We get asked this a lot and of course, we’re not surprised as it’s a ‘funny’ name!
But really in a nutshell VISCERAL means the internal ORGANS of the body.
In a figurative sense, something “visceral” is felt “deep down.” It is a “gut feeling.”
My path into visceral therapy was found after I got food poisoning from the Dominican Republic approx 11 years ago.
They thought I had appendicitis and performed a laparoscopy (key-hole surgery) with 3 incisions…. only to find my appendix was fine and instead I had an infection within the Caecum (which is the first part of the colon).
Fast forward a year… I started to get left-sided back pain which, at the time, it felt like none of my colleagues could get deep enough to release! It would really ache at night, standing and prolonged sitting.
Then I had a remedial relaxing massage and she did a gentle tummy massage which rubbed over my laparoscopy scar on the left-hand side… and I experienced a sharp pain which shot back and through into my back reproducing my exact back pain!
From that point on, I knew I’d been missing a whole new world of tissues at the front of my body!! …. I had to learn about this new realm!
3 visceral sessions sorted the back pain and released all the scar tissue that was sticking my bowels to my back.
Our organs have referral patterns to different parts of our bodies which aren’t always the obvious regions. I think many of us are familiar with the heart and the left arm, but maybe not so familiar with the stomach referring to the mid-back.
So if you have some pains which don’t seem to resolve with direct treatment to them, it’s worth booking in with one of our team who can perform visceral therapy.