ScarWork Therapy



What is ScarWork Therapy?

Scar formation is a natural process of wound healing. Scar tissue contains more fibrous tissue and collagen deposits than normal skin making it structurally and functionally different. There may have been nerve damage from the injury or surgery causing numbness or sensitivity in the area.

ScarWork is effective in improving feeling and functionality in the scar and surrounding tissues, creating better movement between the layers of the skin, fascia (connective rissue) and muscle. Treatments stimulate the circulation, lymphatic and nervous system to encourgage renewed healing and promote tissue health.

Visually, cosmetic changs can occur: scars often appear smaller, tighter and less prominent but the emphasis is on the underlying tissue changes. The work starts with the surface layers and moves deeper into fascial tissue under the scar. ScarWork can help resolve nerve impariment or symptoms such as a numbness, pain or sensitivity.

Tightness in surrounding tissues is reduced, muscle function in the area can be improved. Knots and tight ropey scars are softened and loosened, ridges and holes can be minimised. Multiple treatments may be needed to gain the most benefit and response to treatment will vary for each individual.

Which scars can be treated?

All kinds of scars from very old to newly healed (once you have been discharged by your doctor) can be treated using ScarWork. They could be the result of an accident, operation or cosmetic surgery, such as:

  • Knee replacement
  • Hip replacement
  • Skin grafts
  • Facial scarring
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Appendix removal
  • Gall bladder removal
  • Caesarean section
  • Hysterectomy
  • Breast surgery
  • Achilles tendon surgery
  • Portacath and tube/drain sites
  • Tummy tuck surgery

"I am in my eighties and after a lifetime of vigorous sporting activities including skiing running and. mountain walking unsuprisingly have arthritic knees.Lyn's massage therapy has been highly successful in warding off replacement knee operations and I can now walk my dogs twice a day for at least an hour at a time virtually without pain."

Peter Malpass, Retired