Visceral therapy is a whole-body approach to treating pain and dysfunction. It utilizes gentle manual therapy to identify the root cause of dysfunction. It is then used to release restrictions throughout the body. Restrictions can be caused by an infinite number of things. This includes abdominal surgery, c-section, pregnancy, endometriosis, motor vehicle accident, other injuries, and more.
The health of an organ and our bodies is based on movement. When we have restrictions, this limits our bodies at each level.
- Cellular level (delivering nutrients and removing waste products)
- Organ level (the stomach stretching after eating Thanksgiving dinner)
- Body level (stretching to reach a box from the highest shelf)
Visceral work never forces the body but rather works to enhance the communication between tissues. Enhanced communication 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.