Lisa H Body Therapies

scar tissue therapy - Remedial Massage - MFR - Emmett iN Leicestershire

Scar Tissue Therapy treatments in Leicestershire

A lot of people have scars and they can be acquired in a number of ways

Regardless of what we think of them, they may be impacting us more than we realise.

Scars may create pain and discomfort, restrict movement, the area around them may be numb or we may be embarrassed or concerned by their appearance. Scar therapy supports the integration of scar tissue into the underlying fascia to improve the condition of the scar and surrounding tissues.

Scars that look neat at the surface can still have a lot of scar tissue creating tension that can spread throughout the body, changing the way our soft tissues behave which can impact how our bodies function.

The longer the scars have existed the greater the effect can be on the body. Keyhole surgery may only leave a tiny scar on the surface, however the way the surgical instruments travel through the soft tissues can create more trauma on the inside than we realise.

The techniques can assist with:

  • Helping to reduce pain, discomfort and restrictions in the immediate and surrounding areas of the body
  • Improving the scar appearance
  • Nerve impaired numbness may also be improved

Good to know:

Old and recent scars that have occurred due to accidents, surgical procedures or burns can be worked on. A number of treatments are likely to be required and you can expect to see both cosmetic and functional changes.

The time between treatments will be informed by the age of the scar. Scar Tissue Therapy is rarely painful.

At least 6 - 8 weeks or approval from a consultant is required before treatment can commence on scars linked to surgery. Scar Tissue Therapy on recent surgery scars can assist with optimum healing

The therapeutic touch element can also benefit coming to terms with any changes on an emotional level too. The improvements are permanent*.

*scars in areas of radiation treatment may require a 'refresher'treatment every 6 to 12 months, due to the effect of radiotherapy on the body cells and tissues.

Interested in the science?

Scar tissue has different properties to our other soft tissues and it behaves differently.

As wounds heal, the damaged tissue is replaced by a denser, stronger and less elastic scar tissue. In many cases this scar will restrict movement and create discomfort in the surrounding areas of the body.

Underneath the surface, scar tissue often attaches itself to other structures and organs and these adhesions can cause ongoing problems that are unrelated to the original surgery or accident.

A number of techniques have been developed by Sharon Wheeler to help integrate the tissues, restore movement and improve the appearance.

Types of surgical scars I have worked with:

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Foot reconstruction
  • Shoulder
  • Cesarean
  • Hysterectomy
  • Bone repair
  • Appendix removal
  • Breast reconstruction procedures
  • Trauma caused by vehicle accidents

I have advanced ScarWork therapy training linked to more complex types of surgery including hip and knee replacements and breast cancer surgery.

I have also supported clients at a Leicester based cancer charity for over 2 years providing Scar Tissue Therapy appointments.

Get in touch

Please email me using the enquiry form below if you would like to have a chat about any of the treatments I offer. Alternatively, you can call me on 07707 662412.

Each appointment is tailored to you

For scars, TMJ and chronic conditions a number of appointments will be recommended. If you are currently receiving treatment for cancer or have had cancer treatment in the past there are a few details I would like to discuss with you prior to your appointment to ensure you receive the optimum benefit.

My location

My therapy room is currently located in the Idyllic Wellbeing clinic, based at Wistow Rural Centre, Kibworth Road, Leicestershire, LE8 0QF.