Coping with scars from surgery or other events can be a quality-of-life issue for many clients. Learn how massage therapy can help clients better manage scars - from both an appearance and an emotional aspect - in our new scars and massage online CE course.
Types of Scars
Massage can be an appropriate integrative therapy for clients with scarred or traumatized tissues. In order to make an impact, massage therapists need to understand the different types of tissue and their role in the body, along with the many types of scars they may see in their practice, including:
- Hypertrophic Scars
- Keloid Scars
- Trauma Scars
- Surgical Scars
- Acne Scars
The Benefits Massage Offers
Conventional medical treatments for scar reduction are limited, and many are invasive and expensive. Massage is cost-effective, appears to have few negative side effects, and clients may see the following improvements:
- Reduced scar height or thickness
- Increased pliability
- Improvement to the surface area, texture, pigmentation and/or vascularity.
- Decreased itching and regaining of feeling at the site of the scar
Take our New Scars + Massage Online CE Course to learn more
Explore the fundamentals of scarring and the special considerations to keep in mind in this new online course while earning 3 CE credits.
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