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Narre Warren Osteopathy: A Visceral Myofacial Approach


narre warren osteo barral visceral manipulation

At Gravity Osteopathy in Narre Warren, we use a range of techniques to treat our patients, including visceral manipulation. Developed by Jean-Pierre Barral of the Barral Institute, visceral manipulation is a gentle and effective treatment that can help with a range of conditions.


In this article, we'll give you an overview of the principles of visceral manipulation, the gentle nature of the treatment, and some common conditions that can benefit from the technique.


Introduction


Visceral manipulation is a manual therapy technique that focuses on the internal organs and their surrounding connective tissues. The technique is based on the idea that the organs and tissues of the body are interconnected and that problems in one area can affect other areas.


Visceral manipulation is a gentle technique that uses a range of manual techniques to encourage the organs to move freely and work more efficiently. It can be used to treat a range of conditions, from digestive problems to musculoskeletal issues.


The Principles of Visceral Manipulation

Visceral manipulation is based on the idea that the organs of the body are interconnected and that they move and function as a system. The technique focuses on the relationship between the organs, the connective tissue that surrounds them, and the nervous system.

Visceral manipulation works by using gentle manual pressure to release restrictions in the organs and connective tissue. This can help to improve organ function and reduce pain and discomfort.


The Gentle Nature of Visceral Manipulation

Visceral manipulation is a gentle and non-invasive treatment that can be used to treat a range of conditions. The technique involves gentle pressure and stretching of the tissues, which can help to improve circulation and reduce tension and pain.


Visceral manipulation is also safe and suitable for people of all ages, from infants to the elderly. It can be used alongside other treatments, such as medication or surgery, to help improve overall health and wellbeing.


Common Conditions That Benefit from Visceral Manipulation

Visceral manipulation can be used to treat a range of conditions, including:

  • Digestive problems, such as constipation, diarrhoea, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

  • Pelvic pain and dysfunction, such as menstrual cramps and urinary incontinence

  • Musculoskeletal issues, such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches

  • Respiratory problems, such as asthma and bronchitis

  • Circulatory issues, such as varicose veins and lymphatic congestion

FAQ

Q: Is visceral manipulation painful?

A: No, visceral manipulation is a gentle and non-invasive treatment that should not cause any pain. Some patients may feel some discomfort during the treatment, but this should be mild and temporary.


Q: How many treatments will I need?

A: The number of treatments you need will depend on the nature of your condition and your individual needs. Your osteopath will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.


Q: Is visceral manipulation suitable for everyone?

A: Visceral manipulation is suitable for people of all ages, from infants to the elderly. However, it may not be suitable for people with certain medical conditions. Your osteopath will assess your suitability for the treatment during your consultation.


Conclusion

Visceral manipulation is a gentle and effective treatment that can help with a range of conditions. At Gravity Osteopathy in Narre Warren, our trained osteopaths use a range of techniques, including visceral manipulation, to help our patients achieve optimal health and wellbeing.


If you're interested in trying visceral manipulation or have any questions about the treatment, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our team at www.gravityosteo.com/contact. We're always happy to help and look forward to seeing you in the clinic soon


Stay well, Move well

Dr Dray (osteo)

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