VC Therapies

Holistic Therapy for all ages in Central Hong Kong

Scar Release

What is Scar Tissue? 

Scar Tissue is formed as a result of any injury to the body's tissues, through trauma, surgery and illness. It can be found both externally, on the skin, or internally, within or around organs, muscles, nerves and blood vessels. The body repairs wounds as quickly, and as best it can, but this occurs in a disorganised way. This can result in a scar which causes further problems once the initial injury or wound has healed.

Scarring can result in symptoms such as: 

  • Numbness/Reduced sensation
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Itching/Burning
  • Pain - around the scar and referred to other areas
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Movement restrictions

What is Scar Tissue Release?

Scar Tissue Release is a gentle, quick and effective technique which can:

  • Improve blood flow and lymphatic drainage
  • Improve the appearance of scars 
  • Normalise sensation
  • Improve personal feelings related to the scar or events surrounding injury
  • Improve energy flow through the body by unblocking meridians

Who could benefit from this technique?

Anyone with a surgical or traumatic injury scar, regardless of size, or age of scar, or anyone with underlying scar tissue (not visible on the skin's surface), including:

  • Caesarean Sections
  • Hysterectomy
  • Joint replacement
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Mastectomy
  • Organ replacement
  • Keyhole surgery
  • Amputation

What to expect from Scar Tissue Release:

A thorough history will be taken, including the reason for the scar (planned/emergency surgery, trauma, accident etc), and  Victoria will also discuss your feelings surrounding the scar, and any issues, such as pain, numbness, or restriction, that you feel are as a result of the scar. 

This technique can be applied as a stand alone technique, or can be, and often is, incorporated into a Bowen Therapy treatment. The first treatment will always be conducted without any other therapy to gain a clear picture of the changes observed. 

Scar work may only take 1-2 sessions, depending on the size of the scar, and the response that is gained. Once changes occur in the scar tissue, it will NOT revert back, meaning benefits are quick, and most importantly, lasting. 

Victoria can, at any point, advise on any further therapy that would be of benefit in improving symptoms associated with scar tissue and its effects, and refer to other health professionals if required.