Stretch Marks affect thousands of people, regardless of age or situation. Weight loss, weight gain, pregnancy or simply growing can all result in the fine silvery, long, fragmented scars that are sunken into the skin.
Elasticity plays an important part in how stretch marks form, and also an important factor we use Manual Therapy to remove stretch marks deep muscles manipulation.
Stretch marks form because a certain hormone becomes overactive and stops the skin from producing collagen and elastin fibres responsible for keeping growing skin taut – The Manual Therapy targets the problem area and through the fine crystals stimulates elastin and collagen, getting rid of stretch marks.
The causes of stretch marks
Both men and women are susceptible to stretch marks, particularly on the thighs, hips, arms, buttocks, abdominal area, and lower back. There are several causes of stretch marks, including
Puberty: Growth spurts during puberty often result in stretch marks as the skin is unable to keep up with the body's rate of growth.
Bodybuilding: Rapid development of muscle mass may stretch the skin beyond its limits.
Corticosteroids: Heavy or long-term use of oral or topical corticosteroids, a widely used pharmaceutical steroid compound, can lead to stretch mark formation.
Genetics: Women are more likely to get belly stretch marks if their mother, for instance, had stretch marks after pregnancy. Significant weight gain and loss: Your skin stretches as your weight fluctuates, sometimes resulting in stretch marks.
Ethnicity: People with darker skin are less likely to have stretch marks.
The benefits of massage
- Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
- Reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling.
- Reduce spasms and cramping.
- Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
- Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
- Relieve migraine pain.