Video Course: Visceral Manipulation: Keeping Our Bodies in an Harmonious State

Jean Anne Zollars

The visceral system relies on the interconnected synchronicity between the motions of all the organs and structures of the body. At optimal health, this harmonious relationship remains stable despite the body's endless varieties of motion. But when one organ cannot move in harmony with its viscera due to abnormal tone, adhesions, or displacement, it works against the body's other organs and muscular, membranous, fascial, and osseous structures. This disharmony creates fixed, abnormal points of tension that the body is forced to move around. And that chronic irritation, in turn, paves the way for postural distortion, neuromuscular dysfunction, and disease processes. In this presentation, Jean Anne Zollars shares with you the basics of visceral manipulation, including its theories, concepts, and principles. You will learn when it is appropriate to use this method in your massage practice and gain further knowledge through examples from case studies.

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Jean Anne Zollars
Jean Anne Zollars, PT, has been working as a physical therapist since 1982 and specializing in manual therapy since 1990. She currently works in private practice, treating children and adults with neurological, orthopedic, and visceral problems. She became an instructor for the Barral Institute in 2004 and teaches VM1, VM2, VM3, NM1, and Visceral Applications for Pediatrics. Learn more at
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