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Now and Zen Bodyworks and Scar Tissue


Massage therapists must use their training and best judgment when deciding whether or not to proceed with scar massage. While treatment is most effective when a scar is still in its immature phase, it is also a wise time to seek physician permission. A few additional cautions for immature scars include:

  • Take extreme care with radiated tissues, as the skin is delicate and can break easily.

  • Aside from friction massage, do not continue if your actions cause pain or increase tissue redness.

  • Never perform massage on any open lesions.

  • To prevent accidental sliding of the fingers, apply a lubricating medium after your primary work.


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