Scenar Therapy

    SCENAR is an acronym for:

    Scenar therapy is a non-invasive hand held electro stimulation medical device (ARTG 101783) directed at stimulating the body's inherent self-healing resources. Scenar type therapy is unique because it interactively locates, measures and prompts problem areas in the body (key points) through the skin to help relieve pain and restore function.

    Where is Scenar from?

    Scenar was developed in Russia in the late 1970s under the country's space and military program. The designers elaborated on a device for “chen tsu therapy” (an ancient Chinese therapy) commonly referred to as Su Jok. Originally the device was intended for use in space by Russian cosmonauts, but the devices were never used in space; the USSR disintegrated and funds for space exploration were stopped.

    What can Scenar treat?

    The device does not treat a particular disease or condition, but by stimulating the nervous system through the skin, can activate the body's own innate healing capacity so the body can heal itself.
    In Russia it has become a mainstream medical device where it is used in hospitals, clinics and homes.

    SCENAR treats:

    • Pain
    • Inflammation
    • Weakness
    • Fatigue
    • Stress and Tension
    • Back and neck issues
    • Scoliosis
    • Bulging/ruptured discs
    • Sciatica
    • Joint pain/dysfunction- of the feet, knees, hips, jaw, shoulders, wrists and hands i.e. carpal tunnel
    • Sprains and strains
    • Stiffness
    • Frozen shoulders
    • PMT
    • Injuries – speeds the recovery
    • Burns
    • Broken bones – speeds the recovery
    • Tendons/ ligaments – tears-speeds the recovery/ Dupertrons contracture
    • Ageing – for maintenance of wear and tear
    • Insect bites
    • Face and Head – facial pain
    • Sinusitis/congestion
    • Jaw issues
    • Toothache
    • Headaches
    • Ear ache
    • Respiratory conditions
    • Digestive conditions
    • Urogenital conditions
    • Immune support
    • Endocrine imbalances
    • Mental and emotional – upliftment and stabilization – Blissful feelings after treatment
    • Restores strength, integrity and functionality to muscular/skeletal and organ systems
    • Cleanse protocols for internal organs and lymphatic drainage
    • Energy/Vitality – energizes by inputting energy directly into the body, Increases vitality with successive treatments

    Disclaimer: Scenar Therapy may not be able to help everyone.

    Is Scenar safe?

    As Scenar impulse is similar to endogenous nerve impulses, it is non-damaging. However people with cardiac pacemakers are not recommended to have Scenar treatment. Also pregnant women are not usually treated in the West.
    How does Scenar work?
    The Scenar device generates electrical impulses, which are similar in their form to the body's neuro-impulses. Since these frequencies occur naturally in the body, they are not viewed by the body as “alien” or “invasive”, and as such, negative side effects are rare.
    The signal of the Scenar device actually engages the body in a  “conversation” and communicates with all functions of the body through the skin. The Scenar seems to behave more like an organism than a machine. It uses active biofeedback - unlike a mirror, which simply reflects back information, an ACTIVE biofeedback device will prompt the body to identify and harmonize areas called ‘asymmetries’.
    These asymmetries are areas where normal homeostasis is not present, or at least not optimal. The tell-tale signs of these are; reddening of the skin, numbness, hypersensitivity or stickiness.
    Scenar can be classified as a short pulse TENS type electrotherapy, yet Scenar differs considerably from other types of neuro-electro-stimulation (eg conventional TENS, microcurrent). Most TENS devices produce impulses which are essentially identical, one to the next (specifically a square wave form). The body will adapt to the constancy of these signals, similar to your adaptation to a constant background noise. Scenar impulses however, are continuously varying in a number of ways, so there is no opportunity for the body to adapt to the signal.
    Sophisticated Scenar impulses are transmitted through the skin to the nervous system. The Scenar impulse is carried via afferent nerve fibers to the brain, which in turn responds via efferent nerve fibers. Scenar utilizes high amplitude signals which stimulate the very small and more numerous unmyelineated C-nerve fibers. These fibers are thought to be responsible for the production of many different neurotransmitters (neuropeptides and other regulatory peptides), including natural painkillers. This may explain some of the effectiveness of Scenar and Enar therapy. Other changes in chemistry on the central nervous system may also result in the treatment of one area aiding with the treatment of other imbalances eg. how old and forgotten problems are sometimes brought to the surface.

