This is a life-changing technique I have trained in and at present I am working towards practitioner status.
Many people have scars. We don't really think about them most of the time. Some scars however, whether from surgical intervention or as the result of an accident or wound, continue to hurt, cause numbness, dragging, pulling or affect us in the way we move or even emotionally at times.
Scars never go away. They are an ever present reminder of the day of that surgery/accident/trauma.
Effective treatment of scar tissue has, for the most part, not been an option for people and is quite possibly the most neglected of bodywork skills.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO TREAT A SCAR?
A scar is formed as the body's natural response to trauma when the skin is pierced/cut. When the body begins the repair process, it lays down collagen. During this process the collagen can end up as a thickened, fibrous mass which can affect circulation of blood and lymph and can even affect someone's range of motion. If you know someone who has had a mastectomy operation, often afterwards, they have great difficulty in raising their arm above their head, even after the scar has healed. In severe cases these thickened masses are referred to as adhesions and at times people are offered further surgery to remove them. That is why, the sooner a scar is treated, the better.
CAN A SCAR AFFECT YOU EMOTIONALLY?
Yes. Is the short answer. Each scar is a reminder of the incident which caused it - surgery/accident/attack. And that in itself may have been a trauma. Even if the person got a baby at the end of the surgery, what was happening around them at the time might have been pretty traumatic or frightening. Some people can't bear to touch or look at their scar because of this reminder.
WHY WOULD YOU WANT ME TO ADDRESS YOUR SCAR?
Perhaps you have numbness above or below a scar, especially if it's going across your abdomen, like a gall bladder, appendix or C-Section scar. You might feel that your range of motion has been affected since an accident/surgery and you want to see if your scar is the reason. Your scar is painful to touch or you can't bear to touch it yourself. In this case, I would work slightly away from the scar to start with and to your comfort. You will always be in control of your session and if you want to stop at any time, then you only have to say.
WHAT DOES A SESSION INVOLVE?
This technique is very light and to your comfort. It consists of precise small moves over the area of the scar. You only need to allow me access to the scar. There is no need to disrobe.
If you'd like to read more about the effects of scar tissue on the body, and especially C-Sections, please click the link below: