Visceral and Neural Manipulation

Visceral Manipulation @ Loxwood Clinic

Visceral Manipulation is a technique developed by French Osteopath Jean Pierre Barral. It relates to the internal organs of the body. Visceral Manipulation is a treatment that uses gentle manipulation to release tension and compensations in the body and to help decrease pain and increase function.

As a practitioner I listen for the areas of dysfunction in the body, this may not be the area of pain or decreased range of motion but the aim is to find the cause of the pain rather than the symptoms.

Neural Manipulation is a branch of Visceral Manipulation and was developed by French Osteopaths Jean Pierre Barral and Alain Croibier. The idea being nerves will only function properly when they are able to move freely in the surrounding structures. Neural Manipulation is also a gentle therapy that helps create movement and freedom in the nervous system.