Visceral Manipulation

The hidden massage therapy technique that will change your life

Change Your Life With This Hidden Massage Therapy Technique

Does this sound like you?

  • Chronically tight shoulders with or without headaches
  • Chronically tight hips or sore achy muscles
  • Constantly waking up around 2-4 AM
  • Therapy treatments only “lasts” a few days and the pain or tightness comes back
  • Too deep of a massage leaves you in pain for days
  • Hot flashes during sleep or just in the day

You may be interested in learning about something called “Visceral Manipulation”.

It’s a hidden massage therapy technique that only some RMT’s are able to provide in Victoria. We’ve seen visceral manipulation change our clients’ lives, giving them the ability to move, drastically reduce their pain, sleep through the night, and even get rid of hot flashes. 

If you’ve tried multiple practitioners, have a chronic or constant issue, or think you won’t feel better – this massage technique is for you. 

Daryl is clearly a master practitioner. His scope is broad and holistic and he has the toolkit to match. I was very impressed with the immediate benefits from my first session. I'm excited about the potential of working with Daryl longer term on some more chronic health challenges, given how quickly he's helping me resolve the acute issue that brought me to see him in the first place. He has excellent bedside manner and clearly cares a lot about his clients well being. 10/10 would recommend.
Jenn McRae
Our approach

Empowerment. Health. Education.

Massage Therapy makes taking care of your body easy.

Our massage therapist provides hands-on manual therapy to get you feeling better, for longer.


Our RMT uses the thousands of hours of clinical experience, continuing education courses, and unique skillset to get you feeling back to yourself. Sync Therapy is unique to Victoria because not only is he registered in massage therapy, he's also a certified athletic therapist and Holistic Nutrionist.


We use our communication skills to keep you in formed of what is going on in your body but what you can do to alleviate your pain when you're not with us.


Creating a health plan for you is important. We want you apart of your health care, this involves working with your massage therapist whether you receive massage therapy treatments a couple times a month or one time to get you feeling better again.

Say Goodbye to your Pain and hello to Getting Your Life Back

Have you tried multiple therapists or different healing modalities and nothing has worked? Has your pain or issue returned and is constant now? Visceral manipulation is a massage therapy technique performed by a small number of massage therapists in Victoria but gives you profound results.

Visceral manipulation is an exciting emerging field in the hands-on treatment of the human body and it can help you feel better quickly.

I was in severe pain for months, seeing a number of specialists, having a number of tests performed and not really getting to the root of the issue. The wait to get into the pain clinic was 14 months. In August I decided to try massage therapy and it has been an amazing experience. I can say that I am 90% better than i was and able to do so many things that I have not been able to do for such a long period of time. Thank you Daryl.

Who Is Visceral Manipulation for?

It's for someone that wants to feel good again

Visceral manipulation is a gentle, hands-on manual therapy used to help your internal organs (viscera) glide smoothly within your body. Your massage therapist can use this technique to treat abdominal pain, constipation, shoulder pain, indigestion, headaches, back pain and much more. 

Your internal organs are surrounded by connective tissue that holds them in place in the body. Healthy connective tissue should move easily to allow organs to slide on each other when you rotate or flex your torso.

Connective tissue should be loose enough to allow your stomach to expand when you eat, your lungs to open and accept air, your intestines to constrict and relax to move waste to your colon.

Congested or inflamed connective tissue impedes these small but significant movements. This creates visceral discomfort and dysfunction and can lead to restricted movement and pain in other parts of the body.

A woman receiving visceral manipulation from a massage therapist in victoria

For Someone That Wants long-term benefits

Approximately 80-90% of all muscuskeletal pain have a visceral component. Typically where you're feeling the pain isn't where the problem is, it stems from elsewhere in the body. While it feels nice to relax the muscles with a regular massage, it doesn't always get to the root cause.

Organ massage therapy and the health benefits of visceral manipulation

When other therapies don't give you long-term results

Have you tried different types of therapies but you're not getting last results? Visceral manipulation can be a great technique to achieve lasting results.

visceral manipulation helps relieve chronic neck and shoulder pain

Reduction in neck, shoulder, and back pain

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.

Visceral manipulation benefits and side effects

Reduces complex conditions

Visceral manipulation can help relieve those with complex disorders - fibromyalgia, MS, or IBS. 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.

Choosing Sync Therapy has been a game changer for me. Daryl has nearly a decade of clinical experience, and each treatment builds on the last. I recommend talking about all aspects of your health with them, because your sessions will be tailored to your specific, total health needs. Definitely also ask about visceral manipulation, and see if it would be something you'd like as part of your treatments. As a social and behavioral scientist with a research focus on anti-stigma policy, without hesitation, I endorse Sync Therapy as an organization that is working on the leading edge of normalizing mental health as an issue worth integrating into every aspect of health.
Dr. Nickolas J. Cherwinski

The most relaxing massage you can find

What Is Visceral Manipulation?

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.

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How we can help you

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Visceral manipulation is covered by massage therapy

Visceral manipulation is performed a massage therapist and covered by most insurance companies


Visceral massage may be the most relaxing type of massage available. Visceral manipulation works on your autonomic nervous system, giving the best massage out there. We've had numerous clients say that they felt more relaxed, grounded, and their bodies "melt" into the table

Next day appointments

We understand that your pain doesn't have a schedule, that's why we have massage therapy treatments available quickly!


If you’re a new client, please choose the the initial assessment

Initial Massage

60 Minute
$ 115
includes GST
  • Includes assessment and massage
  • Informed with what is happening inside your body
  • Convenient schedule and online booking
  • Premium heated massage table

45 Minute Massage

$ 99
75 includes GST
  • Perfect for your neck, shoulders, or back
  • Direct billing available
  • Informed with what is happening inside your body
  • Premium heated massage table

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

What can visceral manipulation help with?

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.

How is visceral manipulation performed

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.

What is the goal for visceral manipulation?

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.

What is the science on visceral manipulation

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]
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