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Jessica Powell RileyJessica Powell Riley has been doing bodywork as a licensed massage therapist for over 8 years.  She trained at the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle, completing a rigorous 1000-hour program.

Jessica is currently working at the Oasis Health Spa, as part of the Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic in Billings, MT.  She holds a board seat for the MT Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association and also sponsors continuing education for bodyworks in and around Billings.

In this interview, we discuss adhesions.  My special interest in this topic is that adhesions can play a role in SIBO – Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth.  They can cause a slowing of motility…as well as inhibit treatment.  Dr. Pimentel, gastroenterologist, feels that if SIBO is treated, and then quickly returns (like in 2 weeks), adhesions must be considered even if the patient has not had surgery.  Be sure to listen to Jessica tell us why that is!

  • What are they
  • How are they formed
  • How a massage therapist can (or can’t) help you determine if they might be present
  • Treatment plans for adhesions
  • How a poor diet would contribute/play a role
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