The ability of your organs to contract and release and squash as needed is called visceral mobility. Sometimes when your organs are overburdened or damaged, it can develop adhesions and scar tissues that make them less pliable. When the connective tissues around the organs become stiff, then the movement and pliability of the visceral organs also become stiff. Then this becomes a hindrance to the function of your organs.
When visceral mobility is not longer normal and the organs are not able to function properly, then the rest of the body suffer with it. And this is because the organ side of the nerves carry through the length of the nerves to the muscles and the limbs. The movement of your whole body stems from the core. When these visceral organs suffer pain and tightness, then a signal is sent to the other parts of the body that will expose the vulnerable area to limit movement.
Visceral manipulation is a form of abdominal massage that uses pressing, deep strokes, and friction to strip away the adhesion. It is intended to restore visceral mobility. If you want the normal visceral mobility back, then it is important to use visceral manipulation so that the organs will get proper circulation, nutrients and suppleness to restore their normal functioning.
If you use visceral manipulation, it can help benefit the body in a lot of ways. Visceral manipulation helps reduce a lot of bodily pain. Chronic muscle pains and joint pains are greatly relieved with visceral manipulation; improvement in uterine fibroids and cysts, relief from carpal tunnel, improved digestion, improved sciatica, less trouble from old injuries, and diminished symptoms of fibromyalgia are the other benefits of using this type of manipulation. These benefits are only a few of the many benefits that you can get from visceral manipulation.
When visceral manipulation is done to a patient there are steps before the massaging is done. Poking and pressing your abdomen part will be done by the practitioner before actually massage it. When practitioners who are well trained pokes and presses your abdomen part, they will be able to tell if your organs are healthy and mobile because they know what it feels like. She will then be able to tell whether your organs have tight spots or not. While she is poking and pressing, she will ask you whether you feel tenderness while she is pressing. You must tell the practitioner exactly what you feel because this will affect what she will do afterwards. Then you will be massaged and pressed and this stretches the collagen fibers that make up your fascia. This will loosen tightly-bound fibers and break up adhesions. With this your organs are released and they can now move more freely.