Scar Tissue Release Therapy is a gentle and effective technique used to decrease discomfort, fascial adhesions, dark coloring or congestion of scar tissue. This technique will be offered after filling out a health history form and discussing the injury with the practitioner. You can also combine your scar tissue session with a custom massage. 

Scar Tissue Release Therapy is a gentle yet effective modality. In your session you may feel such sensations as a slight tugging or pressure as the scar tissue is released. Your therapist will communicate with you throughout your session to ensure that you are comfortable. You may continue to feel the effect of the work throughout the following 24 to 48 hours as your body continues to heal and release scar tissue. 

What many clients don’t realize is the physiological impact that scars can have on their bodies — whether its a minor scar from falling as a child, a high-school football injury, or a C-section scar. While not every scar presents a problem, many do. If your body doesn’t break down scar tissue completely, it will often spread — triggering your body to compensate. Any kink, pull or restriction in one area can impact the rest of the body. If your movements are restricted, your muscles will be forced to compensate by working harder. Nerve entrapment can affect circulation and cause pain and discomfort. 

Your body is held together by one huge single sheet of connective tissue, or fascia. This fascia which is under the skin and above the muscle, wraps around your entire body like an intricate spiderweb and influences the way you function — from your organ systems to functional operations of your muscles and bones. No matter how new or old your scar, Scar Tissue Release Therapy can help. 

Benefits of Scar Tissue Release Therapy:

There are multiple reasons to undergo scar-tissue release therapy. Some are listed below.

  • Decreases pain and congestion
  • Improves flexibility
  • Lessens the appearance of scars
  • Helps to relieve stress on the body from fascial tension
  • Reduces muscle spasms
  • Helps to prevent adhesions forming after injury or surgery
  • Promotes balance in the body
  • Helps maintain good posture
  • Improves athletic performance
  • Reduces the risk of muscle tears and strains
  • Improves the flow of oxygen and nutrients through the body
  • Helps regain and maintain a full range of joint movement
  • Stimulates lymph circulation
  • Reduces the possibility of long-term problems due to fascial adhesions

The Scar Tissue Therapy used in these sessions is from Leah's training with Marjorie Brooks. Massage Therapist, Author, International Educator and founder of the STRAIT method. 

The STRAIT method™

The Scar Tissue Release and Integrated Therapies method —STRAIT™, for short — is a three-dimensional, fascial-release system that works to minimize scar-tissue development and the subsequent physiological restrictions. Adhered tissues are released and then realigned from their starting point, which is the visible scar, to their end point — where the line of frozen fascia stops.

If you have any further questions about Scar Tissue Release Therapy please email at leah@mettamassagecenter.com

"I have had soo many issues around my knees from surgery. Now after only 1 session that included focus on them, I am in such better shape. The Scar Tissue Therapy has been awesome on my C-section and other scar areas. I am so pleased to have found a competent caring therapist. My shoulder has had issues for 30+ years and Leah is the first one to really make a significant difference in that old injury as well. " 8/24/15 RR

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