Scar massage treatment improves feeling and functionality in the scar and surrounding tissues. By loosening tight, stuck tissue and reducing adhesions. Movement is increased between the various layers of skin, fascia (connective tissue) and muscles.
Developed by Sharon Wheeler in the USA, ScarWork is a specialist scar therapy treatment to help reconnect and promote healing on the scar and scar surface and reduce adhesions in the underlying tissues.
Sharon Wheeler's ScarWork therapy is a very gentle, hands-on scar treatment, similar to scar massage, using a variety of techniques on and around the scar. Unlike traditional scar massage, ScarWork is pain free and beneficial to both new and old scars. Nearly all types of scars can be treated using ScarWork and it doesn't matter if your scar is a result of a surgical procedure (planned or unplanned) or an accident/injury.
The consequences of a scar runs deep and affects more structurally than just the appearance on the outer layer (skin). ScarWork starts at a superficial level and progresses through the layers of tissue over time as the body responds and adjusts to the changes. Treatment stimulates blood flow, lymphatic and nervous systems to encourage healing and promote optimal tissue health. Multiple treatments may be needed in order to gain the most benefit and response to treatment will vary for each individual. Scars usually appear smaller, lighter, smoother and less prominent. Any nerve impairment such as numbness, pain or sensitivity can also be resolved.
Unlike traditional scar massage, Sharon Wheeler's ScarWork is rarely painful, even for newer scars. The techniques may appear effortless and small but treatment can create whole body shifts where continuing patterns of dysfunction caused by the scar are released.
There are many benefits to having scar therapy including:
Nearly all types of scars can be treated with ScarWork no matter how old it is.
- c-section scars
- hysterectomy scars
- breast surgery scars (mastectomy & reconstruction)
- appendix removal scars
- gall bladder removal scars
- joint surgery, injury and replacement scars
- skin grafts
- facial scarring
- abdominal surgery scars
- keyhole/tube/drain sites scars
- tummy tuck scars
- childhood injuries/accidents
- spinal surgery scars
- smaller accidental or surgical scars
- and many, many more...
Initial appointment to include a detailed consultation, assessment and first treatment of your scar. Appointment will last up to 55 minutes.
Further sessions following your initial consultation. Appointment will last up to 40 minutes.
Various add on options available to enhance your treatment to include additional time to work on your scar(s), remedial Pilates exercise advice and/or a relaxing massage.
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