Breasts are amazing organs that receive little attention until there is a problem. What if we started including them as part of regular massage treatments and self-care? Perhaps we could improve circulation and drainage in the breasts and that would promote health. Massage is well documented to reduce pain and swelling, as well as promote circulation and relaxation. Conditions such as breast pain, congestion, pre-menstrual swelling, and fibrocystic breasts may all respond to massage treatment. Massaging the chest can also reduce tension, while improving movement and posture in the neck, shoulders and upper back.
This is a sacred area to touch because of it’s proximity to the heart, as well as the cultural taboo and sexualization of breasts. Having your full chest massaged with compassion can have a gentle but profound effect of normalizing and integrating your body as a whole, while honoring its beauty and inherent innocence.
I have taken additional training on breast massage for lactation, which includes promoting milk supply and relieving clogged ducts. Please be sure to let me know about any breast or chest surgeries, especially any lymph node removal.
I am able to provide full chest and breast massage for clients who give their informed consent per Washington law, having fulfilled the specific training requirements. Whether draped or undraped, depending on your needs and comfort, I can massage with the intention of treating the tissues of the chest wall or massage the full chest including all areas of the breasts.
Self-care instruction on breast massage is also available as part of a treatment session.