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About Visceral Manipulation 



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Visceral Manipulation (VM)

Visceral Manipulation (VM) was developed by world-renowned French Osteopath and Physical Therapist Jean-Pierre Barral.  Barral's clinical work with the viscera led to his development of a form of manual therapy that focuses on the internal organs, their environment and their influence on many structural and physiological dysfunctions.

Visceral Manipulation is based on the specific placement of soft manual forces looking to encourage the normal mobility, tone and motion of the viscera and their connective tissues. These gentle manipulations may potentially improve the functioning of individual organs, the systems the organs function within, and the structural integrity of the entire body.


Neural Manipulation (NM)

French Osteopath Alain Croibier collaborated with Jean-Pierre Barral to develop Neural Manipulation. Neural Manipulation examines mechanical relationships between the cranium/spine hard frame to the dura and neural elements. It provides assessment and treatment approaches to work with restrictions of the dural and neural components not commonly focused on with musculoskeletal symptoms. Neural Manipulationís main aim is to identify and release local nerve restrictions whilst at the same time examining the effect these local fixations have on the rest of the body.




Manual Articular Approach (MAA)

The Manual Articular Approach (MAA) courses are based on clinical techniques personally developed by Jean-Pierre Barral combined with Alain Croibier's scientific information.

"Articular" refers to the joints of the body, which are critical points of interconnectivity between all other structures within the body. MAA is a manual therapy modality that applies a comprehensive approach to working with the joints. It integrates all aspects of the joint including the nerve, artery, bone, capsule, meniscus and ligaments, as well as visceral and emotional connections. The application of the gentle MAA techniques aims to improve the bodyís ability to restore itself to optimal health.







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Address: Barral Institute UK

26 Miller Road

Ayr KA7 2AY

Tel/fax:  01292 266335

Email: info@barralinstitute.co.uk