Visceral – Neural – Articular Manipulation


When I started studying visceral manipulation (VM) I used to read the body’s mechanics, through biomechanical assessments. Most often people would either leave with exercises, referred for orthotics, or experience various forms of bodywork. Very often pain or discomfort shifted. The few unsuccessful cases lead me into a long term search, and during this 11 year journey of what ended up being an eternal journey of explorations, the viscera ‘organs’ and nerves were some of the missing links.

Even though I’ve coached people through exercise, breath and meditation. I discovered through this work that the kidneys travel over half a mile every day due to breath.

In looking into visceral manipulation, it’s important to realize that the fascia assists the movement of organs and the overall ‘health’ depends on the fluidity of organ movement. The organs and other structures within the body depend on each other, and their motions need to be in rhythm. Everything in nature depends on a rhythm of the self (organ) and the whole (the other structures). For instance, releasing the liver attachments, releases the shoulder.

VM is very gentle, seems like subtle work but is deep, yet non invasive work following the body’s rhythm to release restrictions and /or compensations that create pain and discomfort if unattended.
Where the trauma resides isn’t necessarily where the pain is. VM helps the body restore its health.

Therapists are trained to assess the body by locating the source and searching for a pattern. Treating specific areas, tissues or structures is done by sinking the hands through layers, lengthening, mobilizing as well as restoring the body’s rhythm. As restrictions are released, pain is also diminished.
When the brain receives negativity, it sends a message to related tissues to tighten which in return sends messages back to the brain, and the pattern goes back and forth until this cycle is addressed and released through tissues.

The nervous system is like the mother board of communication, and includes the peripheral nerves, brain and spinal cord.
The therapist can feel the activity of nerves under their fingers and can feel fixed points or restrictions.

By working on the nervous system the body can be restored to optimal health.

NM is soft manual work, unleashing a compensation pattern within the nerve network. Precision mobility of the nerve tissues and release of restrictions allows freedom of the structures and normal functioning.

Sedentary lifestyle, posture, improper eating habits, infections are examples of restricting a nerve from stretching or gliding therefore creating pain. One part of restriction within the nervous system travels throughout the body extending to other structures, slowing down the efficiency of the nervous system and the response to the dysfunction stops the body from adjusting itself.

NM is a way of improving communication within the body.


It’s working with joints which are structures connected to structures connecting the body. Working on joints and understanding the language of joints, ligaments, tendons, bones, arteries, nerves, capsule as well as the viscera’s connection to emotions, can free a person’s pain and discomfort considerably.

Even though joint pain may be localized, the cause of the pain can be elsewhere in the body.

Articular manipulation is based on precision, unique techniques and great knowledge of anatomy to free joints and surrounding structures in a gentle subtle way, working on releasing restrictions in the direction of ease.

Sessions are schedule once every two weeks to allow the body time to adjust to the work done. At least 5-6 sessions would be needed.

What may they benefit
Visceral Manipulation
– Pain or injuries
– Women’s issues
– Bladder issues
– Children (colic, ect…

Neural Manipulation
Headaches, sciatica, neuralgia, lower back pain, tendinitis, trauma

Articular Manipulation
Osteoarthrosis, joint problems, rotator cuff injuries, tendinitis, limited range of motion

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