Sharon Wheeler Fascial Work for Scars
In 1970, at the age of 23, Sharon Wheeler trained with Dr. Ida P. Rolf, the founder of Structural Integration. Her contributions to the field are a reflection of her lineage. She trained in the first Rolf Movement Integration class with Judith Aston in 1971.
Sharon was one of the youngest students as well as one of the few women to be trained. Among the students in her class were two MD’s, an aero-space engineer, and a PhD psychologist. Sharon was one of Dr. Rolf's admitted "artistic experiments".
Integrating scar tissue is Sharon’s original discovery and one that she is continually developing and expanding on. Sharon’s quick and delightful ScarWork transforms the rough fabric of scars into the smooth and resilient three-dimensional fascial web. Over twenty seperate manual techniques used to integrate different qualities of scar tissue into the fascial web. Most will be demonstrated in class.
Scar tissue work uses a casual light touch and the work is rarely painful even for very new scars and the amount of change in one intervention is extensive.
Natural and surgical scars of any age respond immediately followed by a short period of rapid healing and continued improvement. Scar tissue quality changes quickly and easily. The work starts with the surface layers and goes into the far reaches of the scars. Scar work often results in large whole body integration shifts along with trauma resolution and nerve impaired numbness usually resolves within a session.
Working with scars is like speaking a different language in the world of connective tissue. Attention to detail, the perception of small increments of change, and a sense of humour are helpful in the study of scars.
Practitioners will learn the techniques well enough to take them home and use them the next day in their private practice. Scar work can fit seamlessly into an SI series or be used as a stand alone intervention session.