Viscera means "organs" and manipulation means to adjust or move, in this case, shift to a position of release. The organs are specifically held in place within compartments or sheaths, so that they don't bounce and wander around. These sheaths are made of a strong tissue called fascia, which envelopes most all structures in the body in a vast interconnected network. Organs have sensitive cells, tubules and ducts which allow for highly specific function and purpose. When the body tissues surrounding and housing the organs become tight, misaligned or restricted, this can directly place stress and disruptive pull onto the sensitive organs, causing pain and interfering with optimal function. Visceral manipulation finds and releases organ connected tissue tension(s) thereby freeing the organs and their ducts, and allowing freedom and normal function to resume.