Visceral therapy is a whole-body approach to treating pain and dysfunction. It utilizes gentle manual therapy to identify the root cause of dysfunction and then release restrictions throughout the body. Restrictions can be caused by an infinite number of things, some of which include abdominal surgery, c-section, pregnancy, endometriosis, motor vehicle accident or other injury.
The health of an organ and our bodies are based on movement from the cellular level (delivering nutrients and removing waste products) to an organ level (the stomach stretching after eating Thanksgiving dinner) to a body level (stretching to reach a box from the highest shelf). When we have restrictions, this limits our bodies at each level. Visceral work never forces the body but rather works to enhance the communication between tissues, which assists the body to make a change and self-release. In other words, we help put the body in the right alignment to heal itself.
This type of therapy is commonly used to treat scar pain and post-surgical complications, constipation, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome), acid reflux/heartburn, abdominal and pelvic pain, and many other painful and dysfunctional movement patterns.