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Harpenden Heroes: Massage therapist Emma Holly

PUBLISHED: 10:49 23 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:25 23 July 2018

Emma Holly.

Emma Holly.

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A complementary therapist was included on a list of Harpenden’s inspirational women for her work helping patients recover from surgical wounds.

Emma Holly, who initially qualified as a massage therapist 25 years ago, uses a gentle therapy called ScarWork, which just uses the hands without oils or creams, to help people who feel pain or discomfort after surgery.

The therapy aims to treat and improve the scar and the surrounding area, even years after the surgery has taken place.

Emma gained a reputation for her specialism by working with patients from all works of life who have had surgeries or accidents, from victims of war with amputations or bullet wounds to children who have undergone surgery, as well as training therapists within sports.

She was nominated for her charity work volunteering at Grove House Hospice in St Albans, where she spent two years working mainly with women in remission for breast cancer. She now donates training to therapists from cancer charities so more people can have access to this treatment.

To volunteer for free treatment from Emma go to http://restoretherapy.co.uk/be-volunteer-model/

To find out more about Harpenden’s inspirational women go to https://www.pennybird.co.uk/2018/02/09/lets-celebrate-harpenden-women/

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