Chicken pox, c-section, knee surgery, scraped knee, hysterectomy, fall from a tree, cut finger whilst chopping the veg, naval piercing, tattoo……whatever the event, traumas to the body will leave scarring.
Scars are an amazing testament to the body’s ability to heal. After a trauma, the body rebuilds itself bigger and better by forming new collagen fibres that knit together the broken skin. These fibres knit together in a different formation to usual skin so that the texture of the scar feels and looks different.
Scars can have neurological and mobility implications for the body. Adhesions and thickening in the scar tissues can lead to restrictions in other areas of the body resulting in a loss of range of motion, mobility and postural imbalance.
When trauma occurs to the tissues of the body resulting in scarring, the delicate network of nerves in the fascia which sends signals from the brain to the muscles for movement are disturbed and scrambled and may result in the affected muscles being unable to activate properly. This in turn leads to the brain setting up compensatory patterns so that it can carry on functioning and moving.
A c section scar for example, may stop its body from being able to extend through the back line due to its restriction on the front of the body. Neurologically, the scar runs right through the lower abdominals – a huge player in our bodies ability to build the pressure which creates our core stability. Without the abdominals being able to activate efficiently, the back muscles, neck muscles and our old faithful breathing muscle, the diaphragm are often overworked causing pain and dysfunction.
Scar work not only helps with mobility of the tissues of the scar, it it can also help improve the look of the scar by aiding oxygen to the area and dispersing old tissue and toxins away from the area. At My Bodyworks, we use a combination of Fascial techniques and advanced techniques from the Scolimethod with NKT to reconnect optimal patterns in the nervous system for great functional movement