Visceral Manipulation™ The Thorax

Visceral Manipulation™ The Thorax

As of June 2015 I’ve completed the fourth level of Visceral Manipulation™ (VM4) training through the Barral Institute. In VM 4 we learned techniques for releasing restrictions in the thoracic cavity (lungs, heart, pleura, diaphragm) as well as the cervical fascia, ribs, clavicles, esophagus, trachea and bronchus. Visceral Manipulation™ was developed by world-renowned French Osteopath Jean-Pierre Barral.

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3 Quick Tips For Womb Health (video)

3 Quick Tips For Womb Health (video)

Three quick tips in under three minutes for uterine health. So, simple everyone can do these. Make sure you transition wisely to totally flat shoes to give your tissues time to adapt. Check out the book, Whole Body Barefoot: Transitioning Well to Minimal Footwear by...

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Anteflexed Uterus

Anteflexed Uterus

The following video is a demonstration of anteflexed uterus and how it can affect the bladder. “The bladder, uterus, and rectum are physically and functionally related. Incontinence, cystitis, or cystalgia are often due to uterine malpositioning of three types: uterine anteversion and anteflextion: the body and to a lesser extent the cervix press hard against the bladder, increasing bladder pressure at

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Where Organs Go When You Suck In

Where Organs Go When You Suck In

I switched up my voice a bit in this one...just being silly.  Hoping it will get the attention of a few young ladies I know. By the way, laughing is natural massage for your internal organs. 🙂 ...and the other hazard of sucking the belly in. If you are interested in...

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Sacral Pain

Sacral Pain

Below you will find a video explanation of a possible cause of sacral pain. Severe Falls on your sacrum before age 25 can cause a shift in the growth plates and may haunt you later.

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My Favorite Minimal Shoes-Video

My Favorite Minimal Shoes-Video

This is a 1 minute breakdown of why Lems are my favorite minimal shoes. I get compliments on my Lems all the time. One day I even got hit on by a younger man- well kind of- I think he had a foot fetish.

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Rib Flare

Rib Flare

Costodiaphragmatic recess: Is a space between the respiratory diaphragm and the thoracic wall in each pleural cavity (compartments which enclose the lungs). The lungs move into this space in deep respiration. I learned about rib flare adhesions from my Functional...

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Menstrual Cycle as a Vital Sign

Menstrual Cycle as a Vital Sign

Vital signs are useful for detecting medical conditions. Pulse rate, body temperature, blood pressure and respiratory rate are vital signs that every physician routinely checks.  The menstrual cycle is another powerful tool of assessment, but it's rarely brought up in...

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Hi, I'm Barbara Loomis. I specialize in several forms of abdominal therapies for reproductive and digestive health. What lights me up is to see people connect with the inner beauty and wisdom of their bodies.

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