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Scars can be the cause of pain, loss of mobility, organ dysfunction and swelling far from the site of where the injury took place. Scars mark the history of the injuries we have sustained throughout our life. They may be visible from cuts requiring stiches, surgeries, burns or internal from torn ligaments, broken bones or even infections. They maybe superficial or deep. Regardless of the cause, SRT (Scar Release Therapy) can help.

Scar tissue is not like the surrounding tissue. The body produces more collagen fibers during the healing process which results in scar tissue that has a thicker and less flexible texture. This thicker, tighter tissue can have an impact on the function of the surrounding tissues. And because scars potentially can heal in any direction, they can impact the body far from the scar itself.

Scars are trauma. Your body tries to protect itself when it has been hurt and will contract around the area. The scar can further:

• Cause pain, due to tissue restrictions or nerve entrapment;
• Create adhesions to surrounding tissues, like a layer of duct tape restricting mobility;
• Heighten your Sympathetic Nervous System – increasing your stress response;
• Impede blood/lymphatic flow, causing localized swelling or stagnation in the lower extremities.

The mobility issues created by scars can be very significant. Your tissues are supposed to slide and glide on one another, allowing for freedom of movement. If scar tissue attaches to the surrounding tissues, it acts like an irritable focus, pulling and tearing at the attachment sight. Often creating inflammation and in turn, more scaring. Typically, abdominal scars, above the navel, will have more of an impact on the upper body, neck and shoulders, while scars below the navel impact the pelvis and lower extremities. A gallbladder surgical scar may present as a right frozen shoulder. A cesarean section scar may present with no pain at all, but because of the restrictions to adjacent tissues reducing mobility in the pelvis, it can show up as low back pain. Or years later it can progress into hip, knee or foot dysfunction. You likely won’t think “Wow, my c-section scar is really hurting my foot!” – but it can.

Scar Release Therapy (SRT) is an innovative way to reduce pain and dramatically improve symptoms caused by scars. SRT applies concentrated DC microcurrent to the thickened scar tissue, using MPS (Microcurrent Point Stimulation). DC current is “nature’s current” and the low voltage used, remember “micro”, talks to the cell on a cellular level and stimulates healing, electrically “repolarizing” scar tissue. The newly “repolarized” scar is noticeably softer, with increased pliability and diminished physical appearance. Released scars significantly reduce pain levels, improve organ function, release fascia and improve movement, often after just one SRT treatment.

SRT is a natural, noninvasive treatment with very minimal discomfort – if any. Many scars are completely pain free to treat. Results can be immediately visible and often felt. One client stood up almost 4 cm taller after one treatment of a 12 year old abdominal surgery scar.
Whether your scar is old or brand new, SRT can help improve the healing process. Common scars that we have treated include:

• C-Section / Gynecological surgery
• Hip and knee replacements
• Gall bladder surgery
• Open heart surgery
• Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery
• Broken bones
• Diffuse scars from infections
• Contusions and lacerations
• Ligament tears (sprained ankles)
• Hypertrophic / keloid scars
• Burns
• Skin grafts

SRT is a safe, clinically tested and proven treatment for scar related issues. Treating around surgical pins, plates, artificial joints and even pacemakers are all possible. Don’t let old injuries dictate what you are able to do today.

SRT treatments are offered in 30 and 60 min appointments. During your session, some hands on massage or fascial treatment may be applied as your needs require.