Rosie Greene - Visceral Manipulation Practitioner and Teacher


Rosie Greene has been a practitioner of Visceral Manipulation since 2008, with this work becoming the foundation for all of her treatments. She runs an extensive clinical practice in North Canterbury, New Zealand treating adults and children, who present with a broad spectrum of clinical presentations ranging from the elite athletes, to people with gastro-intestinal and pelvic conditions, post-surgical and post trauma conditions, and many others. Rosie’s broad post graduate training includes studies in visceral, vascular and neural manipulation and craniosacral therapy.


Visceral Manipulation (VM) is a form of gentle hands-on manual therapy that aids the body’s ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that can cause pain and dysfunction. These gentle manipulations encourage the normal mobility, tone and motion of the viscera and their connective tissues, and support the patients’ own natural mechanisms, to improve the functioning of individual organs, the systems the organs function within, and the structural integrity of the entire body. Harmony and health exist when motion is free and excursion is full. Visceral Manipulation can also help to dissipate the negative effects of stress, enhance mobility of the musculoskeletal system through the connective tissue attachments, and influence general metabolism. This highly effective therapy was developed by acclaimed French physiotherapist and osteopath, Jean-Pierre Barral.


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As a Certificated Visceral Manipulation Teacher, and the New Zealand Co-ordinator for The Barral Institute of New Zealand, Rosie Greene is also passionate about helping other manual therapists from New Zealand and internationally to expand their awareness and utilisation of the highly effective Visceral Manipulation techniques into their treatment approach. Through the Barral Institute courses, thousands of healthcare practitioners around the world have now learnt how to utilise this work, providing great benefit to their patients.


Since Rosie took over as the New Zealand Co-ordinator at the end of 2018, The Barral Institute of New Zealand has grown significantly, with a new Christchurch headquarters, new website, Facebook page and newsletter, and a programme of regular Visceral Manipulation and Neural Manipulation courses on offer. These are taught by Rosie, another New Zealand-based Certified Visceral Manipulation Instructor, Damian Kitcheman, plus a number of international teachers. Each year, Rosie also teaches many Visceral Manipulation courses internationally. She is the eternal student herself, and greatly enjoys using her teaching skills to open the door to the world of Visceral Manipulation for an increasing number of practitioners.


Interested in becoming a Visceral Manipulation practitioner?

If you are a skilled practitioner looking for a new tool to expand your practice and assist your patients, the Visceral Manipulation training programme could be for you. Click here for more information.

About Rosie

Rosie Greene has been in private clinical practice since 2002, initially as a Remedial Massage Therapist in New Zealand, after changing professional direction, from her first passion of teaching. She then continued her clinical education through courses offered through the Barral and Upledger Institutes in New Zealand, Australia and the USA, which significantly broadened her skill and interest base. These studies included training in Visceral, Vascular, Neural Manipulation and Manual Articular techniques, as well as CranioSacral Therapy.


In 2010, Rosie was invited to be a Teaching Assistant at courses teaching the Barral Visceral Manipulation curriculum, and assisted across the breadth of the Barral Institute curriculum, both locally and overseas. In 2015, Rosie became a Certified Visceral Manipulation Instructor for the Barral Institute, and now teaches VM1, VM2, VM3, and VM4, in New Zealand, Australia and internationally. She  has also led study groups to support participants post-training, and been asked to guest lecture about  the Barral Curriculum.


Rosie considers it a privilege to teach John Pierre Barral’s lifetime’s work, which is the result of more than 45 years of ongoing clinic practice and research. .


Rosie’s qualifications:

Barral Institute Certified Visceral Manipulation Instructor VM1-4, NM1-3, LT1,

Craniosacral therapist – CST1, CST2, SER1

Registered Massage Therapist (Dist)


Professional Associations / Memberships

International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP)

Massage Association of New Zealand

Education officer Massage New Zealand