What is Visceral Manipulation?

Visceral Manipulation(VM) is a gentle hands on therapy that aids your body’s ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction.  ‘Viscera’ relates to the internal organs of the body, such as the liver, kidneys and intestines.  VM does not focus solely on the site of pain or dysfunction, but evaluates the entire body to find the source of the problem.  As a VM therapist I feel for altered or decreased motion within the viscera, as well as restrictive patterns throughout the body and then apply VM techniques.  VM therapy re-establishes the body’s ability to adapt and restore itself to health.

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How Do Organs Contribute to Pain and Dysfunction?

“Your body is made up of many interrelated components — bones, muscles, nerves, a thin connective tissue called fascia as well as internal organs (viscera).  Your organs are in perpetual motion.  When you breath, walk and stretch, your organs move in your chest and abdomen.  For example, when you take a breath, your kidneys move one inch; and with deep inhalation, they move 4 inches.  In a day, they move over 1/2 mile.  That’s around 19,000 miles in a lifetime!

This movement of organs is transmitted through fascia to other structures of the body.  When you are healthy, all the structures move with fluidity.  This movement is important as it influences activities throughout  the body from the tiniest cellular pulsation to rhythmic contractions of the heart and blood flow.  Optimal health relies on this harmonious relationship.

Organs lose mobility due to physical trauma, surgery, lifestyle, infection, pollution, diet, posture, pregnancy and such.  When an organ is restricted and fixed to another structure, the body is forced to compensate.  This creates abnormal points of tension and chronic irritation which gives way to functional and structural problems throughout the body.

Imagine scar tissue around the lungs.  Every breath requires movement but the scar tissue alters the normal pattern.  This could shift rib movement creating pulls on the spine resulting in mid-back and neck pain, and limited shoulder movement.  This scenario highlights just one of hundreds of possible ramifications of a small dysfunction — magnified by thousands of repetitions each day.  This also explains how pain can often be far removed from the actual cause.”  – barralinsittute.com

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What is Myopractics?

Myopractic procedures can help clients who struggle with chronic pain, mobility issues, injuries, digestive complaints, and more. The mission is simple, to help people improve their health and quality of life. Myopractics uses a soft tissue manipulation focused on regaining movement and balance, in order to restore natural function to the joints, muscles, as well as others systems in the body.
“… This is God’s work, it’s not man-made work. God created man perfect in his own image, and then breathed into him the life of motion which was the functioning of the whole body. It has to be in motion, normally balance for all the fluids in every part of the body to work as God intended it to. With the use of the table we’re able to do those things and normalize the body so that it is in the position when it’s balanced and all the fluids are flowing to each part of the body as God intended for them to…”
–Dr. William J. Huls (Father of Myopractics)

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What is Resistance Stretching?

Resistance Stretching is an eccentrically based training program that creates gains in flexibility, strength and aerobic capacity. It improves performance, recovery and creates more powerful, explosive, and core stable movements. It is a revolutionary technique that utilizes a person’s own resistance in the strengthening and elongating of muscles.

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What is Tension Releasing Exercieses?

A self-administered process to reduce stress, anxiety and tension, as well as trauma recovery.  It’s a revolutionary new technique to release deep chronic tension and restore an inner sense of peace and calm. 

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