Visceral massage is a therapy that focuses on a complex part of the anatomy; namely the gastro-intestinal tract (the gut).

Visceral manipulation has come to prominence inn the last three decades in the West mainly due to the French osteopath Jean-Pierre Barral. Visceral massage and visceral manipulation has its origins in eastern medicine with the belief that our organs store energy that may include unresolved emotional traumas seated in the past.

This relationship between the physical digestive process, the gut-brain and emotions all have associations with each organ:
  • The liver and gallbladder are associated with anger
  • The heart and small intestine with joy
  • The spleen an stomach are associated with over thinking or procrastination
  • The lungs and large intestine are associated with grief
  • The kidneys and bladder with fear
  • The hormonal system is associated with sexual pressure, creativity and "giving up"
Visceral manipulation involves abdominal massage that combines pressing, deep strokes and friction to strip away the adhesions or tight areas. The goal is to restore the mobile state ot help your organs get the circulation, nutrients and suppleness needed to function properly.

You will be amazed by how you feel when your muscles and joints relaign upon having a little manipulation on your abdominal cavity. What a relief!
People report many improvements such as:
  • Improved digestion
  • Less bloating, stomach pain and constipation
  • Less intestinal cramping and spasms
  • Less gas, heartburn and reflux
  • Lessened symptoms of fibromyalgia
  • Improved sciatica
  • Reduced chronic muscle pain
  • Reduced joint pain
  • Less "old" injury pain
  • Improvements with uterine fibroids and cysts
This one day course teaches you to:
  1. Understand the relationship of the body movements and organ placement
  2. Where individual organs are positioned and if they've become displaced
  3. Preper repositioning of organs
  4. Theory and organ names
Most of the class will be practical learning, including a half-day of hands-on training. Course material and manual included.

"When structure can no longer be mobilized, when fibrous tissues teplace elastic tissues, when arteries, nerves or lymphatic systems are trapped in a stranglehold  - then illness appears." ~Jean-Pierre Barral, DO MRO(F), PT