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:
What is Scar Tissue Release?
Scar Tissue Release is a gentle, quick and effective technique which can:
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:
What to expect from Scar Tissue Release:
A thorough history will be taken, including the history of the scar (planned/emergency surgery, trauma, accident, sports injury 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 release therapy may yield quick results, depending on the size and complexity of the scar. Once changes occur in the scar tissue, it will NOT revert back, meaning benefits are 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.
Scar Tissue being worked on during a McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release session