It is very common for my massage clients to come in with scars on their body, everything from surgical incisions to mountain biking accidents. Whenever our skin is cut, the natural healing process is for the body to lay down scar tissue. The layers beneath the skin can become glued together in this process, creating adhesions and less functional tissue. The lack of mobility in one area can compromise movement and cause pain, sometimes far from where the injury or surgery occurred. Massage therapy is effective at releasing the scar tissue adhesions and realigning the connective fibres. Massage techniques can decompress the tissue to allow blood flow and nerve supply to reach the area efficiently. Younger scars are easier to treat, however massage helps to release scar tissue and decrease pain in long term and chronic cases too. Restored mobility of your skin and deeper structures will allow you to move with more fluidity!