Friday, 21 February 2020 00:00

VM3 - Level 3

Thursday, 20 February 2020 00:00


UI International


 The Pioneer of CranioSacral Therapy Education with International Certification


VM1 Athens, March 5-8, 2020

The Visceral Manipulation 1st Level Seminar

visceral manipulation 1


CS1 Thessaloniki, June 11 - 14, 2020

The CranioSacral Therapy 1st Level Seminar


Thursday, 20 February 2020 00:00

What is Visceral Manipulation


  Visceral Manipulation relies on the palpation of normal and abnormal forces within the body. By using specific techniques, therapists can evaluate how abnormal forces interplay, overlap and affect the normal body forces at work. The goal is to help the body’s normal forces remove abnormal effects, whatever their sources. Those effects can be global, encompassing many areas of bodily function.

   VM assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. It evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia and ligaments. VM increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.

An integrative approach to evaluation and treatment of a patient requires assessment of the structural relationships between the viscera, and their fascial or ligamentous attachments to the musculoskeletal system. Strains in the connective tissue of the viscera can result from surgical scars, adhesions, illness, posture or injury. Tension patterns form through the fascial network deep within the body, creating a cascade of effects far from their sources for which the body will have to compensate. This creates fixed, abnormal points of tension that the body must move around, and this chronic irritation gives way to functional and structural problems.

There are definite links between somatic structures, such as the muscles and joints, the sympathetic nervous system, the visceral organs, the spinal cord and the brain. For example, the sinuvertebral nerves innervate the intervertebral disks and have direct connections with the sympathetic nervous system, which innervates the visceral organs. The sinuvertebral nerves and sympathetic nervous system are linked to the spinal cord, which has connections with the brain. In this way someone with chronic pain can have irritations and facilitated areas not only in the musculoskeletal system (including joints, muscles, fascia, and disks) but also the visceral organs and their connective tissues (including the liver, stomach, gallbladder, intestines and adrenal glands), the peripheral nervous system, the sympathetic nervous system and even the spinal cord and brain.

Imagine an adhesion around the lungs. It would create a modified axis that demands abnormal accommodations from nearby body structures. For example, the adhesion could alter rib motion, which could then create imbalanced forces on the vertebral column and, with time, possibly develop a dysfunctional relationship with other structures. This scenario highlights just one of the hundreds of possible ramifications of a small dysfunction – magnified by thousands of repetitions each day.

Thanks to the dedicated work of Jean-Pierre Barral, a Physiotherapist (RPT) and Osteopath (DO), healthcare practitioners today can use the rhythmic motions of the visceral system as important therapeutic tools.


Comparative studies found Visceral Manipulation beneficial for various disorders.


Women’s and Men’s Health Issues

Chronic Pelvic Pain


Fibroids and Cysts


Bladder Incontinence

Prostate Dysfunction

Referred Testicular Pain

Effects of Menopause


Acute Disorders


Seatbelt Injuries

Chest or Abdominal Sports Injuries


Traumatic Brain Injuries


Digestive Disorders

Bloating and Constipation

Nausea and Acid Reflux


Swallowing Dysfunctions


Musculoskeletal Disorders

Somatic-Visceral Interactions

Chronic Spinal Dysfunction

Headaches and Migraines

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Peripheral Joint Pain



Pediatric Issues

Constipation and Gastritis

Persistent Vomiting

Vesicoureteral Reflux

Infant Colic


Pain Related to

Post-operative Scar Tissue

Post-infection Scar Tissue

Autonomic Mechanisms


Emotional Issues

Anxiety and Depression

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Thursday, 20 February 2020 00:00

VM1 - Level 1

Visceral Manipulation 1

March 5-8, Athens 2020

This course is certified by the Upledger Institute International.

In VM1 you will study the models and theories of functional biomechanics as viewed from Barral’s innovative approach.

This method of evaluation is based on the theory that each of our organs rotate around an axis. We focus on the  abdomen that includes organs, their membranes, their suspension, their nerves and functional interactions with their surroundings. Participants will learn the handles in order to fix abnormal movements and patterns of pressure within the abdomen. You will practice such techniques, as they are demonstrated during the lectures.. 


Course Highlights:


    • Learn manual skills to locate, evaluate and normalize primary areas of dysfunction within the abdominal cavity.
    • Explore the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes and ligaments.
    • Examine the relationship of organs and structural or neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction.
    • Assess the quality of functional activity and somatic structures as they relate to an overall pattern.

Jean-Pierre Barral’s Visceral Manipulation is not just another manual therapy that we add to our work, but rather it is a “style” of communicating with the body. We are doing all of these techniques, not to FIX something in the body but rather to ‘wake up a little something’ as Jean-Pierre Barral says over and over again.

