Visceral Integration

Integrating the organs.

The internal organs ( viscera ) are also covered with fascia, who can have an huge effect on the entire bodystructure. Releasing tension of the visceral fascia supports reorganising in the core and thus has a deep effect on the body.

The balance between the superficial and the core is a crucial factor in an integrated body. Superficial structures are easy to define, which becomes more difficult with the core- there are many different views and discussions.


In either case part of the core forms the space, that covers the organs. The membranes, that cover and support the organs have multiple and extenstive connections to the remaining connective tissue- the web of fascia.

The French Osteopath Jean-Pierre Barral shows, that working with the organic system including the covering membranes has a deep and sustainable influence on the organisation of the remaining body.

The organ covering membranes have a rich autonomous nerval system, even beyond the amount of the spinal cord and brain stem ! The multiple nerval plexi of the organic system are also called “the enteric brain”. A very important gateway in nerval communication.

The gentle work with the viscera is about noticing and releasing the tension, which limitates the mobility in space as well as motility, the proper motion of the organ itself. The intention is to integrate the organs among themselves and in their connection to the remaining human body.