Nicole Money

Physiotherapy & Pilates

Visceral Manipulation

Visceral manipulation releases restrictions in the connective tissue surrounding the internal organs of the body.  The organs in our body attach onto bony structures, such as the spine, through connective tissue. Releasing restrictions in this connective tissue link can reduce the strain placed on the bones, muscles and other tissues by the internal organs. This can result in a decrease in pain and increase in movement in restricted areas.

Conditions that may benefit from Visceral Manipulation

Abdominal & Chest sports injuries

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Chronic Pelvic Pain

Joint Pain

Neck, mid & lower back pain

Post-Concussion Syndrome



Digestion Issues

Other conditions may also benefit from visceral manipulation. Please call the clinic with any questions regarding this.

What to Expect

Prior to treatment, a full assessment of the connective tissue surrounding the organs (known as visceral connective tissue) and a complete medical history will be evaluated to determine if visceral manipulation is the most effective treatment for a patient's injuries.


During treatment, gentle pressure is applied to the abdominal region and rib cage to assess the connective tissue around the organs and determine how restrictions in these tissues could be contributing to a patient's current problem.


Since the abdominal region is a sensitive area, light touch is used when releasing the tissues. The techniques are gentle, yet effective and tolerated well by most patients.

Benefits of Visceral Manipulation

All of the connective tissue in the body is interconnected and forms a network of communication. The connective tissue surrounding the organs attach onto various bones and other tissues in the body, linking the visceral system with the musculoskeletal system.


Restrictions in the visceral connective tissue can occur from many causes, such as poor posture or after an injury or trauma to the body.  When a restriction in the connective tissue develops, it can cause pain and movement restrictions in the area that it attaches to, such as the bones in the lower back. This can lead to chronic pain and stiffness in the bones and muscles of the body.


Visceral mobilization gently releases these restrictions in the visceral connective tissue, reducing the strain placed on other structures of the body. This results in a decrease in pain and increase in mobility for the entire body. 

The Visceral Organs

After Treatment

Everyone will respond differently to visceral manipulation. Following a treatment, it is normal to feel the body shifting and adjusting to the improved mobility in the connective tissue system. Most patients will notice a reduction of pain following the treatment; however, complex injuries or persistent pain syndromes may require a few treatments before significant improvements are noticed.

For more information on visceral manipulation, please visit: The Barral Institute or The International Association of Health Care Practitioners.