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Ever hear of Visceral Manipulation?

Visceral Manipulation is one of the most powerful and specific new manual therapies. It also happens to have an ancient lineage. Visceral Manipulation frees up mechanical restrictions on the body’s deepest and most critical structures like the abdominal and thoracic organs, the brain, nerves, and blood vessels to improve their vitality and function. Visceral Manipulation gently breaks up adhesions and scar tissue that can limit movement and cause discomfort. It also improves circulation to the affected body parts. Visceral Manipulation relieves physical and mental stress and strengthens resistance to disease and infection.

French Osteopath
Jean-Pierre Barral is the father of modern Visceral Manipulation. Dr. Barral discovered the importance of organ position, mobility, and motility while working with respiratory patients and studying folk healers in the Alps. The author of ten books on the subject, Dr. Barral brought Visceral Manipulation to the U.S. in 1985 and has been teaching here every year since. The results and efficacy of Visceral treatments have all been documented using the latest scientific imaging techniques. Initially, Dr. Barral’s research and clinical practice focused on freeing up the obvious internal organs like the bladder, kidneys, colon, stomach, liver, lungs, and heart. He’s also an expert on the effects of mechanical trauma and whiplash and body-mind connections. In recent years, he’s focused increasingly on joints, blood vessels, peripheral and cranial nerves, and the brain itself.

Visceral Manipulation has been practiced the world over by hands on healers for thousands of years, in Tibet, Europe, Africa, the Americas—even in Alaska. Prior to the 19th century, Visceral Manipulation was widely used by medical doctors as treatment for many diseases, before medicine became fixated on surgery and drugs. Today, if you have a chronic health challenge, Visceral Manipulation may be one of your best hopes of avoiding surgery or a lifetime of medication. Mike is by far the
most highly trained Visceral Manipulation practitioner in Southcentral Alaska.