GENTLE TECHNIQUES FOR SCARS that can generate big improvements…
What is ScarWork™?
This therapy first came to the UK in 2012 and is a fast-growing area of treatment and research with clinical professionals and patients seeing amazing results. Developed by Sharon Wheeler in the USA, ScarWork™ is a specialist treatment which aims to help reconnect and promote healing on the scar and the scar surface as well as reduce adhesions in the underlying tissues.
ScarWork™ therapy is a gentle, non invasive, hands-on and lotion free treatment which uses a variety of techniques on and around the scar area to provide pain free and beneficial treatment for new and old scars.
Benefits of ScarWork™
The consequence of a scar runs deep and affects more structurally than just the external appearance on the skin. ScarWork™ starts at a superficial level and progresses in depth as the body responds and adjusts to the changes. Scar treatment improves feeling and functionality in the scar and surrounding tissues.
By loosening tight tissue and reducing adhesions, movement may be increased between the interconnected layers of skin, fascia (connective tissue) and muscles. ScarWork™ treatment stimulates blood flow, lymphatic and nervous systems to encourage healing and promote optimal tissue health. Typically, between 3-6 treatments are recommended to maximise the benefit and the response to treatment will vary for each individual. Scars usually appear smaller, lighter, smoother and less prominent and lumps, bumps and gaps are often smoothed out. Any nerve impairment such as numbness, pain or sensitivity can also be resolved.
Who can receive ScarWork™?
Nearly all types of scars can be treated using ScarWork™ and it doesn't matter whether the scar is a result of a planned or unexpected surgical procedure or the consequence of an accident or injury. ScarWork™ treatment is very gentle and therefore suitable for babies, infants and the elderly. Advanced ScarWork™ techniques can be used on pelvic and breast scars which can yield great results meaning greater comfort and fewer muscular compensation patterns.
Please note: In some circumstances a scar cannot be treated safely; if the scar is not yet fully healed, is still sore, red or weeping. Some surgeries that involve reconstructive mesh may not be suitable for this therapy. If you are unsure, please get in touch to discuss.
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