8 Tips for Mindful Awareness in Recovery 1.Keloid scars. Additional scarring resulting in an “overgrowth” or “raised scar tissue” on the site of skin injury/ incision.
2.Wait period.At least one year before attempting corrective revision surgery. Additional scar tissue has the possibility of going away on its own within that time.
3. Topical therapies. Removes the outer layer of scar tissue, but not the entire area.
4. Botox. Can help with pain but wont help with appearance.
5. Physio. Can be helpful to areas like the Back, Abdomen and Limbs to improve range of motion.
6.Scar tissue weight. Scar tissue can reduce the supply of blood flow to areas of the body which can feel like nerve pain or numbness. It takes approximately 6-8 weeks for the body to fully remodel injured tissue.Some scar tissue in fat tissues can make weight loss hard because of oxygen starvation to the affected area.
7. Serrapeptase. Is the body’s natural enzyme dissolving scar tissue: as a systemic proteolytic enzyme, it works to dissolve the fibrin proteins that make up scar tissue and has the unique ability to recognize what is necessary and what is excess in the body. It also has the distinct ability to digest only non-living tissue and make proteins break down much faster.
8.Acceptance and love . Love your body for all that it is, and all that it has overcome!! Scars are a reminder that healing is taking place- it needs unconditional love too !!
NAVIGATING THROUGH ABDOMINAL SCAR TISSUE PAIN: 1. Yoga - Restorative, Hatha, and Slow Flow Yoga. Sometimes I do Sun Salutation A’s, 1-15 times as a stretch-flow to warm my body up and give my internal organs a nice stretch.
2.Breathing techniques - Nostril breathing, Three-part Breathing, Skull breathing, and breathing into pain using Visual Breath Imagery to send full cycles of breath into painful areas of my body.
3.Core strength - Plank variations with knees down, elbows at a 90 degree and are hugged in tightly toward my rib cage. On days where more challenge is needed I work with high plank holds and flow through yogic “chaturanga” movement.
4. Self-massage - gentle circular motion in the scar tissue area, with two fingers (sort of like a “Thai-Massage” style.) 5. REST - Honour my bodily limits and simply relax in a comfortable way that feels good to my body in that moment. Meditation too, is a wonderful resting technique for the body to explore.