Breast Health & Lymphatic Massage
Why Breast Health Education & Lymphatics?
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., with one in eight women developing breast disease in their lifetime. Much like the complex experiences of menopause, many of us only get a brief education on breast health. Breast health sessions educate women about the lymphatics of breast tissue & teach women how to do a more comprehensive breast exam.
This is especially important for women who have dense breast tissue, as the early signs of breast disease can sometimes be less detectable with traditional mammograms in dense breasts.
Women are taught how to palpate t & visually examine their breast tissue, understand where congestion has developed over the years, and how to help care for their breast health. The goal of this work is to empower women with knowledge and tools to help prevent potential breast disease.
This appointment is designed for any woman or anyone-AFAB that seeks the tools and knowledge to monitor and care for their breast health.
In these sessions you will:
• Be introduced to the Lymphatic System, what it is & its
• Be taught how to do Manual Lymphatic Drainage for
your breast health.
• Review your thermogram if you've have had one.
• Be given & taught a Breast Exam designed
by Bruce Rind, M.D.
• Be able to identify the variances in your breast tissue so
your are better able monitor your tissue yourself &
therefore notice any changes, should they occur.
• Be instructed on a Lymphatic Self-Breast Massage.
(Which is adjacent to and will build onto your self
lymphatic drainage techniques)
• Be introduced to and shown how cupping improves
Breast Health Education
75 Minute Session
Lymphatic Self-Breast Massage - by Bruce Rind, MD
Breast Anatomy - Lymphatic Tubules and Nodes
Many women struggle with painful or tender breasts
Why Cupping for Breast Health?
Massage & Cupping for Continued Breast Health
In this appointment we review what we learned in the Breast Health Education appointment and start using cupping to treat the breast tissue.
The Breast Cupping session will consist of several minutes of breast cupping followed by the Lymphatic Self-Breast Massage and then repeated several times during the session.
In all sessions, we discuss a care plan for you and introduce additional methods for breast health, as needed.
Many times, clients are being monitored by an integrative physician, naturopath and/or holistic/integrative chiropractor.
The client’s plan may include developing a relationship with a health coach, as well as adding integrative therapies, such as far infrared saunas, castor oil packs, vibrational therapies, acupuncture, chiropractic care, exercise and counseling.
The benefits of cupping:
Current cupping therapies originated from ancient techniques. New applications today will use plastic or glass cups and a vacuum pistol, bulb or machine to create suction. Using a variety of techniques such as gliding, rotating, and shaking, the fascial tissue (connective tissues) is released to allow additional hydration and oxygenation.
In the case of breast cupping we use cups large enough to fit around the breast and a gentle setting on a cupping machine to intermittently squeeze the breast tissue & release. It's similar to using a breast pump, only on a larger scale
This enables water absorption and renewed blood flow to undernourished and dehydrated tissue, which is invaluable in pre- and post-surgery treatments. Another benefit is to pull inflammation and cellular wastes from the body tissues so that the skin and lymphatic system can readily eliminate them. With cupping, scar tissue often releases quickly, despite the age of the injury or keloid tendencies.