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Scar Tissue: Post-Breast Cancer

Unlocking Mobility and Comfort with MSTR® and Movement Therapy

Partner Content Cynshine® Pilates & Integrative Movement

Article by Cyndi George

Photography by Christine Lowell Photography

Breast cancer surgery is a courageous step towards recovery, but it often leaves behind a reminder - scars. While these scars are symbolic of your resilience, they can also bring physical challenges. Understanding how scar tissue forms and its impact on your body, is the first step towards regaining your mobility and comfort.

The Formation of Scar Tissue

After breast cancer surgery, any surgery for that matter, your body initiates a natural healing process. Collagen, a protein, is produced in abundance to repair the surgical incisions. This repair process results in the formation of scar tissue. Scar tissue is different from normal tissue, often reaching only 80% of the strength and lacks the flexibility and suppleness of the surrounding skin and muscle. Radiation-induced scarring is another prevalent form of breast cancer scar tissue that can also be effectively treated.

The Effects of Scar Tissue

Scar tissue often restricts your range of motion, causing discomfort and even pain. Activities that were once effortless such as raising your arms overhead to reach for something in a cabinet, may become challenging. This can affect your daily life and overall well-being.

The Importance of Addressing Scar Tissue

Ignoring scar tissue can lead to prolonged discomfort and limited mobility. That is why it's essential to address it proactively. Specialized scar therapy, like the MSTR® technique offered at Cynshine®, can make a significant difference.

Experience Scar Healing at Cynshine®

At Cynshine®, we understand the unique challenges faced by breast cancer survivors. Our founder, Cyndi, is an International Instructor of the MSTR® technique, specializing in scar release therapy. Through personalized care and expert guidance, she can help you unlock mobility, minimize discomfort, and embrace a brighter future.

The McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release (MSTR®) technique is considered one of the best options for addressing scars in the body for several compelling reasons:

Specialized Expertise: MSTR® is a highly specialized technique developed by Alastair McLoughlin, a therapist with extensive experience in scar therapy. This technique focuses solely on the realigning of scar tissue. 

Gentle and Non-Invasive: MSTR® is a non-invasive approach that does not involve surgery, needles, cupping, Gua Sha or harsh treatments. It is a gentle, hands-on technique that works with the body's natural healing processes.

Effective Scar Release: MSTR® has a track record of effectively addressing scar tissue. It targets the collagen fibers within the scar, allowing them to reorganize and align with the surrounding tissue. This can lead to improved mobility and reduced discomfort.

Personalized Treatment: MSTR® therapy is tailored to everyone’s unique scar and needs. This personalized approach ensures that the treatment addresses the specific challenges presented by the scar.

Quick Results: Many of Cyndi’s clients experience noticeable improvements after just one session of MSTR® therapy. For those dealing with scar-related issues, this can be a welcome relief.

Minimal Discomfort: MSTR® therapy is generally comfortable for the client. It does not involve pain or significant discomfort, making it a well-tolerated option.

Complementary to Other Therapies: MSTR® can be used alongside other therapies or treatments. This flexibility allows it to be integrated into a comprehensive wellness plan.

Client-Centered Approach: Practitioners who are trained in MSTR® take a client-centered approach. They actively listen to the client's concerns and tailor the therapy, accordingly, fostering a sense of trust and partnership in the healing process.

Proven Success: Many individuals who have undergone MSTR® therapy report significant improvements in scar-related issues, such as increased range of motion, reduced pain, and enhanced overall well-being.

Do not let scar tissue define your recovery journey. Reach out to Cynshine® and embark on a path towards greater comfort, mobility, and overall well-being. Your scars may be a part of your story, but they do not have to limit your future.

Cyndi is one of 4 Instructors in the US and one25 International Instructors of the McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release® Technique. She teaches this modality both online and in person for therapists all over the world. If you are interested in learning or would like to host a training in your facility or clinic, please fill out this form: CLICK HERE.

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