Reduce Your Scar Tissue With a Massage

Many people deal with visible scar tissue and for some it can be quite uncomfortable. Scar tissue forms as part of the body’s natural reaction to injury. When you get a cut, for example, scar tissue forms to heal and protect that injury. We can usually see the scar that is left behind, but what most people don’t know is that there is also scarring internally. Sometimes, scar tissue can actually grow far beyond the size of the wound itself. If scar tissue continues to build, it can form a keloid which is a far more noticeable and uncomfortable to deal with. Luckily, there are a few ways that natural massage therapy can help with scar tissue.

It seems like scars take forever to heal, and sometimes they even get darker and more pronounced as time passes. One way that massage can help is by increasing blood circulation throughout the body. Massage triggers the body’s regenerative abilities, and the stimulation from a massage helps encourage faster healing of the scarred skin. Massage also helps to keep the skin flexible, which reduces the risk of a scar reopening.  

Another benefit of massage is that it can actually soften your scar tissue, which is great if you’re someone who experiences discomfort from it. Scar tissue is naturally tough and may cause soreness and pain from time to time. By receiving massages, you can ease the pain and eventually reduce the visibility of your scars. A highly trained massage therapist will know exactly how to apply the right amount of pressure near your scar tissue. Using techniques of stretching and gently pumping your skin, our professionals can bring you the relief you’ve been looking for. 

All of these benefits and more can be attained through a session at LaVida Massage of John’s Creek. Massage has the ability to reduce the appearance and pain of scar tissue, making it more bearable than ever before!

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