Visceral Manipulation (VM)

Visceral manipulation is a gentle therapy focused on aiding the body in releasing restrictions and unhealthy compensations in the internal organs (“viscera”). Unhealthy compensations and some restrictions cause pain and dysfunction. Our bodies do their best to compensate for pain and dysfunction. Because of that, the pain often does not occur in the same place as the dysfunction. Pain and dysfunction can manifest in almost any area of the body. Because the body may compensate in several ways, more than one area of the body is often impacted. Imagine for a moment the compensations your body might make if you walk with a pebble in your shoe. If you avoid putting your weight on the pebble, that area of your foot won’t hurt but you will soon feel pain or discomfort in other parts of your foot and body.

The trained visceral manipulation (VM) therapist in our Federal Way center uses their hands to detect restrictive patterns in the body and decreased or altered movement in the internal organs. Next, visceral manipulation techniques are used to aid the body in re-establishing its ability to restore and heal itself.

Visceral manipulation treatment is a gentle compression, elongation, and mobilization of the soft tissues. Because the dysfunction is often far from where the pain is felt, your practitioner in our Federal Way massage center will search for the pattern and source and treat the related tissues.

Visceral manipulation also treats and releases emotions stored in the organs. It is well documented that our emotions impact how our body functions. For example, fear or upset can result in vomiting or feeling faint. Different emotions effect different organs. A viscous cycle can begin when the brain receives negative emotions, sends tension to the organ, the organ sends tension back to the brain, and so on. Or, an imbalanced or physically damaged organ can trigger emotional upset. This type of viscous cycle can be broken, the health of the organ can be enhanced and emotional balance restore with visceral manipulation.

Visceral manipulation is an all-natural, holistic, time-proven therapy for reducing pain, promoting healing, and increasing well-being.

Contact us today for more information about visceral manipulation and to schedule a session with a trained visceral manipulation practitioner in our Federal Way massage center.

Conditions Treated with Visceral Manipulation

  • Whiplash
  • Seatbelt injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Lower back pain
  • Acid reflux
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Colic
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibroids and cysts
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Join pain
  • Pediatric health issues
  • Post-operative scar tissue pain
  • Spinal dysfunction
  • Swallowing dysfunctions
  • Women’s and men’s health issues
  • And more