Scarwork Massage Therapy

Scars can be very personable, hold emotional trauma and cause pain and restriction throughout the body. We understand the trust required to let us help you with this type of therapy and we respect your privacy and modesty throughout treatment.


ScarWork is very light and is not intrusive, we work with the tissues to allow change and are able to provide home care advice to empower you to improve the appearance of your scar, reduce pain and restriction that may have been caused elsewhere in your body. 

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At Back Your Body, we understand that scars can be extremely personal, hold emotional trauma and can cause pain and restriction throughout the body. Our professional and experienced team can be trusted to help you throughout your therapy; we have the utmost respect for your privacy and journey throughout treatment.


Our expert solicitation of ScarWork Therapy guarantees a very light and non-intrusive session. We work with the tissue to encourage change in appearance, reduce pain and subsequent restrictions to your mobility. Prior to practical sessions, we will require clients to undergo a consultation, in order to assess your personal requirements and how to approach the particular characteristics of your scar. Our expertise in Scarwork Massage Therapy in Sidcup means we are able to provide you with the calmest transitional period; additionally, we are able to provide you with any at-home care advice you may require.

Frequently asked questions

What Is Scarwork Massage Therapy?

​Scarwork therapy is a gentle technique designed to breakdown scar tissue and adhesions resulting from surgery and promote optimal recovery for clients. It can also help restore the feeling where there is scar tissue and within the surrounding area. Through improving the movement between the layers of skin, connective tissue, and muscles, the appearance of scar tissue can be reduced; in addition to some of the unpleasant symptoms associated with them. Scarwork massage therapy is a delicate, pain-free method of treatment, making it a favourable treatment amongst children or those who have sensitive and painful scars.

What Can I Expect From Scarwork Massage Therapy?

Scarwork is a gentle technique of which includes a series of approximately 30 different movements. Initially scarwork focuses on the most superficial layers of skin, working lightly around them and working progressively deeper as discomfort eases and sessions go on. Results of this therapy can be seen as immediately as the first session; improvements will become continuously evident as sessions go on.

How Can Scarwork Massage Therapy Help?

Scarwork is designed to lessen the impact of scars as comprehensively as possible, and ultimately there are a myriad of potential benefits - these can include visual changes, such as the scar looking lighter, flatter, smaller, more faded, and softer against the surrounding skin. Additionally, Scarwork can result in the decrease of other scar associated issues such as pain, sensitivity, lack of sensation, itchiness and irritation; all of which are improved upon by the technique reducing dense scar tissue and lessening any nerve impairments. ScarWork can help free up scar tissue which may be causing restriction elsewhere and improve the range of movement to the nearby joints.

Am I A Good Candidate For Scarwork?

ScarWork Massage Therapy can be of improvement to almost any kind of scar - there are exceptions such as Keloid scars, acne scars, stretch marks, or scars from abdominal surgeries where a mesh has been fitted. Scars of which will improve with this therapy include:

  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • C-Section
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Facial Scars
  • Burns
  • Tube/drainsites
  • Open heart surgery
  • Gallbladder removal

'After having a painful sports massage elsewhere, I was reluctant to have another. Decided to visit Kathy however and so glad I did - wonderful experience - felt so much better afterwards. I would definitely recommend a visit'


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