Mcloughlin Scar Tissue Release

Ben Calder

Ben qualified as a kinesiologist in 2003, with his own interest in holistic health stemming back a further 10 years. Qualified in Bowen Technique since 2011 and completing exams in advanced Integral Theory in 2013, Ben has been using an Integral approach to health ever since.

He specialises in assessing health and well being and generating solutions to improve your vitality, functionality and capability so you can deliver 100% of the passion that drives you in a vehicle (your body/mind) fit for purpose. Ben can provide both physical and mental health re-training to help you be at the most optimum level of health you can attain using a range of integral and holistic approaches in a bespoke program to suit your aims and needs, to help make you better at doing what you do best. He runs regular classes in mindful movement and LifeForce Qigong, facilitates Shadow Self workshops on the hidden aspects of communication dynamics, Integral Relationship groups and has also lead classes on personal development, self-help techniques and a men’s support group.

His health Specialities include: Confidence & Self Esteem, Communication and Relationship Issues, Mindfulness and Meditation Techniques, Mindful Movement, Allergies, Pain (all forms), Digestive & Nutrition issues, Epigenetics and Functional Medicine, Migraines, Hormonal Issues for any age, Poor Energy Levels, Skin problems, support for Chronic Health Conditions.

“In the ‘average’ 85-year lifetime of an ‘average’ human being they will have had, on average, nearly six Operating Room surgical procedures*. (The number is actually 5.97 procedures). What is certain is that all those surgeries produce a scar. And the scar lasts for the rest of their (or your) life.”

“Scars are seldom treated or addressed (as they really should be) soon after your surgery. If they were, it could eliminate months or years of ongoing health issues that can be difficult to resolve.”

“The gliding action of the connective tissue can be severely impeded. The resulting scar can impede free flow of blood and lymph fluid. (The lymph system is like the vacuum-cleaner of the body. It sucks out the toxicity, acids, dead cells and other metabolic waste from your tissues.)”

“When a woman has a lumpectomy performed due to the development of a breast lump, the resulting scar tissue can affect the range of movement of the shoulder because the fascia of the breast and chest is intimately connected to the shoulder joint and its musculature. If you have a scar from that type of surgery, (or any other chest or shoulder surgery) is your shoulder a little restricted, or does it pull a little when performing certain movements? If so, then scar tissue is responsible for that limitation in movement.”

“A scar is also weaker than healthy tissue. It has only around 80% (or less) of the tensile strength of undamaged skin. It binds and restricts tissues that should be free and easy to glide over one another. This, in turn, restricts adjoining other structures too.”

“Are you aware that the low back pain you experience could be caused by an abdominal surgery you underwent years ago? Or that same abdominal surgery is also creating shoulder restrictions! A scar on your foot could be causing you to walk slightly differently, causing the body to compensate in some way.”

“Besides affecting the mechanics of the body and how we walk and move, build up of scar tissue can seriously impede organ function.”

“Acupuncturists also recognise the role that scar tissue plays in the stagnation and interruption to the flow of ‘Chi’. They see scar tissue as creating a ‘road block’, or interference, to the free-flow of energy.”

“Many people see a scar and don’t realise the depth and width scar tissue can extend away form the visible surface of the scar. Just like an iceberg, the greatest amount of scar tissue lies beneath the surface.”

Excepts from The Human Side of Scars by Alistair Mcloughlin

Mcloughlin Scar Tissue Release or MSTR is a revolutionary new technique for changing the nature and effect of scars and scar tissue on the body and mind.

It was developed by body worker and Bowen Technique teacher Alastair Mcloughlin for use on post-surgical scarring from either accidents, trauma or elective surgery. The technique helps to release the limitations caused by the formation of the scar tissue, often allow the body to reabsorb significant amounts of the old scar tissue and restore the function of the tissue to more normal levels. This technique is effective on any established scar tissue no matter how old the scar is.

MSTR can effectively be used to help change:

  • Numbness or desensitisation of the scar or surrounding tissue.
  • Pain
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Nausea
  • Discolouration, texture and other physical appearance issues
  • Disconnection between upper and lower body (especially C-Section and hysterectomy scars) and other parts of the body

MSTR can be used effectively with many types of scar including:

  • Caesarian section scars
  • Hysterectomy scars
  • Spinal surgery scars
  • Trauma scars such as those typically found on the knee
  • Head wound scars
  • Mastectomy scars etc…
  • Amputation scars
  • Underlying scar tissue from laparoscopic surgery

It can be used in a whole range of problems where underlying fibrous tissue is present:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Certain cases of frozen shoulder
  • Sports injuries (such as quadriceps and hamstring tears)
  • Axillary Web Syndrome (AWS)
  • Underlying scar tissue from surgeries or tissue traumas
  • Any areas of dense fibrous tissue