Have you wondered if your hormones could be out of balance and causing problems?
A woman’s breasts play a vital role in her overall health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally. Regular breast massages can help to normalise, strengthen and restore healthy qi flow to the area.
Some of the benefits of breast massage include:
- Alleviation of anxiety, depression and stress
- Relief from pain and discomfort
- Improved breast shape, firmness and fullness
- Increased circulation and lymphatic drainage
- Improved posture and range of motion
- Balancing and regulating hormones
- Stimulation of mammary glands
How does breast massage work?
Lymphatic drainage is the body’s natural method for removing waste. The lymphatic system is assisted by movement or exercise. Unlike blood, the lymphatic system has no ‘pump’ of its own, and relies on muscle contraction and manual movement or pressure. As the breasts are often restricted by clothing, the lymphatic system can be impeded from working to its full capacity. The result may be a build-up of toxins and fluid in the area. Breast massage can help to promote circulation and encourage the lymphatic drainage.
The treatment uses deep-tissue massage techniques across the shoulders and chest, focusing on stretching and firming, as well as breathing. In stimulating the circulation to the area, breast massage is useful in maintaining the shape of the breasts and preventing them from sagging. It can also help to encourage motion in the area, which might otherwise be limited or restricted.
Massaging the breasts can also help to improve mood and wellbeing. A recent study showed that regular breast massage increased the levels of serotonin and dopamine (happiness hormones) in the body, and reduced cortisol (stress hormone) levels.
To find out more about breast massage at Lulu Acupuncture, or to book an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us.