click for full article THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SCAR TISSUE & THE BEST THERAPY FOR THEM
We at EAP have seen different types of scar tissue, ranging from “knots” to deep kelloid scars.
“Not all scar tissue is the same”
Some scar tissue is very superficial, while others are very deep and transcend 3 dimensionally into whole distortion involving not only soft tissue, but osseous structures as well. in this post we will describe the different types of scar tissue we have encountered, and how we have dealt with it.
MUSCLE KNOT – An area of muscle tissue that has gone into spasm due to either a lack of electrolytes or an over weakness in the antagonistic muscles along with a over contraction of original muscle or a alteration in the kinetic chain (usually very distal to the site of the cramp). Note these are possible solutions from the short list! 7
TREATMENT – Positional Muscle Release (i.e. shorting the muscle belly and placing gentle but sustained pressure on the knot – Muscle Jostling – Golgi tendon relaxation with possible Deep Soft Tissue Release on the antagonistic muscle – Strengthen the weak muscles that are in close proximity.
BROAD FASCIAL SCAR – as a consequence of prolonged chronic overuse and the lack of lymphatic return flow from the area. Most individuals are not even aware that they have it. This type of scar tissue can extend itself very broad, covering sometimes whole areas of the body.
TREATMENT – Soft Tissue Release (STR) or A.R.T., Trigenics, GRASTON technique (muscle stripping) – broad based DEEP EFFLERLAGE over the area (i.e. “flush” massage) – Massage Stick (visit http://www.freedomfromthepain.com to purchase it) – epsom salt bath in very warm water – dry sauna – dry brushing.
SUPERFICIAL BROAD FASCIAL SCAR TISSUE – as in the previous type of scar tissue, most individuals will not even be aware they have it. Nonetheless, this type of scar tissue is very local, usually confined to inter-muscular regions (i.e. “muscles that are stuck together”).
TREATMENT – Soft Tissue Release (STR) or A.R.T., Trigenics, GRASTON technique (muscle stripping) – broad based DEEP EFFLERLAGE over the area (i.e. “flush” massage) – Massage Stick (visit http://www.freedomfromthepain.com to purchase it) – epsom salt bath in very warm water – dry sauna – dry brushing, self-directed stretching (holds of 2 to 10min. at 2 to 3 / 10 intensity). 8
SURFACE KELLOID SCAR (POST SURGICAL SCAR) – this type of scar is the consequence of some sort of surgical procedure that was done to muscle (i.e. cutting of muscle). The scar that forms is raised, but it does not penetrate too deep. The scar maybe reddish in colour.
TREATMENT – LASER, ROSEWOOD OIL, CROSS-FRICTION, GRASTON technique (muscle stripping). Soft Tissue Release (STR) or A.R.T. Micro-current.
DEEP KELLOID SCAR (POST SURGICAL SCAR) – this type of scaring is similar in nature to the previous on, but this time the surgen’s knife has penetrated right down, in and around the visceral organs and / or bone.
TREATMENT – LASER – ROSEWOOD OIL – GRASTON – CROSS-FRICTION – DEEP EFFLERLAGE, Soft Tissue Release (STR) or A.R.T. Micro-current, Mechanical Link / Matrix Re-Patterning.
THREE DIMENSIONAL BROAD BASED ANATOMICAL SCAR – this type of scar tissue eludes about 99% of all practitioners who work with soft tissue. It is literally related to body contortion as a result from some sort of collision type injury and / or concussion. It has sometimes far reaching aspects to it (i.e. influenced by both emotional, physical and spiritual realms), so much so, that it can have its hand in the first three types of scars we mentioned earlier.
TREATMENT – POSITIONAL VECTORIAL TISSUE UNWINDING THAT TAKES INTO ACCOUT EYE POSITION, JAW POSITION, THOUGHT PATTERN, BODY POSITION AND / OR STAGE OF BREATH (i.e. the three phases of inhalation & exhalation- beginning – middle -end – total of 6 possible stages). The amount of force that is directed towards the source, once all the tissue vectors are located and “stacked-up”, is incredibly minimal, no more than the weight of Canadian $2 coin! – Micro-current, Mechanical Link / Matrix Re-Patterning – epsom salt bath in very warm water – dry sauna – dry brushing.