ShareThere are some important and interesting facts I found out that blew me away! Thanks to my writing I come across a lot of new knowledge. I take in and share the positive and dismiss the negative. And the topic for today is Breast massage! I shared it with my circle of friends and including me tried it out. Most people ignore this practice and have assumed it to be only for sexual stimulation. I thought so too. I was wrong.
After trying it out we’ve noticed an improvement in our health, moods, the appearance of our breast and boost in our self-confidence. With this massive improvement, I thought of sharing this with all of you. The facts are in!
Body massage comes with a lot of benefits, but did you know that specifically, breast massage has its own set of benefits? Breasts are just amazing. They not only enhance a woman’s physical appearance but are able to transform fluids into baby milk; they are connected to our inner pleasure and surprisingly act as stress relievers for our men. There are many reasons to honor and nourish our breasts for ourselves and those around us.
Breast massage is one of the most efficient and scientifically proven methods to help take care and nourish your breasts. Taking time to massage your breast may not be your daily norm but it’s one thing you should add to your morning or evening schedule.
You can do self-massage, go for massage therapy or have your partner do it for you. Either way, as long as it is done the right way massaging your melons has amazing health and appearance benefits. So what is the right way? What are the benefits?
STRUCTURE OF BREAST
The breast is a highly complex organ. It undergoes more changes than any other body organ – from birth, puberty, pregnancy breastfeeding all through to menopause. Women’s breast, each is made of specialized tissues known as glandular tissue which is organized into 15- 20 sections called lobes where milk is produced.
The nipple is made up of tubes that connect and come together and exit the skin. The lobes are joined to the nipple by tubes (6-8) called ducts. The ducts transport milk, connect and come together and exit the skin in the nipple. The black or brown area that surrounds the nipple is called areola.
The inner part of the breast is surrounded by fatty tissues that determine the size and gives the breasts its soft consistency. Connective tissues and ligaments provide support to the breast and give it its shape. It has nerves that provide sensation to the breast. Lymph nodes in the breast are responsible for collecting and draining out excess fluid, toxins, waste and any other unwanted substances. The breasts also contain blood vessels, lymph nodes, and lymph vessels
REASONS FOR BREAST MASSAGE
Breast massage is a relaxing, invigorating, energy-releasing, and healthful anti-aging practice that you literally got at your fingertips.
Reduce risk of Breast cancer
Scientific research has shown that massaging your breasts helps significantly in reducing risks of Breast Cancer. “Nipple stimulation encourages blood flow and promotes the production of a useful female hormone such as Prolactin, oxytocin, and estrogen which encourages cells to expel cancer-causing chemicals from breast ducts,” says Professor Tim Murrell, of the Department of Community Medicine, at the University of Adelaide.
Massaging breasts regularly helps you keep check of your condition and identify any unusual changes so you can seek medical attention early enough. It also helps stimulate the lymphatic system which is responsible for draining harmful substances.
Improve the Lymphatic system
Lymphatic system in your breasts which is made up of lymph nodes responsible for draining harmful substances; extend all the way into your armpits. Massaging breast increases blood flow and in turn, can help clear your body of toxins trapped in the lymphatic system.
For effective stimulation of the lymphatic system, you could use a technique suggested by Dr. David Williams, a medical researcher, biochemist and one of the world’s leading experts in natural healing, featured this breast massage technique on his website as a key recommendation for breast health.
- Remove your bra and lie on a flat comfortable surface with some privacy. Raise one arm and rest it so your hand is relaxed over your head.
- Using your other hand stimulate the nipple of the opposite breast gently. For example, you would use your left hand to stimulate your right nipple. Lightly rub, press or squeeze the nipple. This will help prep the breast for increased lymph drainage.
- After the nipple is stimulated, lightly cup the lower portion of your breast, then gently squeeze and press and then let go. Repeat this motion several times while slowly moving the motion towards the side of your breast until you reach a point in your underarm until the breast tissue has completely tapered off.
