Scar tissue therapy

After surgery or a trauma that affects the skin, scar tissue usually forms in a thick and fibrotic manner. Though this produces a robust scar, it often contains adhesions which glue skin and the underlying layers of fascia together in an non-functional way. This reduces flexibility and can make the scar appear lumpy and raised and may feel uncomfortable.

ScarWork™ is a specialised form of fascial therapy  (developed by Sharon Wheeler) incorporating a range of specific techniques to ease restrictions and soften scar tissue to increase hydration and restore elasticity. It uses light touch to stimulate circulation, lymph flow and activates the nervous system which can promote further healing.

Freeing up scar tissue can ease tension which makes the scar feel softer and appear less discolored. It is suitable for children and even scars that are years old can respond to treatment.

People often remark on how pleasantly relaxing scar treatment is and how it has a positive emotional effect also.

All kinds of scars can respond to ScarWork, from the very old to the newly healed (once discharged from your doctor) for example scarring from:

  • knee replacement
  • hip replacement
  • skin grafts
  • facial scarring (from surgery or injury)
  • foot surgery
  • abdominal surgery, including appendectomies, gall bladder removals, hysterectomy etc
  • C-section
  • mastectomies (full and partial)
  • spinal surgery including discectomy
  • Achilles and patellar tendon surgery
  • Port and tube drain sites
  • Tummy tucks and other cosmetic surgeries such as breast reduction/enlargement
  • Burns or scalds

Most scars respond quickly to treatment and results are achieved in the first session however Keloid scars can be less responsive and may take  longer to treat.

The earliest time for treatment is usually around 10 weeks post surgery but may be earlier depending on the site and nature of the trauma. All wounds must be closed and dry (not weeping) before any localised work can begin.

With additional training in ScarWork for breast cancer surgery including reconstruction work, I can offer support to help promote optimal recovery. I have also trained in manual lymphatic massage which is a gentle form of massage to encourage the movement of lymph fluid around the body. Lymph is part of the immune system and helps to remove toxins and waste from bodily tissues and relies on movement of the limbs as a pumping mechanism. Restricted limb movement or lymph node removal may make it more difficult for lymph to flow and fluid may build up causing additional swelling. Lymph massage can be incorporated into a ScarWork session and I can teach you the basic skin brushing techniques to do at home.

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75 min session

(Concs. available on request)


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times may be available on request
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10:30am, 12:00am, 2:00pm, 3:30pm
times may be available on request
At Rosemont,

Hayesfield Park, BA2 4QE