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Scarwork Therapy

ScarWork Therapy

A specially developed therapy for surgery, injury and burn scars

 

What is ScarWork?

A new and specially developed form of scar therapy, ScarWork helps reconnect and promote healing on the scar surface and reduce adhesions in the underlying tissues.

Treatment is given without oils or creams, to help post operative, injury or burn scars. You may not have heard of it as currently there are few qualified therapists in Britain offering these specialised scar treatments, developed over a 40 year period by American therapist Sharon Wheeler. Sharon trained with Dr Ida Rolf, the founder of Structural Integration also known as Rolfing.

 

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. It is important that before treatment scars are healed, dry and infection free. The scars could be the result of an accident, operation or cosmetic surgery, such as:

  • Knee replacement
  • Hip replacement
  • Skin grafts
  • Facial scarring
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Wrist surgery
  • Foot surgery
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Appendix removal
  • Gall bladder removal
  • Cesarean section
  • Hysterectomy
  • Breast surgery
  • Open heart surgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Achilles tendon surgery
  • Childhood injury
  • Portacath & tube/drain sites
  • Tummy tuck surgeries
  • Burns
  • and many more…

ScarWork is not a replacement for conventional treatment. Keloid scars and acne scars can not be treated with ScarWork. If you are in doubt, ask your doctor or consultant if you can safely have treatments on your scar.

 

What happens when a scar forms?

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

 

How will ScarWork affect a scar?

ScarWork is done primarily to improve feeling and functionality in the scar and surrounding tissues and to create better movement between the layers of the skin, fascia (connective tissue) and muscles. Treatments stimulate the circulation, lymphatic and nervous system to encourage renewed healing and promote tissue health.

Visually, cosmetic changes can occur: scars often appear smaller, lighter 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 improve nerve impairment or symptoms such as numbness, pain or sensitivity.

Changes that occur to the scar and nerve function should be permanent. Tightness in surrounding tissues is reduced and muscle function in the area can be improved. Knots and tight ropy 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.

 

Will it hurt?

ScarWork treatments are pain-free, even for new scars. A variety of specifically developed techniques and movements will be used on and around the scar, working at your level of comfort. Although seemingly effortless, the treatments can instigate whole body shifts where patterns of dysfunction caused by old or new scars can be released.

 

Is it too late for my scar?

It is never too late. Scars can be very old and still improve with ScarWork treatments.

 

Testimonials

“Wow, my 40-something year old ropy scar feels silky and smooth now, amazing!” Graham B., London

“Before the treatment, my horizontal hysterectomy scar felt tethered on one side and the area around the scar was harder and firmer than the rest of my abdomen. The ScarWork was really pleasant to experience. I was amazed how different the left side was from the right, and that I could feel the effects of the ‘tethering’ almost down to my knee. After the treatment, the left side had yielded, was softer and more plumped up and was definitely more free. That feeling has remained and seems to be a permanent change, which is great. Also, the scar for a few centimetres on the left and right are almost invisible now too.” Kate W., Cambridge

 

If you have questions or would like to discuss your scar please contact Ramona directly through her website: www.bodyorchestra.com

07966 741 296

info@bodyorchestra.com

SESSION TIMES

Tuesdays 8.30 - 11.30am
Thursdays fortnightly 5.30 - 9.30pm

PRICES

£60 - 1 hour
£70 - I hour 15 mins
£80 - 1 hour 30 mins

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