Visceral Manipulation

Human organs (uterus and ovaries not pictured)

What is Visceral Manipulation?

Visceral manipulation, sometimes called “organ massage”, is the use of manual techniques to properly align the pelvic and abdominal organs to restore proper function. Still confused? Basically, it means I use massage techniques on your belly to gently move your organs around, freeing them from restriction so they can perform better. All work is done externally and conditions treated include:

  • menstrual pain and cramping
  • heart burn and indigestion
  • poor digestion (constipation)
  • urinary frequency

Clay uteri (blue is post- menopausal)



My Passion

People who menstruate have been sold the idea that menstruation is meant to be something we endure. We have come to see it as an inevitability that “that time of the month” means mood swings, fatigue, and for so many of us, some of the worst pain we experience. I am here to tell you that this isn’t normal, and it isn’t acceptable that this is what we have come to expect from our bodies.¬† While visceral manipulation of the uterus may not be the magic cure for menstrual pain, I believe it can be a key piece in the puzzle. I am passionate about working with people for whom menstruation is painful and burdensome to support them, acknowledge their situation, and try to find solutions. Menstruation shouldn’t be a burden.



Jenn Johnson, registered massage therapist, is happy to be part of the great team at Alive and Well Massage Therapy where you can book with her online or by phone 250374-6325. Go here for rates and hours.