The STRAIT Method

Scar Tissue Release Therapy: the first step on the path to healing

Scar Tissue Release And Integrated Therapies (the STRAIT Method™) was developed by Marjorie Brook, LMT. It is the rehabilitative scar treatment you deserve, designed to help your client’s ability to heal, restore freedom of movement, and regain quality of life.

The therapy begins with a series of fascial techniques that release and realign the restrictive tissue from the starting point (visible scar) to the endpoint (where the line of frozen fascia stops).  Your client experiences relief from the years of pain they’ve endured by finally having their
adhesions and scars addressed.

Much more than scar tissue treatment

Depart from the traditional methods you’ve tried with a therapy that approaches the multi- faceted matrix of fascia three-dimensionally. After scar tissue release therapy, we will take a holistic approach to healing with stretching, strengthening, and body mechanic exercises to help your client find balance.

As a practitioner you learn to take care with every detail, from the scar’s appearance to its physiological and psychological impacts. We address each of these components throughout the scar tissue treatment process to ensure your client’s journey is customized to their physical and mental well-being.

The relief they’ve been waiting for

Each scar is different, so we begin by learning about your damaged and restricted connective tissue and the resulting compensations in the body. You will be able to offer support tailored to the client’s mind-body interactions and utilize unique body mechanics to achieve an integrative treatment for scar tissue designed just for the client.

The STRAIT Method™ incorporates every element of the healing journey aligning our expertise with the individual needs and goals. You will be able to improve mobility and sensation while ensuring your clients are on track to regain quality of life and get back to the activities they love.

Benefits of Scar-Tissue Release Therapy

There are multiple reasons to undergo scar tissue release therapy:

  • Lessens the appearance of scars
  • Helps to prevent and reduce adhesions forming after injury or surgery
  • Restore nerve function including numbness, pain and sensitivity
  • Reduce pain and restriction (including cording and dragging)
  • Helps to relieve stress on the body from fascial tension
  • Improves flexibility
  • Reduces muscle spasms
  • Promotes balance in the body
  • Helps maintain good posture
  • Improves athletic performance
  • Reduces the risk of muscle tears and strains
  • Improves the flow of oxygen and nutrients through the body
  • Helps regain and maintain a full range of joint movement
  • Stimulates lymph circulation
  • Reduces the possibility of long-term problems due to fascial adhesions

Marjorie believes that Scar Tissue Therapy should play a major supportive and therapeutic role to anyone living with the physical, emotional and mental effects of scar tissue and adhesion.

What is Scar Tissue?

Scar tissue has a different composition to the tissue that it has replaced, but scar tissue is still a growing, living tissue within the body which has a purpose. The production of this new tissue begins directly after injury with the instigation of wound healing. The tissue is laid down rapidly in order to close a wound, reduce the risk of infection and allow a person to function in order to survive. Injury changes the distribution of mechanical tension throughout the body. Scar formation is influenced by the degree and direction of tension within and around the site of injury. This tension is beneficial as it helps direct the repair process, however, excessive levels of tension can result in excessive levels of tissue production resulting in stiff, thick, and dysfunctional scars.

Why is Scar Tissue Release Therapy Important for Scar Tissue?

Historically, scar tissue has been ignored or been viewed as having no consequence by the medical world because the extent of physiological effects scars can have on the body have never really been acknowledged. Scar tissue has the potential to spread in any direction including internally throughout the body. It can also restrict movement or function anywhere in the body from a joint to an organ. The truth of the matter is scars, and the restrictions they cause, can affect every system in the body. Recognizing them can be the key to unlocking mysterious pain and other tissues that have been interfering with the body’s ability to function and balance.

Marjorie is a massage therapist who has specialized in scar tissue release for over 20 years and is the creator of the S.T.R.A.I.T™ Method, an innovative and ground-breaking therapy for scar tissue.

Amazing results of The STRAIT Method™:

scar tissue before and after release therapy
scar tissue release therapy scar tissue before and after

"Welcome Back to Sensation!"

marjorie brook demonstrating STRAIT method

Testimonial and footage from one of our amazing volunteers (Breast cancer and multiple surgery survivor) at a 

STRAIT Method™: Scar Tissue Release Foundations course

 “What an amazing cathartic experience!!! Thank you so much for really showing me things about my body .. I just assumed… had to be just as they are. I never looked at from any other perspective, I had given up thinking on the fact that things couldn’t change… I came home and started to look at how stagnant I am.. in Work,love and body etc… a lot to take in!!! Thank you so much for sharing that and all your enormous knowledge!!!.. and such a wonderful group of people!”

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