Barral said, “What we are wanting to do is to give the body a clear message.” “To be specific in a short time.” He says these things over and over. These are his messages of proprioceptive communication – his unique style and approach to working with patients.

Requirements:: The course is directed to trained or certified health professionals, or students who are completing studies to become health professionals, with palpation skills, experience and knowledge in anatomy. Upon registering, you will receive a document with anatomical terms and structures, to be reviewed before the course starts. We are hoping that it will be of assistance in getting the most out of your participation.


Kaare Nielsen, PT, DO

Have a look at his resume.  

The course will be in taught in English, accompanied by a Greek translator.

Kaare Nielsen is a certified instructor by the Barral Institute International.


Ionic Centre

Lisiou 11, Athens 105 56

Access by metro: Monastiraki station.

Course Schedule:

The course takes place between 09:00 a.m. – 06:00 p.m.

The first day of the seminar, the course begins at 8:30 a.m.

Book a Seat:

    • Early Bird registration: 640 euros for paying in full before 20/02/2020
    • 730  euros standard price

You reservation is complete upon depositing 340 euros
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Thursday, 20 February 2020 00:00

VM2 - Level 2


   Η Σπλαχνική Κινητοποίηση (VM) αναπτύχθηκε από τον παγκοσμίου φήμης Γάλλο Οστεοπαθητικό και τον Φυσικοθεραπευτή Jean-Pierre Barral. Η κλινική εργασία του Barral με τα σπλάχνα τον οδήγησε στην ανάπτυξη μιας μορφής χειροθεραπείας που επικεντρώνεται στα εσωτερικά όργανα, στο περιβάλλον τους και στην επίδρασή τους σε πολλές δομικές και φυσιολογικές δυσλειτουργίες.

   Η Σπλαχνική Κινητοποίηση βασίζεται στη συγκεκριμένη τοποθέτηση μαλακών δυνάμεων με τα χέρια που επιδιώκουν να ενθαρρύνουν την κανονική κινητικότητα, τον τόνο και την κίνηση των σπλάχνων και των συνδετικών τους ιστών. Αυτοί οι ήπιοι χειρισμοί μπορεί να βελτιώσουν τη λειτουργία των επιμέρους οργάνων, των συστημάτων στα οποία ανήκουν τα όργανα και η δομική Λειτουργικότητα ολόκληρου του σώματος.

Υπάρχει πλέον επαρκής τεκμηρίωση για την αποτελεσματικότητα της σπλαχνικής κινητοποίησης σε:

  • Μυοσκελετικό πόνο (σπλαχνικής προέλευσης)
  • Χρόνια δυσκοιλιότητα
  • Σύνδρομο ευερέθιστου εντέρου
  • Στειρότητα
  • Ουρογεννητικά προβλήματα

Εφαρμόζεται από πολλούς ιατρούς, φυσικοθεραπευτές, οστεοπαθητικούς και χειροπράκτες σε όλο τον κόσμο με πολύ υψηλά ποσοστά επιτυχίας.


Συγκριτικές Μελέτες έδειξαν ότι η Σπλαχνική Κινητοποίηση είναι επωφελής σε διάφορες διαταραχές.


Οξείες Διαταραχές

Σύνδρομο Μαστιγίου

Τραυματισμοί από την ζώνη ασφαλείας

Αθλητικοί τραυματισμοί στο θώρακα ή στην κοιλιά


Κρανιοεγκεφαλικές κακώσεις


Διαταραχές του πεπτικού συστήματος

Φούσκωμα και δυσκοιλιότητα

Ναυτία και γαστροοισοφαγική παλινδρόμηση

Δυσλειτουργία Κατάποσης


Γυναικολογικά και Ανδρολογικά Θέματα

Χρόνιος πυελικός πόνος


Ινομυώματα και Κύστες


Ακράτεια της ουροδόχου κύστης

Διαταραχή του προστάτη

Αναφερόμενος πόνος των όρχεων

Επιδράσεις της εμμηνόπαυσης

Μυοσκελετικές διαταραχές

Σωματικές- Σπλαχνικές Αλληλεπιδράσεις

Χρόνια Σπονδυλική Δυσλειτουργία

Πονοκέφαλοι και Ημικρανίες

Σύνδρομο Καρπιαίου σωλήνα

Περιφερειακός Πόνος στις αρθρώσεις


Πόνος στον αυχένα


Πόνος που σχετίζεται με

Μετεγχειρητικό ιστό ουλής

Ιστό ουλής μετά από λοίμωξη

Μηχανισμούς του Αυτόνομου Ν.Σ


Παιδιατρικά θέματα

Δυσκοιλιότητα και γαστρίτιδα

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