The resulting scar following surgery, injury or trauma can have significant consequences; far greater than what is seen on the superficial surface. Adhesions from the scar can form and attach to bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and even organs; this can then effect the function of these structures.
Sensation can be lost or an area can become hypersensitive around the scar site, causing pain and aversion to touching the area or even having clothing touching the area.
A scar that is puckered or red may well have developed these adhesions.
Scar massage aims to improve circulation, flexibility and break down the adhesions to encourage the scar to function “normally”, resulting in a better appearance, reduction in pain and improved functioning of the scar and surrounding tissues. It takes 2 years for a scar to fully mature but even after this point scar massage can improve the situation.
Here at The Iveson Clinic we offer scar massage, call today to book in your appointment on 01787 374964.