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 Scar Tissue Release

The STRAIT method

The Scar Tissue Release and Integrated Therapies method —STRAIT™, for short — is a three-dimensional, fascial-release system that works to minimize scar-tissue development and the subsequent physiological restrictions. Adhered tissues are released and then realigned from their starting point, which is the visible scar, to their end point — where the line of frozen fascia stops. No matter how new or old your scar, Scar Tissue Release Therapy can help. 

Benefits of scar-tissue release therapy:

There are multiple reasons to undergo scar tissue release therapy.

  • Lessens the appearance of scars

  • Helps to prevent and reduce adhesions forming after injury or surgery

  • Restore nerve function including numbness, pain and sensitivity

  • Reduce pain and restriction (including cording and dragging)

  • Helps to relieve stress on the body from fascial tension

  • Improves flexibility

  • Reduces muscle spasms

  • Promotes balance in the body

  • Helps maintain good posture

  • Improves athletic performance

  • Reduces the risk of muscle tears and strains

  • Improves the flow of oxygen and nutrients through the body

  • Helps regain and maintain a full range of joint movement

  • Stimulates lymph circulation

  • Reduces the possibility of long-term problems due to fascial adhesions

Factors Affecting How You Scar:

Factors that affects how you heal and scar include the size and depth of your injury, how your were injured, the color or your skin, your age, wound infections, your nutrition, generalized body inflammation, your stress levels, the topical creams or ointments placed on your skin, pregnancy and your fitness/ or degree of exercise you do. Different parts of you body also heal differently with an increased risk of scar formation around your joints. In addition the amount of physical tension placed on the developing scars also affects how they form.

The body is composed of four main tissue types (epithelium, muscle, nervous and connective tissues) which all heal and scar slightly differently. Therefore these tissues all require and respond to different treatment techniques. The connective tissues, which make up the fascia network hold all the other tissue types together and plays an integral role in scar formation. Scarring also influences how the fascia network functions, influencing how your tissues glide and slide which then affects your posture and movement. 

If you have a scar that you don’t like, restricts your movement, limits what you can do in life, is causing you emotional distress or is painful, treatment options are available.

 

What is Scar Tissue?

Scar tissue has a different composition to the tissue that it has replaced, but scar tissue is still a growing, living tissue within the body which has a purpose. The production of this new tissue begins directly after injury with the instigation of wound healing. The tissue is laid down rapidly in order to close a wound, reduce the risk of infection and allow a person to function in order to survive. Injury changes the distribution of mechanical tension through out the body. Scar formation is influenced by the degree and direction of tension within and around the site of injury. This tension is beneficial as it helps direct the repair process, however excessive levels of tension can result in excessive levels of tissue production resulting in stiff, thick, and dysfunctional scars.