WHAT IS SCAR RELEASE TECHNIQUE?
Surgery or traumatic scarring can cause symptoms such as pain or numbness in the scar area; referred pain or lack of sensitivity; and movement restrictions. Scar Release work can affect nerve tissue to normalise sensations, increase blood flow to the area, and increase lymphatic drainage. It can also work on an energetic level to promote emotional healing and wellbeing, as meridians are ‘unblocked’.
WHO IS IS THIS FOR?
Primarily anyone with surgical scars, scars from injury or trauma; no matter how old the scars are, or what size they are; including knee surgery, Caesarian, hysterectomy or underlying scar tissue injuries. Often people don’t connect their scar with current issues – for example, an abdominal scar can be linked to lower back pain due to it pulling on the fascia. C-section scars can cause lasting tightness and tugging sensations on certain movements, such as during exercise, and create a “mum tum” as a result of the skin being tucked into tight scar tissue.
WHAT CAN IT DO?
Help with symptoms associated with scar tissue including the appearance of the scar (it may flatten or change colour to better blend in with the surrounding tissue), numbness or desensitisation, hypersensitivity, burning, itching and pain. Range of movement can increase, and pulling sensations can reduce. It can also help with difficult feelings surrounding the scar itself, or the circumstances which led to its formation. Often clients report previous negative feelings to have lessened or gone completely, they feel more positive and accepting, and it can trigger emotional healing.
The technique can also be used on areas of underlying scar tissue where there is no external scar on the skin, meaning that issues such as Plantar Fasciitis, Frozen Shoulder and muscle tears from sports injury can also respond brilliantly.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A SESSION?
A typical session will include a consultation regarding the history of the scar (e.g. how it was acquired – planned or unplanned surgery, accident or trauma), and how the scar effects you physically and emotionally. The technique is applied directly to the scar and surrounding tissue. It is gentle, and always performed within the client’s level of comfort.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Scar release work will typically take one initial session. Sometimes it can take more sessions, depending on the size of the scar and other factors relating to a client’s individual requirements and needs.
WHAT RESULTS MIGHT I EXPECT?
Below are some before and after pictures of scars that I have personally worked on. Each picture is divided into 3, the far left is taken before the first session, the middle is taken after the first session, and the far right is taken a week later. You can visibly see that the fluid starts to drain off and the scar becomes less raised, the scar also becomes lighter as blood flow improves over time.