Scar Tissue Therapy in Sydney / ScarWork

Integrating Scar Tissue is Sharon Wheeler’s discovery and one that she is continually developing and expanding on.

I was incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to train directly with Sharon on her first visit to Australia in September 2018.

Sharon Wheeler trained with Dr. Ida P. Rolf, the founder of Structural Integration.

Working with scars is like speaking a different language in the world of connective tissue. Scar tissue is very dense fascia with unique properties. Scar tissue work uses a casual, light touch – a little reminiscent of working with bread dough.

The work is rarely painful – even for very new scars, and the amount of change in one intervention is extensive. The cosmetic effect is delightful and the functional changes can be profound. Natural and surgical scars of any age respond immediately followed by a short period of rapid healing and continued improvement. The improvements are permanent.

Scar tissue quality changes quickly and easily. Lumps, gaps, ridges, holes, bumps, knots, and strings in the tissue rapidly smooth out into a three-dimensional fascial web.

Scar work often results in large whole-body integration shifts along with trauma resolution, and nerve-impaired numbness usually resolves within a session.

After treatment, clients often comment their scars feel softer, mobility has improved and they feel less pain. Improvement after treatment seems to be lasting and even single sessions can be helpful. Generally, a series of treatments is most effective.

{Adapted from Sharon}

Conditions treated by ScarWork:

  • Spinal surgery scars
  • Scars from accidents
  • Mastectomy and breast reconstruction scars
  • Open heart surgery scars
  • Joint replacement scars
  • Breast augmentation scars
  • Breast reduction scars
  • C-section scars
  • Hysterectomy scars
  • Facial scars
  • Keyhole surgery scars
  • And many more…

How many Scar Tissue Therapy treatments will I need:

Many clients find that between 4-8 treatments are sufficient to make the improvements they were seeking from ScarWork.

Each session will usually bring an incremental improvement in the scar and surrounding area, creating more softness and reducing the restrictions caused by the thickening of the underlying tissues and any adhesions or sticking between the layers of muscle, skin, and adipose (fat) tissue.

Check out my blog post on Scar Tissue Therapy, and specifically ScarWork [HERE]