Before we try to understand visceral manipulation, we need to first know what visceral mobility is; it is the ability of your internal organs to contract and release and do their functions as needed. Sometimes when your organs are overburdened or damaged, it can develop adhesions and scar tissues that make them less pliable. The movement and pliability of the visceral organs becomes stiff and limited when their connective tissues become stiff. When visceral mobility is compromised and the organs become stiff, then they will not be able to function properly.
When the visceral organs fail to function properly, it also affects the rest of your body. The reason for this is that there are nerves that connects the visceral organs to the muscles and the limbs and so what affects the visceral organs also affects your muscles and limbs. Your core of viscera is mainly responsible for making it possible for your whole body to move well. If there is pain and tightness from these organs, then it sends the signal to limit movement from the parts of the body that will expose the vulnerable area.
Visceral manipulation is a form of abdominal massage that uses pressing, deep strokes, and friction to strip away the adhesion. The reason why visceral manipulation is used is so that visceral mobility is restored. This will help your organs get the circulation, nutrients, and suppleness that they need in order to function properly.
There are many benefits to using visceral manipulation. Visceral manipulation helps reduce a lot of bodily pain. And these bodily pains include chronic muscle pain, joint pain, and other benefits also include improvements with uterine fibroids and cysts, relief from carpal tunnel, improved digestion, improved sciatica, less trouble from old injuries and diminished symptoms of fibromyalgia. These benefits are only a few of the many benefits that you can get from visceral manipulation.
The practitioner will do other things before the actual massaging is done. Before the massage, the practitioner will manually poke and press your body. When practitioners who are well trained pokes and presses your abdomen part, they will be able to tell if your organs are healthy and mobile because they know what it feels like. It is possible for a practitioner to know if there is something wrong with your organs or if they are normal and healthy. During the process, your practitioner will ask you how you feel when she is pressing your abdomen. You need to tell the practitioner exactly what you feel. Then you will be massaged and pressed and this stretches the collagen fibers that make up your fascia. This will loosen tightly-bound fibers and break up adhesions. This releases your organs so that are able to move normally.