Image of client with scar on back of shoulder


McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release ®

A quick and effective method of scar tissue treatment, McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release ® (MSTR ®) technique was designed for physical therapists by Alastair McLoughlin. It may be used for any post-surgical scars, including

  • appendix scars
  • carpal tunnel scars
  • scarring following hip replacement
  • scarring following hysterectomy
  • scarring following knee replacement
  • scarring following mastectomy

MSTR ® can also be used for any scarring as a result of trauma, such as a head wound or a scar on the knee.

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One of the benefits of this therapy is that when you get a good response in the scar tissue – either you get the feeling restored or a sensitive or painful scar turns to normal levels again – it stays that way! The scar never reverts to its former state!

The tissue change holds, not just from one week to another, but year after year because this therapy can fundamentally change the structure of the scar itself. When that happens, the body never changes it back again.

Many post surgical scars can respond in just one treatment and this is not uncommon. Some more complex scar patterning may require additional treatments to restore the tissue to its full potential. Very large scars and older post major operation scars may need a few treatment sessions.

One interesting side-effect of the MSTR ® process is the common feedback from patients that they feel more energised after scar treatment has been carried out. Psychological and emotional states may also improve as scar tissue is treated and the patient experiences better integration and normalisation of the tissues.

As a licensed MSTR ® practitioner, I can determine fairly quickly – usually within a couple of treatment sessions – if you are responding to this technique.

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Very professional treatment and peaceful atmosphere. I would recommend "body in balance" to everyone.

Justyna Gruszka

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