Visceral Manipulation

You may be interested in learning about something called “Visceral Manipulation”. It’s a massage therapy technique that only some RMT’s are able to provide

Visceral manipulation is an exciting emerging field in the hands-on treatment of the human body and it’s not as scary as you’d assume.

Despite the name, it positively affects and works with all of the body’s tissues.

We’re able to identify and gently release tissue and other organ restrictions to restore the proper function and movement of the organs.

This massage therapy technique is often the missing piece to help you recover from shoulder pain, constant back pain, and headaches.

It’s able to have a benefit for chronic pain, digestive issues (constipation and bloating), symptoms of fibromyalgia, and even reducing hot flashes during menopause.

It’s effective for chronic pain, movement issues, and injuries that are old or have surgery components to them.

an RMT performing visceral manipulation in victoria

Does this sound like you?

Chronically tight shoulders with or without headaches

Chronically tight hips, sore achy muscles, or waking up around 2-4 AM

Massage therapy only “lasts” a few days and the pain or tightness comes back

Trouble sleeping from shoulder pain

Too deep of a massage leaves you in pain for days

Hot flashes during sleep or just in the day

How we can help you

You may be interested in learning about something called “Visceral Manipulation”. It’s a massage therapy technique that only some RMT’s are able to provide

Visceral manipulation is an exciting emerging field in the hands-on treatment of the human body and it’s not as scary as you’d assume.

Despite the name, it positively affects and works with all of the body’s tissues.

We’re able to identify and gently release tissue and other organ restrictions to restore the proper function and movement of the organs.

This massage therapy technique is often the missing piece to help you recover from shoulder pain, constant back pain, and headaches.

It’s able to have a benefit for chronic pain, digestive issues (constipation and bloating), symptoms of fibromyalgia, and even reducing hot flashes during menopause.

It’s effective for chronic pain, movement issues, and injuries that are old or have surgery components to them.

What we can help you with

Visceral manipulation performed by your RMT can not only have a positive effect on the digestive tract but it can provide relief in other areas such as your neck, shoulder, and back

The list below is only a small selection of the long list of things people report as benefits from visceral manipulation.

Visceral manipulation isn’t well-researched. A lot of the research around it involves rat models, but results are worth paying attention to. Here are a few examples of things researchers observed about visceral manipulation so far: 

  • Prevented and broke up peritoneal adhesions in rats [HERE]
  • Restored post-operative intestinal motility in rats [HERE]
  • Reduced constipation in humans [HERE]
Using massage to reduce pain in the shoulders with visceral manipulation
  • Improve digestion

    Our RMT is able to help with your pain. You may have headaches or migraines, neck pain, shoulder pain, low back pain, knee pain or poor posture. We're able to use gentle techniques for someone with chronic pain or hypersensitivity to massage - let us know what pressure you like

  • Move better

    Have you hurt yourself running, playing your sport, or the picking something up from the ground? From ACL injuries, rotator cuff strains, or arthritis we can help you with strained muscles or sprained ligaments or tender joints.

  • Compliments other medical diagnosis

    We can help you with tension in your shoulders, neck, back or hips? We have a premium heated massage table and an optional weighted blanket for your comfort.

  • Reduced pain in neck, shoulder and back

    Have you been involved in a car accident? We can help with headaches, whiplash, low back pain, or numbness and tingling from an accident. Our RMT is approved from ICBC to offer massage therapy

  • Insurance

    Are you looking for a wellness program to feel better? Having a massage every 4-6 weeks is a great start. This way you can use your benefits throughout the year and not to try to use them up in December

You’re RMT will be able to provide you with the standard of care that you’re used to with a massage but also assess limitations in your body that you may not be aware of. You’re RMT is trained in visceral manipulation, which is a gentle technique for the organs. This is great for chronic pain or tension, areas of the body that are always tight, or for when massages only give you a few days of relief. 

These are often the relationships we see with the muscles to organs

  • Back pain or tension = restrictions in the colon
  • Right shoulder pain with or without neck pain = restrictions in the liver
  • Left neck or shoulder pain = gall bladder restrictions
  • cold feet = a taught ligament in the abdomen reducing blood flow to the legs

You don’t need to have digestive issues, constipation, gas, or bloating to feel the restrictions either. 

Whether it’s the restrictions in the organs that create your right shoulder pain, the tension in your traps, your headache, or your back pain.

We’re able to relieve the pain you have while showing you the safe and effective exercises that you can do to strengthen or increase mobility.

