Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Healthy Breast Care: Take your health into your own hands with self breast massage

Healthy Breast Care:

Take your health into your own hands

Breasts have an incredible design for breast feeding, with an ornate glandular system that produces milk from veins and arteries, and the milk is directed towards the nipple to be fed to a baby.   Unfortunately, this design also makes breasts vulnerable to disease.  The lymphatic system is designed to clean toxins, viruses, abnormal cells, and bacteria out of the body.  In most areas of the body, there lymph flows along side muscles, veins and arteries which pump the fluid towards lymph nodes which filter the lymph fluid.  In breast tissue, the lymph vessels follow the breast lobes and mammary tissue, which are designed to flow out towards the nipple.  But the lymph nodes that clean out breast tissue are all the way back in the chest wall and in the armpit area.  So this fluid has to flow all the way back through the breast tissue, through a space that is behind the breast, and through the tight muscles of the chest wall to the lymph nodes that are ready to clean out the fluid before it is circulated back to the heart where it is pumped through the liver and kidneys and back to the rest of the body. 

The lymph fluid can be moved through the breast tissue with self breast massage.  Removing the bras or constrictive clothing, lifting the breast tissue, and “fluffing” the breasts is a good first step.  When you are in the shower, use your fingers to soap up your breasts and lightly massage your breasts towards your nipples. 

To learn more about Breast Massage, come to a Breast Care Workshop!

Healthy Breast Care:

Take your health into your own hands

Do you know how to take care of your breasts? Did you know that breast massage can help prevent breast disease? Do you avoid doing your monthly self-breast exam?

You are invited to a women's circle where you will learn how to take loving care of your sacred breasts. There will be an opportunity to share your heart and breast stories, experience the sacredness of your body, and you’ll leave feeling empowered to take your health into your own hands.                 

What you will learn in this informative workshop:

  • Gentle yoga, qi gong, breathing and sound healing exercises
  • Breast anatomy and how the immune system functions in the breast area
  • Subtle energy anatomy of the breasts
  • A demonstration of healthy self-breast massage will be given.
  • How to give yourself a healthy breast massage & teach your partner to give you a healthy breast massage.  

During the massage section, you will have the option to follow along with your own self-breast massage, (either with your top off, or with a scarf covering your chest) or you can simply observe. You will feel empowered with knowledge and tools for your health that you will usefor the rest of your life!

The Facilitator: Laura Rose Boyle, Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor, became passionate about breast health while offering massage and bodywork for Breast Cancer patients at a hospital in Chicago. She has studied Breast Massage and Lymphatic Drainage with master teachers around the world, and has a healing arts practice in Boulder, Denver, and Chicago.

Location: Full Bloomed Lotus

1217 Washington, Wilmette, IL 60091

Tuition: $30 if pre-registered, $35 at the door

Register online: 

Laura Rose Boyle, LMT, RYT 303-601-5060