One of the lesser known benefits of massage is its healing effect on scar tissue. From smaller childhood scars that irritate or twinge from time to time, to more serious scarred tissue from burns, massage has been proven to help!

Published in Burns, the aptly named medical journal from the International Society for Burn Injuries, a clinical research study found that massage therapy was very effective in relieving pain, pruritis, and scar characteristics in hypertrophic scars after a burn.

Massage can also increase skin elasticity, help improve distensibility, and decrease scar density and thickness!

Have a scar that’s always bothered you? Come on down to experience the best massage Boston has to offer, and let one of the wonderful staff at BodyWaves treat you!

Source:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24630820