Breast massage is therapeutically effective and pleasurable, and it is excellent preventive medicine. It keeps the breasts supple and resilient, enhances proper flow of lymph fluid, helps relieve congestion, relaxes the body, and feels great. It also encourages women to know their breasts intimately, which can aid in early detection of cancer. Breast massage takes roughly 5 to 10 minutes a day and should be done at least five days a week by women of all ages. I recommend doing the massage while looking at something beautiful--the great outdoors, a painting, yourself in the mirror. Then follow these simple steps:
Step 1. Apply a small amount of massage oil to your breasts. You can use any massage oil, but to enhance lymphatic drainage, try one of the recipes that follow. (See previous post.)
Step 2. Cupping your breasts in your hands, move them in a circular motion, rotating outward, away from each other. Use your whole hand, feeling the entire mass of your breast moving beneath it. This motion can be fairly quick or slow and rhythmic, whichever feels best to you. Basically, do what feels good to you and be gentle, as the glands are sensitive. Do this 25 times.