Scar Massage Brisbane
As the body heals a wound after surgery or injury, a scar often forms as a natural part of the body's healing process. This process begins almost immediately but can take up to two years to complete.
Positive scar management including scar massage is essential in maintaining correct movement and function of the affected area as scars, especially deep scars can cause:
- Loss of movement in tendons, joints and muscles.
- Interruption to the correct lymphatic flow.
What are the benefits of scar massage therapy?
Our team of scar massage therapists are experts in helping you heal after surgery or injury.
Scar massage facilitates the quicker return of functionality and reduces the visual appearance of scars in the affected area.
The benefits of scar massage may include:
- Restore collagen in the skin
- Promotes the growth of new tissue
- Increase local circulation to promote healing
- Improve scar appearance
- Reduce tightness and pain
When can I start Scar Massage Therapy?
It is best to begin managing your scar with scar massage as soon as the wound has healed, typically 2 to 3 weeks after surgery or injury, though this may be longer depending on the nature of your scar.
Another rule of thumb is that as soon as stitches have been removed it may be safe to begin scar massage therapy, or, with abdominal scars such as after a C-section, it would likely be safe to begin scar massage therapy in the same time-frame as when you are given the okay to begin exercising again.
We encourage patients to get the 'all-clear' from their surgeon or specialist before beginning scar massage treatment.
Would you like to know more about scar massage therapy and whether it is suitable for you?
If you need to know more about scar massage therapy offered by our nationally accredited scar massage therapists at Integral Acupuncture Brisbane, please feel free to reach out and one of our friendly and professional therapists would be happy to answer any of your questions. Contact us online or .
How long will my scar massage appointment take?
Integral Acupuncture Brisbane offers 30, 60, and 90 minute scar massage appointments. Feel free to call ahead if you're not sure how long you should book your deep tissue massage appointment for.
What to expect at your first scar massage appointment.
The Brisbane scar massage therapists at our Tarragindi clinic will take an initial history regarding your complaint and what you are wishing to get out of your scar massage appointment. Your therapist will assess whether it is safe to proceed with scar massage and speak with you about what to expect from scar massage treatment
They will tailor your scar massage to your specific needs and continually check in with you about the pressure of massage.
If required, our scar massage therapists will equip you with exercises, stretches, and relevant advice so that you may continue to self-care at home.
Reviews about scar massage therapy at our Tarragindi clinic
I can't recommend Nick the masseur highly enough. I've been going to see Nick for massage on a massive scar on my leg from cancer surgery for a couple of months now. Always professional courteous and on time.
Craig Williamson | Facebook Reviewer