Breast/Full Chest Massage
No matter your sex or gender, Breasts are a part of your body too!
Breasts tend to receive little attention until there is a problem. Breast massage, like massage anywhere else on the body, may improve circulation and drainage, reduce pain or discomfort, reduce swelling, and reduce congestion. It also may improve and support lactation. In Japan, breast massage is a vital part of postpartum care. It aids in enhancing respiration, allowing deeper, fuller and satisfying breaths of air. It is an excellent addition to any wellness massage, whether female, male, or genderqueer. Why not provide our breasts with the same care that we provide the rest of our body?
For female-bodied clients, having your breasts included in a massage session can be extremely empowering. Regular breast massage increases breast health awareness and can help create a positive connection.
In addition to the physical benefits, there are many emotional benefits to breast massage. Many people attach negative emotions to their breasts such as guilt, shame, and anger. This could be due to breastfeeding issues, body image, pain, cancer, sex, sexual assault, or gender identification. Intentional and safe therapeutic touch on breast tissue can help reintegrate and connect the physical form with the emotional one in a positive way.
If you have questions regarding breast or full chest massage, please contact Chelsey Swan, directly.
Massage has been shown to:
- Reduce pain (mastalgia)
- Reduce neck tension
- Improve lactation
- Decrease congestion and improve circulation
- Improve texture (fibrocystic breasts)
- Reduce adhesions and scar tissue
- Reduce swelling and reduce pain after surgery or biopsy
- Reduce likeliness of capsulizing after breast implant
- Reduce anxiety before or after mammogram or biopsy
- Improve lymphatic drainage
- Increase breast health awareness
- Improve respiration
*Chelsey Swan, LMT is certified in breast massage and legally permitted to offer it during her sessions. Washington State law requires licensed massage therapists to complete specific 16 hour breast massage training in order to offer this service.
*Chelsey offers massage in-office in Kirkland as well as provides home-visits to families in the greater Seattle area, Eastside, and South Snohomish county.