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"We often get called in when
regular medicine can't do
anything. That's when being
an organ mechanic is
a beautiful thing."

Dr. Jean-Pierre Barral speaking
about Visceral Manipulation
to Time Magazine



"Life is more complete when one feels whole and well.

I am 48 years old and suffer from Crohn’s Colitis, inflammation in the Large and Small bowels, plus a congested liver.

For the past 10 years, I have frequented acupuncturists, massage therapists, chiropractors and taken strong medications for IBD. One wonders after years of these treatments and really no results, we continue them at all.

Sometimes change can be for the better.

After just TWO VISCERAL MANIPULATIONS, performed by Dr. Roberts, on the small and large bowels, my pain level went from a 9 to a ZERO. My bowel movements also become normal. I was absolutely dumbstruck! No pain, No inflammation! Visceral's gentle touch relaxes my bowels and abdomen, balancing my digestive organs. I could feel the flow; the discomfort absolutely diminished.

As for my congested liver, Dr. Roberts released the pain in my rib cage and lower back (sacrum), to the point where it is not noticeable."

Derrick, Calgary, AB


"I would like to comment on my visceral therapy with Dr. Roberts.

Visceral Manipulation has had a very positive impact on my digestive tract.

I was having stomach pain frequently without an explanation. It was suggested to go see Dr. Roberts.

After just a few sessions with her soft and gentle approach of visceral therapy she managed to UNSTICK my internal organs creating the proper rhythm in which the body can flow freely again without struggle and pain.

No more abdominal pain, what a relief . . .THANKS Dr. Roberts!!!!!!!"

J. F., Water Valley, AB


In December of ’09 I had a routine blood test done and it revealed that I had a kidney function of 17 Globular Filtration Rate (GFR), dipping to 15 GFR. Numbers for a healthy kidney is over 90. My wife had been seeing Dr. Melina Roberts and spoke very highly of her. She also spoke of the procedure that Dr. Roberts was performing on her – Visceral Manipulation.

At this time I was referred to the Kidney Clinic by the Dept of Internal Medicine and several tests done indicated I had cysts on my kidney and liver. Diagnosis – End Stage Polycystic Kidney Failure, with a goal of receiving a transplant kidney within a year. Following this unexpected news I was sent for the screening tests that are required to be considered for a kidney transplant. At this point I was left feeling helpless & hopeless.

With my wife’s encouragement an appointment was made with Dr. Roberts. Once Dr. Roberts carefully assessed me, Visceral Manipulation was implemented along with a change in diet and supplements for my specific needs.

Within 3 months my GFR was up to 24 – an improvement of 9! In a conversation with the people responsible for transplant suitability they concluded they would just monitor me for 2 months and if my kidney filtration rate stayed the same or improved they would CLOSE MY FILE! I continue to improve, so for now I am off the transplant list!

Thank you Dr. Roberts for Visceral Manipulation and HOPE !

Kevin, Calgary, AB


I have struggled with irritable bowel syndrome for the past twelve years. I would have constipation, bloating and gas for a period of time and then it would switch to diarrhea for a couple days. It was a vicious cycle that my body just didn’t seem able to get out of. I tried every form of therapy and prescription medication that is out there. I had come to accept that this cycle would just be a part of my life.

Within my first couple of appointments for Visceral Manipulation with Dr. Roberts, I was beginning to have regular bowel movements and relief from the constant pain.

I am still currently seeing Dr. Roberts, but we have moved on to other areas of my body such as my kidneys, that has helped to relief my constant back pain, and my chest, that has alleviated some restrictions in my breathing. I feel that Visceral Manipulation is amazing, and has greatly improved my quality of life.

I would highly recommend this treatment to anyone.

 V. W., Calgary, AB


The first time I had visceral manipulation on my abdomen in 2010, it was quite tender, but when Dr. Roberts said she had just released some adhesions in my left lower abdomen and that they could be from old surgeries, I knew this was from my ectopic pregnancy surgery in 1974!!

During one of my latest sessions, Dr. Roberts did a fair amount of visceral manipulation around my chest/heart area as it seems I had a lot of scar tissue near my heart. I didn't notice anything immediately, but the next morning upon awakening, my whole world seemed different - as if my perspective of my life had expanded – it’s very hard to put the feeling in words, but the difference was incredible.

My latest session involved more abdominal manipulation which resulted in the most amazing gurgling sounds coming from my abdomen. I have since noticed that my intestinal system seems to be "working better".

My only regret is that I hadn't discovered this type of therapy a long time ago.

Thank you Dr. Roberts for your kind, compassionate and enlightened care.

J.S., Calgary, AB

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