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McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release Technique – not just for scars!

2nd June 2019, Letchworth

You know I am not one to raise false expectations in my clients. Everyone is an individual & may react differently to treatment. That’s why for me to call MSTR ‘amazing’ perhaps gives an indication as to how very impressed I have been as a therapist with this new technique. I would go so far as to say – in my own words to my client today, ‘it has blown my little massage mind’. I am honestly convinced is going to transform my practice, both for myself & my clients, & I can’t wait to share it with you. Best of all, although it was primarily developed for scar tissue, it’s a fascial technique & is highly effective for releasing tight musculature in general.

Back at the beginning of this month it was a real privilege to join eight other bodyworkers to learn MSTR – the Mcloughlin Scar Tissue Release technique. My thanks for this opportunity must go to Jen Tiller, the Breathing Coach & founder of Healerzone & tutor Claire Grant for teaching us. It was an enjoyable & fascinating day, full of discussion, learning, practice, personal experiences & some highly impressive results which I must confess, surprised even me with the speed & effectiveness of the technique to release scar tissue.

New technique
Eight new MSTR students with Tutor Claire Grant

Each year in the developed world 100 million patients acquire scarssome of which cause considerable problems, as a result of 55 million elective operations and 25 million operations after trauma. There are an estimated 11 million keloid scars and four million burn scars, 70% of which occur in children.

So many of us are affected by scars & scar tissue, yet it is, in the words of creator of the technique, Alastair McLoughlin, “The most neglected of all bodywork skills”. Even so, having only a small inoculation scar & a slight cosmetic mark on my leg after catching it on a beach walk, I hadn’t realised how much scar tissue restricts movement, our posture and our everyday movements. As such, I can have little idea of the deep emotional trauma that can be held within the collagen fibres – after all, for many, the formation of a scar is usually bound up with the event surrounding it. This can be due to an injury, accident, illness, event or operation and may have been life-threatening or filled with fear. Even if the person coped with it at the time, they may still suffer from post-traumatic stress many years afterwards and this is before we get physical & psychological effects such as numbness, pain, self-consciousness & issues with self-image, self-confidence, how they hold themselves & move, to restrictions as to what they might wear or activities they may no longer wish to do. This kind of work can therefore have a profound effect on the client, helping them to release deeply-held emotions as well as affecting physical appearance, abilities and their day-to-day lives & interactions.