Become a ScarWork therapist
Therapists from many different modalities can train in Sharon Wheeler’s ScarWork, from massage/sports therapists to sexologists, physiotherapists to chiropractors, reflexologists to Emmett Technique and Bowen therapists. The four-day training course (or two x two-day course) is open to qualified, hands on, bodywork therapists with a minimum of one year’s clinical experience.
ScarWork is a light touch therapy, easy on the practitioner and the client. We teach a series of techniques, but primarily we are teaching you an approach – how to look at scars, how to feel for adhesions and assess their effect on the client, and how to work with them. We cannot get rid of scar tissue, but we believe that it can be softened and thus more integrated into the fascial network.
ScarWork may consist of a series of techniques, but once a therapist is experienced, they will start to work instinctively with their hands, adapting and responding to the needs of the tissue and facilitating its softening and relaxation.
Training with Jan Trewartha
Training with Emma Holly
Once you have completed the four-day training, there are additional courses you can take to increase your knowledge and confidence in dealing with certain types of scars.
Working with breast cancer
Emma Holly, accredited tutor of Sharon Wheeler’s ScarWork delivers an in-depth workshop on treatment of clients after breast cancer surgery and radiotherapy. This 2-day course is the perfect way to refine and advance existing ScarWork skills from the certification course whilst learning new adaptions and techniques unique to this training. We will have a demonstration on a member of the public with breast cancer surgery and two clinical sessions with clients who have scars after breast cancer surgery. Attendees will be provided with a video link to refer to after the course for the practical techniques. This course is open to anyone who has completed the full ScarWork Certification training.
Working with abdominal and pelvic scarring
A 2-day course open to qualified Sharon Wheeler’s ScarWork therapists only. Revision and new techniques for working with pelvic and abdominal scars, restructuring the pelvic tissues and working with torque, taking tissue integration to the next level once the initial ScarWork treatment has been completed.
Working with orthopaedics
This 2-day course is the perfect way to extend skills developed during the ScarWork certification training. You will also learn new techniques and adaptions, developed by Emma Holly, accredited tutor of Sharon Wheeler’s ScarWork. We will have a demonstration on a member of the public with an orthopaedic surgery – such as joint replacement or fracture repair – and in two clinical sessions with members of the public with orthopaedic surgery scars, so you can develop new skills, under expert guidance. Attendees will be provided with a video link to refer to after the course for the practical techniques. This course is open to anyone who has completed the full ScarWork Certification training.