Massage Techniques

Scar Tissue Release SF

Dr. Smith uses a wide variety of scar tissue massage techniqes at his office in San Francisco.  He also uses other advanced technique to release scar tissue including muscle scraping and the Dolphin  Neurostim MPS unit.

The body’s first-line response to injury is inflammation.  The deposition of scar tissue is the inevitable result of inflammation.

Addressing Previous Injuries

Scar Tissue Massage in San Francisco

Treating scar tissue is a specialized form of fascial-tissue treatment.  Scars result from tramautic injuries, repetitive stress injuries, and surgery.  Scars are a natural consequence of healing and repairing damaged tissue.

However, they may create problems in their own right, especially when scar tissue formation is excessive or when the scar causes multiple layers of tissue to adhere or weld together, thus disturbing the normal mobility of these structures. These restrlictive scars cause abnormal tissue tension which leads invariably to pain, sometimes locally and often at a distant sites.

Often, scars result in a tightening of the surrounding tissue that can restrict movement or function in the body. These restrictions not only affect the joint, limb or surrounding area, but they can affect the underlying organs, too.  This is because scar tissue has the potential to spread in any direction, including internally, throughout the body.  

Fortunately, releasing the scar can yield powerful results, which can improve  mobility, diminish complications and decrease pain often associated with deep scars.

Dolphin Neurostim

In addition to massage techniques, Dr. Smith also uses a Dolphin Neurostim unit in aid with scar tissue release.

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.  There is no expiration date on scar release.

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.  When a scar has been released there is no longer a restriction in the flow of energy, blood circulation and lymph drainage. The body can then complete the healing process.

Whether from injury or surgery, scar tissue can been significantly improved and softened and circulation and function can be greatly improved with MPS Scar/Adhesion Release Therapy.