Scar tissue treatment - English

 

Scar tissue treatment

Scars, we all have them, big and small. Scars are an indication of a life lived, however, there is no need to live with some of the possible issues following a trauma. Here, in Ecotrip, we use various techniques in the field of scar tissue treatment, all of which help increase the range of movement, decrease pain, and relieving muscle restriction of the affected area. It is best to begin treatment og the scar as quickly as possible, but it is never too late to begin and thereby reduce the issues associated with the formation of scar tissue.

Untreated scar tissue can lead to various related issues, such as:

  • Increasing pain in the affected tissue.
  • An inhibited mobility and flexibility in the surrounding tissue and muscles.
  • A sleeping and tingling sensation in the affected tissue.

 

what is scar tissue?

Scarring is a completely natural part of the healing process after an injury or trauma resulting in tissue damage, and it may not only be cosmetically unappealing, but may also have a direct impact on your general health. This is especially true for large scars, such as scars following a cesarean section, as an example. The reason for this is because your connective tissue, nerves, and fibers runs lengthwise rather than across your body, so when a transverse trauma happens, it will result in a complete severing and disconnection of the connective tissue and nerves running lenghtwise in your body. These severed nerve strands and connective tissues must now grow back together, which without proper treatment might result in a restriction of the lymphatic or circulatory flow, thus reducing the range of motion. As an example, an untreated cesarean scar can lead to a poor posture that will eventually result in pain and tension in the neck and the lower back. Even the smallest scars, which may seem insignificant, will benefit from treatment. Moreover, it is not only the visible scars on your skin, which might cause issues. Tissue damage may also be internal so scar tissue will form postsurgery, which feels like small knots under and around the visible scar. These internal scars are also called adhesions, and must also be considered in a course of your scar tissue treatment. As a starting point, we offer treatment for all kinds of scarring. It may be scar tissue following major surgical procedues, such as back surgery in conjunction with a discus, caesarean section or breast surgery, as well as treatment for minor cosmetic and superficial scars.

So, what do we offer?

  • Massage
  • Cupping
  • Moxa
  • Acupuncture (Surrounding the Dragon)

Not every person scars the same, and scars form differently based on various factors such as size, age, and whether you form hypertrophic scars. All these factors will initially influence your treatment plan, which will be designed to fit the unique needs of your scar.

Massage

Most treatment plans will begin with a regular massage of the scar and the surrounding area in order to increase the blood flow but also to diagnose your scar. Through the regular massage, it will be easier to decide which of the other treatment methods will be needed during your treatment of your unique scar tissue.

Cupping

Cupping massage VTE

Cupping is an ancient technique used in Eastern medicine, which involves placing a cup directly on the skin, thus creating a negative pressure vacuum. This will help with bringing blood flow to the affected area and through further massage promote the deconstruction of the scar tissue, so your therapist can go in and begin realigning the fibers and improve function of the affected area. 

Moxa

Moxa, or Moxibustion, is another ancient treatment rooted in Eastern medicine. It is a warming treatment achieved by the burning of a cigar consisting of dried mugwort. The glowing end is then held close to the scar to warm the area. Moxa contributes to the formation of new tissue and can accelerate proper healing of new injuries.

Acupuncture (Surrounding the dragon)

Surrounding the dragon, is an acupuncture method that, combined with mild electricity, will help with relieving pain, itching as well as irritation of the affected area. Acupuncture can not only reduce pain, but also help to break up internal adhesions and scar tissue, increse circulation and thereby aid proper healing, which will lead to a smaller, flatter as well as less noticeable scar. Moreover, according to a recent scientific study, the method of "surrounding" the scar with acupuncture needles, which are then subsequently supplied with mild electricity, alleviated pain from a 7 to 1-2 on a scale of 1-10.1 

                                   Prices
  • 45 minutes - 600,-

 


1: Fang, S. 'The Successful Treatment of Pain Associated with Scar Tissue Using Acupuncture' in: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Vol. 5, no. 5, 2013.