Wait at least 6 weeks before starting scar massage. The wound should be completed closed - If you are unsure whether it is healed enough consult your GP or a women's health physio. There is no need to use expensive scar oil; any non fragranced moisturising cream or oil is great. 👍
Your scar may be sensitive to begin with, so start massaging away from the scar and then as you get used to the feeling you can work closer to the scar itself. Your scar tissue is not limited to the scar itself, so it's important to work around the scar on an ongoing basis. Increase the pressure gradually, and spend a couple of minutes on each technique.
Here are some final self massage techniques. This is one of my favourites, because it is done with movement. I find it super effective at improving the mobility of the scar. Often clients report an immediate change when I use this technique in clinic. Start on one side of the scar doing a few strokes and then move along the scar, repeating the same technique until you’ve covered the whole scar.