For the client looking for health improvement. Visceral Manipulation can help with structural pulls affecting the low back and issues with digestion or some ailments involving the viscera. Emotional release can also sometimes occur through Visceral Manipulation.

It is well documented that our emotions have a great impact on how our body functions, and this is greatly due to how receptive organs are to our feelings.  Different emotions affect different organs.  Emotional reactions can translate into simple spasms in the gall bladder to heartburn, vomiting, feeling faint, ulcers, and serious diseases.  When the brain receives negative emotions it sends tension to the related organ, the organ then sends tension back to the brain resulting in a vicious cycle.  Conversely, a physically damaged or imbalanced organ can stimulate emotional upset.

Your organs are in perpetual motion. This movement of organs is transmitted through fascia to other structures of the body.  When you are healthy, all structures move with an interconnected fluidity.  All of this movement is important as it influences activities throughout the body from the smallest cellular pulsations to rhythmic contractions of the heart and blood flow.  Optimum health relies on a harmonious relationship between the motions of the organs and other structures of the body.

There are many reasons for an organ to lose its mobility: physical traumas, surgeries, sedentary lifestyle, infections, pollution, bad diet, poor posture and pregnancy/delivery.  When an organ is no longer freely mobile but is fixed to another structure, the body is forced to compensate.  This disharmony creates fixed, abnormal points of tension and the chronic irritation gives way to functional and structural problems throughout the body – musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urinary, respiratory and digestive, to name a few.

(Information supplied by Barral Institute)
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I have gone to Jennifer for bound up muscle relief in my lower back from a light injury, and for the same issue in my upper back/neck region.  She is able to find the trouble spots and apply a variety of techniques to release the tension that causes pain and lack of mobility.  She communicates constantly, telling me what she is doing, and why.  And she loves to share information about how I can take better care of myself.  ~ E. Holtan