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Congratulations to Emily on her recent “Burn Scar Massage” Certification

Continuing education & certification keeps our staff skilled at the most current methods of physical therapy

Emily Radonich, Physical Therapist
Emily Radonich

“By taking a burn scar massage class National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworki got the opportunity to; learn to identify varying degrees of burns and the body systems they affect, learn various psychological and emotional issues faced by burn survivors that can potentially lead to an ’emotional release’ during massage, learn the positive indications as well as the negative contraindications posed by massaging burn survivors, learn the proper burn scar massage protocol to treat the various degrees of burns in the different stages of recovery.”

Massage therapy can help a variety of health conditions, ranging from stress to fibromyalgia. Medical research reinforces how massage can help those who are dealing with burn scars.

Massage Therapy to Reduce Burn Scars

A study published in the journal Burns shows that participants who received massage showed a great decrease in scar thickness, melanin, erythema as well as skin elasticity. Burn rehabilitation massage therapy is effective in improving pain, itching and scar characteristics in scars left after a burn.

Emily Radonich Sports Training Massage
Emily Radonich

Certified in sports training massage, Emily is also a skilled sports physical therapist.

In Valley Village / North Hollywood, CA & Woodland Hills, CA, contact BrightSTAR Physical Therapy at 818-343-3900. ¬†We are conveniently located near the 101 & 170 freeways, respectively, and have patients visit from all over the valley — not just Woodland Hills & Valley Village — including North Hollywood, Van Nuys, Studio City, Encino, Woodland Hills, West Hills, Canoga Park & Calabasas.