What is it?
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.
Scar tissue release is a gentle and effective technique with the main aim of
- reducing tissue tension and pain;
- increasing the range of motion and mobility after an injury, surgery or accident;
- promoting balance and body realignment to help maintain good posture;
- reduce the possibility of long-term problems due to fascial adhesions.
How does it work?
In normal tissue the fibres are well structured and organised in relationship to one another, however, scar tissue fibres are very random and run in lots of different directions.
Gentle pressure and small movements in the area of the scar allows the area to soften, yield and release in three dimensions. There may also be a deep release of stored physical and emotional tension that becomes trapped in the body at times of stress and trauma.
Scar tissue can also dry out and become dehydrated due to a more restricted flow of blood and nutrients. As the scar tissue softens and releases, it allows easier movement of tissue fluids which enables it to become rehydrated.
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?
The impact of scar tissue on the body should not be underestimated – if left untreated, scars can have a life-long effect - physically, mentally and emotionally.
Scar Tissue Release can play a major supportive and therapeutic role in helping anyone living with the effects of scar tissue and adhesion restrictions.
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.
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