Scar Release Therapy
Microcurrent Scar Release Therapy
The term ‘release’ refers to the releasing or relaxing of contracted and tightened tissue. Coupled with manual release work (a specialized type of massage), MPS Scar Release Therapy significantly reduces the restrictions of scar tissue. MPS stands for Microcurrent Point Stimulation or Microcurrent Acupuncture (MA) without the use of needles. This technique and tool has shown through research to accelerate healing more than lasers, TENS, Acupuncture, or Manual Therapies.
In general, this treatment is completely painless. The use of the microcurrent probes, on the tissue surrounding the scar, creates a healing, inflammatory response. Dead cells and scar tissue are broken down by the body; circulation is increased to the area; and the lymphatic system excretes the dead cells. You will see visible changes in the appearance of the scar and gradually will notice a reduction in the tightness and restriction felt at the site of the scar. The duration of treatment will depend on how long you’ve had the scar, how deep it is, and the severity of any pain you may be having.
Scars strain and pull fascia. Fascia forms the largest system in the body. Fascia from the Latin word “band”, is a band or sheet of connective tissue, primarily collagen, beneath the skin that attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and separates muscles and other internal organs. New scar tissue will have a different texture and quality than the surrounding tissue, and it is generally less flexible than the surrounding skin. These restrictions not only affect the joint, limb or surrounding area, but they can affect the underlying organs, too. Since the body’s fascial system is interconnected, a restriction or adhesion in one area will often affect other areas and result in compensation patterns and pain. Even small scars can have a big impact on the body.
Scar tissue often releases quickly, despite the age of the injury or keloid tendencies. Following scar release therapy, scars are noticeably softer, with increased pliability and diminished physical appearance. MPS Scar Release Therapy is a highly effective treatment in reducing scar tissue issues that often create range of motion issues in and around surgical sites and injuries. Released scars also significantly reduce patient stress & pain levels, improve organ functioning, release fascia, and can even eliminate stubborn emotional blockages…often after just one treatment.
Scars have both a local and global impact on the nervous system. Substances (electrolytes) and bio-electrical communications usually pass freely in or out of the cellular membranes and walls in healthy tissues (metabolism). During an injury, surgery or other imbalance, the membrane is broken or disrupted.
The collagenic scar tissue formed during the healing phase has a positive polarity and the surrounding tissue has a negative polarity. This environment creates a reversal of the normal bio-electrical tissue state which disrupts local cellular communications and sends electrical miscommunications throughout the entire Autonomic Nervous System (ANS).
These electrical miscommunications sent throughout the ANS have a dysfunctional ripple effect throughout all nerves, vessels, organs, cells and muscles. Every cell in your body is not only connected but is also controlled by your Autonomic Nervous System! Scars can cause disturbances anywhere in the body no matter where they are located. Remember even small scars can have a big impact on the body.
Massage Cupping-MediCupping Scar Release Therapy
Massage Cupping is wonderfully effective to release restrictions in fascia and scar tissue. A unique benefit of massage cupping therapy is the lifting of tissue without force. Even when working on deep scars and adhesion’s, fibrous tissue, or fascia that has retained memory from the incident or injury, the technique is comfortable and works very quickly. Massage cupping lifts and loosens the muscles, facia and connective tissue and brings an influx of blood to the area. This softens the underlying tissues leading to increased flexibility and a better sense of mobility. Learn more under the Medicupping tab.
Disruption of the Lymph Flow
Scars and adhesion’s can disrupt the network of lymph capillaries that lie just under the skin. This disruption can hinder lymph drainage. Combining Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Scar Release Therapy can not only improve the appearance of scars, and the impact they have on the overall body, but can assist in improving the flow of lymph in and around the area.
No matter whether the surgical procedure was a planned procedures such as cosmetic, or one necessary as the result of an injury or medical condition there is an impact on the body. The continuity of the lymphatic vessels is interrupted. This break in continuity is even worse when the break is horizontal (side to side) versus vertical (up and down). Such is the case in C-Sections. The surgery is now done with a horizontal incision for various reasons. Instead of cutting through a few lymphatic vessels, the horizontal incisions are now interrupting the lymphatic vessel continuity over several inches. It is for that reason that many women will have a small pouch of swelling below the incision line. The release of C-section scars is integral to achieving healthy lymphatic flow to the upper inguinal nodes. Those who have experienced a C-section will often see the effects on the lymphatic flow in the appearance of the damning effect or bulge just above their incision site as well. Both MPS and Massage Cupping can help to address these and other scar issues and assist the body in achieving a healthy lymphatic flow.
Type of Scars
There are different types of scars. The type of scar that forms depends on the skin type, skin condition, heredity, age of the person, and the severity of the wound. Some of the most common types are:
• Hypertrophic scars (raised and often red)
• Keloidal scars (much like hypertrophic, but spread far beyond the boundaries of the original injury)
• Atrophic scars (these leave depressions in the skin)
• Contracture scars (flat, tight scars that constrict movement, often caused by burns)
• Acne scars (pitting caused by the stretching of pores)
Whether from injury or surgery, scar tissue can be significantly improved and softened, and circulation and function can be greatly improved with Scar Release Therapy.