Sharon Wheeler’s Scar integration can stand alone as a distinct treatment session or be integrated into structural integration sessions.
My method to integrate Scar tissue is Sharon Wheeler’s original discovery and one that she is continually developing and expanding on.
Working with scars is like speaking a different language in the world of connective tissue. Scar tissue is very dense fascia with unique properties. Scar tissue work uses a casual, light touch
The work is rarely painful – even for very new scars, and the amount of change in one intervention is extensive. The cosmetic effect is delightful and the functional changes can be profound. Natural and surgical scars of any age respond immediately followed by a short period of rapid healing and continued improvement. The improvements are permanent.
Scar tissue quality changes quickly and easily. Lumps, gaps, ridges, holes, bumps, knots, and strings in the tissue rapidly smooth out into a three dimensional fascial web. The work starts with the surface layers and goes into the far reaches of the scar including work with any involved viscera. Scar work often results in large whole body integration shifts along with trauma resolution, and nerve-impaired numbness usually resolves within a session.
«One of the more interesting aspects of scar work is observing the whole-body changes that can result from it. Because of the possibility of whole-body changes scar work is best received by people who are being Rolfed. However, most scar work does not need a whole session to integrate what is released. It is usually enough to do back work, neck work and pelvic lift for balance. This allows for the use of scar work outside a Rolfing series as a “stand alone intervention” with good success. I don’t think of scar tissue as stuff to break up or material to get rid of. I think scars are made up of the valuable stuff you want to liberate to become vital tissue again. It feels like you use all of it to the good with nothing left over when you are done.» Sharon Wheeler