In this video update (Shot on December 15th 2012) Hepatitis C patient Devon Nicholson is getting massage therapy from Registered Massage Therapist Cindy Rivard as prescribed by his doctor.
Cindy explains to us the benefits of Visceral Manipulation which is manual therapy that incorporates gentle massage techniques applied to the organs located in the abdominal and pelvic areas.
Devon experiences liver pain as a result of the medication he is required to take and also as a direct effect of the Hepatitis C infection itself. Massage therapy helps to minimize this pain as well as relaxing your body overall as some of the medication has negative effects on your nervous system.
This entry was originally published on December 25, 2012. Reprinted with permission.