Barral Institute UK is affiliated to the Barral Institute Inc. based in Florida USA. The Barral Institute is a health education, training and research organization dedicated to the advancement of Visceral Manipulation, Nerve Manipulation and related Manual Therapies. The Barral Institute works to better understand and validate the therapeutic effect of these hands on therapies; conducts workshops internationally to educate and train healthcare practitioners in the proper techniques and promotes education to the general public about the existence and therapeutic value of these modalities. Alumni include osteopathic physicians, allopathic physicians, doctors of chiropractic, doctors of Oriental medicine, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists and other professional body workers. Classes in visceral manipulation have been taught since 1985 and the Barral Institute has been named after the developer of visceral manipulation therapies, French Osteopath and Physiotherapist, Jean-Pierre Barral.
The Barral Institute offers its training programme worldwide through its affiliates. The UK affiliate is based in Ayr, south west Scotland and is responsible for its training throughout the United Kingdom, that is England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It was established by Alison Harvey in 2008 who had already trained extensively in visceral manipulation and felt it was too good not to be made available to practitioners in the UK.
BIUK offers courses, educational material to both the public and our students, facilitates study groups and networking. For the general public we offer visceral manipulation treatment.