Interviewing Jessica Powell Riley on Adhesions


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Jessica 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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 About Tracy Konoske, MS, RDN

meet_tracyTracy Konoske is an eclectic clinician and uses a blend of natural, integrative, functional, and personalized medicine to help her patients feel their best.  Tracy understands that there are 4 drivers of chronic disease:  Toxins, Infections, Stress, and Diet.  And it's often a combination of all 4 that lead to a chronic health condition, and thus it takes a treatment plan addressing each of the 4 to resolve and reclaim good health.  Tracy has recovered from 2 "perfect storm" situations which had drastic effects on her health and led to multiple mystery illnesses and diagnosis including Lyme.

By reducing the burden of these triggers, Tracy is successfully resolving:

  • Fatigue (anemia's, adrenals, thyroid-related, chronic fatigue syndrome, ME-CFS)
  • Auto Immune Conditions (Hashimoto's, Lupus, MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Celiac)
  • Mental Health Conditions (anxiety, depression, OCD, ADD/ADHD)
  • Cognitive Dysfunction (trouble concentrating, forgetfulness, symptoms of early Alzheimer's)
  • Digestive Disorders (low hydrochloric acid, "leaky gut", Candida Albicans, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth SIBO, IBS, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Migraines and chronic headaches
If you've one or more of the above-mentioned conditions, or have been told you have Lyme or chronic Lyme,  there's a good chance you are in the right place.If you have a history of chronic sore throats, tonsillitis or tonsillectomy, mononucleosis, glandular fever, shingles, and/or cold sores, there's a good chance you are in the right place.

There are no coincidences.  All good things come from God.