​MSTR® is simply an amazing advancement in the treatment of scar tissue and is changing people’s lives.

It was  developed by body worker and Bowen Technique teacher Alastair Mcloughlin for use on post-surgical scarring from either accidents, trauma or elective surgery.

The technique is effective on most scars, both internal and external regardless of the age of the scar.

The treatment gently releases the fibres of the scar and in turn can change the texture and colour of it and the surrounding tissue. It can improve blood flow, circulation and lymph drainage to the area.

 Some of the improvements to the scar may be reduced pain, less physical restriction, improved appearance, colouration and nerve improvement.

Scars can hold many emotions as they could be a physical reminder of a trauma. Some of these emotions can be released during a treatment so it is important that I work slowly and guided by client's pace and emotions. 

MSTR can be used effectively with many types of scar including:

  • Caesarian section scars

  • Hysterectomy scars

  • Spinal surgery scars

  • Trauma scars such as those typically found on the knee

  • Head wound scars

  • Mastectomy scars etc…

  • Amputation scars

  • Underlying scar tissue from laparoscopic surgery

It can be used in a whole range of problems where underlying fibrous tissue is present:

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Certain cases of frozen shoulder

  • Sports injuries (such as quadriceps and hamstring tears)

  • Underlying scar tissue from surgeries or tissue traumas

  • Any areas of dense fibrous tissue

The technique can be applied anytime from 8 weeks after the formation of the scar, Any fragile skin around a scar must be allowed to fully heal before the technique is applied. But there is no restriction on the time frame for working on it.

I cannot work on scars that have underlying inorganic material such as that of surgical mesh, implants, screws, plates and staples. I also do not work on porta-caths, insulin pumps, pacemakers or DBS devices for Parkinson's.

Scars can be worked on weekly and the number of sessions you need will depend on the size and nature of any scar. Often improvements can be seen or felt from a single session.

 

 

​MSTR® Caesarian Section Research

Reflexions Holistic Therapies 2019