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 Scar therapy for all scars.

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SCARWORK is the brainchild of Sharon Wheeler of Seattle, U.S.   Originally trained by Ida Rolf, Sharon has been a Rolfer for 40 years.  During this time she has developed an approach to working with scars that has only been available as a training in the UK since 2014.

In 2022 Emma Holly developed her own approach to working with scar as Restore Scar therapy.

More than  a series of techniques, ScarWork is an approach to reconfiguring the soft tissues, normally reducing the adhesions left by the scarring and improving the scar’s appearance. 

Adhesions connect structures that should not be connected; this can restrict mobility and organ function, and create pain. 

Scar therapies are now taught around the world. The therapy is a gentle, easy on the therapist and the client, employing the lightest of touch.  This may seem counter-intuitive as the old approach used to be one of ‘breaking down’ scar tissue, but the light touch is effective and painless.

Working with scar tissue is like speaking another language in the world of fascia. Scar therapy is light, casual, and effective on most scars. It is easy to learn and a pleasure to do. There are over 20 techniques that smooth out uneven lumps, bumps, ridges, strings, gaps, and fill holes painlessly and apparently permanently.  Re-establishing the resilient 3D quality of the fascial web creates better functioning. With the restrictions and adhesions of a scar resolved, impaired nerves can regain sensation and internal organ functions can normalise. Not to mention that the cosmetic effect can be remarkable.

Examples where this work can be used:

  • Caesarian section 

  • Mastectomy 

  • Hysterectomy 

  • Lump/tumour removal

  • Carpal tunnel surgery

  • Joint surgery/replacement

  • Trauma, bites, cuts, burns

  • Spinal surgery 

  • Trauma such as those typically found on the knee

  • Head wounds

  • Amputation 

  • Underlying  tissue from laparoscopic surgery

  • Drain and cannula scars

  • and many many more 

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