Scar management

Scar formation is part of the natural healing process. Scars may heal beautifully or may look unsightly, create tugging or pulling sensations, or restrict range of motion of an arm or chest wall. They may also be associated with cording or trapped pockets of lymphatic fluid. Surgical scars are the most common scars that I work with. Myofascial release is my preferred way of working with scars.

Recently I attended a workshop on the McLaughlin Scar Release Technique and learned a different way of using myofascial release for scar work. Scars that were more than thirty years old were treated and resulted in improved ability to lift the arm.