Scar Tissue Remediation
The Miracle of Scars
Scars do the important work of protecting, healing, and binding us back together after injury, surgery, illness, infection, or childbirth. They are a beautiful fact of life that tell the story of our lives in bodies.
Scars sometimes don't know when to stop doing what they do best, which is to bind us together. Scars that have overgrown over time can inhibit optimal circulation and posture. When scar tissue grows systematically over years, it can also cause pain or restrict movement or sensation, impeding proper function of muscles, organs, and glands. People often don't realize that a mesh of scars can reach far into the body, beyond the site of the original injury.
“Patient’s often don't seek scar remediation because they assume it will hurt. My work is very effective without causing pain like other scar-tissue-related modalities.” - Andy
How does scar tissue remediation work?
Scars that inhibit our ability to experience pleasure, sensation and movement anywhere on the body can be reduced with healing touch. Manual manipulation techniques to remedy scar tissue can encourage tissue regeneration, often bringing back feeling to scar sites, making scars more pliable, less painful and often less visible.
Andy’s somatically informed hands-on techniques bring needed blood flow and lymphatic drainage to scar sites to help restore them to healthy, more flexible tissue. During each session, he teaches clients techniques that enable them to facilitate their own healing process. Most people report noticeable changes in one or two sessions.
Reasons some people seek professional scar work, education and management:
Gender confirmation surgeries: chests, donor site scars, phalloplasty, scrotoplasty, metoidioplasty, vaginoplasty and facial feminization. Rib adhesions and dense tissue from long term chest binding.
Childbirth injuries, perineal tears, c-section scars
Abdominal surgery scars can be addressed to work towards avoiding future bowel blockages
Circumcision scars that are overly tight, causing painful erections
Organ & gland surgery scars – heart, bladder, appendectomy, thyroid etc.
Cancer surgery scars
Repetitive work injuries
Sports injury scars
Adhesions from chronic inflammation
Sprain sites, repetitive ankle rolling scars & adhesions
Carpal tunnel when nerves & tendons are pent by scar
Adhesions from chemo/radiation
Dupuytren's contracture repair
Breast reduction, enlargement, augmentation
Chiropractic adjustments that don’t hold because of pulling from scars and adhesions
Joint replacement/repair scars
Surgical drain scars
TMJ & jaw adhesions from chronic tension, clenching & grinding
Dental surgery scars
Headaches caused by tension where surgical or injury scarring to face, head or neck is present