Scar tissue mobilisation


Scar tissue refers to thick, fibrous tissues that take the place of healthy ones that have been damaged. Healthy tissues may be destroyed from a cut, significant injury, or surgery. 

A keloid is a raised, red-skin colored plaque of scar tissue that can form on tissues after an injury. Keloids often appear on the upper chest, shoulders, and upper back.

A hypertrophic scar is a more common form of scar tissue. People with hypertrophic scars may notice that they fade over time.

A contracture scar usually occurs in tissues that have had a burn injury. These scars can impair the movement of the affected area.

In the early stages, scar tissue isn't always painful. This is because nerves in the area may have been destroyed along with healthy body tissues. But over time, scar tissue may become painful as nerve endings regenerate.
You may still feel pain and stiffness at these sites, especially if the scar tissue starts affecting the surrounding joints, muscles or tendons. 

In many cases surgeries leads to adhesions. An adhesion is a band of scar tissue that binds two parts of your tissue that are not normally joined together. Adhesions may appear as thin sheets of tissue similar to plastic wrap or as thick fibrous bands.

In the body, an adhesion is an abnormal attachment or stickiness between two or more body tissues. Adhesions are a type of scarring or scar tissue that causes two tissues to stick together in an abnormal way.

Repair cells within the body cannot tell the difference between one organ and another. If an organ undergoes repair and comes into contact with another part of itself or an other organ for longer period of time, scar tissue may form to connect the two surfaces creating adhesions.

What is the problem with adhesions? 🤷🏻‍♀️🤔

Adhesions are always a toxic adaptation or condition. Adhesions can interfere with the blood supply and the nerve supply to various parts of the body. They also restrict bodily movement and cause poor posture. For these reasons, adhesions often cause diseases and abbormal musculosceletal conditions.

This is why scar tissue treatment is important❗️

In my practice I like to combine the manual technics with the Shapemaster vacuum machine which helps to soften and mobilise the tissue. First I like to treat the tissue around the scar which effects (softens) it and prepares the scar for the treatment. I usually finish the treatment with cross tape applying.