Massaging your breasts should only take about five to 10 minutes and should be done daily once cleared to do so by your explant surgeon. The pressure should be light, applied with the full palm or the underside of the fingers.

Breast massage helps relieve toxin build-up and encourages blood circulation for a healthy lymphatic system.

Some useful massage techniques include small circular strokes, moderate compression, kneading motions, lifting and pressing and light lymph compression. Gently massaging the breasts increases oxygen and nutrients and helps keep the tissue clean of impurities. Too many women lack true care and connection with their bodies, and as a result, with their breasts.

Step One

Using the hand opposite the breast you want to massage, begin by applying an organic oil or massage lotion of your choice (the benefits of the massage are enhanced when you use an organic oil), gently applying moderate-pressure circular strokes, out from the nipple and working into the underarm. Then repeat from the nipple to the centre of the chest (sternum). Do both breasts.

Step Two

Move your fingers around your whole breast in a gentle circular motion, lubricating your fingers with an organic oil to make gliding easier.

Step Three

Gently massage by kneading each breast, using lifting and slightly compressive movements. Include moderate-pressure compressions to move stagnant fluids out of the breast.

Step Four

Place one hand on top of the breast and one on the bottom of the breast. Stroke lightly, stretch the skin, “like patting a cat.” Move the top hand across the top of the breast toward the armpit, simultaneously moving the bottom hand across the bottom of the breast in the opposite direction, then reverse. Repeat 10 times.

Massage can firm sagging breasts and add definition, helping the skin’s support structure to increase the firmness of the breast.

1 Open up the area where the lymphatic system terminates and rejoins the blood system. This is located in the hollow spaces behind your collar bones. With two hands, using the finger pads and crossing the wrists to make this easier, stretch the skin from the outside towards the center of your neck. Repeat 15 times.


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2 Open left armpit and put your left hand on head (during post- surgery healing do not raise the arm above shoulder height). Using the right hand, place a flat hand over the center of your armpit keeping your hand in one place, stretch the skin upwards in a circular fashion. Repeat 15 times. Switch sides

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3 Massage on left breast. Stroke lightly, stretch the skin, “like petting a cat.” Move the top hand across the top of the breast toward the armpit, simultaneously moving the bottom hand across the bottom of the breast in the opposite direction, then reverse. Repeat 10 times and end with a final stroke upwards into the armpit. Switch sides

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4 When both sides are done repeat step 1 to complete your breast self-massage routine.

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The Benefits of Breast Massage

  • Alleviates premenstrual discomfort associated with breasts
  • May help reduce fibroids and cysts
  • Ease lumpiness of fibrocystic breasts
  • Balancing effect on the hormones
  • Improves breast size and shape
  • Increased oxygen and nutrients
  • Eases lymphatic congestion
  • Makes skin soft, supple and resilient
  • May help reduce scars and stretchmarks
  • Encourages familiarity with one’s breasts
  • Promotes relaxation, relieving internal tensions
  • Deeper appreciation and acceptance of one’s body
  • Encourages lymphatic circulation for post-surgery healing