Surgical ScarsThicken From Emotions!

June 24, 2014 in C-section, Post Partum, Women's Health Issues

In helping women recover from c-section surgery I’ve worked on a lot of surgical scar tissue in my practice.   It’s amazing how different scar tissue can be from woman to woman.  Some scars hardly get thick at all and other’s become as big as ropes.

 Emotions Cause thicker Scars

What I have found to be a causative factor in the creation of its thickness is the state of a woman’s emotion during the surgery or accident.  The more traumatic an event, the more scar tissue binds up and thickens.


It is possible to help the scar tissue minimize significantly and it can happen rather quickly if you do this one thing.  I have experienced that as soon as the emotions being held in the tissues is released, the scar tissue reduces in size instantaneously.   I’d like to share two cases that illustrate my point.


In one case I saw a woman who was several years post c-section.  She presented with about a 6-inch vertical incision running up her belly, which is very rare to see these days.  Right around her umbilicus she had a one-inch thickening of her scar that was as big as my thumb.   She felt it too before I began working on it.

As I was massaging this area to help mobilize the tissue around this thickened area I was talking to her about the uniqueness of the vertical scar.  She expressed how upset she was with the surgeon because there didn’t seem to be any explanation as to why he did it that direction.  As I allowed her to have permission and own her anger toward the surgeon, she was able to process her emotions and the anger inside her released.

The thickened area immediately was 2/3’s less in size than before I started working on it.  She was as amazed as I was in the change in size.

In another case this woman had a 9-week-old baby and was having issues with her episiotomy scar.  She was having pain and discomfort, a pressure feeling in her perineum.  When I evaluated her intra-vaginally there was significant scar tissue on the left hand side of her opening between the vaginal and anal opening.  The anal sphincter had thickening on the left side as well.  The thickness of this scarring was about the size of a Twizzler rope piece.    She was extremely upset about the doctor doing an episiotomy because she really didn’t want one and she doesn’t remember the doctor asking her permission to do one.
As she was able to process through and release the emotions stored there, the scar tissue immediately melted under my touch.  She felt so much lighter after releasing the anger and resentment she had toward her doctor and her birth.  The perineal area felt more flexible when the scar tissue released.   You could barely tell there was any scar tissue left in the area after the session.


These are just two cases that I have helped decrease the size of scar tissue in the body by releasing the emotions tied to them.  There are many, many more.  It just goes to show that the body does hold onto emotions and they do get stuck in the tissues.  The good thing is, it can all be released with proper care.

 How to Release Your Surgical Scar Tissue

Yet if your scar tissue is tender and resistant to release, check in to see what emotions come up for you around how the scar got there.  You may have been traumatized on some level and that is caught in your scar tissue.  Forcing the tissues to release without addressing the emotional aspect can reinforce the trauma already there and cause more pain.

If your surgical scar is really tender and painful, find a professional trained in trauma release therapy to help you release your scar tissue.  I find working manually with the tissues and releasing the emotions together gets you a more complete level of healing.

If you haven’t already seen my video on how to massage your C-section scar, check it out here!

Our Certified Birth Healing Specialists are trained in helping you release the emotions in your body.  You can find a directory of our providers  HERE.

Good luck!