Visceral osteopathy involves the use of gentle osteopathic manipulative techniques applied directly to the viscera (internal organs) and their ligamentous & fascial attachments. Treatment also seeks to normalise circulation & nerve supply to the organs.
Adjacent somatic (body-framework) structures may also be treated. By restoring a normal functional relationship between the organs & their neighbouring structures, the osteopath can guide the body from dysfunction towards better health.
Visceral techniques can be applied to the lungs, diaphragm, liver, kidneys, stomach, small & large intestines, bladder and gynaecological organs.