• Cathrine Dinnie

McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release Part 2

The Emotional and Psychological effects of scar tissue

Every scar represents an event that created that scar. Many of these events are considered to be traumatic events. For example:

• Surgeries

• War wounds

• Personal attacks (knife wounds/bullet wounds)

• Car accidents

• Numerous other types of accident in the home or at work

Let’s take just ONE of those instances - the Caesarian-Section.

“Although the majority of Australian women have vaginal births (i.e. including vaginal breech, forceps and vacuum), there appears to be a trend away from normal birth. Australia has high rates of births by caesarean section (30.9% of births in 2007) compared with the OECD average of 25.7% of births. This rate is increasing in both the public and private sectors, but continues to be substantially higher in the private sector.”


There is often long term psychological and emotional reactions to the emergency C-sections. These reactions include, but are not limited to:

• Anger

• Fear

• Anxiety

• Shock

• Guilt

• Failure

• Trauma

• Low self-esteem

• Feelings of ‘disconnection’ - the lower body to the upper

Post-operative physical effects of C-section scars may also include:

• dyspareunia (painful intercourse - before, during or after)

• low back pain

• abdominal pain

• restriction and pain upon flexion and extension of the spine

• bladder and bowel problems

We are finding that when the physical attributes of the scar change (texture, sensation) then the physical, emotional and psychological effects described above can also improve. In other words, the improvement of the tissue seems to have a positive effect on the psychological and emotional well-being of the client. It has been noted many times that these physical effects can improve and, in some cases, be eliminated due to the successful treatment of scar tissue.

Cathrine Dinnie is an approved MSTR® practitioner located at The Massage Connexion, Strathpine QLD 4500

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