ScarWork and Therapy for Physical and Emotional Healing
ScarWork is a form of scar therapy to aid the healing and functionality of wound, post operative or burn scars and the surrounding areas.
Our scars tell a story of our lives and are part of us. However, scars can leave us feeling uncomfortable, both from the appearance and the ongoing physical or emotional effects they can have on both the body and the psyche. Scar Therapy addresses these issues and can have profound, restorative results.
Healing and integration of physical scars through the techniques of ScarWork and Myofascial Bodywork can help with any post-op or injury scars including joint replacement, mastectomy and breast surgery, open heart surgery, Caesarean birth, burns, whiplash, sports injuries, self-harm scarring, drain sites and skin grafts.
The techniques work to soften and release adhesions and restrictions, resulting in improved mobility, functionality and appearance. Scars appear smoother, flatter and less prominent, often with profound functional changes. Scars respond irrelevant of their age and the healing continues for a few weeks after a session. A feeling of overall integration of body and mind can result from ScarWork sessions.
Scar tissue quality changes rapidly and easily.
ScarWork often results in large whole body integration shifts along with trauma resolution. Nerve-impaired numbness usually resolves within a session, though response to treatment is individual.
ScarWork and Myofascial Bodywork are gentle, light touch techniques and the amount of change in one intervention can be extensive.
It has been particularly touching for me to see the healing that can happen for women who have gone through the trauma of mastectomy and see that Scarwork brings not only more freedom of movement but restores a sense of wholeness and well-being. Working with women who have had Caesarean births, they report improved visual effects along with a feeling of being reconnected from that cut in two feeling, with improved posture and well-being.
Scar Therapy also works to release emotional scarring which can happen as a result of the trauma around the physical scarring, or as a therapy in its own right (see Body Psychology) for the integration and healing of emotional scarring that is causing problems in our lives.
Healing Emotional Scars with Body Psychology Techniques
The body holds the memory of all our experiences and by-passes the rational mind, leading to integration and healing.
These sessions work with body therapy, body psychology techniques and yoga nidra inquiry, to bring to light what may be causing physical conditions, or unease and unhappiness in your life. The mind and talking therapies are often unable to resolve what is blocking us or causing unhappiness. Experiences, trauma or beliefs suppressed by the mind can stand in the way of wellness. By putting the body in charge of the process and bypassing the rational mind, release is initiated and new clarity, energy and wellness can flow into our lives and deep healing and integration take place.
The body and breath often hold the key to healing and can also help heal trauma that isn’t held in conscious memory, but is nevertheless inhibiting our life in some way.
These sessions can also help to identify and release self-defeating, deep-rooted beliefs and lead to experiencing our emotions in a positive and healthy way.
Body Psychology can help with a whole range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, nervous disorders, PTSD and trauma, exhaustion, shock, hyper-arousal, relationship problems, sleep disturbance, lack of confidence and self-esteem, and debilitating body tension.
Care is taken during sessions to ensure you feel comfortable and safe. We work together from a quiet space to access your body’s innate wisdom as to what needs your attention. Different options are incorporated into sessions personally for you. Some people are comfortable talking while others may prefer a hands-on bodywork approach, or a combination may be appropriate. A feeling of lightness and integration is usually experienced at the end of a session. A few sessions are recommended to allow time for trust to build and to get to the root of the issue.
Book a free twenty minute consultation for you to discuss your needs and find out what is right for you. Contact Nalini to book