A scar is more than a mark on the surface of the skin…

Hi, I am Lynne Roscrow, a Clinical Sport & Remedial Massage Therapist specialising in scars and soft tissue injury.

My passion is to help people find ease of movement and reconnect with their body after trauma.

I work with people and their scars, helping the body let go of tension and trauma after surgery, injury, illness or accident.

Welcome to Natural Flow Therapy

My name is Lynne and I have been working with people and their muscular and soft tissue aches and pains since February 2011.

Starting my training with Swedish massage I quickly moved into Clinical Sport & Remedial Massage level 5 adding advanced skills and anatomy knowledge to my ‘toolbag’ so that I am able to assess and treat each individual person tailored their unique needs.

I have a commitment to myself, you and my professional organisations to continually learn new things – new research, new techniques, deepening my understanding about the human body and its weird and wonderful ways, and so I spend several hours each month reading and attending online courses. Each year I will attend at least one in person training course as a student or assistant tutor.

I am a full member of the SMA (Association of Soft Tissue Therapists) and am on the CNHC register (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council). I have also completed the MHFA (Mental Health First Aid) training and a Trauma Awareness training to enable me to provide a really safe space for you. Even if you choose not to share some more in depth personal thoughts and feelings, know that you are never judged and there is no obligation to share. I am not a qualified counsellor, but I do listen and I will help point you in the direction of a qualified professional if needed.

How I Work

This is a very gentle treatment, your body has had enough trauma and so this is a way of working that allows you and your body to relax during treatment, optimising healing (even for very old scars).

During the treatment, I work with you every step of the way with clear communication, working gently around the scar, on the scar, I may massage deeper into muscles and tissue further away from the scar. I don’t even have to touch the scar if there is heightened sensitivity, over time sensations usually become more normal.

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Photograph by Emma Holly

About Scar Therapy

What is Scar Therapy?

Scar therapy is a focused and gentle method of working with scars and injuries. This helps the body to relax and heal, reconnecting on the scar surface and reducing adhesions in the underlying tissues, improving the condition of the scar and surrounding tissues.

By using a variety of hands on massage techniques I help facilitate the tissue to release tension and promote further healing.

This can be done on very old scars too...I have been amazed at what changes can happen in scars 40, 50 years old!

Why massage a scar?

You might think “Isn’t a scar just a mark on the skin, something to try to ignore or forget about?”

A scar is much more than just a mark left on the skin. From a physical point of view it might be tight or numb or have a weird sensation meaning you don’t like to touch it, or clothes might feel uncomfortable, or you can feel tightness when you move or bend in a certain way. Visually it might be raised or red or lumpy or you just don’t like to look at it. But also the scar tissue goes deeper than the surface of the skin having, potentially, significant impact across the whole of the body, or maybe just in one localised area which then affects the rest of the body.

Scar tissue is connective tissue replacing the pre-injury tissue. In the best case scenario it's thought to be 70-80% functional compared to pre-injury, which means that even the seemingly perfect scar has lost around 20-30% functionality.

Massaging a scar (in the most appropriate way for the body!) can help reduce the lumpiness or redness, and help soften tightness which might be felt elsewhere in the body. Normal sensation can often be encouraged to return by freeing trapped nerves in the tight and constricted scar tissue. Ultimately improving the overall functionality of the scar and body. Read more detail here.

What scars can benefit

Some of the scars I have treated:

⦁ Chest related surgeries – mastectomy, lumpectomy, open heart surgery, breast reduction

⦁ Joint replacement – hip, knee, shoulder

⦁ Abdominal procedures – laparoscopic investigations, caesarian, hysterectomy, appendectomy, bowel resection, gall bladder removal, kidney surgery…and many more

⦁ Head, face and neck – facial reconstruction, thyroid surgery, lip injury, throat cancer

⦁ Other musculoskeletal scars – lower limb fasciotomy, arthroscopic cleaning (knee, shoulder), power-tool injury, skin graft, Achilles tendon surgery…and many more

⦁ Burns and scalds

I have also used the techniques with success on non-skin-puncture injuries (i.e. no visible scar) including after a skiing accident which left a dent in the thigh.

Get in Touch

Call, text or WhatsApp on 07781 135086 or email

My clinic can be found above Jack’s Brasserie at the bottom of Victoria Street.

The address is:

Room 4, St Anne’s House, Victoria Street, Alderney, GY9 3UF.

Go up the short flight of external stone steps, and then the few internal steps and you will find my room near the end of the corridor, on the right, Room 4.

If you are unable to negotiate stairs or get into town, please do still contact me as I may be able to visit you at home or at an alternative appropriate location.

What My Clients Say

Frequently Asked Questions

Will it be painful?

There should be no pain. If there is pain tell me and I will stop immediately. The techniques are gentle, light and focused but very effective. Sometimes what I do is imperceptible, other times you may feel sensations – reported by past clients as prickling, scratchy, mild electric shock-like, dull and all manner of interesting sensations that might even be felt in a different part of the body! The thing to remember is that this is your appointment and your body and if you dislike any of the sensations you experience tell me and I will stop.

How long is the appointment?

First appointments are 1 hour. This allows for a detailed consultation and to provide a treatment.

Follow up appointments can be from 20 minutes to 1 hour and will depend entirely on you and what we are working with. For example a larger more complex scar will probably need a full hour, but this will be discussed so that you are happy.

Frequency of visits will vary (weekly or every 2-3 weeks) depending on your specific situation and there is no detriment if sessions are further apart.

Number of sessions is again entirely dependent on your situation. I have treated some people only a couple of times and that was enough stimulate change. Other clients have had numerous sessions because there were complications with the surgery, healing or had multiple surgeries.

How much do you charge and how to pay?

1 hour appointments are £58 and shorter appointments are worked out pro-rata (e.g. 30 minutes will be £35). All first appointments are 1 hour.

I prefer bank transfer if possible, or cash (exact money please as I may not have change available). I don’t have a card machine.

Is there a cancellation policy?

At times appointments need to be changed or cancelled, which is absolutely fine and no reason needs to be given. Any changes or cancellations within 24 hours of the appointment will be charged at full price unless I am able to fill the slot, then there will be no charge. All missed appointments will be charged full rate.

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