Lymphatic Massage for Your Breasts and Underarm Lymph System

LYMPHATIC BREAST MASSAGE

I found a great method on how to mimic your natural lymph pumping movement on a site – www.breasthealthproject.com.  This is useful if, like me, you find that your lymph system isn’t performing well after surgeries.   If you can help it along a few minutes a day this might alleviate some of the congestion and/or pain.

Instructions as indicated on the breast health project website:

To specifically effect lymph in massage, it is necessary to pump in a specific direction, at a specific pace. This mimics the natural action of the lymphatic system.

Lymphatic Breast Massage is easy to learn. It is different than just massaging your breast because you will specifically move the breast in a way that mimics how lymph moves in the body.

We will use a pumping movement where we move the breast using some light pressure and then release the breast gently, allowing it to return to it’s normal position.

Each move and return counts as one pump. Using the lymphatic breast massage model, the most important idea is to keep the lymphatic fluid moving in this area.


Below are simple steps to use for lymphatic breast massage. (Use these instructions with the illustration below.)

ying and yang symbol Put your hand in your armpit and push inward and upward. Go deep into the armpit. Pump upward and release. Do this ten to twenty times.
breast self exam
ying and yang symbol Grab your entire breast and move it upward toward the armpit. If your breasts are large, this may take more than one hand position. Do this ten times.
? Grab your breast and pump directly inward toward the chest wall. Do this five times.
lymphatic breast massage picture 2
ying and yang symbol Holding your breast stable, pump the upper inner quadrant of your breast up toward your neck. Do this five times.
breast self exam
ying and yang symbol You can do the pumping more than the recommended number of times if you like.
lymphatic breast massage 3
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We apologize that it may be difficult to explain these movements verbally without showing you movements. We do have a video that you can purchase. We also teach classes to groups and may be able to come to your area.Please note that the lymphatic system has a one way valve so you cannot pump it backward by mistake and cause harm.

Remember, when working on your breast tissue:

ying and yang symbol Focus on creating movement.
ying and yang symbol Don’t worry too much about proper direction.
ying and yang symbol This pumping action is different than massage.
ying and yang symbol As you move the breast in the initial direction, use some pressure.
ying and yang symbol Then release and let the breast return to its normal position. It becomes a pumping action.
ying and yang symbol On the move up, use pressure and then release to allow the breast back.
ying and yang symbol This mimics and enhances the natural movement of the lymph system.

We have a video of the instructions posted on youtube!  Click here to see the video!

Click on the image below for an enlarged view
lymphatic breast massage


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