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BREAST CARE MASSAGE 
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The Basics

Lets start with the simple fact that your breast and their surrounding areas are made up of tissue and covered by the same skin that covers your arms, legs, back etc.. But its what’s underneath that skin covering that is important here.  To state it plainly; Your breasts are complicated.  They are actually medically known as "organs". They are a maze of many things.  Lets focus on one which is the basic premise for this modality.  Your breasts have lymphatic highways running through them.

 This lymphatic system is the way your body gets rid of toxins that build up in your body.

 Unlike your circulatory system, the lymphatic system has no "pump" like your

heart to move the toxic lymph though the system and eventually out of your body. 

The lymphatic system relies on pressurized movement to encourage the flow

throughout the system.  The more movement; the better the flow of lymph and

the healthier your breasts will be.

  1. Breast Massage Reduces The Risk Of Breast Cancer: Scientific research shows that massaging  your breasts helps fight cancer. In fact, “breast massage encourages blood flow and promotes the production of a useful female hormone, which encourages cells to expel cancer-causing chemicals from breast ducts, “says Professor Tim Murrell, of the Department of Community Medicine, at the University of Adelaide. Regular breast massage can also alert you of changes in your breast tissue so you can take quick measures to heal.

  2. Increases Breast Size: When the breast tissue is stimulated by educated massage, the body secretes the hormone prolactin which slightly enlarges the breasts. Many women love this perk.

  3. Helps To Prevents Sagging: Breast Massage lifts the breasts by tightening and toning the tendons and muscles responsible for breast length. 

  4. Helps You Look Younger: Breast Massage stimulates the endocrine system to secrete a powerful cocktail of youthful hormones. Prolactin, oxytocin, and estrogen are three powerhouse anti-aging hormones known to be produced during breast massage.With skilled breast massage, your own body will be your anti-aging pharmacy!

​Breast massage is a useful tool in maintaining the health of your breasts. According to the Texas Institute of Functional Medicines, breast massage is the act of slowly kneading and stroking the breasts, using varying amounts of mild to moderate pressure in gentle lifting and compressive movements. Its primary purpose is to rid your body of the harmful toxins that interfere with your health; however, there are many cosmetic and therapeutic benefits to breast massage as well.

Therapeutic Benefits

Breast massage is also a good healing technique for aching breasts. Because it employs a soft, gentle touch, breast massage can be quite therapeutic. According to the Ayurvedic Cure website, "Simply rubbing an area can have a demonstrable analgesic effect." Massage eases soreness in the tissues, reduces pain and swelling in the breasts and relaxes tightness or tension in the ligaments.

Post Mastectomy Breast Massage: There are tremendous benefits for women that have gone through this procedure. Massage is particularly useful in soothing the pain associated with this procedure as well as helping to reduce and soften breast scarring.

​Health Benefits

There are also several health benefits associated with breast massage. According to the Texas Institute of Functional Medicines, breast massage is a reliable means of flushing out toxins from the body's lymphatic system. Because toxins impede healthy circulation in the breasts, toxic buildup could account for an increased chance of developing cancer. Breast massage stimulates drainage of the breasts' lymphatic system, which eliminates harmful waste products and allows nutrient-rich blood to travel to the breast tissue.

Prevention Benefits:

As nice as it is to have a healthy, attractive bust line, there are more serious issues to consider than how your breasts look and feel. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), there were 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 40,170 deaths from breast cancer in 2009. It is important that you familiarize yourself with the shape and feel of your breasts in order to detect any abnormalities. Early detection could be the key to saving your life. 
Be Consistent:
Regular breast massage, coupled with monthly self breast examinations, is a good way to check your breasts for changes or irregularities. With breast cancer being one of the most common cancers among women in the United States, it is crucial that you not neglect this important aspect of your health.

Lymphatic Highway