“Every scar on the body is the result of some kind of trauma”
Whenever I ask my clients “Do you have any scars?” most of them say No. Then a moment later they start to remember them – oh yes I have one here, and one here!
The body forms scar tissue as a natural response to trauma when the skin is punctured or lacerated either by accident or purposefully – i.e. surgery.
Collagen is laid down in the repair process which results in a thickened, fibrous mass which impedes the proper circulation of blood and congests lymph flow. I’ve found in my experience that specific treatment for scar tissue has been a neglected area. Scar tissue is often observed but not treated. But now a really quick, specific method of the treatment of scar tissue is available.
How can I help you? It isn’t massage work. It isn’t deep friction work. It isn’t fascial release work. It isn’t Bowen technique work. It is called McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release Technique.
The effects of post surgical scars on the human body cannot be underestimated, although they frequently are. Additionally, the severing of delicate nerve tissue often results in sensitivity of not only the scar but the adjacent, surrounding tissues.
As the scar is fibrous and non-elastic it will have a dragging and pulling effect on the surrounding tissues including joints. This will be experienced as a restricted range of motion, where greater than usual force needs to be applied in order to move the affected joint or joints.
With abdominal surgery or a C-section the resulting scar tissue has a ‘dragging’ and a pulling feeling deep in the abdomen that can have an inhibitory effect upon flexion, extension and rotation of the spine.
As abdominal muscles work synergistically with spinal musculature you can be sure that abdominal scarring has a major impact on low back pain.
If you have a scar and experience any of the following, I can help you:
- Numbness • Tingling • Pain • Burning • Itching • Hypersensitivity • Muscle and tissue wastage (atrophy) • Postural distortion • Reduced range of motion • Loss of flexibility • Feeling of coldness • Feeling of ‘disconnection’ between lower and upper parts of the body • Feeling of nausea.
These symptoms may persist for decades after surgery or injury with the loss of sensation being an ongoing experience to the patient that interferes with daily life.
There is an acceptance by the patient that the scar will never change and that normal feelings or sensations in the scar and surrounding tissues will never return.
The patient is often unaware of the implications and effects of scar tissue in the body and do not see the necessity of addressing this area. So consider what happens when, over time, scar tissue shrinks thus creating unequal tensions within the structure of the body. These distortions affect blood flow, restrict movement and create inflammation. Imbalances in the mechanical function of the skeletal structure surely follow with, over more time, deformation of the joints – also known as arthritis.
Each session takes no more than 15 minutes, with a very light pressure, but I allow an extra 15 minutes in case you experience an emotional response which is quite common.
Most people re-experience the emotion of the surgery or accident briefly, which is a good thing, to release that emotion from your body. So, you don’t have to live with the discomfort from your scar.
Whether the injury was 10 weeks ago or 30 years ago I will be able to help you relieve the discomfort.