What happens when a scar forms?
Scar formation is a natural process of wound healing. Scar tissue contains more fibrous tissue and collagen deposits than normal skin making it structurally and functionally different.
How will ScarWork massage affect a scar?
ScarWork is used to improve feeling and functionality in the scar and surrounding tissues, creating better movement between the layers of the skin, fascia and muscle. Like any massage, these movements stimulate the circulation, lymphatic flow and nervous system in the scar area to encourage renewed healing and promote tissue health.
Can you improve a scar’s appearance?
Cosmetic changes can occur. Scars often appear smaller, flatter, lighter and less prominent but the emphasis is on the underlying tissue changes.
Sensation can also be improved by releasing nerve impingement. Numbness or extreme sensitivity can be decreased.
How long do improvements last?
Any changes are usually permenant. Tightness in surrounding tissues is reduced helping restore normal tissue function.
Multiple treatments may be required.
Will it hurt?
ScarWork is rarely painful, even for new scars. The specially developed movements work on and around the scar to stimulate tissue improvement.
Which scars can be treated?
All kinds of scars from accidents, operations and cosmetic surgery can be treated. Newly formed scars should be at least 8 weeks post-op and you should be out of consultant care before treatment Scars which are very old can also benefit from ScarWork but results may be tempered with age.
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