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Neural, Visceral, and Neural Vascular Manipulation

Neural, Visceral, and Neural Vascular Manipulation

What is Neural Manipulation?

Neural stands for the nervous system of the body, which encompasses the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. This system acts as a communication highway throughout the body, and when it is not functioning correctly, pain and loss of function occur.

If a nerve isn’t able to move freely, glide, and stretch, it becomes ” fixed.” The nerve pathway shows interference in blood supply
and conductivity. This section of the nerve can “harden.” Called “nerve buds,” these sections of nerves are very sensitive and painful to the touch. As a result, the body is forced to compensate, creating disharmony. This then creates a larger area of restriction, abnormal points of tension, and chronic irritation. Over time this will create functional and structural problems, including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urinary, respiratory, and digestive issues.

Neural manipulation identifies local nerve restrictions. A neural manipulation therapist locates the nerve restrictions by feeling for the nerve buds. Gentle pressure techniques are applied, which re-establishes communication in the body and positively effects the corresponding organs, changes neural pressure, improves function of blood vessels and peri-neural connective tissue, and allows the body to restore and heal itself.

What is Visceral Manipulation?

Visceral manipulation is a gentle manual therapy that assesses the structural relationships between the organs and their fascial or ligamentous attachments to the various systems in the body. It assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body, including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive, eliminatory, neuroendocrine, and lymphatic dysfunction.

A visceral manipulation therapist uses light, specifically placed pressure, which encourages normal mobility and motility of organs, fascia, membranes, and ligaments, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.

What is Visceral Vascular Manipulation?

Visceral vascular manipulation is a manual therapy based on visceral osteopathy, in which speci c and precise manipulation of the arteries is performed in order to increase blood ow into the corresponding areas of the body, thereby positively a ecting organs by providing an uninterrupted blood supply.

Jean-Pierre Barral, an osteopath and physical therapist from France, in collaboration with Alain Croibier, also a French osteopath, developed these techniques. They have trained practitioners world-wide, and have authored numerous textbooks. For more information on these therapies, please visit:

“Treatment by Nancy has been a lifesaver for me. When I rst consulted Nancy, I had been diagnosed with multiple problems such as bromyalgia, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, and headaches that had existed for more than 25 years. I thought muscle issues caused the problems. I have learned that many were caused by, nerve, vascular, and organ issues. Nancy has used neural and visceral manipulation, trigger point therapy, and energy healing techniques to eliminate many of my problems with pain and mobility. For example, Nancy dissolved “nerve buds” that had caused specific and radiating pain at points all over my body. She is using visceral vascular manipulation to help restore proper blood flow to my legs and hips. With trigger point therapy, she has eliminated many points of extreme sensitivity and pain. Energy healing has both eliminated pain and allowed my body to readjust to normal functioning energy levels. I am continuing to see Nancy, and I highly recommend a consultation with her, especially if you have unresolved pain or trauma.“

Jill Hirshfeld, Denver

These therapies can be used to treat:

Lower back pain and sciatica, whiplash, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, headaches and migraines, chronic pelvic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, broids and cysts, joint pain, birth injuries, spinal dysfunction, pediatric health issues, sports injuries, neuralgia and neuritis, digestive disorders, tendonitis, acid re ux, colic, post-operative scar tissue, sprains and traumatic lesions, swallowing dysfunctions, anxiety and depression, thoracic outlet syndrome, women’s and men’s issues, seatbelt injuries, neck pain, peripheral joint pain, and PTSD.


Nancy Gallaway has been practicing massage therapy since 2009 and neural, visceral, and visceral vascular manipulation since 2015. She continues to study at the Barral Institute and the Upledger Institute. For more information on Nancy’s training and massage modalities check out

To schedule an appointment please call Auth Chiropractic and Vitality Center (970) 262-7929.

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