Scar Tissue Release
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Scar Tissue Release is a gentle and effective technique to help assist in improving the look and feel of scar tissue, as well as potentially related body issues, restrictions and pain – eg: if there is a deep scar on the front of the body it may be causing issues in the back or scar tissue may be causing restriction of movement, such as a scar in the armpit may restrict movement of the arm, as well as surrounding tissue being effected. Scar tissue also inhibits blood and lymph flow.

This technique releases the tight webbing of a scar, that may have been causing restriction of movement or skin puckering/pulling, by gently releasing the fibres of the scar tissue, changing the structure of it, often seeing a visible change, with both the scar and surrounding area feeling softer.

The scar tissue release technique that I practice is MSTR® (McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release) – this method of treating scars, aims to work on both a physical and emotional level – scar tissue represents trauma to the body, whether planned or not (eg: some surgeries are planned) as well as non-surgical scars.

This technique is said to positively effect the body, by helping to improve the following:

Benefits of Scar Tissue Release
  • Look and feel of the scar and surrounding tissue
  • Lymph congestion
  • Range of movement
  • Response or emotions towards the scar may improve
  • Restricted nerves, blood vessels and organs
MSTR can be used to work on the following types of scar (keloid / hypertrophic):
  • Amputations
  • Burns
  • C-section (emergency or planned)
  • Knife/bullet wounds
  • Non surgery related
  • Surgery related
In addition to conventional scar tissue, MSTR may also be used to work on:
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Contracture – “trigger finger”
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Your initial Scar Tissue Release session may last approximately 1 hour – subsequent sessions may be shorter.

Your first session starts with a consultation, where we talk about you, about your scar, your lifestyle and your current and medical history, all of which is totally confidential – the consultation generally lasts around 15 minutes.

Every session and every client’s experience will be different, as all scars are unique, in both physicality and how they were attained.

The gentle technique is applied to the scar and surrounding area. Depending on the size of the scar, the technique may be done once or multiple times during each session.

Some people say they feel or see some form of change on or around the scar within 24 hours – this is not always the case and does not mean it is not working, as scars are not only on the surface, they go deep below the derma.

At the end of your treatment, I will give you time to relax, once your treatment is complete. You will be offered water to drink and we will discuss after care advice and treatment plan.

If you have any queries about this treatment or would like to book an appointment please contact me.

The following are Before and After images of real Case Studies I have worked on using this treatment.

Case Study - Keloid

This scar tissue was very raised, before the course of treatments took place, and after the 8th and final session. the case study said the scar felt like the rest of the tissue in the surrounding area of the shoulder.

Before and After images from one of my Clients (permission granted to use images)

Case Study - C-Section

This case study had had 2 operations in the same place, over 20 years apart – the difference shown here is after 6 sessions.

Before and After images from one of my Clients (permission granted to use images)

Case Study - Cancer Removal

The surgery had left the case study with restricted movement in her arm and the scar was very stringy – after 10 sessions, the scar tissue had softened considerably and range of movement had greatly improved.

Before and After images from one of my Clients (permission granted to use images)

Case Study - Contracture also known as 'Trigger Finger'

Before starting treatment, this case study’s index and middle finger were hard to move apart and 3rd and 4th finger tendons were very taut – good improvement seen after just 2 sessions, as seen in these pictures.

Before and After images from one of my Clients (permission granted to use images)

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