are beneficial for a wide range of disorders.
How can this approach help You?
Visceral Osteopathy is used to locate and solve problems throughout the body. It is particularly indicated for all functional organs disorders. It encourages your own natural mechanisms to improve the functioning of your organs. Hence, it can :
- Dissipate the negative effects of stress (i.e Upset stomach, diarrhea, constipation, nausea…)
- Enhance mobility of the musculoskeletal system through the connective tissue attachments
- Positively influence your general metabolism (i.e Insomnia, rapid heartbeat, …)
By improving and restoring the motion of internal organs, it helps to restore balance and facilitate holistic health across your entire body. Visceral osteopaths utilize this technique to treat a variety of conditions (but not limited to) such as :
- Chronic lower back pain
- Chronic neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Pelvic and hip dysfunction.
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Acid reflux
- Bladder incontinence.
How is the Visceral Therapy performed?
Visceral manipulation is a type of manual therapy. Osteopaths engage in light and gentle movements using their palms on specific parts of the body. Such manual forces helps to encourage normal ‘motility’, tone and inherent tissue motion of viscera, their connective tissue and other areas of the body where motion has been impaired.
- Individual organs (independently or as a whole)
- All the systems your organs work with
- The structural integrity of the entire body
Visceral tissues are delicate and of highly reactive nature. Therefore, only a precisely directed gentle force reaps the greatest results. Hence, as with other methods of manipulation that affect the body deeply, this osteopathic approach works only to assist the forces already at work.
Therefore, only trained and experienced therapists can be ensure that it will benefit your body rather than adding further injury or disorganization.
Our sessions generally lasts 60 minutes. Your osteopath will discuss with you on the number of subsequent sessions (if any needed) for your symptoms to improve.
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