When any soft tissue, muscles, tendons, nerves, fascia or ligaments are damaged, the body produces scar tissue. This is a natural part of the healing process, however, the scarring can cause problems both internally and externally – they can also have long term and sometimes lifelong effects – particularly post-surgical scars.
Scar tissue can cause immediate pain in the damaged area, as well as having the potential to spread in any direction, causing pain and problems in other parts of the body.
What does it involve?
Scar tissue therapy techniques are based on the principles of Bowen Therapy, Myofascial Release and massage techniques, that involve small, gentle moves and pressure on and around the scar tissue, which help to soften and release the restrictions, tightness and adhesions.
How can it help me?
Scar tissue work may:
- Help improve the appearance of the scar;
- Reduce pain, restrictions and tissue tension;
- Help prevent and reduce adhesions both superficially and deep;
- Help activate the nerves to reduce numbness, pain and sensitivity;
- Relieve stress on the body;
- Improve flexibility and range of motion;
- Improve mobility and freedom of movement;
- Promote balance and body realignment to help maintain good posture;
- Improve the flow of oxygen, lymph, blood and nutrients;
- Reduce the possibility of long-term problems due to fascial adhesions;
- Release trapped emotions.