Massage techniques are used to help improve movement and function following major surgery and help reduce scar pain and ‘dragging’ feelings caused by ‘stuck’ scar tissue.
You may also wish to purchase the ‘Add-on’ LED treatment to this massage.
TIGHTNESS AND PAIN?
Do you feel tightness, restriction or a ‘pulling’ sensation on or around your scar? Do you experience pain on or around your scar?
Do you feel disconnected with your scar or the area of tummy between your scar and you belly button?
Do you experience numbness or tingling?
Have you had a traumatic delivery or post-natal period or you just feel squeamish about your scar?
C-sections can have a largely unseen affect on our bodies. After having this major surgery your body reacts by healing the site of the incision with scar tissue which is a cement like tissue to prevent the wound from re-opening. This is great for the incision site but not so great for the surrounding tissues such as muscles and organs.
The affect of this scar tissue can create adhesions which basically means they stick themselves to everything they can.
If left untreated it can affect your breathing, your bowel movements, your pelvic floor function to name but a few.
Once your C-section scar has fully healed, we can assess your scar and your abdominal wall as well as your breathing to see where your C-section scar may be affecting you.
We then use our unique combination of Scar massage, Instrument Assisted Massage, negative pressure massage and heat therapy, combined with remedial massage to other areas of the body that need support, along with breathing/pelvic floor exercises to help you feel better and for your body to function properly.
We teach you massage techniques you can use yourself after you leave and other techniques to support your recovery, to maximise your healing.
If you have a new scar (less than 6 months old – you can come as early as 6 weeks post op with scar that has healed externally), then it is recommended to come fortnightly for 4 sessions (90 minute session followed by 3x 60 minutes) and then monthly for 2 sessions and then be reviewed at 12,18 and 24 months. If you are happy with your scar at any time you can choose when the therapy finishes. This is of course an optimal course of treatments, please do not feel you have to be this prescriptive.
If your scar is mature (over 2 years old) you would benefit from coming monthly for 4 sessions (90 minute session followed by 3x 60 minutes, then every two months for two sessions and then we can decide if further sessions are recommended after that. Again, you can decide how you feel during the sessions, and if you are making good progress, then you may not need as many sessions.
“I generally suffer with tension in my shoulders and sit hunched over a computer most days. More recently, stress has increased and I was in a lot of pain.
“I honestly cannot recommend Nina highly enough! I first met Nina when I was 30ish weeks into my second pregnancy for a much needed pregnancy massage. I then went onto need a second emergency c-section, this time with some serious complications. At 12 weeks post surgery I was still unable to drive and in pain from just getting out of bed or standing up too quickly off of the sofa. After finding out from the gp I would have to wait 14 weeks to be seen by a consultant at the hospital. I decided to get in touch with Nina (the best decision ever!!) I booked to see Nina for a c-section scar assessment and massage. Nina was sure that I had adhesions and needed to work on my scar to encourage the scar tissue to lay neatly and heal correctly. After just one massage I no longer had pain from standing up! After 3 further treatments from Nina and lots of homework massages which Nina carefully taught me how to do myself, I can now drive- in all this has taken nearly 7 months- a day I often felt like would never come but with Nina’s expert knowledge, caring and reassuring nature, she gave me the knowledge and support needed to get my freedom back! I can’t thank Nina enough and encourage anyone who has had a c-section recently or even years ago, if your scar causes pain or just doesn’t feel right or even if you think your scar is fine- my scar felt fine after my first c-section but was adhered and added to the complications during my second labour and surgery. So please visit the suffolk women’s wellness centre for a scar assessment or book on to the c section scar workshop so Nina can give you the support needed as she really has changed my life!”
“I was recommended Nina from at least 20 people and the recommendation was spot on. I had an emergency c section and was experiencing pain majority of the time, that even woke me in the night. The contrast after only 2 sessions is incredible. I now experience no pain other than the odd twinge. From the outset of the appointment you can tell Nina’s expert knowledge and passion. Thank-you Nina ❤️”
This session is available at the Washbrook Centre
Single Abdominal Scar Massage Treatment
Duration: 60 minutes
Single Abdominal Scar Massage Treatment
Duration: 90 minutes
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