ScarWork Therapy in Horsham, West Sussex
ScarWork is a form of scar therapy to aid the healing and functionality of wound, post operative or burn scars and the surrounding areas.
Our scars tell a story of our lives and are part of us. However, scars can leave us feeling uncomfortable, both from the appearance and the ongoing physical or emotional effects they can have on both the body and the psyche. Scar Therapy addresses these issues and can have profound, restorative results.
Healing and integration of physical scars through the techniques of ScarWork and Myofascial Bodywork can help with any post-op or injury scars including joint replacement, mastectomy and breast surgery, open heart surgery, Caesarean birth, burns, whiplash, sports injuries, self-harm scarring, drain sites and skin grafts.
The techniques work to soften and release adhesions and restrictions, resulting in improved mobility, functionality and appearance. Scars appear smoother, flatter and less prominent, often with profound functional changes. Scars respond irrelevant of their age and the healing continues for a few weeks after a session. A feeling of overall integration of body and mind can result from ScarWork sessions.
Scar tissue quality changes rapidly and easily.
ScarWork often results in large whole body integration shifts along with trauma resolution. Nerve-impaired numbness usually resolves within a session, though response to treatment is individual.
ScarWork and Myofascial Bodywork are gentle, light touch techniques and the amount of change in one intervention can be extensive.
It has been particularly touching for me to see the healing that can happen for women who have gone through the trauma of mastectomy and see that Scarwork brings not only more freedom of movement but restores a sense of wholeness and well-being. Working with women who have had Caesarean births, they report improved visual effects along with a feeling of being reconnected from that cut in two feeling, with improved posture and well-being.
Scar Therapy also works to release emotional scarring which can happen as a result of the trauma around the physical scarring, or as a therapy in its own right (see Body Psychology) for the integration and healing of emotional scarring that is causing problems in our lives.