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Gwen MacLean

Structural Integration, ScarWork

Gwen is Certified Structural Integrator and a Registered Massage Therapist graduating from

Neuro Movement Integration, Navarre, Florida and D’Arcy Lane Institute in London, Ontario.

She is a member of the Massage Therapists Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS) and spent

nine years in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) while

practicing in Ontario. She is also trained in ScarWork founded by Sharon Wheeler.

Structural Integration is a unique three-fold approach where the practitioner uses a safe touch,

the client performs safe movements throughout the session and simple repatterning homeworks

establish the “new” functional movement patterns in place.

In the 10 series protocol, the whole body is treated. We tend to think of our body as bones with

muscles attached to move those bones. In reality, the bones are floating in a “bag” of connective

tissue that needs an optimal tension to have us move functionally through our day. Once we have

injuries and traumas (even the ones as infants and children), the tension in the connective tissue

changes which then creates dysfunctional movement and potentially chronic issues. The more

areas of connective tissue that become too restricted or too lax, our problems compound. You

may think, it’s just my shoulder but the whole body becomes involved because connective tissue

“connects” the body together. Hence, the necessity to treat all of the connective tissue in the

body to resolve your particular area of concern.

ScarWork is a gentle, effective technique founded by Sharon Wheeler that results in permanent

aesthetic and functional changes of scar tissue.

It is never too late to make changes to a scar. If you have a scar that is decades old or a relatively

new scar it can be treated, and you will reap the benefits in many ways. Aesthetically a scar can

soften, look less angry and become almost invisible. But this work goes deeper and is not all

about the visible scar but about bringing the tissue back to the scar in an organized manner that

was moved aside in surgery, injuries and burns.

Some typical results clients get from this work is a return or improvement in sensation,

movement, blood and lymph flow, internal organ function and improved breathing.

To learn more about Gwen, please visit her website.

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