The ability of your organs to contract and release and squash as needed is called 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. When visceral mobility is compromised and the organs become stiff, then they will not be able to function properly.
The rest of the body is affected when the visceral organs fail to do its proper functions. There are nerves connecting these visceral organs with the muscle and limbs of your body so what affects one also affects the other. The movement of your whole body stems from the core. Pain and tightness in the visceral organs will lead to the limiting of bodily movement from parts that will expose areas that are vulnerable.
In order to remove the adhesion or the pain and tightness in the visceral organs, visceral manipulation can be done and this is a form of abdominal massage that uses pressing, deep strokes and friction. It is intended to restore visceral mobility. When visceral manipulation is applied, you organs will then get the proper circulation nutrients and suppleness that is required for it to function normally.
If you use visceral manipulation, it can help benefit the body in a lot of ways. There are many bodily pains that are reduced as a result. And these bodily pains include chronic muscle pain, joint pain, and other benefits also include improvements with uterine fibroids and cysts, relief from carpal tunnel, improved digestion, improved sciatica, less trouble from old injuries and diminished symptoms of fibromyalgia. This are just some of the many benefits that people get from visceral manipulation.
The practitioner will do other things before the actual massaging is done. Before the massage, the practitioner will manually poke and press your body. 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. If your organs have tight spots, the practitioner will be able to know. During the process, your practitioner will ask you how you feel when she is pressing your abdomen. 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.