Visceral manipulation is a gentle, hands-on manual therapy used to help your internal organs (viscera) glide smoothly within your body.
It is based on the premise that free movement within the body is vital, and thus any restriction will adversely affect health. Your internal organs are surrounded by connective tissue that holds them in place in the body. Healthy connective tissue should move easily to allow organs to slide on each other when you rotate or flex your torso. In addition, your connective tissue should be loose enough to allow your stomach to expand when you eat, your lungs to open and accept air, your intestines to constrict and relax to move waste to your colon. Congested or inflamed connective tissue impedes these small but significant movements which creates visceral discomfort and dysfunction and can lead to restricted movement and pain in other parts of the body.
What does it help with?
Scar Tissue and Adhesions (surgery – including C-section, side effects from medication or chemotherapy, etc.)
Musculoskeletal Disorders (postural issues, neck and joint pain, sciatica, etc.)
At Body Heal Therapy your therapist will do a thorough intake and assessment of your issues before treatment. Visceral Manipulation may be used as part of a bodywork session or as a stand-alone treatment.
Wear comfortable, easy-to-move-in clothing. Close-fitting clothing or sports bras are preferred for structural analysis, and treatments are performed clothed.
We ask for 24 hours' notice to adjust or cancel appointments at no charge.
Cancellations within 24 hours are charged 50% of the session price.
Missed sessions with no notice are charged 100% of the session price.
Unfortunately, we are not able to accept and file with your insurance. However, we can provide you with all of the information that you need to file with your insurance company directly.
Yes, we do! Just click on the Book Online button to schedule a consultation. We are happy to go through some assessments to see how KCB will be able to help you with your goals.
No. We cannot diagnose. Only a doctor can make a diagnosis.
We can and do use orthopedic testing to determine if bodywork is recommended for your issue. If we find that the test we perform is a positive then we may recommend that you go to a medical practitioner for a diagnosis.
Since every one of our therapists is an independent contractor we allow each therapist to decide whether they require credit card information to hold an appointment.
If the therapist does require credit card information to hold the appointment then that therapist will contact you to get that information so that they can put it securely in Square. Your card will not be charged and no amount will be held for the appointment.
If you cancel within 24 hours of the appointment or do not show up for the appointment then half of the price of the session will be charged to the card on file. Thank you for your understanding and please call us with any questions.
Body Heal Therapy is a holistic approach to pain relief. Since the human body moves as a unit, rather than in individual pieces, we often compromise for repetitive patterns and postures with unrelenting tension in other areas that can cause pain. By addressing these patterns, we can go beyond providing temporary help to the area causing discomfort, and instead, treat the root cause with lasting results.