Breast massage not only leads to perky breasts but it also for relaxing and sensational feeling. It helps reduce stress, relieve sore muscles and increase pleasure. As said earlier breast massage enhances secretion of oxytocin. Oxytocin hormone is usually produced in the brain and is involved in childbirth and breastfeeding. It also triggers emotions such as trust, empathy and sexual activity.
It is mostly referred to as the “love hormone”. Females have them at higher levels than men. If you are a man and you want to keep your woman I think you have a hint on what to do. It also has benefits such as reducing depression and anxiety.
Perhaps a woman participates in activities, exercises, or sports that strain your chest or breast muscles leaving them feeling sore; soft and gentle breast massage can help ease the tension in your muscles. According to the website, “Simply rubbing an area can have a demonstrable analgesic effect.
Massage eases soreness in the tissues, reduces pain and swelling in the breasts and relaxes tightness or tension in the ligaments. Breast massage is particularly useful in soothing the pain associated with breast scarring.”For a more sensational feeling, you can have your partner do it for you
Improve breast appearance
As women, we need to look good. Men also need their women to look good. What better way than enhancing our appearance and in turn boosts your confidence? Massaging your breast regularly and I mean regularly twice or at least once a day will help shape, tone and make your breast more firm.
Massage increases blood flow thus tissues will be well oxygenated and detoxified. It also tightens and tones the tendons and muscles lifting the breasts to prevent sagging. It also enhances the release of prolactin hormone which enlarges the breast. Both Women and men love this Perk
You may not know this but massaging breast van also helps a woman look younger. Breast massage enhances secretion of three youthful hormones known as prolactin, oxytocin, and estrogen. A Combination of this three act as a powerful anti-aging hormone. Many women look for drugs injection and other substances to keep them younger not knowing their body already has these anti-aging hormone all you need to do is stimulate their secretion by regularly breast massage. Have everything done the natural way, no side effect. Who doesn’t like a confident woman? A woman who looks good? Build your confidence.
Research suggests that breast massage can have benefits for lactating mothers. In other study, researchers found out that breast massage has greatly increased the quality of breast milk when practices in the first year after delivery.There’s a growing amount of research suggesting that breast massage may have many benefits for lactating women.
Massage can also increase the flow of milk. The combination of sucking and massage work well to both empty and encourage more milk production in the milk ducts. It may also prevent issues like engorgement, plugged milk ducts or mastitis an infection of the breast tissue.
HOW TO MASSAGE BREAST
Now that you already know why breast needs a massage, let us find out the right way of doing it in order to attain the mentioned benefits.
- Breast massage is done braless. Just like any massage direct contact to your skin for effective results
- Check the temperature of your hands. You are going to use your hands for this exercise thus they are required to be warm
- Apply oil – massaging oil or petroleum jelly o your arm and slowly rub them together
- If you are doing it by yourself. Use your right hand for the left breast and left hand for the right breast
- Cup one hand above the breasts with your fingertips going slightly into the armpits and the thumb on the front of the chest. Gently squeeze this area in a rhythmic pumping motion. Move around the upper outside under part of the breast, around the nipple and back towards the armpit. Alternately you can gently squeeze or pump in a circular motion more like self-examining. You can also try with a faster slower firmer or softer grip. The point is it should feel good. Do it for five to ten minutes per breast
- Gently place your hands on the breast with your fingers spread around them. Massage inward in a circular motion. Your right hand should move clockwise and the left anti-clockwise. Each rub should last for a couple of seconds. If you happen to feel soreness then reduce the pressure. Massage for at least five minutes
You can use either method five or six depending on which feels better or do both- one after the other. The bottom line is you need to do it regularly. Breast massage helps you examine and know your breast so that you could quickly notice any abnormality. To maximum results, you need to practice daily for at least a month. Natural therapy does not harm your breast, on the contrary, makes them healthier and better. Unlike using medication or going for surgery. It might give you first results but might damage sensitive tissues that could lead to future side effects.
Breast massage can help improve your health, enhance your appearance, increase milk flow for lactating mothers, ward off cancer, and make you look younger and your breast firmer. If it can get you all these with nothing to lose and everything to gain, why not do it?