Scar Tissue Release

Enhances Freedom of Movement

Scar Tissue Release work is commonly used in a session in conjunction with CranioSacral Therapy, and on a deeper level, Visceral Manipulation.  

Scar Tissue Release work gently reduces excessive connective tissue that helps the body to mend an injury. Connective tissue is a natural healing mechanism in the body that provides a framework while the injury is healing.  It holds structures together like a splint or glue.  The new connective tissue grows around the scar, eventually replacing it with healthy skin. Normally.

If scar tissue heals incorrectly it can:

  • Decrease range of motion
  • Compromise meridians, organs, endocrines, and body systems
  • Inhibit nerve supply and circulation
  • Reduce muscle strength

Since connective tissue is continuous from head to toe, if one area becomes affected, it can affect the entire body. A healthy scar usually feels soft and pliable. An unhealthy scar can be hard, thick, tight, shiny, wide, and/or raised.  It can be numb, itchy, or tender.  

Internal scars are called adhesions and can cause internal restrictions. 

Scars can affect the acupuncture meridians by acting like a kink in the hose.  When there is a 'kink', all the areas that are governed by that meridian suffer.  Removing, releasing, or smoothing out the 'kink' can restore the flow and function of an area allowing the scar to fade away.

Try scrunching up an area of a smooth bedsheet. Notice the folds, wrinkles, and lines that move out from the scrunched area. Notice how the lines might curve. This is what scar tissue and adhesions do in the body. Scar tissue release work smooths out the folds and wrinkles in a gentle way that allows the tissue to relax, allowing freedom within the tissues. Even laparoscopic surgeries leave "worm holes" that can be gently smoothed out within a short amount of time after surgery.  

Scar tissue work can also release memories that might be stored in an area regarding an event, allowing the body to regain the freedom it needs physically as well as mentally.

Areas benefiting from scar tissue release include: 

  • Surgeries
  • Laparoscopic surgeries
  • Face lifts
  • Accidents
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Burns
  • Breast implants
  • Breast reductions
  • Mastectomies
  • Joint, hip and knee replacements​


 No techniques talked about on this website are meant to replace  allopathic medical modalities, but they can act in integration with them.  Please check with your healthcare practitioner if you are not sure.  Some therapies might have certain contraindications, so please make sure your therapist is kept up to date on any health issues.  We each need to be the CEO of our own team of healthcare practitioners. It is strongly encouraged that everyone take charge of their own health, and develop an integrative healthcare team of support professionals for all your varying needs.