Scar Tissue Management
Scar massage is a common method used to help remodel scar tissue that has developed in injured tissue. It is a treatment used in physical therapy after c-section, surgery, fracture, or soft tissue injuries like sprains and strains. Scar tissue massage is also known as scar mobilization or scar tissue mobilization.
Scar tissue treatment is one of the areas that is often forgotten about in rehab and makes such a big difference to your recovery. As incisions heal, layers of tissue often get stuck together causing fascial adhesions. These can impact your muscle movements and can often cause pain and increased sensitivity to the area or even numbness.
Your therapist will work gently and carefully to tease apart the layers of connective tissue to help increase your sensation, muscle activation, and function. Therapy helps to reduce the scar. Your physical therapist can use various techniques, like massage, taping, or stretching, to decrease scar tissue adhesions and formations so you can restore normal functional mobility.
Normal responses to scar tissue mobilization can include itchiness, tingling, and burning at or around the scar site.