Healing Benefits


The Benefits of Visceral and Neural Manipulation

It is estimated that 80-90% of neuromuscular pain and dysfunction has its origins in the viscera- the organs that inhabit your chest, abdomen and pelvis.  These organs are kept in place and their functionality is maintained by the three-dimensional web of your connective tissues which permeates your entire body. Because of the continuous nature of these tissues, any injury or surgery creates restrictions, and can negatively affect the entire web. 

Thus, trauma to the stomach or the connective tissues around the lung can create neck pain that won't go away with massage. Impingement of the brachial plexus nerve in the neck can cause pain and decreased sensation in the shoulder and arm. Dysfunction of the liver can create acne, asthma, sciatica, incontinence, or pain in the right shoulder, simply because of these restrictions which travel through the fascial web- like a snag in a sweater spreading across the whole fabric of the sweater. Both Visceral and Neural Manipulation release these painful and symptom-producing restrictions, restoring healthy function to the organs and nerves!

Visceral Manipulation (VM) was developed by French Osteopath, Jean-Pierre Barral, named one of Time Magazine's Top Six Innovators for Alternative Medicine. Neural Manipulation (NM) was developed by French Osteopath Alain Croibier in collaboration with Jean-Pierre Barral.

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This is a picture of actual connective tissue inside the body, taken by Dr. Jean-Claude Guimberteau with an endoscope. Notice how like a web it is!

To find out more about Visceral and Neural Manipulation's parent organization, The Barral Institute, please click here.

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Visceral and Neural Manipulation can benefit:

  • Chronic musculoskeletal pain

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Sciatica

  • Back, hip and knee pain

  • Carpal Tunnel and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

  • Whiplash and other physical trauma

  • Shoulder periarthritis and capsulitis

  • Restricted range of motion

  • Vertigo

  • Post-surgical pain and Scar tissue

  • Post-cardiac surgery

  • Swallowing difficulties

  • Acid Reflux and Heartburn

  • Women's health issues

  • Endometriosis

  • Fibroids and Cysts

  • Bladder incontinence

  • Crohn's Disease

  • Liver disorders

  • Digestive disorders

  • Pediatric issues

  • Neuromotor problems

  • Infection

  • Emotional disorders

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Post Tramatic Stress Disorder

  • and much more