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Breast Massage for Breast Health
Breast massage is a cleansing and nurturing health care regimen. This comprehensive breast care program, when practiced regularly, can result in healthier breasts. Breast massage increases blood flow, oxygenates tissues and stimulates greater lymph drainage of the breasts by increasing transportation of impurities to the lymph nodes to be processed and eliminated. This combination of lymphatic stimulation and massage helps prevent accumulation of toxins and impurities, reducing the incidence of breast tissue congestion and growths.
As women, our breast tissue varies from week to week throughout our monthly cycle. This simple-to-learn breast massage routine is designed to explore and address these changes allowing you to learn the "landscape" of your breast tissue.
The breast massage protocol that I have developed is divided into three steps:
- Stimulation of the lymphatics supplying the breasts.
- Breast tissue massage "flush".
- Application of herb-infused topicals specific for breast health.
Herb-infused oils, creams and salves have been utilized for centuries for their restorative properties to the body, mind and spirit. They are a life-enhancing gift from the plant kingdom. I have chosen specific topicals for their lymphatic stimulating properties. They assist the lymph system in removing and processing toxins and impurities from breast tissue.
This 90 minute session includes:
Information on basic anatomy and function of breast tissue, alternatives to deodorants & antiperspirants, bra fit, breast thermography and Eating Right for Your Blood Type.
Lymph drainage therapy session and breast massage using lymph stimulating topicals.
Samples of breast massage topicals, deordorant and lymph stimulating herbal teas for home use.
Oncology Massage is a special type of massage developed specifically for cancer patients. Cancer patients have unique needs which must be addressed to make sure that a massage is beneficial to their health. I focus my attention on creating a gentle, nurturing environment for you to relax into.
Cost included in 60 or 90 minute session - incorporated where needed.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle yet powerful technique that is effective in releasing neck pain, back pain, and mental stress (among other things). It does this by optimizing the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spine and around the skull. Developed by physician William Sutherland, this therapy provides a very soothing and relaxing healing experience.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, LD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness.
Cost included in 60 or 90 minute session - incorporated where needed.
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Direct myofascial release is sometimes known as deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.
Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.
Cost included in 60 or 90 minute session - incorporated if desired.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
Free of charge - incorporated if desired.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy work that cleanses and balances the energy system in the body. As a result, the body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. During a session, I work directly with your energy field to remove blockages, detoxify your system, and restore your vital life force energy. Reiki utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Trigger Point Therapy
Cost included in 60 or 90 minutes session - incorporated where needed.
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
The ability to prevent breast disease has always been within our reach - within our own hands. Let's turn the tide on breast disease with breast care!
We will meet once a week for four consecutive 90 minute classes. In this four-part class you will learn:
- Basic anatomy and function of your breasts and lymph system.
- The IMPORTANCE of lymphatic function in breast health.
- Self-massage techniques to flush toxins and impurities from your breast tissue.
- Application of herb-infused topicals to further promote lymph drainage.
- Herbal teas as tonics!
Each week we will review the BM4BH cleansing protocol of lymph stimulation, breast tissue massage, application of herb-infused oils, salves & creams (a different one each week), and sample a variety of herb stimulating teas to further promote cleaner, healtheir breasts.
Additional topics discussed:
- Underarm deordorants and anti-perspirants.
- Bras: The right fit! A new bra measuring system.
- Eating Right for Your Blood Type.
- Breast Thermography.
Teens are always welcome and free of charge when they attend with Mom!
Current Class Schedule Fall 2017 - Dates to be announced.