scar tissue release sf marin

Scar Tissue Release
SF & Marin

Dr. Avila employs a wide variety of massage techniques to release scar tissue related to injuries and surgery.  Scar tissue can inhibit the mobility of tissues and lead to various chronic pain syndromes.  After a c-section delivery or following any operation, it is important for long term healing to treat the resulting scar tissue appropriately.  We use a blend of techniques for scar tissue release in San Francisco & Marin (Mill Valley).

Scar Tissue Release | SF

Treating scar tissue is a specialized form of soft tissue treatment.  Scars result from traumatic injuries, repetitive stress, and surgery.  Scars are a natural consequence of healing damaged tissue.  However, they create problems in their own right especially when scar tissue formation is excessive.

Excessive scarring disturbs normal mobility of the involved tissues and often leads to scar tissue swelling. These restrictive scars cause abnormal tissue tension which leads invariably to pain, sometimes locally and often at a distant sites.  To put it simply, scar tissue hurts.

Hard scar tissue after surgery is very common.  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 the pain often associated with deep scars. Working with scar tissue helps to stimulate scar tissue remodeling, bringing the involved tissues back to a more normal pattern and configuration.

It is very common to develop scar tissue after back surgery, knee surgery, or a C-section delivery.  The injury, however, does not have to be so dramatic.  Chronic tendinitis also results in the accumulation of scar tissue. 

What to do About Scar Tissue | Marin (Mill Valley)

Sometimes scars require surgical release.  However, more conservative method should be considered first.  We use a number of massage techniques to mobilize the hardened tissues and reduce swelling.

Another more gentle approach is to use a Dolphin Neurostim unit to 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 with MPS, Myofascial Release Technique, Gua Sha, and scar tissue mobilization techniques.