If you organs are free to contract, release, and squash as freely as they can, then you call this ability visceral mobility. There can come a time when this mobility is compromised when your organs are overburdened or damaged, and what happen is that they adhere to each other and develop scar tissues that hinders their pliability. 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. There are nerves connecting these visceral organs with the muscle and limbs of your body so what affects one also affects the other. Your overall bodily movement all stems from the core, or your viscera. If there is pain and tightness from these organs, then it sends the signal to limit movement from the parts of the body that will expose the vulnerable area.
Visceral manipulation is a form of abdominal massage that uses pressing, deep strokes, and friction to strip away the adhesion. The goals of visceral manipulation is 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.
Visceral manipulation can benefit the body in so many ways. Visceral manipulation helps reduce a lot of bodily pain. Some bodily pains that can be relieved through this method includes chronic muscle pains and joint pains and it also includes other benefits such as improvement in uterine fibroids and cysts, relief from carpal tunnel, improved digestion, improved sciatica, less trouble from old injuries, and diminished symptoms of fibromyalgia. All the benefits given above are just a small fraction of the many more benefits that visceral manipulation can give.
Before the massaging part of visceral manipulation is done, there are other steps involved. Poking and pressing your abdomen part will be done by the practitioner before actually massage it. A well-trained practitioner knows what healthy, mobile organs feel like. It is possible for a practitioner to know if there is something wrong with your organs or if they are normal and healthy. While she is poking and pressing, she will ask you whether you feel tenderness while she is pressing. You need to tell the practitioner exactly what you feel. Then you will be massaged and pressed and this stretches the collagen fibers that make up your fascia. The end result will be the loosening of tightly-bound fibers and breaking up of adhesions. This releases your organs so that are able to move normally.