Working to integrate scar and adhesion tissue into the body and improve integrity and mobility, reduce discomfort and improve the appearance of scars
SCARWORK is the brainchild of Sharon Wheeler of Seattle, U.S. Originally trained by Ida Rolf, Sharon has been a Rolfer for 40 years. During this time she has developed an approach to working with scars that has only been available as a training in the UK since 2014.
More than a series of techniques, ScarWork is an approach to reconfiguring the soft tissues, normally reducing the adhesions left by the scarring and improving the scar’s appearance. Adhesions connect structures that should not be connected; this can restrict mobility and organ function, and create pain. Sharon teaches ScarWork around the world and it is becoming known as the scar therapy training of choice. ScarWork is a gentle therapy, easy on the therapist and the client, employing the lightest of touch. This may seem counter-intuitive as the old approach used to be one of ‘breaking down’ scar tissue, but the light touch is effective and painless.
Working with scar tissue is like speaking another language in the world of fascia. ScarWork is light, casual, and effective on most scars. It is easy to learn and a pleasure to do. There are over 20 techniques that smooth out uneven lumps, bumps, ridges, strings, gaps, and fill holes painlessly and apparently permanently. Re-establishing the resilient 3D quality of the fascial web creates better functioning. With the restrictions and adhesions of a scar resolved, impaired nerves can regain sensation and internal organ functions can normalize. Not to mention that the cosmetic effect can be remarkable.
Following operations or accidents, badly-healed scars will almost inevitably lead to the development of adhesions. Restriction of the natural movement in the connective tissues of the body will result. This has a domino effect through the body and will contribute to mobility problems and possibly organ dysfunction in years to come. ScarWork can clear areas of congestion and enable the scar to heal properly.
Initial Consultation £75 for 90 minutes appointment
Subsequent appointments £60 for 60 minutes appointment
(£25 for each subsequent 30 mins)
Please note that in order for scar work to commence, clients will need to be fully discharged from their Surgical Team.
*Introduction and pictures taken, published and shared with consent from Jan Trewartha from Body in Harmony*