Massaging your breasts is one of the most important routines of a woman’s day!
Our lymphatic system is responsible for keeping our body’s tissues clean and healthy by producing cells that kill off bacteria, viruses and cancer cells in our body, i.e. it functions as our immune system.
The lymphatic fluid that flows through our body to do this work is moved by: respiration, muscle movement and manual manipulation. Without this movement, the fluid becomes stagnant and the tissue it permeates (fascia) becomes thicker and more uncomfortable, or dis-eased.
This fascial membrane is continuous throughout our bodies, and compression or congestion in one area affects the whole, causing aches, pains and swelling.
Exercise is vitally important in moving this fluid. When we exercise, our muscles move, our breathing rate increases, and the lymph fluid is pumped around all body parts – except the breast!
The increase in flow to the breast is minimal as the breast tissue has no muscle. It lies over the pectoral muscles in the chest. Add to that the fact that most women constantly restrict this area with a bra and it is easy to understand why breasts become painful and problematic.
Manual manipulation is the only effective way to ensure fluid movement throughout breast tissue to keep it comfortable and healthy.
Our therapists can include breast massage in your monthly wellness session, or they can perform a session focused only on breast health. You can also ask them to help you learn a simple daily breast routine to promote movement of lymphatic fluid through your breasts to keep them healthy and pain-free.