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How to Do Breast Massage

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How to Do Breast Massage
Breasts are body tissues, which can be effectively self-massaged or
massaged by someone else.


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How to Do Breast Massage
Breasts are body tissues, which can be effectively self-massaged or
massaged by someone else. At some time or the other, most women
experience physical and psychological trauma related to breast
congestion, breast pain, discomforts of surgical procedures, and
anxieties about changes in their breast tissues.

The fact that breasts are strongly associated with sexual touching and
attractiveness, does not rule out the fact that they should not receive
physical care. Breast care is an important area of health that is often
neglected, due to the stigmas surrounding the treatment of this part of
the body.

The breast tissue contains an abundance of lymph vessels. Unlike other
areas of the body, the breast lacks sources of external compression, such
as muscles or strong overlying frontal part that promotes natural
lymphatic drainage. As a result, fluid has a tendency to stagnate, which
may lead to breast problems. This is where gentle, non-stimulating
massage techniques can be used to aid fluid recirculation. Massage
therapy is an effective non-invasive treatment for breasts, as they also
require need good circulation and tissue mobilization for optimum health.
It is at times believed that there may be a correlation between chronic
poor breast drainage and susceptibility to cancer. Massage techniques is
one of the most effective ways for addressing such problems and promoting
breast health.

Advantages of Breast Massage
Breast massage is a concept used by women since centuries. It is a simple
process, which can be done in the privacy of home. Secondly, it is an
easy process and doesn't take more than a few moments to accomplish.
The breast is made up of tissue and adipose fat. A firm and proper
massage helps tone these tissues and firms them up. This gives the
breasts a healthier and more natural look.
Breast massage help create a beautiful bust line by helping to shape and
tone it, thus increasing its overall attractiveness.
It helps one be aware of any fibrous areas of possible indications of
breast cancer.
It helps flush out high toxin materials from the breast, bring nutrition
to the tissues and specifically remove the toxins via the lymphatic
system.
It gives women a feeling of their femininity, and promotes relaxation and
peace of mind, as massage of other body parts does.
Breast massage helps correct sagging, droopiness and other features,
which are considered unattractive.
Breast massage helps enhance the health and elasticity of the support
ligaments, which in turn provides better breast support.
How to do Breast Massage?
Women's breasts vary considerably in texture and sensitivity to pressure.
Hence, gentle strokes for those who are sensitive or have softer breasts.
Moderate pressure may be more effective for those with firmer-textured
breasts. A lotion or massaging oil can also help avoid friction, and
lessen sensitivity. Gentle-to-moderate kneading, rubbing, and squeezing
strokes with the hands are enough to encourage increased lymph and blood
flow to the breast. The breast can be kneaded and squeezed by contracting
the palm and fingers of the hand.

1. To drain the lymph fluid from the breast, a common massage stroke is a
gentle radial outward stroke from the nipple to the outer edge of the
breast. This is done by applying light pressure starting from the centre
of the breast and making several strokes outwards from the nipple.

2. Hold your breast. But, instead of squeezing it out, give it a twirling
kind of motion. Rotate your hands (and thus the breast) in a clockwise
motion, followed by an equal anticlockwise motion. Continue this for
about ten times.

3. Open out your palms on the breast such that are facing downwards. Then
move your palms downwards so that the fingers rub against the side
surfaces of the breast. This should be avoided on the nipple, as it may
spoil its shape.

A gradual feeling of warmth in the massaged area indicates increased
blood flow to massaged areas. To gain maximum benefit and therapeutic
effects, breast massage should be practiced daily, as part of a routine -
perhaps when fresh out of the shower, since the skin is still somewhat
moist. Massage can also be done several times a day, depending on
requirement and schedule.

Precautions
Breast massage is a very simple process that can be done by the
individual. However, it must be done with the utmost care. Improper
breast massage can actually boomerang, like damaging of the glandular
tissues that hold your breasts upright.

Lymph Drainage Therapy for Breast Care
Lymph drainage therapy (LDT) is a gentle, non-stimulating technique with
few contraindications. LDT is particularly effective for treating breast
tissue because it involves extremely light pressure. Mastopathies respond
well to lymphatic breast care.

Breast problems, which Benefit from LDT include
Menstruation related problems - breast pain and swollen breasts.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding problems – engorgement due to massive breast
edema, sore nipples, inflammation/infection, plugged ducts or nipple
pores, fissures, dermatitis and stretch marks.
Chronic non-malignant lumps
Breast implant complications
Cosmetic concerns such as surgery and trauma recovery; scarring. It is
time for efficient breast care to be brought into the realm of accepted
practice. Armed with proper knowledge and a clear understanding of our
limits, we can eliminate the controversy and stigma surrounding this
necessary therapeutic application.

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