ScarWork treatment is used to improve the health and feel of scars from surgery or after an accident. ScarWork can improve feeling and functionality in the scar and surrounding tissues, creating better movement between the layers of the skin, fascia and muscles. Working on and near the scar will stimulate the circulation, lymphatic and nervous system to encourage renewed healing and promote tissue health. It is a light touch therapy unlike traditional scar massage.
Visually, cosmetic changes may occur: scars often appear smaller, lighter and less prominent but the emphasis is on the underlying tissues changes. Tightness in surrounding tissues is reduced, muscle function in the area can be improved. The work starts with the surface layers and moves deeper intro fascial tissue under the scar.
ScarWork can help as part of a whole body approach to wellness. Locally scars can be tight, rigid, have lumps, bumps and dips, they can also be numb, hyper-sensitive, or itchy; it’s not unusual to find different layers of tissues being stuck together and causing discomfort. They can also have a whole body affect too. In clinic working together we would work both locally and globally to help the body find its balance again.
When can I have ScarWork?
New scars should be fully closed and dry, with no signs of inflammation or infection. ScarWork can start 6-8 weeks post-op or when you have been discharged by your doctor. Also if your doctor is recommending gentle massage for your scar then ScarWork is also suitable.
What type of scars benefit from ScarWork?
ScarWork can benefit all kinds of scars, from very old to new ones. They can be the result of an accident, operation or cosmetic surgery, such as:
Abdominal surgery – Appendix removal or Gallbladder removal
Achilles tendon surgery
I’m one of a small number of ScarWork Therapist with additional training for working with Trauma and scars from Muscluar Skeletal Surgery. Training has been undertaken with Emma Holly, Restore Therapy
Cranial Sacral Therapy
Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.
CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a 20 pence peice, practitioners release restrictions in the cranial sacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
CST compliments that natural healing process within the body, but is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
Neuromuscular Testing and Kinesiology
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Training has been undertaken with Jordan Terry, Adaptable Polarity; Dr Kyle Paxton and Dr Ryan Foley of Integrated Kinetic Neurology, and with the College of Functional Kinesiology