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    Have tried Massage Therapy?
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    raquelyv posted:
    First of all, I am very sorry to hear about everyone's complications that have posted here. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and I actually don't have the issue of my gall bladder being removed, but I have had my share of digestive issues which may have arisen from a laparoscopic surgery to check for endometriosis. After experiencing chronic episodes of constipation and abdominal pain, even after diet change, I had what is called visceral massage performed on me by one of my teachers in massage therapy school. I noticed a huge difference after one treatment and actually this became my niche in the massage world. The term visceral refers to the viscera, which are the organs of the body. Many of our organs are made of smooth muscle, which like skeletal muscle, smooth muscle can also hold tension. Also after surgery, fascial restrictions can occur which can cause the organs to become adhered to each other and can cause pain and other problems. The fascial system is like the "plastic wrap" that surrounds all our organs and muscles and often times after surgery these restrictions develop as the fascia repairs itself.

    During my education I actually did a small research project with my sister, who was experiencing many of these same issues you are all stating after her gall bladder removal 5 years ago. I only performed 45 minutes of visceral massage on her for 5 treatments and she has reported to me a significant decrease in symptoms. After telling one of the faculty about my research she informed me that she also was experiencing these same symptoms after having her gall bladder removed some time ago. I suggested giving her a treatment as more research for my project and she too after receiving only 1-45 minute treatment has reported significant improvement to me.
    It really is amazing work and I suggest doing your research and speaking with an LMT and your physician. It is not to say that this type of bodywork will have positive results for everyone, but massage is being more and more recognized as having so many benefits on various conditions and overall wellness.

    Thanks for reading and I wish you all good health.

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