    Scenar and the body’s healing process

    At any time when there is a trauma to an area in the body the response from the brain is to release neuropeptides to the injury and initiate the healing process. This is what generally happens when the body is healthy, but there are times when the healing process is slow or incomplete and this can be due to a number of factors such as;
    • Low energy or vitality in the body, meaning a lack of intrinsic healing resources
    • Lack of, or disruption to communication systems in the body, meaning that messages cannot reach their target
    • Lack of response from the brain
    • Low priority to the injury, meaning the body's healing resources are directed elsewhere

    Scenar’s affective pain reduction and healing is based upon restoring communications between dysfunctional areas and the brain. The brain can then instruct the nervous system to release neuropeptides to initiate the healing process.

    scenarEffects of Scenar therapy

    Scenar doesn't diagnose or treat any condition just by itself, its purpose is to relieve pain and restore functionality.

    Painkilling effect

    A most pronounced and immediate effect is pain relief and some people find greater relief after treatment than from administered opiates. Scenar considerably reduces the oedema around the nerve fibre, reducing pressure effects and helps to alleviate pain.

    Anti-inflammatory effect

    This effect happens through improved microcirculation. When inflammation occurs, the inflammatory focus is surrounded by a leukocyte cuff (a group of white blood cells) in an attempt to prevent the inflammation from spreading to the surrounding tissues. Eventually the cuff will be in the way of recovery, as new leucocytes cannot reach the focus of inflammation. The action of scenar reduces the cuff and speeds recovery.

    Anti oedema effect

    Scenar helps to reduce swelling by redistributing fluid between the lymphatic and vascular systems. For best results, treatment should be administered every two hours.

    Hyperaemia effect (increased blood flow)

    Vasodilators (usually parasympathetic nerve fibres) increase the rate of blood flow to the treatment area.

    Anti shock/anti-allergic effect

    Local or general reactions can occur as a result of allergies or insect bites. These reactions may manifest as urticaria (hives), rhinitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nasal cavity) or bronchial spasm (narrowing of the bronchials)

    Scenar treatment procedure

    After an initial history taking and complaint description, the Scenar is placed or ‘brushed’ over the spine or affected area and a gentle tingling sensation will be felt. Other areas of your body may be treated relating to your problem as we work symmetrically and reciprocally as well. In fact, at times when we are unable to work directly on an injury ie a broken arm in a cast, we can still treat it by working on the other arm and various other points because the body is holographic by nature.

    How often will I need treatment?

    Scenar treatments are usually more frequent at the beginning of a course of treatments. As one's condition improves the frequency of treatment can be reduced. This is particularly true of acute painful problems that respond well to more intensive and frequent treatments. Chronic problems may require a more prolonged course of treatments that will vary from person to person depending on vitality, age, lifestyle and response.

    What about my conventional treatment?

    It is preferred that your doctor knows you are receiving this treatment. It is hoped that any non-essential pain medication be reduced or eliminated over time and your doctor will need to be involved with those decisions.

    The Scenar Facial

    scenar facialThe Scenar facial is a therapeutic and deeply relaxing experience. The stimulating frequencies improve microcirculation and lymphatic drainage. It clears congestion in the sinuses and relieves headaches, earaches and toothaches. It clears deep tension and improves the functioning of the jaw. It relieves pain and tension through the neck and shoulders. We finish on the head which is an absolutely divine sensation. Whether you need to clear pain and congestion or just bliss out under the release of healing neuropeptides, the Scenar facial is an absolutely blissful experience.



    Treating animals

    Scenar can be used on furry animals by using an attached hair brush. It is excellent for musculoskeletal problems in animals (particularly dogs and horses). They respond just as quickly as humans, enjoying the ain reduction and restoration of mobility.

    The Orgone Energy blanket

    The energy blanket is based on the original work by Wilhelm Reich. It has been developed to induce the body and mind to rest, recover and rejuvenate. “Orgone” energy was the term coined by Reich referring to the subtle body energy which gets  depleted  or disordered because of internal and external influences
    The energy blanket is composed of seven different material layers.
    A specially designed film membrane inside the blanket prevents the patient's own electromagnetic, extra-high frequency and electromagnetic emissions from dissipating outwards. This same layer then converts these emissions from the body and reflects them back on the body. This effect enhances homoeostasis within the body's nervous and endocrine systems.
    Being wrapped in the blanket is a deeply relaxing and restorative experience which may reduce pain and fatigue and induce mental and emotional balance.