Visceral Manipulation



1: gentle manual therapy that assesses the structural relationships between the viscera (organs), and their fascial or ligamentous attachments to the various systems in the body.

2: assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive, eliminatory, neuroendocrine and lymphatic dysfunction.

Hands-on Manual Therapy developed by Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, MRO(F) that re-establishes the body’s ability to adapt and restore itself to greater health.

Nutrition, stress, exercise, breathing, sleep, surgery, and traumas, both emotional and physical, are among the many life events that can influence the vitality of an organ.  The healthy organ likes to move in harmony with the body, and when it is hampered by emotional stagnation, abnormal tone, adhesions or displacement, it works against the body's other organs and muscular, membranous, fascial and osseous structures.  

 Maya abdominal massage ensures a free flow of arterial, venous, nerve and lymph to the tissues and organs of the body, allowing the organs to maintain optimal vitality. It is something you can do for yourself as part of a daily self care routine and can help alleviate symptoms such as PMS, migraines, infertility, menstrual cramps, irritable bowel, digestive distress, and reflux.

Visceral Manipulation is more specific in that it directly engages an organ and encourages the body's natural mechanisms to enhance mobility, tone and motion of the viscera and their connective tissues. The gentle manipulations can potentially improve the functioning of individual organs, the systems the organs function within, and the structural integrity of the entire body.