Integrating Scar Tissue
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Integrating Scar Tissue is Sharon Wheeler’s original discovery, and one that she is continually developing and expanding on. There are 19 separate techniques used to integrate different qualities of scar tissue into the fascial web. Most will be demonstrated in class. They are simple to learn and easy to do.
Working with scars is like speaking a different language in the world of connective tissue. Scar tissue is very dense fascia with unique properties. Scar tissue work uses a casual, light touch – a little reminiscent of working with bread dough.
The work is rarely painful – even for very new scars, and the amount of change in one intervention is extensive. The cosmetic effect is delightful and the functional changes can be profound. Natural and surgical scars of any age respond immediately followed by a short period of rapid healing and continued improvement. The improvements are permanent.
Scar tissue quality changes quickly and easily. Lumps, gaps, ridges, holes, bumps, knots, and strings in the tissue rapidly smooth out into a three dimensional fascial web. The work starts with the surface layers and goes into the far reaches of the scar including work with any involved viscera. Scar work often results in large whole body integration shifts along with trauma resolution, and nerve-impaired numbness usually resolves within a session.
Practitioners will learn these techniques well enough to take them home and use them the next day in their private practices. Scar work can fit seamlessly into an SI series or be used as a stand-alone intervention session.
Prior to becoming a Rolfer®, Sharon Wheeler was a part of the staff at Esalen institute in Big Sur, California, where she taught Esalen Massage for several years. When Dr. Ida Rolf brought Rolfing to Esalen, Sharon became one of her early students, working with her from 1970 to 1979. Sharon also served on the Board of Directors of the Rolf Institute for several years. Currently, she practices in Washington, near Seattle, and travels to teach specialty classes on Bones, Scar Tissue, Cranial Rolfing, Sacrum and Coccyx Work, the Art of Rolfing. www.wheelerfascialwork.com
|Dates||Jul 16 – 19, 2017|
|Location||Walpole, ME, USA|
|Address||180 Clark's Cove RD, Walpole ME 04573|
|Tuition||$700/$650 before June 15th, 2017|
|Credits Earned||28 CEs IASI Cat 1 / NCBTMB CEs|
|Cancellation Fee||For cancellations prior to 2 months before class – full refund less $100 admin fee; for cancellations up to 6 weeks prior – 50% refund less $100 fee; Cancellation less than 30 days prior – non-refundable.|
|Contact||Becky or Liza at 207-563-7121|
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