Breast Massage is useful for self-examination and supports hormone balance. Practiced for thousands of years by Taoist Practitioners to recirculate sexual, it is believed to reduce pain and even shorten the duration of menstruation. Breast Massage can prove to be a treasured part of your self-care routine, especially if you tend towards tenderness and Fibrocystic lumps during your cycle’s premenstrual phase.
Detoxification and Lymphatic drainage
Breast tissue is composed of fat and is more vulnerable to toxic compounds that bind to fatty tissue in the body. Toxins include heavy metals and compounds found in personal care products and cleaners. Breast Massage supports lymphatic drainage, which removes toxic build-up and reduces swelling associated with lymphedema, particularly in breast cancer patients. High toxicity is linked to hormone imbalance because compounds such as Phthalates, Triclosan and Dioxins are hormone disruptors.
Breast massage stimulates the production of Oxytocin, the pleasure and love hormone. Oxytocin is known to be the hormone that helps parent and baby bond through breastfeeding. In the context of bonding between partners, Oxytocin leads to increased desire, pleasure and orgasm.
Beneficial Oils for Breast Massage
Castor oil is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It also supports detoxification through the lymphatic system, nourishes and hydrates the skin.
The medicinal components of Calendula are typically extracted using a carrier oil. Herbalists use this vibrant herb as an alternative- an herb that promotes cleansing. It helps move lymphatic fluid through the body, stimulating the removal of waste from the body.
Taoist Method of Breast Massage
Close your eyes, inhale and exhale. Rub your hands together vigorously, creating a warm sensation. Cover your breast with your hands, fingertips meeting in the middle of your chest. Smile, bringing energy to this area. With a bit of oil on your fingertips, begin massaging in a clockwise direction, going around thirty-six times. Continue massaging in a counter-clockwise direction and alternate directions ten times. End by resting your hands gently on your breast, inhaling and exhaling deeply, noticings the sensations in your body.