Why Breast Tissue Massage?
Breasts have many meanings . They are symbolic of a women's femininity, sexuality, and their ability to nurture children. This symbolism, and the experiences and the sensitivities that result from it, can cause us to overlook the fact that our breasts are body tissues with ordinary tissue needs. We can be uncomfortable seeing to these needs, or uncertain how to go about doing so. Society around us often helps reinforce ambivalent feelings about breast and breast care.
Yet most women at some time experience symptoms like congestion and tenderness in their breast. Many of us have breast trauma or medical procedures for cosmetic, diagnostic, or treatment purposes. Life cycle changes are associated with a variety of breast discomforts. Massage Therapy is a gentle and effective way to promote breast health and help relieve breast tissue symptoms.
Indications for Breast tissue massage
Congestion and swelling
Discomforts of pregnancy, breastfeeding, weaning
Premenstrual and menopausal tenderness
Discomforts of cancer treatments
Client likes the holistic approach of including breast treatment in massage ( it is very common in more advanced societies e.i.
Client has a personal goal of becoming more comfortable with having her breasts touched.
Assistance with breast monitoring
Breast surgery, scars, and statistics
The numbers are sobering. For the year 2008 in the United States, there were over 200,000 cases of breast cancer in women. Out of this number, 36% of those diagnosed with early-stage cancer experienced mastectomy surgery, while 60% with late-stage cancer also underwent complete breast removal.
In the realms of voluntary surgery -- and the accompanying scar tissue -- over 290,000 women elected for breast augmentation and another 41,000 went the other direction with breast reduction procedures. These cosmetic surgical approaches will also tend to generate some degree of post-operative considerations, whether scarring... fibroid tissue... and/or adhesion.
Lymphatic Breast Massage uses specific techniques to:
- Flush fluids from the Breast (both blood and lymph)
- Bring fresh oxygen and nutrition to the tissues
- Removes waste products via the lymphatic system
- Enhance the health and elasticity of support ligaments
- Alleviate PAIN
- Support Breast Health
Lymphatic Breast tissue Massage (Drainage) includes the upper back, ribs, neck and abdomen, and may be included in any partial or full body soft tissue work (Massage) at the client's request (according to the Texas Massage law).
After a Manual Therapy for the Breast tissue session women report:
- Feeling lighter and less restricted
- Able to breathe more fully
- Decrease PAIN
- Less Menstrual cycle related discomfort
- An overall feeling of Good Health and sense of freedom
" Lymph can become stagnant in the breast, retaining toxins and inhibiting proper nutrition to breast tissues. When lymph can't move easily, breast health is compromised. Unlike the rest of the body, there is very little muscle tissue in the breast, further restricting the flow of lymph." another powerful reason to consider Manual Therapy for the Breast Tissue.
To receive this soft tissue work, the female client does not have to present any specific pathology. This therapy is available at the client's request only when followed by a signed consent form.
For months I had lumps on my breast. Every so often more would appear to the point I had more lumps then anything else. I didn't know where these lumps came from, how I got them, or when they would go away. I just knew with each passing day they became more unbearably painful. I met with Manny as a last resort. My mother had gotten many surgeries to remove lumps from her breast and I assumed I would be in the same predicament. To my surprise a 30 minute session changed my months of pain. My lumps dissolved. I don't know how to explain what he does or the science behind it. I just know that I went in with 10+ lumps and left with none. The pain was gone and I felt like a feather. I'm not particularly one that likes being touched let alone on my breast but I would much rather get a massage to remove my pain then get endless surgeries that may or may not give me a long term solution. I'm a believer!
Miss Rios 21
I am a Massage Therapist and Certified Medical Massage Practitioner. I am not claiming to be a physician or plastic surgeon. This type of therapy isn't a substitute for a proper medical care. However, the information content in this page is part of the studied material used during my training on this type of soft tissue work. The Client does not have to present any of the pathologies listed above to request Manual Therapy for the Breast Tissue.