The S.T.R.A.I.T Method™
Scar Tissue Release and Integrated Therapies – Created by Marjorie Brook, LMT
The S.T.R.A.I.T Method™ or Scar Tissue Release and Integrated Therapies is an innovative and ground-breaking three-dimensional, fascial-release system that works to minimize scar tissue development and the subsequent physiological restrictions.
Marjorie practices this technique at her private practice on Long Island and teaches this technique to other therapists at her S.T.R.A.I.T Method™ seminars.
Why The S.T.R.A.I.T Method™
When Marjorie first began practicing massage therapy in 1997 she couldn’t help but notice how little people understood the emotional and physiological ramifications of even the smallest kink, adhesion, or scar within their bodies – whether we’re talking a minor scar incurred during childhood, or a more serious scar resulting from major surgery as an adult.
The S.T.R.A.I.T Method™ combines fascial-scar work – working with your damaged restricted connective tissues – with mind-body interactions, body mechanics, therapeutic stretching and strengthening, and proprioceptive support. Each of these, when combined, create a balanced treatment session that can be modified to the needs of each individual.
The techniques behind the S.T.R.A.I.T Method™ have been adopted by a multitude of healthcare professionals – from doctors and physical therapists, to chiropractors and message therapists.
“Our bodies are intrinsically linked to our thoughts, feelings and actions. When we are stressed, anxious or upset, our bodies communicate back to us that something isn’t right – for example, we may feel increased tension in our shoulders. In extreme circumstances, such as after the loss of a loved one, high blood pressure or a stomach ulcer may result. This is why it’s crucial for therapists to know their patients inside and out in order to understand what’s needed for long-lasting healing.”
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Understanding Fasica Scar Tissue Release Therapy
Fascia has both widespread and dedicated functions in the body — and it’s become an essential part of treatment for clinicians practicing in conventional, complementary, and alternative therapies.
When we damage our fascia, scar tissue and adhesions develop. This scar tissue can spread in any direction throughout our bodies and restrict how our joints move and our organs function.
These restrictions can cause so much abnormal strain on the body that bones are stressed or pulled out of their natural alignment. This can trigger joint compression, pain and dysfunction. Nerves, veins and arteries can become trapped, which prompts neurological issues and restricted blood flow.
The S.T.R.A.I.T Method™ releases fascia by separating and realigning the adhered tissues from the visible scar through to its end point.
Each technique centers on both the physiological and anatomical source of fascia restriction. Practitioners work on lengthening fibers and releasing the scar tissue and breaking down adhesions — from the superficial to that which is located more deeply within the body.
Benefits of The S.T.R.A.I.T Method™
Scar tissue treatment is a critical component of eliminating pain and optimizing physical performance.The manual techniques of the S.T.R.A.I.T Method™ releases fascia by separating and realigning the adhered tissues of the scar. This technique not only improves the function of the muscles and other tissues around the scar, but can also result in a dramatic improvement in the appearance of the scar itself.
How The S.T.R.A.I.T Method™ Helps
There are multiple reasons to undergo scar tissue release therapy. A few of the top reasons include:
- Decreases pain and congestion
- Promotes balance in the body
- Helps maintain good posture
- Improves athletic performance
- Reduces muscle spasms
- Helps regain and maintain a full range of joint movement
- Reduces the possibility of long-term problems due to fascial adhesions
- Improves flexibility
- Lessens the appearance of scars
- Helps relieve stress on the body from fascial tension
- Reduces muscle spasms
- Improves the flow of oxygen and nutrients through the body
- Reduces the risks of muscle tears and strains
- Stimulates lymph circulation
What Marjorie’s Clients Have Been Saying
10/10 positive experience. After meeting Marjorie in yoga class (where everyone sang her praises) I made an appointment with her to fix a shoulder issue I've had for years. She is a magician. At first I didn't notice much of a difference, but after a day or two I felt fantastic--literally the best I've felt in years. The best part is that she led me in stretches I can do at home if the problem persists, and she's great at getting back to her clients if there's ever any future concern.
I found Marjorie after doing a search for a solution to my scars and pain. She is a miracle worker. After just one session my scars have flattened significantly and the color has improved. She has helped with my back pain and sleeping problems. She is also very personable, caring and easy to talk to. I highly recommend her to anyone that has scars, surgery, or any kind of pain.
Marjorie Brook’s a wonderful massage therapist, extremely knowledgeable about how to improve the lack of skin elasticity secondary to radiation therapy, skillful in post-operative scar tissue release as well as improving muscle injury. She uses various techniques in order to improve long term range of motion for clients suffering from these issues. Marjorie has improved mobility thus improving my quality of life. I recommend her whole heartedly.
My experience with Marjorie Brook as both a massage therapist & a caring individual has been life changing. I had surgery for a malignant melanoma 38 years ago leaving me with a massive scar which restricted blood flow & range of motion to my foot& ankle. Her expertise as a massage therapist has changed the physiology of my foot & ankle.
Marjorie worked in abdominal scars for 90 minutes. Her work was far ranging and very comfortable. No pain! Afterwards I was able to stand straighter, walk with more ease, and got some of the best sleep I'd had in weeks. I plan to come back to see her (I live in DC and she's worth the trip!) several times a year for more of this kind of work. Marjorie really knows her stuff!
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