SCENAR Therapy

What is Scenar Therapy? 
The SCENAR device is slowly moved across the skin over painful areas, e.g. neck, knee etc. The patient will feel a mild prickly sensation which can be adjusted. Even if a client does not feel anything (as practitioners deliberately do with children) a pain relief is happening.


Skin areas where nerves come close to the surface, e.g. back for spinal nerves or neck for nerves going to the arm, are treated. Acupuncture points, meridians and chakras can be treated. SCENAR can ease tense muscles or tighten weak muscles, e.g. face muscles to reduce skin wrinkles.

SCENAR can be used on swellings from injuries or lymph oedemas as well as to improve the circulation. 


The autonomic nervous system can be calmed in stress, anxiety, nervousness. A person in 'rest-and-digest-mode' (parasympathetic) heals better than a person in 'fight-and-flight-mode' (sympathetic).


SCENAR can help with any pain, acute or chronic. 


As the SCENAR device is easy to use patients can treat themselves with a RITM Home User Device in between visits to their SCENAR practitioner.  


A lot of patients finally find pain relief after they have 'done everything' like physiotherapy, pain medication, acupuncture, Bowen-therapy, osteopathic or chiropractic treatments and so on, only when they started SCENAR therapy. A lot of patients are able to reduce their pain medication.  


Recently the list for Indications and Contraindications have been upgraded by FDA, TGA and MedSafe:
he SCENAR device is used for delivering non-invasive therapeutic treatment on the skin to regulate physiologic systems of the body in order to relieve and manage different pain-related pathological conditions.



Indications with regards to pain related to: 

SCENAR devices are indicated to be used in professional medicine and at home in the following cases: 

  • to analgesic therapies in pains in bones, muscles, joints and ligaments; 
  • to manage acute and chronic back pain; 
  • to treat primary dysmenorrhea; 
  • for procedural pain management after timed endometrial biopsy; 
  • to alleviate attacks and for course treatment of trigeminal neuralgia; 
  • to relieve pain in diabetic neuropathy (diabetic foot); 
  • to relieve pain in postherpetic neuralgia concurrently with antiviral drug therapy; 
  • for pain relief in chronic/recurrent headaches and tension-related headaches. 


Only in professional medicine SCENAR devices are indicated to be used: 

For postoperative analgesia: 

  • in traumatology and orthopedics after surgical treatment of ankle fracture, femur fracture including hip replacement with an implant, knee replacement with an implant, after shoulder surgery; 
  • after abdominal surgeries in inguinal hernia and laparoscopic cholecystectomy; 
  • in urology after extra-corporal shock wave lithotripsy. 
  • In dentistry in comprehensive treatment of traumatic fractures of the mandible to provide analgesia, to alleviate symptoms and reduce treatment duration. 
  • To manage acute pelvic pain in women. 
  • To manage acute pain in renal colic. 
  • To relieve pain after cesarean section and after hysterectomy. 

There are also beneficial effects from SCENAR therapy in

  • oedema
  • haematomas
  • pain with degenerative diseases
  • pain due to digestive, circulatory or respiratory conditions
  • chronic fatigue and stress


Contraindications/patients not suitable for SCENAR treatment 

  • Overly sensitive individuals, including pregnant women. 
  • Patients with cardiac pacemakers. 
  • Alcoholic intoxicated individuals. 
  • Patients with acute infection diseases.