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Scar Therapy

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People often live with scars without realising that they could be the source of pain as well as causing restrictions in movement. For example, an abdominal scar can actually be linked to lower back pain. 

Following surgery, scarring can cause symptoms such as pain, tingling, itching and numbness. It can also cause restriction in movement, loss of grip and reduced fine motor skills. 


Some clients simply want to see a change to the appearance of their scars, and although treatment will help enormously, it is often quite difficult to predict how the change will occur. During my studies in this type of treatment, I have witnessed scars flatten, change colour and reduce in size. I have also seen a decrease in numbness, desensitisation, hypersensitivity, burning, itching and pain.


Working on scars helps to regenerate nerve tissue, thus aims to increase blood flow to the damaged area. 

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What Annette says about Scar Therapy

I do feel honoured when people are brave enough to let me work on their scars, quite often they have not even shown them to family members. A scar can detrimentally affect lives and clients have told me they avoid swimming, doing sports or sunbathing because they feel embarrassed. The trauma of a scar can be both physical and mental.


A pilot study in June 2019 that focussed on three women with caesarean scars, showed extremely favourable results to the scar tissue both on and under the surface of the skin. All three subjects were scanned before and after the release technique and all three had reduced scar tissue in the post treatment scan. In fact, one participant’s longitudinal scar had reduced in size from 22.7mm pretreatment to just 10.4mm afterwards.


The technique can also be used on areas of underlying scar tissue where there is no external scar on the skin. This can include issues such as plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder and muscle tears from sports injury, all of which respond very favourably.

Knee scar

An initial consultation will look at the history of the scar and how it affects you both physically and emotionally. The technique is then applied to the scar and the surrounding tissue. 

Scar work will typically comprise of just one session working directly on the scar, but if further sessions are required, they may be able to be combined with Bowen treatments, depending on the client’s individual needs.

measurements can be taken for a measure of the progress.

Scar Therapy can help with


"I cannot believe the difference in having my scars worked on, I had no idea how restricted they were. I assumed my back ache was all about my back, it feels so much better and is easier to move about. I even feel straighter. The scars are smoother and have reduced in size, which really surprised me.


Thank you Annette" 

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