Your RMT can have a discussion after an in-depth assessment to make sure that this type of technique is right for you.
 

If you have a history of trauma (fall, fracture, surgery), whiplash and seatbelt injuries, lower back pain and sciatica, digestive disorders, acid reflux, postoperative scar tissue pain, hot flashes or night sweats, anxiety, or depression (plus more).

The light touch of visceral manipulation compliments all other forms of therapy such as regular massage, chiropractic, or physiotherapy.

It may be best utilized as a part of a program to improve your gut health. This works well for headachesdepression, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and gut-specific disorders such as Crohn’s, chronic constipation/bloating, or autoimmune conditions.

Visceral manipulation helps to re-establish the body’s ability to adapt and restore itself to good health.

Who is visceral manipulation for?

Visceral manipulation performed by your RMT can not only have a positive effect on the digestive tract but it can provide relief in other areas such as your neck, shoulder, and back

The list below is only a small selection of the long list of things people report as benefits from visceral manipulation.

Visceral manipulation isn’t well-researched. A lot of the research around it involves rat models, but results are worth paying attention to. Here are a few examples of things researchers observed about visceral manipulation so far: 

  • Prevented and broke up peritoneal adhesions in rats [HERE]
  • Restored post-operative intestinal motility in rats [HERE]
  • Reduced constipation in humans [HERE]
an RMT performing visceral manipulation in victoria
  • Pain in multiple areas

    The neck pain that you get along with the occasional but reoccurring back pain are related, it's not just your work environment.

  • Different therapies don't last very long

    Have you tried different types of therapies but you're not getting last results? You might feel good for a few days to weeks but it still comes back. Visceral manipulation can be a great technique to achieve lasting results

  • Compliments other medical diagnosis

    Do you have another medical diagnosis? You most likely have dysfunction in your abdomen area. These include IBS, hyper/hypo thyroid, menopause or even gallbladder issues

  • Reduced pain in neck, shoulder and back

    Up to 90% of musculoskeletal injuries have a relationship with your organs. Working on the tissues in the abdomen can help relief tension in your neck, shoulders, back and hips. This most likely happens through different attachments via tissues (everything is connected) or neurologically from where the nerve comes out of the spine.

  • Relief digestive disorders

    Visceral manipulation can help relieve those digestive disorders. It is a gentle hands-on therapy that works through the body's visceral system, including the intestines and other internal organs, to alleviate abnormal points of tension. These include chronic constipation, nausea, irritable bowel syndrome, and acid reflux to name a few

Meet Your RMT

Daryl stubbs is the RMT, athletic therapist, and holsitic nutritionist from sync therapy

Daryl Stubbs

RMT and Owner

7+ Years of clinical experience

Pricing

Massage therapy is covered under most major insurance plans. You’ll need to confirm your coverage prior to your session.

Initial Visit

/60 minute massage
$ 99.75 Per session
  • Direct billing available
  • Perfect for half-body or multiple areas
  • Deep tissue massage available
  • Convenient schedule and online booking
  • Premium heated massage table
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45 Minutes

$ 78.75 Per session
  • Direct billing available
  • Perfect for 1 section of the body
  • Convenient schedule and online booking

90 Minutes

$ 147.75 Per session
  • Direct billing
  • Perfect for full body relaxation
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Premium heated massage table
  • Weighted blanket available

Frequently asked questions

Visceral manipulation can help relieve symptoms of digestive disorders, menopause (hot flashes), or chronic tension in the body (typically neck, shoulders, back, or hips) . It is a gentle hands-on therapy that works through the body’s visceral system, including the intestines and other internal organs, to alleviate abnormal points of tension. It encourages the normal mobility, tone, and motion of the viscera (the internal organs) and their connective tissues.

The goal of VM is to encourage normal tone and movements both within and between the internal organs, their connective tissue, and other structures of the body.

Visceral manipulation is used to locate and release dysfunctional patterns throughout the body that restrict movement and decrease vitality. It encourages your natural mechanisms to improve the functioning of organs, reduce the negative effects of stress, enhance mobility, and improve metabolism.

When performing visceral manipulation, your RMT will use up and down, back-to-front, and side-to-side motions to massage the organs and release tension or restrictions to return the organ to optimal functioning.

The type of touch performed by the practitioner includes compression, mobilization, and elongation of the tissues. These are all very gentle pressures throughout the treatment. You may be standing, sitting, or laying down, depending on the goal.

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