Sharon Wheeler ScarWork treatment is used to improve the health and feel of scars from surgery or accidents.

ScarWork is primarily done to improve the feeling and functionality in the scar and surrounding tissues, creating better movement between the layers of the skin, fascia and muscles. 

Treatment stimulates the circulation, lymphatic and nervous system to encourage renewed healing and promote healthy tissue.



The therapist will begin by taking a full medical history. They will then physically assess the problem area.

Unlike traditional scar massage, ScarWork is rarely painful, even for new scars.

Work is done on and around the scar and works predominantly on the superficial layers.  Treatments are provided using light touch techniques.



We will need consent from your medical care team to treat the scar if you are still under their care.  

The scar must be dried out fully therefore depending on the operation, it’s generally 6-12 weeks post surgery that we would see someone for ScarWork.

Your emotions can play a part in how effective this treatment can be, we therefore suggest trying to be in a calm relaxing place when having treatment. 


  • 30 mins – £25
  • 60 mins – £40
  • A 50% deposit is required at the point of booking in order to secure your appointment.
  • We operate a 24 hour cancellation policy. Any clients who cancel within 24 hours or do not attend their appointment will lose their deposit.
  • *Please note we see over 16 year olds only*

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What can scarwork help with?

All kinds of scars from very old to newly healed can be treated using ScarWork whether it’s the result of an Accident, Operation, or cosmetic surgery.

Here are a few examples: 

  • Knee & Hip relacements
  • Skin Grafts
  • Facial Scarring
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Appendix Removal
  • Foot Surgery
  • Caesarean Section


  • Hysterectomy
  • Breast Surgery
  • Spinal Injury
  • Achillies Tendon Surgery
  • Burns
  • Portacath and tube/drain sites

And many more….


Clients often comment after treatment that their scars feel softer, they feel less pain and that mobility has improved.

It’s really important to know that the majority of the benefits happen internally therefore you may not physically see a change in the look of the scar. That being said some scars really take to the treatment and you can see a visual difference as well as an internal improvement.

Tightness in surrounding tissues is reduced and muscle function in the area can be improved.  Ridges and holes can be minimised whilst tight ropey scars are softened and loosened.

The improvements after treatment seem to be lasting and even single sessions can be helpful.

A series of treatments is most effective when delivered as part of a physical therapy and rehabilitation program.

Side effects of ScarWork

Side effects are very rare with ScarWork, with the majority of people having absolutely no side effects.

Some people report a feel, change or shift in their body that they can’t explain (strange sensation) which is totally natural as the balance of the internal body may have slightly changed. This only seems to last 24hrs.

Others can feel emotional sensation especially if the scar has emotional connections (accidents etc). 

ScarWork is so new in the UK studies are ongoing. The above information is reports from previous ScarWork clients.  

Aftercare advice

  • Drink plenty of water or herbal teas
  • Avoid tea, coffee or other caffeine products
  • Cut down on smoking and alcohol for the next 24 hours
  • Avoid heavy meals for the next few hours
  • Avoid driving immediately after treatment if you feel excessively drowsy
  • Make time to relax
  • As oils have been used avoid sunbathing/ sun-bed use for 24 hours


If you would like to book a ScarWorks Massage, have any questions or would like some more information, then please do get in touch.