Scar Tissue Release

The McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release Technique ® (MSTR®) is a fascinating advancement in the treatment of scar tissue and is changing people’s lives.


Recent research at the Newcastle Clinic under ultrasound showed and documented clear changes in scar depth, width, adhesion,vascularity, lymph movement. It was also possible to documents changes in mood states and other long term affects the scar has on health.

Multiple small scars can also change movement patterns, pain signalling and the experience of pain for the individual. Even though they may appear insignificant.

This workshop is provided for healthcare professionals who wish to add this unique, and effective evidence-based treatment technique to their therapeutic ‘toolbox’.


MSTR® is used for:

  • Caesarian section scars

  • Hysterectomy scars

  • Spinal surgery scars

  • Trauma scars such as those typically found on the knee

  • Head wound scars

  • Mastectomy scars etc…

  • Amputation scars

  • Underlying scar tissue from laparoscopic surgery​

Success has also been reported with burns scars in some instances!

It is a method that is easily learnt if you already have qualifications in any form of bodywork and is being used effectively worldwide by:

  • Physical therapists

  • Massage Practitioners

  • Midwives

  • MLD practitioners

  • Bowen Practitioners

  • Chiropractors

  • Yoga teachers

  • Osteopaths

  • Rehabilitation therapists

  • Pilates instructors


In fact ANYONE who is involved in health and well being!





Listen to Alistair McLoughlin talking about the technique

on a podcast with Dr Perry Nickelston from Stop Chasing Pain.

This course can also be done via

Live Video Call from anywhere in the world!

Extremely happy with Paula’s depth of knowledge conveyed in a fun andrelaxed atmosphere. I felt very confident of her professionalism ... love her ..she is amazing!
Anne Marie. Norwich Course. Oct 2019
Good venue, fascinating subject, an entertaining and enthusiastic tutor whose knowledge is immense and whose passion for her subject is contagious, and thoroughly pleasant fellow students.
 Sue Cook. Oct 2019

Upcoming Dates

Saturday 26th September - Hammersmith, London (Gus de la Querra)
Saturday 3rd October - Glasgow, Scotland (Paula Esson)
Sunday 18th October - Reykjavik, Iceland (Paula Esson)
Sunday 22nd November  - Taunton, Somerset (Paula Esson)

Workshop Details

Qualifications needed

This workshop is available only to health care professionals, and practitioners holding a qualification in any form of bodywork.

Prerequisites to certification

  • 8 Hour classroom tuition
  • Answering a 20-question on-line test paper.
  • Submitting 5 case studies to demonstrate competency

Included in your course fee

  • Assessment of written paper and case studies.
  • "Approved Practitioner" logo for your literature, website, etc...
  • Free promotional videos for your website and social media platforms.
  • Certificate of Proficiency
  • Free Worldwide Practitioner listing on the MSTR website
  • Back up if you need help/advice with a client/patient


  • Approved modality by the International Institute for Complementary Therapies.
  • Approved CPD (CE) hours by National Certification Board for Therapetic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)

Workshop Content

The 8 hour classroom day will include:

  • Functions of the skin
  • Scar formations and its effect on the body
  • Emotional/psychological aspects of a scar
  • Indications and contraindications
  • Client handling and intake forms
  • Practical applications including underlying scar tissue work
  • Practice work - lots of time to get it right!
  • Additional ways to use MSTR - practical demonstartions

Workshop Fee

8 Hours One-day Workshop: £165

It is also possible to do this one-day course with Paula or Gus via Live Video Call

from anywhere in the world!

The combination of video presentations* and Live Video Call will help you attain your Certificate of Proficiency in MSTR®. The cost of the Live Video Call training is £85.00.

Here is the format:

  • Watch the five video presentations* (approx 50 minutes duration)

  • Attend the Live Video call at a time to suit you! (All aspects of the practical work will be explained to you and you’ll have lots of opportunity to ask questions. Call time around 45 minutes)

  • Answer a 20-Question on-line test paper

  • Submit 5 case studies to demonstrate competency

* You will have limited time access to the five video presentations: to the end of the month in which you purchased the MSTR® course and also the month following your purchase. This is to encourage people to ‘get along’ with the course – as we want you to learn this fabulous work as soon as possible!

To do your Live Video Call training with Paula or Gus


Visit the official McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release website.