There are just so many perks to massaging your own boobies!
If you incorporate breast massage into your daily self love routine you will begin to experience such an abundance of wonderful benefits. Firstly when you feel connected to your breasts you feel sexy, feminine & full of vitality! As you massage you are releasing heart opening endorphins, creating space and flow within your chest, clearing your lymphatic system, removing toxins and bringing a fresh supply of blood and oxygen to the breast tissues.
Breast massage stimulates your endocrine glands and helps to balance hormones. And when done regularly is an effective preventive to PMS symptoms. Breast massage keeps the energy & lymphatic fluids flowing through, which keep the breasts feeling alive and healthy whilst simultaneously firming up the tissues making them feel nice and perky!
Self breast massage can be such a beautiful gift to yourself, nurturing, calming, arousing , energising and a deeply heart-opening loving experience.
Breasts just love to get loved up!
Come on sister, if you aren't doing it already, spend some time today loving your breasts, they will thank you for it!
When~ Breast massage is a great way start to the day. Maybe before you get up. Have a bottle of oil near the bed. It's a warming & delicious way to wake up.
Evenings are lush too. A breast massage is a gentle way to unwind and help release tensions of the day.
Oil ~ You can massage your breasts with a favourite organic natural oil. Warmed coconut, sweet almond or pomegranate oils are excellent. If you like add a couple of drops of Rose essential oil which works to harmonise the energies in the whole chest area. Lavender is wonderful when protection is needed. And geranium works to balance the endocrine system. A few drops of Yarrow or Chamomile essential oil makes a useful addition if there is inflammation and Rosemary can be added if there is a need to increase circulation.
How~ Begin by taking some deep softening breaths down into your belly. Bringing your focus to your heart. Holding the intention of welcoming self love and care into your body.
Warm your hands by rubbing them vigorously together. Take some oil.
Place your hands together in prayer position. Bring them up between your breasts, and begin to gently rub outwards with a circular motion around the breasts and back up between. Your right hand will be moving counter-clockwise, while your left hand moves clockwise. Each rub should last a couple of seconds. Continue for as long as you like.Then change direction bringing the circles down between the breasts and up around the outside. This should be a light smooth & gentle touch. Skimming the skin.
Now with one hand make a figure of eight around each breast.
Try massaging your nipples . This will activate the endocrine system and will stimulate the uterus helping in production of juicy lubrication within your yoni.
Take time to play with your nipples, try lightly squeezing them and gently pulling or twisting.
These are just a few techniques to try. Experiment, find what feel's right for you.
Explore the sensations, the arousal, all the different feelings that arise, maybe they are warm pleasurable feelings, maybe there is some shame or sadness which floats to the surface. Notice them allow them. Keep present. How does the beast tissue feel. Can you notice any differences or changes?
Alternate pressure of touch touch. How does it feel? What memories are reawakened? Most importantly – enjoy, have fun & just do what feels good! The whole massage should take between 2-15minutes.
End by gently stroking the breasts and let the hands come to rest over your heart space. Take a few soft breaths and spend a moment connecting in with any feelings that have arisen. Sending gratitude to yourself for taking the time for this precious moment of loving self nurture.
If you incorporate daily breast massage into your self care practice you’ll notice how your breasts begin to respond to touch differently, becoming awakened and more sensitive, hormonal pain or swelling should lessen or may even dissappear and they may even grow and become firmer. If you are breastfeeding this daily practice will help keep a good supply flowing.
If you have had breast surgery, removal, or reconstruction this massage ritual is incredibly valuable for keepig the vital flow of energy and lymph going around the whole area. And can help with rebuilding or syrengthening your relationship with your breasts.
Some other ways to get the lymphatics flowing well in the breast area are to gently do some dry skin brushing with a soft bristle brush before a shower for a few minutes. Always brushing towards the heart.
Also giving the breasts a splash with cold water after a hot bath or shower stimulates the circulation.
You may like to go a stage further and make your own Sacred Vernal Equinox Beast Massage Oil~
Begin by meditating on what aspect of self love you wish to seed withing yourself over the coming weeks & months. Write this down.
With this intention in mind go and gather 2 handful of sweet violet flowers - for mother earth heart connection & or hawthorn flowers - for heart wellbeing.
If you cannot get these you could use lavender - for grounding and protection. (Fresh or dried is ok)
Place them in a jar and cover with your favorite natural oil, almond or fractionated coconut oil work well. Put the lid on and leave on a sunny windowsill for two weeks shaking occasionally. You can tape your self love intention to the outside of the jar or place it near by as a reminder of what you are calling into your life.
After 2 weeks or so strain off the oil into a new jar making sure to leave any water at the bottom of the 1st jar.
Now combine with equal amounts of the same oil used ( eg 30ml Violet infused almond oil with an aditional 30ml almond oil). If you choose you can now add a few drops of rose, lavender, chamomile or geranium essential oil. And a tsp of wheatgerm oil to preserve, but this isn't essential.
You now have your very own Sacred Vernal Equinox Breast Massage Oil!
Full of beautiful intentions and herbal infused oils. Which will bring their own unique therapeutic qualities just for you as you lovingly explore your breast massage practice.
If you would like to learn more about sacred self care rituals & the women's circles I hold or if you would like to work with me to create a specific ceremony or ritual for yourself please get in touch.
With love and blessings for all that is awakening within you at this time xx Ashlee
Article by: Ashlee
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Kayla is a doula who supports all women to birth their visions,feel empowered to learn to love themselves for who they are now.