Barral Visceral Manipulation
Albert Stern offers acupuncture, visceral manipulation, and craniosacral therapy in northwest Denver, Wheatridge and Boulder. He has studied visceral manipulation through the Barral Institute. Visceral manipulation is gentle hands on work with the internal organs. Visceral manipulation is helpful for conditions such as digestive discomfort, constipation, loose stool, heartburn, GERD, anxiety, insomnia, back pain, and headaches.
Movement is the key to a healthy body, both outside and inside. All of our inner organs (aka viscera) need the freedom to shift and move throughout the day. Freedom of movement allows each organ to function in the best possible way. Providing freedom is the essence of Visceral Manipulation.
Through posture, stress, or injury the tissues of our inner organs can shift out of place or stick together. These shifts do not have to be large. Small areas of pull and strain limit how well each organ functions. Each additional strain limits the body and decreases how vibrant and energetic we are in the world.
Visceral work is gentle, precise anatomical hands on-work. It gives me a tool to feel deeply and locate where the body needs assistance. When organs are freed from constriction - blood flow, nerve sensation, and relief follow.
My entire practice changed when I began providing this work to my clients. Our insides are the center of our vibrancy and day to day energy. It has been thrilling to provide this relief and renewal for those I see. I love the complex beauty of the body and seeing it unlocked through this work.