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What is MSRT? 

Mc Laughlin Scar Release Technique

The effects of scar tissue on the body can not be underestimated in its possible effect on myofascial pain and/or dysfunction.  The body forms scar tissue as a natural response to physical trauma as a result of surgery, cuts, or by accidental means. You could be experiencing a restriction in movement FAR from your scar! Can't raise your arms or turn your head? Pain in your neck or low back? Following treatment of a knee scar, I could raise my arm without restriction on the opposite side of my body! 

 

Collagen, a natural substance produced by the body is laid down to repair the wound. Purposefully, a thick fibrous mass is created which can hinder proper circulation, congest lymph  flow  and can even impact the range of motion. Since scar tissue is fibrous and non elastic, it can create a mechanical "pull" on many fascial membranes effecting muscles, organs and glands. Scar tissue can create a restriction of movement in your body!

Additionally, surgery, accidents and injuries often sever delicate nerve tissue resulting in nerve damage to the surrounding area as well.

The effects of scars can be far-reaching due to the emotional impact from any number of traumatic events related to the scar, including Caesarian Sections, surgeries, accidents, and even war wounds. MSTR is always used to the clients comfort level. 

When the  physical attributes of a scar and surrounding tissue are changed, often there can be a  positive change in the emotional  aspects as well. 

MSTR cannot be done over scars when mesh has been used, or on delicate, fragile skin. MSTR can be used on scars a MINIMUM 8 weeks following surgery, and on self-harm scars only when a support system is in place.

 

 

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