Scar Tissue Release

It is interesting to observe in people how their energy and freedom of movement increases after scar tissue treatment.

Releasing scar tissue can result in:

  1. Increase in Blood Flow in and around the affected area.
  2. Increase in Lymphatic Drainage around the affected area.
  3. Strengthening or reconnection of Energy Pathways (Meridians)
  4. A release of Emotional Holdings
  5. A release of Micro-currents from Collagen (itching and tingling)
  6. Can relieve pain and give mobility in remote areas not associated with the scar itself
  7. Reconnection or normalizing of nerve transmission

What is McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release Technique?

When we think about scars, we don’t really understand what a profound effect they can have on our bodies.  If you look at a picture of meridian lines, scars most often cross into these meridians as well as Chakras.

  • ManJust take a look at all the acupuncture meridians that are affected by a C-section or hysterectomy scar:
    * Conception vessel
    * Stomach
    * Liver
    * Spleen/pancreas
    * Kidney
    …perhaps even the gall bladder meridian

Scars interrupt energy flow too and although usually discussed in relation to TCM (acupuncture meridians) there are also the Ayurvedic Chakras that may be affected too. Scars that typically affect the Chakra system are as follows.

  • Root chakra   – episiotomy
  • Sacral chakra – hysterectomy and c-section
  • Solar plexus  – gastrectomy
  • Heart chakra  – sternotomy and open heart surgery
  • Throat chakra  – thyroidectomy and tonsillectomy
  • Third eye chakra  – head wounds or surgeries to the brain
  • Crown chakra – head wounds or surgeries to the brain

The McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release Technique was developed by a 25 yr veteran of Bowen Therapy, Alastair McLoughlin.  The technique has been very successful with all types of scars including:

Appendix, Gall Bladder, C-Section, Mastectomy, Hernia or any type of surgery. Even piercings leave scar tissue.

The body forms scar tissue as a natural response to trauma when the skin is punctured or lacerated either by accident or purposefully – i.e. Surgery.  Collagen is laid down in the repair process which results in a thickened, fibrous mass which impedes the proper circulation of blood and congests lymph flow.  Additionally, the severing of delicate nerve tissue often results in dysesthesia (abnormal sensation) of not only the scar but the adjacent, surrounding tissues.

As the scar is fibrous and non-elastic it will have a dragging and pulling effect on the surrounding tissues including joints.  This will be experienced as a restricted rang of motion, where greater than usual force needs to be applied in order to move the affected joint or joints.

With abdominal surgery, the resulting scar tissue has a “dragging” and pulling feeling deep in the abdomen that can have an inhibitory effect upon flexion, extension, and rotation of the spine.

As abdominal muscles work synergistically with the spinal musculature you can sure that abdominal scarring has a major impact on low back pain.

Treatments plans vary.

During the trial period of the technique the following outcomes were noted:

70%              Need one treatment

20-25%          require a second treatment

5-10%             require a third or subsequent treatment