ScarWork Therapist Certification

Sharon Wheeler’s ScarWork Training

Consecutive four day ScarWork™ therapist training course on Tuesday 2nd-Friday 5th June 2020 in North London. Join us and learn Sharon Wheeler’s original ScarWork™ at the North London School of Sports Massage. Unlike some scar massage, these 20 ScarWork™ techniques are comfortable to the patient and gentle on the therapist’s hands.  Discover the gentle approach to scar management, with a whole body perspective on the impact of scars and adhesions on our fascial network.

Learn the application of ScarWork™ to help improve scars after surgery or accidents. With extensive skill development sessions, attendees will complete the training having really gained confidence and understanding in the application of these simple but effective techniques. At the end of this training you will be certified as a ScarWork™ Therapist and listed on the UK register.

This course is delivered intensively over four consecutive days. The first two days, we will cover the majority of the theory and the 20 techniques. We refine the techniques in extensive clinical sessions on members of the public. We will have group discussions to consider different approaches, considerations for treatment and treatment plans. Intensive learning is often easier for those who struggle to get away from work and who are looking to quickly acquire new skills to enhance their therapeutic practice. Some learners will find that concentrating on covering the full ScarWork course without additional distractions will enable them to focus on learning the new pressure, original techniques and the ScarWork approach to treatment. For those needing to travel further to attend training, this may be the more cost effective option.

Summary of learning:

  •  Scar healing timelines
  •  Different presentations of scars including keloid, hypertrophic and contracture scars and considerations for therapy
  •  Physical restrictions caused by scars: Understanding of surgical scar tissue and the lasting impact on movement and mobility
  •  Common complications after surgery and the impact on healing
  •  Sharon Wheeler and the development of ScarWork™
  •  Contraindications to ScarWork™
  •  Palpitation and scar assessment skills
  •  20 ScarWork™ techniques, designed to promote healthy scar tissue and their application on a range of scars
  •  Emotional impact scars and the benefits of therapeutic touch
  •  Supporting your clients recovery and signposting
  •  Scars and fascia
  •  Wider considerations for treatment
  •  How often and for how long? Developing ideas for treatment planning and scheduling within your therapy clinic
  •  Client consultations and record keeping

The days are divided into theory and practical sessions. Clients begin the practical work with paired practice and advance to external client sessions, where a variety of volunteer models attend. Attendees will have numerous opportunities to develop their skills in the correct pressure and delivery of the ScarWork techniques on a variety of scars from new to old scars and larger surgeries to keyhole procedures*.

Maximum 14 attendees. At the end of the course attendees may choose to attend an advanced ScarWork course.

All attendees must be professionally qualified in a full body therapy such as massage, osteopathy, physiotherapy etc. Attendees must hold up-to-date professional insurance (suitable for their background). At least one year’s experience in therapy is required to participate on this course. No previous knowledge of ScarWork™, scar treatment or working with scars is required. The course is focussed on practical skill development and revision of anatomy is not required. Clinical research on manual scar therapy is limited, and will not be covered in the classroom. You will be signposted to available texts which may help support arguments for the benefits of treatment.

*where permitting, subject to volunteers available for the sessions

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Payment Option 1: Pay the full amount now (£580 inc VAT)
Please note your payment includes a non-refundable deposit of £70
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Payment Option 2: Pay in instalments £580 (inc VAT)
First instalment and non-refundable deposit of £70 is payable now and the outstanding balance is paid in three monthly instalments of £170
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Payment Option 3: Flexible payments £580 (inc VAT)
Contact for a PayPal flexible invoice. £70 non refundable deposit is required to secure your place, the remaining balance can be paid in full, or partial payments to suit you. The remaining balance should be paid in full 14 days in advance of the course.

Start Time

9:30 am

June 2, 2020

Finish Time

4:30 pm

June 5, 2020


NLSSM, Town Hall Approach Rd, Unit 12, LYST, Old Fire Station, Tottenham, London N15 4RX