The simple fact is that your breasts and their surrounding areas are made up of tissue covered by the same skin that covers your arms, legs, back etc. But, it’s what’s underneath that skin covering that is important here. Your breasts are complicated. They are medically known as “organs”. They have lymphatic highways running through them.

This lymphatic system is the way your body gets rid of toxins that build up in your body. Unlike your circulatory system, the lymphatic system has no “pump” like your heart to move the toxic lymph though the system and eventually out of your body. The lymphatic system relies on pressurized movement to encourage the flow throughout the system. The more movement, the better the flow of lymph and the healthier your breasts will be.

Breast massage According to the Texas Institute of Functional Medicines, breast massage is the act of slowly kneading and stroking the breasts, using varying amounts of mild to moderate pressure in gentle lifting and compressive movement.            Breast massage is a reliable means of flushing out toxins from the body’s lymphatic system. Because toxins impede healthy circulation in  the breasts, toxic buildup could account for an increased chance of developing cancer. Breast massage stimulates drainage of the breasts’ lymphatic system, which eliminates harmful waste products and allows nutrient-rich blood to travel to the breast tissue.

Scientific research shows that massaging your breasts may help you look younger because it stimulates the endocrine system to secrete a powerful cocktail of youthful hormones. Prolactin, oxytocin, and estrogen are three powerhouse anti-aging hormones known to be produced during breast massage. It lifts the breasts by tightening and toning the tendons and muscles.

“It 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. Regular breast massage can also alert you of changes in your breast tissue so you can take quick measures to heal.

Breast massage is also a good healing technique for aching breasts. Because it employs a soft, gentle touch, breast massage can be quite therapeutic. According to the Ayurvedic Cure 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.

Post mastectomy breast massage has tremendous benefits for women that have gone through this procedure. Massage is particularly useful in soothing the pain associated with this procedure as well as helping to reduce and soften breast scarring.

As nice as it is to have a healthy, attractive bust line, there are more serious issues to consider than how your breasts look and feel. It is important that you familiarize yourself with the shape and feel of your breast to detect any abnormalities. Be consistent with breast self-massage because early detection could be the key to preventing cancer.