C section recovery scar

McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release

Scars are a vastly overlooked source of  physiological & bio-mechanical disfunction & a potential trigger for emotional trauma.


McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release Therapy is a gentle technique which aims to aid greater blood flow & lymphatic drainage in post trauma or post surgery scars allowing for the area to become  smoother & less problematic. The body forms scar tissue as a natural response to trauma when the skin is lacerated or punctured either by trauma or surgery. During the repair process the body lays down thick layers of densely packed collagen fibres though which blood circulation, oxygenation & lymphatic flow are restricted. This thickened fibrous mass causes a dragging or pulling on the surrounding healthy tissues which over time can lead to the body setting up compensatory patterns of movement, often resulting in pain & long standing issues that don't resolve with manual therapies unless the scar tissue is addressed . Furthermore the severing of delicate nerve tissue often results in abnormal sensation of not only the scar but the surrounding tissue & quite often an individual can have a difficult relationship with a scar if they don't like how it looks or if it triggers emotional memories related to the traumatic events which caused it to be there. 


Clients with scars may experience:






Feeling intense cold


Reduced range of movement

Loss of flexibility

Postural distortion

Weakened muscles

Emotional distress


 Symptoms may still be present and problematic decades after the initial trauma and can severely impact on daily life but it is never too late to work on scar tissue.


 Releasing scar tissue using MSTR can result in:


Reduction in pain

Changes in colour /tone of thescar

Lumps/bumps/ridges/dips becoming smoother

Increased range of movement 

Restored sensation /reduction in numbness or sensation of hot/ cold

Increased blood flow & oxygen to the area

Increased lymphatic drainage reducing swelling and redness

A release of emotion (especially if the scar was acquired in a traumatic or emergency situation)

Common scars that clients present include, but aren't limited to;

C-Section scars

Spinal surgery scars

Mastectomy/breast reconstruction scars

Hysterectomy scars

Abdominal and appendix scars

Underlying scars from keyhole surgery

Hip, ankle and knee surgery scars

Carpal tunnel surgery scar

Heart surgery scars

Trauma scars such as (but not limited to)


stab wounds

bullet wounds

Other scar type tissue MSTR may help

Plantar fasciitis scarring

Dupuytrens contracture

Tears to muscle, tendon, ligament



Get in touch to speak to me about your individual circumstances or if you would like to book an appointment for MSTR please click below.

***MSTR is a complementary therapy & not intended as a replacement for mainstream medical care. If you have any concerns about your  health please consult your GP***

McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release approved practitioenr