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ScarWork – Scar Healing Therapy

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ScarWork – Scar Healing Therapy

Is your scar causing immobility, hyper-sensitivity or other restrictions?  Are you feeling out of sorts about your scar?  

ScarWork is a form of scar therapy to aid the healing and functionality of wound, post operative or burn scars and the surrounding areas.

At present this light-touch work is offered by around only 100 qualified therapists in England. This specialised scar therapy was developed by American Rolfer and therapist Sharon Wheeler.

Our scars tell a story of our lives and are part of us.  However, scars can leave us feeling uncomfortable, both from the appearance and the ongoing physical or emotional effects they can have on the body.  ScarWork addresses these issues and can have amazing, restorative results. The work is rarely painful and the amount of change in one intervention is extensive with scars appearing smoother, flatter and less prominent, often with profound functional changes including a release of the tightness and adhesions common to many scars.

Scars respond immediately irrelevant of their age and the healing period continues for a week or so after treatment. The improvements are permanent and one treatment is usually sufficient.  Burns, skin grafts or large scars may take more than one session. Scar tissue quality changes rapidly and easily. Lumps, gaps, ridges, holes, bumps, knots, and strings in the tissue rapidly smooth out into the three dimensional fascial web. Starting with the surface layers, the work continues into the far reaches of the scar.  The hypersensitivity common to scars is relieved. ScarWork often results in large whole body integration shifts along with trauma resolution. Nerve- impaired numbness usually resolves within a session, though response to treatment is individual.

Women who have had caesareans report improved visual effects along with a feeling of being reconnected from that ‘cut in two’ feeling, with improved posture and well-being. Scarring from self-harm scars integrate, helping with not only the appearance but also the emotional response around the scarring. ScarWork can also be combined with myofascial bodywork where necessary.

Examples of what it can help:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Joint replacements
  • Wound scars
  • Self-harming scarring
  • Skin grafts
  • Burns
  • Caesarean section
  • Mastectomy
  • Open heart surgery
  • Tube/drain sites
  • Facial scars
  • Plastic surgery scars
  • Gallbladder or appendix removal

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