Scar mobilization is also known as scar tissue mobilization, scar tissue massage and scar massage. It is a treatment method that helps remodel scar tissue that has developed as a result of an injury or surgery to relieve pain and tension, as well as to restore normal movement.
What is scar tissue?
All tissue on the body is formed by layers of collagen fibers. Naturally layered collagen fibers give the tissues strength. However, collagen fibers layered in response to an injury are layered sporadically, which forms scar tissue. Scar tissue is much thicker and stiffer than healthy tissue, which can cause pain to the scar itself and the tissue to which it's connected.
Scar tissue can form due to surgery, muscle injuries or a fracture. After the scar heals, it must be remolded so that the injured tissue can regain normal range of motion, strength, and mobility. If the scar is no remolded, it can cause debilitating pain and mobility issues resulting from the scar binding down the skin, muscle, and connective tissue to surrounding tissue in the body. A deep scar can bind many layers of skin, muscle, and connective tissues together.
Do you have scar tissue that has caused difficulty in movement? Please get in touch with us to learn how scar mobilization can help remold your scar and release the tightness, pain, and reduced mobility you are now experiencing.