Recover abdominal program

Thank you for being there for people like me who are searching for answers. You actually have answers!  Not easy answers, but definitely good, solid answers about how, with time and patience, I might no longer have to worry about blockages and NG tubes and adhesions.  And that would be such a blessing. 

– Bonnie

You have been a lifeline for me. I have been using your self-care videos and am SOOOOO much better. I haven’t gotten to organs or deep muscles at all yet, but trust that I will know when I’m ready and able to move deeper. I cannot say clearly enough how grateful I am to have found you and your wealth of wisdom. You are a beacon of light on what can feel like a very dark and bleak horizon. Thank you for continuing to share so generously.” -MH
Thank you so much for giving me very helpful information in your Q & A session.  You seem to grasp my situation so well with just the basic info I gave you.  It was very encouraging!  Again, thank you for taking the time to share your insights with me.  You are very knowledgeable about this subject.


“I just want to say I’ve stayed out of the ER because of [the work from the self-care videos].  I used to go there for pain medication because the bowel obstructions got so bad.  These videos are like a wonderful miracle.  It has helped me out TREMENDOUSLY in terms of pain and so forth.  So I’m extremely grateful for that . . . Pain was what got me motivated to do the exercises and it has been very well improved.” -ANON
So far this program has given me some pain relief but mostly hope. I’m an OT and when the doctor told me I’d always have this pain, to change my lifestyle and walked out the door and was lost. But as an OT I knew that working on fascia would help so I was I googled it and found you pretty right away. I already bought the recovery program because I know this is my answer. Thank you!!

– Diane

“I love your video series, I use them all the time to help me deal with my pain issues and my abdominal adhesions.” -LF

“So, now your videos helped me to understand the process of adhesions and to become more gentle and kind with my belly which obviously is part of me and to try to work with “her” and not against “her,” as things are what they are because there is a reason for it. . .” -PS

“I found the exercises helpful and have been doing them every other day. I added in a couple of other exercises based on the work with the physio that I did. I was not able to have many myofacial release treatments as the therapist has moved country but I will start to look for another therapist soon. I particularly find the half press up exercise very helpful in stretching out the abdominal muscles and possibly the adhesions. My patient has also found the exercises very helpful and also the massage techniques you advise.” -PM

“Thanks Isabel for your help just looked at the first few videos and they are great :). ” -AL

The [videos] are exactly what I need and are really going to help. Just the introductions identify problems that I’ve almost given up getting any help with, and I know this programme is going to transform my situation.” -LM

After six years of abdominal discomfort following surgery requiring an abdominal incision and after two bowel obstructions all apparently related to post-surgical adhesions, I saw Isabel for treatment of abdominal adhesions. After her first treatment I felt very different with everything feeling like it was moving without catches for the first time in years. After the initial treatment I had some ups and downs and Isabel taught me some self-massage techniques which have been very effective. After six months of treatments and self massage I have been on a smooth course with few flare-ups which are handled with self massage and an occasional tune up from Isabel. Isabel has been a delight to work with and I highly recommend her care and work.” -AB

“When I first saw Isabel I had been suffering from abdominal pain for over a year resulting from prostate surgery. I had received no relief through physical therapy, my primary doctor and surgeon had no real ideas for treatment, and x-rays and an MRI revealed no major concerns. Isabel immediately zeroed in on several pain areas and went to work. After the first session I felt immediate relief and through subsequent sessions I have felt significant relief and improvement.

I have appreciated greatly Isabel’s expertise and ability to find the “spots” that are causing my discomfort. When she works on these spots, scar tissue and adhesions, we both feel the resistance and most often the release that comes through her work. I have worked with Isabel for a year now and at this point we seem to be in this dance where my pain symptoms go up and down between treatments. At times I am virtually pain free and at other times, always due to increased physical activity, the pain symptoms increase. At this point, I do feel my body establishing new rhythms of improvement and recovery on its own.

I really have appreciated Isabel’s style, expertise and artistry. She listens, is thoughtful in her approach and very much in touch with me as a person. “-GH

“I have had abdomen and groin pain for over five years with little to no pain relief. I left a trail of doctors, specialists, and testing procedures with little to no relief or understanding to my condition or associated pain pattern. I was given a referral to Isabel from a chiropractor who recommended a commitment of four to five sessions with her to see if my pain would lessen or gain more flexibility and motion. At this point, I was desperate. After seeing over 10 doctors, endless testing and procedures, and being reliant on pain medications to function on a day to day basis…I scoffed at the idea of massage as a pain reliever. I decided that this would be my final approach before I would entertain the idea of surgery.

Isabel did a very thorough evaluation of my medical history at my first session. I found pain relief around session 5 and continued to work with Isabel for pain relief on a regular basis. I found a viable mode to offset the possibility of surgery and to provide pain relief that allowed me to cease taking pain medication on a daily basis. In many ways, Isabel gave me my life back in the true sense of being able to participate and navigate my daily life without pain. Before working with Isabel Amber, I was hampered in both professional and personal life and was dependent on medication just to get through the day and to sleep at night.

I highly recommend Isabel for adhesion work if you have not found a remedy for pain or mobility.” -JS

“Abdominal adhesion can be very debilitating. The symptoms often appear in mysterious patterns and refer to other areas of the body. It requires specialized care to determine the involved tissues and the best approach to resolving the adhesion and the associated symptoms. Isabel’s approach to abdominal adhesion balances precision and gentle care. She provides a comprehensive session including relaxing taught tissues, enhancing circulation, optimizing the posture of the muscles. She possesses insight to the quality of tissues based on their response to palpation and massage. Isabel’s expertise on the pain referral patterns promote ease of mind during the healing process. She teaches self-massage for health maintenance at home.” -CH, Occupational Therapist and client