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SCAR TISSUE

I work with all types of scars and have a specialty working with scars post Top Surgery.

One may consider scar tissue release therapy for a multitude of reasons. No matter how young or old your scar is there are many benefits of the work.

While the body’s formation of scar tissue is a great demonstration of self-preservation, the resulting fibrous mass can potentially set the stage for problems down the road. Composed primarily of collagen, scar tissue’s fibrosity prohibits adequate circulation. In addition to the physical limitations of collagenous tissue, the lack of blood flow and lymph drainage occurring in scar tissue makes it vulnerable to dysfunction. The resulting abnormal stress on a scar’s surrounding structures may include:

Nerve impingement
Pain
Numbness
Limited range of motion and flexibility
Postural misalignment
Muscle atrophy
Tissue hypoxia
An increase in potential for future injury

Some  believe that scar tissue is the root of a majority of physical imbalances. Bodyworkers addressing scar tissue early in its development can help minimize any of the preceding secondary scar tissue problems.

As soon as the initial wound is healed, we can begin scar tissue release therapy, usually 8-10 weeks after surgery. If possible, it is best to begin work on a scar as young as possible as to increase range of motion, circulation and mobility early on in recovery.