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Breast Massage

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When you have completed your Dry Skin Brushing and shower (you don't have to shower if you're short on time you are now ready to massage Happy Breast Balm into your breasts.

  • Shake the bottle really well.

  • Pump a little into the palm of your hand and rub hands together.

  • The breast is not a muscle; do not use the strong ‘squishing’ action of a regular massage stroke. 

  • Use the tips of the finger in a ‘scooping’ motion. Imagine you are encouraging the fluid in the tissue to flow more vigorously. 

  • Use a light to moderate pressure. 

  • Lift the arm up, with the opposite hand start under the elbow, stroke the fingertips towards the breast and increase pressure as you go through the armpit. 

  • Sweep from the armpit down and around the bottom of the breast. Repeat this motion a number of times. 

  • Scoop the flesh of the breast with the fingers, from the outside towards the nipple (most easily done by another person). 

  • Then use the whole hand in a squeezing motion with the whole breast, much like expressing milk. 

  • Finish off by sweeping from the top of the breast, around the inside, under the breast and into the armpit.

  • Pay particular attention to any lumps, thickening of tissue or tender spots. 

  • Remember, be gentle; it shouldn’t hurt and the breast should feel uplifted rather than squashed. 

  • During the massage take a moment to be mindful and give affirming attention to your health, wellbeing and self love.

  • Continue until the balm is absorbed.

Stephanie Hazel explains, “Breast massage is an unnecessarily controversial topic due to the sexualisation of breasts in our culture. This means that massage therapists are hesitant, afraid, or downright outraged by the idea of massaging breasts - despite how much breasts need this.” Stephanie explains, “The breast is largely made up of lymphatic tissue. The lymphatic system is a vitally important part of the body’s self-cleansing system, removing toxic buildup, dead cells and potentially dangerous cells. Lymph vessels, unlike blood vessels, do not have a pumping mechanism, and therefore rely on movement to ensure a healthy lymphatic flow. The rest of the body is reliant on the pumping action of muscular contraction during exercise to move the lymph around, however the breast, which has no muscular tissue, and is generally immobilised through the use of bras, cannot rely on exercise movement for effective lymph flow (and therefore effective cleansing). Massage of the breast, either self-massage or professional massage is an excellent way to redress this”. Based on her knowledge of female and lymphatic anatomy and a wide range of body work techniques, Stephanie has developed the breast massage routine featured here, in collaboration with other qualified and experienced body workers.

About Stephanie Hazel

Stephanie Hazel is a qualified Western Herbal Medicine practitioner and Oriental Bodyworker based in Melbourne, Australia. She has a degree in Anthropology and Human Culture, and has been working with plant medicines for 18 years. She also worked for 10 years part-time (alongside herbal medicine) mentoring non-profit and public health organisations to implement a holistic health framework in community health projects.

"In my clinical work, I offer long-form health coaching to really get to the root of your problems, and work together to transform the habits and circumstances that are in the way of full-bodied aliveness and joy."

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