Visceral manipulation is a very gentle yet effective therapy that focuses on releasing any restrictions of the muscles, ligaments and fascia (connective tissue) surrounding the organs of the anterior abdominal cavity; more specifically the stomach, gallbladder, liver, intestines and bladder. These restrictions can be a result of breathing dysfunctions, scoliosis, digestive issues, constipation, surgical scar tissue (including cesarean scar), poor posture or injury.
By using gentle direct and indirect techniques to the abdomen, your therapist will release any abdominal restrictions to promote the organ's function, improve mobility (how it moves within the body) and motility (its functional movement), which can reduce pain and abdominal discomfort.
During the treatment, your therapist will drape (uncover) your abdomen to work directly on the skin. However, if you prefer to wear loose fitting clothes during your massage, you are most welcome to do so. Though you will be lying on your back for the majority of the treatment your therapist might ask you to change positions several times throughout the massage.
Please note: If you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, visceral manipulation is not advised.