Why massage your scar? And how?
Massaging your scar is recommended to minimise its appearance. Physiotherapists often take care of post-surgery scarring, as well as scars that are traumatological (following a fracture, for example) or rheumatological (particularly with prostheses). Just like midwives, they can also look at scarring following a caesarean or focus on perineal and abdominal re-education.
Massaging helps reabsorb the scar tissue, avoid adhesion and, if the lesion is on a joint, recover mobility. When the skin repairs itself, it makes replacement cutaneous cells. But this all-new skin can stick to muscles, bones, tendons and neighbouring tissues. Referred to as ‘adhesions’, this occurs deep in the skin and has an impact on the suppleness of the repaired skin.