A scar whether from an injury or surgery can be cosmetically unsightly however it is far more than just a superficial mark on the skin. Even scars that look good on the top can have problems underneath. Scars contain a disarranged formation of fibrous collagenous tissue of inferior function than the original tissue. Adhesions often form in the deeper tissues beneath the skin and stick to healthy tissues which create torque and tension which may restrict movement, limit circulation and impair nerve function.
ScarWork can often improve the visual appearance of scars making them appear paler, smoother and less ropey, but it is done primarily to release the stuck layers underneath to to allow better function and movement in the scar tissue and in the surrounding tissues, muscles, tendons and ligaments. The emphasis of ScarWork is on how the scar moves and feels and to improve common symptoms such as numbness, tightness, itching, pain or hypersensitivity.
ScarWork was developed in America by Sharon Wheeler. It is very different to traditional scar massage, it does not include the use of creams/lotions or machines. It uses a variety of specially developed techniques on and around the scar to create a gentle painfree treatment. Treatment length is 30-60 minutes. A course of sessions is often needed to gain maximum response and results vary between individuals. A consultation prior to treatment is carried out will determine the length of treatment and number of sessions required.
ScarWork is suitable for most scars and permanent changes can be made in very small insignificant scars to huge open abdominal surgery scars, from injury or surgery, from very old to recently healed scars.
Commonly Treated Scars include,
- Knee Replacement
- Hip Replacement
- Breast Surgery
- Caesarean section
- Abdominal surgery
- Drain tube sites
- And more
To discuss you scar please call or email Jane 07931 335386 or email Jane@achesandsprains.co.uk