Scar Tissue Release
What is Scar Tissue Release?
Scars are formed as part of the body's normal healing process after an injury.
The presence of scar tissue can have a lifelong physical, mental and emotional effect on the body and mind,
restricting movement and function anywhere is the body. Scar tissue is never as functional or as strong
as the original tissue it has replaced and except for some very minor lesions, every wound
(both internal and external) results in some degree of scarring.
Scars can be visible and internal: wounds from injury and surgery, burns, muscular skeletal trauma or in the late stages of osteoarthritis; prolonged immobilisation such as having an arm in plaster or paralysis
due to a peripheral lesion or nervous system lesion.
and Manual Lymphatic Drainage to work with the scar and surrounding area and may also
involve some stretching exercises. These therapies use a light but effective touch to
encourage and improve healing of the soft tissue and whole body.
The combination of therapies used and intensity will depend upon the condition and age of the scar:
The aim is to improve the mobility, function and appearance of the scar.
Who can benefit from Scar Tissue Release?
People quite often forget they have scars, especially if they are not visible on an everyday basis
such as on the skull, back and small scars which are not prominent.
Surgery, including keyhole surgery causes internal scarring as it has damaged several layers of
soft tissue and muscle and although the visible scar appears healed, there is internal scarring which
affects how the organs 'fit into' the abdominal cavity and move against each other.
Once healed scars can cause problems with mobility, flexibility, pain, sensitivity, dryness,
numbness, pins and needles, pulling sensations internally and externally, headaches
and cause problems with function, flexibility and mobility to any other parts of the body such as joints and organs.
Scars and their associated problems with flexibility, mobility and body function can be
worked on at any time after the first 72 hours.
Benefits of Scar Tissue Release
Scars that can be treated with Scar Tissue Massage include but are not limited to:
C-Section and abdominal scarring
appendix and hysterectomy
open heart surgery
internal scarring from immobilisation
internal scarring from peripheral lesions
scars from accidental injuries
cosmetic surgery and liposuction