Susan Andrews came in for a Fascial Facial, particularly concerned about the lines around the mouth. Here is the result of five treatments. We can see that the face is generally lifted, the deep furrows each side of the nose and mouth have become more shallow, the lips look firmer and the lines have reduced.
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SG had a heart operation when she was 5 and then 7 weeks old; she is now 27 years old.
The adhesions were causing a feeling of pulls and tugs and limited flexion of the Left Glenohumeral Joint at end of range. Lateral flexion of the spine to the right was uncomfortable and looked a little awkward before the session. The after image shows improvements to the scar’s appearance and to SG’s lateral flexion.
Nancy W was worked on by supervised students on a ScarWork course. Photographs do not really show the improvement which was mostly internal, affecting Nancy’s posture and how she felt in herself. This is what she said after the treatment:
“Softer, relaxed, significant weight shift in standing posture. More into the heels. Weight feels more even left and right as well as front and back. I feel like fluid in the pelvic bowl is more homeostatic. Change in the pressure of the fluid in the pelvic bowl. All very subtle.”
Scar on foot, limiting movement
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Liz Davies was treated on a ScarWork course by the supervised students. The outside of her right foot has a scar between the arch and ankle bone. The problem was manifesting under the arch in the plantar fascia where a cyst had been removed 10 years previously. The surgeon had made the incision then slid under to the sole of the foot to remove the cyst. The area was extremely sensitive and she had not been pain free or able to use the foot properly for most of her life, the issue starting at the age of 14, the cyst being detected in her 20’s, removed at 27 and now, ten years later, Liz was still having problems.
Below is a video of the range of movement before treatment, then after, then of Liz walking and her comments on her increased mobility. She also wrote down how she felt for us:
“Now when I’m walking I don’t feel the tension under the arch of the foot. There is much more flexion and ease of movement. My toes have relaxed and straightened from a tense, ‘clawed’ position. I can now balance on my right foot which I could not before. The sensitivity is completely reduced and I’m not feeling any pain on movement. The way I walk has changed as the range of movement has increased. I’m using my ankle and the ball of my foot. It feels less flat-footed and my toes are working much more normally. The whole foot feels more balanced and loose and comfortable”.
Fascial Facial treatment
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The Fascia is a connective tissue of the body. Fascial restrictions in the face (wrinkles, distortions) are promoted by habitual facial expressions, reflecting our attitudes, feelings and life’s problems. Just as these are reflected in our bodies.
This client had had five of the suggested six treatments when these photographs were taken. As you can see, they show a distortion in the face, where the left side is pulled and contracted (this was caused by jaw tension). Over the sessions, the nose has changed shape, evening out, the mouth looks more even and the general symmetry of the face has been restored.