About ScarWork

ScarWork is not just another approach to working with scars – it’s like speaking another language in the world of connective tissue. This groundbreaking method has helped countless individuals, and is opening doors into the fields of both Structural Integration and modern medicine. ScarWork is paving the way for some of the latest scientific research, and is expected to revolutionize our understanding of the human body and the role of manual therapy.

About Scars

Creating scar tissue is our body’s way of mending trauma. However, these adhesions often leave us compromised with tension, restriction, and disorganization. As scar tissue matures, it begins to pull and drag on other surrounding tissues, and can sometimes create further complications. For example, abdominal adhesions can interfere with normal peristaltic action of the colon which can lead to an obstructed bowel.

Sharon Wheeler jokes about this being a “design flaw” because such compensations often lead to future complications. But, what if… we could “erase” the scarring, and integrate the tissue back into the fascial web?
Beyond relief with local restrictions, clients have also reported results that include whole-body shifts and trauma resolution. 

ScarWork Technique

ScarWork’s gentle, innovative, and effective approach results in lasting functional change as well as cosmetic improvement. Whether new or old, most types of scars seem to respond with rapid healing and further improvement after the session work.

ScarWork, as an intervention therapy:

    • Reduces swelling, tightness and numbing
    • Improves general overall tissue function
    • Helps restore natural appearance
    • Is fast, painless and permanent

ScarWork uses a very light touch. Lumps, gaps, ridges, holes, bumps, knots, and strings in the tissue rapidly smooth out into the surrounding three-dimensional fascial web. ScarWork starts with surface layers and eventually goes further into involved viscera which often reduces nerve-impaired numbness.

Integrating Scar Tissue is Sharon’s original discovery and one that she is continually developing and expanding on. There are numerous separate techniques used to integrate different qualities of scar tissue into the fascial web. Most will be demonstrated in class. They are simple to learn and easy to do.

The work is rarely painful – even for very new scars, and the amount of change in one intervention is extensive. The cosmetic effect is delightful and the functional changes can be profound. Natural and surgical scars of any age respond immediately, followed by a short period of rapid healing and continued improvement. The improvements are permanent.

Scar tissue quality changes quickly and easily. ScarWork often results in large whole body integration shifts along with trauma resolution.

Practitioners will learn these techniques well enough to take them home and use them the next day in their private practices. ScarWork fits seamlessly to work with any other modality.

A ScarWork Practitioner’s Experience

Learning ScarWork

It is such a pleasure to work with and on scars. Before the course, I had doubts about whether I really wanted to deal so intensively with this testimony of an accident or an operation. To be honest, I was even a little afraid of it. Today I am happy about every scar I am allowed to work on. The positive effect on the range of motion is always amazing. Daniela R.

Horizonterweiternder Ansatz! Narben integrieren, heimholen und einbetten in das fasziale Netzwerk! Der Workshop war super aufgebaut und macht Lust auf mehr!

Horizon-expanding approach! Integrate scars, bring them home and embed them into the fascial network! The workshop was well structured and leaves you wanting more!

Sharon and Teachers

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