Scar Massage Brisbane

Reduce Surgery Scars

Reduce C-Section Scars

Reduce Scars from Accidents or Injuries

Breaks Up Scar Tissue

No Surgery Required

Long Lasting Results

Why Scar Tissue Massage

Our scar massage service can dramatically reduce scars without the need for further surgeries or expensive creams. 

Non-invasive scar tissue massage promotes healthy tissue regeneration, improves blood flow, and enhances flexibility. Methods used here at Graceville Physio target breaking down the surrounding scar tissue, softening and flattening the appearance of scars, and restoring normal function to the affected areas, providing significant improvements in both appearance and comfort.

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The Problem With Scarring

Scars can often cause more harm than just a surface mark on the skin. Scar tissue can extend deeper into the dermis and other tissues, particularly after major trauma from surgery or injuries.

Without proper scar treatment, scar tissue can result in reduced mobility and a loss of muscle strength.

The tissues underlying the skin are scarred, and it is more important to release the adhesions in these layers—the muscle and organ layers below the skin. By doing this, the appearance of the scar also improves.

What Types of Scars Can We Treat?

Surgery Scars

Surgical scars are a common issue for many people as the impact of surgery often lingers long after the procedure.

More often than not, the surgery fixed the problem but there is still a reminder of the trauma on the skin. Graceville Physiotherapists offer the best non-invasive scar treatment services for those keen to improve the look and sensation of the skin. Our experienced team can help you look and feel confident again by reducing visible scarring.

C-Section Scars

Many women work hard to get back in shape after giving birth, but C-section scars can be a concern. However, these scars don’t have to be permanent. A women’s health physiotherapist can use scar massage to help the incision scar heal. It’s recommended to wait about 8-12 weeks post-surgery before booking an appointment. Some new mothers may also benefit from using a belly band to create this pressure at home.  

Scars from Accidents & Injuries

Then, there are all the incidents of internal scar tissue from accidents and injuries. For example, sportsmen who strain or separate muscles may develop abnormal scar tissue as the injury heals. Massages and other methods can help manipulate the scar and promote healthier tissue growth.  

What Scar Treatments Do We Offer?

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM)

IASTM is a technique used to reduce scar tissue and improve skin function. It involves using specialised stainless steel tools in the form of blading to gently scrape the skin, breaking down adhesions and fibrosis in the scar tissue. This process helps to re-mobilise the area, enhancing flexibility and reducing pain. By promoting better tissue alignment and blood flow, IASTM can significantly improve the appearance and function of scarred areas. This therapy is especially beneficial for those with surgical scars, injury scars, or chronic soft tissue issues. It isn’t as painful or destructive as it may sound. Our IASTM methods are much safer and more effective than the Graston Technique used by other therapists.

Scar Tissue Release Therapy

Scar tissue massage is a therapeutic technique to align the collagen fibres that make up scar tissue. It helps reduce its appearance and prevent tightness that can restrict movement. Our specially trained physios stretch the skin and use pressure to correct the tissue and promote the growth of healthy cells.

Techniques such as sports, deep tissue, scar tissue release therapy and remedial massage are often employed. Sports massage warms and loosens the scar tissue, making it more pliable, while deep tissue massage applies firm pressure to reach deeper layers of tissue and break down adhesions. Our specialists can also apply lymphatic drainage, reducing swelling around the site.  

Scar Tissue Release Therapy gently and effectively reduces, fascial adhesions, discomfort, dark coloring, or congestion associated with scar tissue.

Remedial massage can also be beneficial, using lotion to help release the scar tissue and promote collagen maturation. Regular massage not only helps with scar tissue but can also contribute to overall relaxation and well-being. It is simple, effective and pain-free.

Kinesiology Tape

Kinesiology tape is used for scar reduction by applying a gentle, constant stretch to the skin around the scar in an optimal direction. This helps to lift the skin and create space between the skin and muscle, improving blood and lymphatic flow to the affected area.

The tape also aids in reducing the formation of adhesions and fibrosis in the scar tissue, promoting better tissue alignment and flexibility. Regular use of kinesiology tape can improve the appearance and mobility of the scar, making it softer and less noticeable over time. This method is beneficial for various types of scars, including surgical and injury scars.

Book Today 

Our therapists are highly trained in all kinds of treatment options and can provide a friendly, comfortable service—no matter your situation. There is no need to be embarrassed about the scars or the stories behind them. We are here to help.      

If you have:  

  1. Deep scar tissue from a recovering injury
  2. Surgical incision scar that you wish would fade  
  3. C-section scar in need of treatment, we can help you with the best scar massage treatments in Brisbane.

Call us today on (07) 3278 1186 to learn more about our options and how we can help you achieve the results you want.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can scars go away?

Yes, it is possible for scars to go away or reduce in appearance over time. Scars can fade naturally during the first couple of years, or you can try some natural scar remedies for more significant scars.

Is Scar Treatment Painful?

Scar massage techniques can be slightly uncomfortable, especially if the scar is still healing or has significant scar tissue buildup. However, it should not be painful. The level of discomfort varies from person to person. Therapists use gentle techniques to gradually break down scar tissue and improve flexibility, ensuring the process is as comfortable as possible