On occasion a client will express concerns about a fresh scar after surgery. I think we all know that scars are marks left on your skin after an injury heals.
Your body tries to repair the affected area by making collagen to join the tissues broken apart by the injury. Then a scab forms to protect the area from germs. After a while, the skin is repaired, and the scab dries up and falls off. That’s when you see the scar. This scar might create problems for you in terms of restricted movement or appearance.
Massage may be appropriate to help ease any restricted movement caused by the scar tissue and adhesions once the area has healed. However, that decision depends upon the reason for surgery and the danger of potential complications. Your best resource in this situation is the health care professional(s) involved in your care.
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