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recurring abdominal adhesions

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Hi, @lisalucier -Here I am responding 6/2019 but for some reason no notification of question was received. I did Rolfing about 2 yrs before I met Dr. Mack Barnes and he performed my last surgery. I would say Rolfing is more like a deep massage but with more intensity in designated area; in my case the pelvic & abdomen. For me, Rolfing was used to break up the scar tissue (adhesion) in abdomen/pelvic. I would say around the six session I started to notice more flexibility were the pelvic muscles connected to my upper leg. I always felt that something was restricting me from walking, bending and stretching in my lower body. Also, around the same time I notice I could feel a little and the more session I had the more I could feel sensations ( touching), Basically, the therapist was literally breaking the adhesion apart; I should say separating the bands of adhesions to individual strain causing more flexibility and less pain. The only instruction that the Rolfing Therapist gave was to increase my water intake and lymphatic system would take care the rest. For me, that did not happen. I developed an abdominal cyst and liquid substance incase all my abdominal organs. No one new why but I had so much fluid until it was smothering my lungs/heart and I could not breathe. On the ultrasound my primary thought she say a lot of fluid in my abdomen and made the decision to have it drained. She was right and 2 liters were drained from my abdomen. I was awake during procedure at hosp but the more they drained the better I felt by the time I got back to my room I was a new person and was ready to go home. However, I started to develop the same symptom in less than 30 days. So that when I was referred to Dr.Barnes and the fluid did not show on any tests. In conclusion I had surgery and removed all female organs, the cyst was back and incased my entire abdominal, adhesions had attach to my abdominal wall, around my intestine and pretty much everywhere. Would I do Rolfing again? Yes, I would. A lot of time has past by and I still benefit from Rolfing Treatment. The only thing I would do is figure out why my lymphatic system failed.

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Hi @sunnshyne I saw your reply mentioning Rolfing. I am so glad to hear it helped! Rolfing can definitely help with both pre/post-op healing.
There are massage therapists who are trained specifically in lymphatic drainage. It can also be added on to any massage or Rolfing session. Our bodies also begin to self regulate lymph with movement. After a session I sometimes take my clients for a walk around the building to begin this process. This walk, now free of restrictions, begins to teach the body to move more gracefully. The more you move, the more your muscles pump fluid through your body. The Rolfing process should make this system function more efficiently.