The Medical Benefits
Which I enjoyed giving to both some lap dancers and most body rub/massage gals
Beyond Poking and Groping
A view from the other side of the mountains
Female Breast Massage
for Better Health
Besides feeling nice for both the man and women :)
Breast Massage therapy has been proven to assist in promoting healthy breast tissue, reduce fibroids and cysts, relieve the pain and discomfort associated with PMS or from compression from bras, relieving the pain and tension from stress in the muscles of the chest wall, assist in healthy tissue regeneration and scar reduction following surgery, and as a logical proactive step against cancer and other diseases. Breast massage might be more than a relaxing, pleasurable experience, it may also be very good for your health.
Massage Magazine article The Evolving Practice of Breast Massage points out the health benefits of breast massage and the reasons why it is so rarely taught by massage schools due to the fear it might be sexually pleasurable which of course would be so unprofessional. And sadly there are even legal implications.
Hannah Hanlon, who teaches breast massage courses throughout the United States, caused so much controversy in advertising her course in North Carolina that she was banned from teaching in that state.
The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork addresses the issue of breast massage in its Standards of Practice. It provides that certificants can "only provide therapeutic breast massage as indicated in the plan of care, and only after receiving informed voluntary consent from the client." This position provides an ethical framework and scope of practice for those individuals who become nationally certified, but is irrelevant in states that restrict the practice.
In Europe, where breast exposure is not taboo, lymphatic drainage massage and Bindegewebsmassage are used on the breasts in clinical settings. It is the rare therapist in the United States who does so.
In Canada, Debra Curties, the executive director of the Sutherland-Chan School in Toronto, has been one of the leading proponents and teachers of clinical breast massage in North America. She has written extensively about the many potential barriers that may face therapists contemplating providing breast massage as a client service. They may, for example, feel personal discomfort with manipulating breast tissue because of its sexualization in American society.
Hannah Hanlon has reported that when teaching co-ed classes in breast massage, men and gay women seem more comfortable with the learning experience than heterosexual women, who may feel embarrassed and squeamish about touching either their own, or another woman's breasts. Many men, however, are understandably concerned about boundary issues in cross-gender massage. There is considerable uncertainty among many therapists about the purpose of and potential value derived from breast massage, especially the "wellness" or prevention model.
The Full Article is at http://www.massagetoday.com/archives/2001/09/03.html
She also says: "In my next column, I will address the indications for breast massage and the specific techniques that have been developed to address both "normal" and dysfunctional breasts." However it appears her planned next article never got published. I have E-mailed her asking about it.
Use of Breast Massage for Treating Wife's Cancer
Including Detailed Techniques that can Benefit All Women's Health
A series of newsgroup posts made into an article by Dave in Phoenix with authors support and permission.
Original Author: firstname.lastname@example.org
See Memorial web page for his wife at http://joyceiwansky.home.mindspring.com (LINK NOW GONE WAS VERY GOOD)
The lymph is easily moved along by gliding the fingertips over the surface of the skin VERY lightly. Too much pressure will compact the glands, restricting the flow. Try this... place a nickel on your mouse-pad. Use your fingertips to push the nickel across it. That's all the pressure you use. But there's a lot more to know.
The direction of the lymph drainage from the breast should be from the nipple outward in all directions, but the actual method is very important, and this is why a therapist can be very helpful. Picture again those little canal locks. They open at each end. You cannot drain one full lock into another full lock. You must first drain a full one before sweeping the second along into it.
Another way to picture it is with a pack of Lifesavers. You can't take the middle one out. You have to move the first one out, then move the second one into first position, then out, and so with the third, fourth, and so on. The lymph gets drained the same way. Start at the perimeter of the breast, and sweep lymph out. Then move inward perhaps 1/2 inch, and sweep it out, then inward one inch and sweep out, and so on to the nipple. Then start the process again. So remember, drain, fill, drain. This process gets repeated once for each inch from the perimeter to the
nipple. Women should do this once a week followed by upper body exercise. Lymph is drained from other parts of the body in the same way, but where possible, always towards the heart.
I hope this is of help to some of you. I also hope that readers will try to understand that Massage Therapy is a lot more than "rubbing" people. There are things we can do to truly be helpful to people. Touch is extremely important. The human body wants to heal itself. Neither doctors not massage therapists heal people. But we can be guides to that end. Learn and teach.
Dave adds, more details on breast massage and techniques is at: http://www.dnai.com/~cd/a/b/bm/breastmassage.html. I would like to practice more breasts...but in Phoenix don't have enough breasts willing to be practiced on :( I think a course for men on how to give great breast massage combining both therapeutic and sensual caring breast massage would be wonderful!
Another person pointed out:
The research on massage and cancer mostly deals with the potential for massage to reduce pain and anxiety experienced by cancer patients -- it isn't about "curing" cancer. There is also some research on the potential for massage to boost the immune functioning of breast cancer survivors. This does have potential to be "curative" in the sense that natural killer cells can be tumor-destroying cells.
This research is being done by the Touch Research Institute at the U. of Miami Medical School. The lead researchers on it are Maria Hernandez-Reif and Tiffany Field. Research is also being done by Pauline King at James Cancer Hospital in Columbus Ohio on massage with cancer patients.
Great info on self breast massage with a lot of good diagrams and information about breast tissue etc at: http://medicinegarden.com/Library/treatmentsbreastmassage.html
A book by by Debra Curties, R.M.T. in Toronto. In Canada an RMT requires
far more training than a LMT in the U.S. In Canada there is a clear different
between professional only medical massage from Registered Massage Therapists and
separately licensed "adult" or even in cities near Toronto "nude-reverse"
massage parlors so named as allowed in local bylaws. The book is offered at
http://www.sutherland-chan.com/copi/breast.htm. I am trying to get a
copy...and then find some breasts to practice on :)
Breasts: A Handling Guide
A view from the other side of the mountains
Breasts are like snowflakes. Every one is unique. Know the right moves, though, and you'll have her melting in your arms.
In a study conducted at the University of Vienna, researchers found that large breasts were about 24 percent less sensitive than small ones. "This is probably because the nerve that transmits sensation from the nipple is stretched," says Alan Matarasso, M.D., a plastic surgeon in New York City. Stimulate the outer sides of her breasts, just below the armpits, with your tongue or fingertips. Make flipping motions with your tongue and even experiment with light nibbling.
They're sensitive, but they can handle more motion because of their size. Use your palms to cup and gently bounce her breasts during sex.
Droopy breasts can be the least sensitive--not only are the nerves stretched, but they're compressed by the breasts' weight. Have her lie on her back; it'll cause her breasts to shift up and out, relieving the tension on the nerves and helping her focus on the pleasure.
Surgically enhanced breasts
If done properly, implants won't interfere with sensation. But they will move differently. Concentrate on the surface of her breasts. Use your tongue to make circles that gradually spiral in toward the nipples.
Her nipples will be tender, so focus on the breasts' undersides, which are frequently neglected. Gently cup and support her breasts. It'll feel nice to her after a long day of suckling.
These handy barometers of desire are simple to read: Up is "on," down is "off." But they're also thermometers, popping up when the weather's cold, like giant goose bumps.
The nipples are important — in fact, for some women, you can induce an orgasm just by doing breast duty. But the sensitivity of nipples varies widely; handle with care.
Large: Because they have more nerve endings, big nipples are often hypersensitive, so don't be too aggressive when applying pressure, Dr. Matarasso says.
Small: The areola — the dark-colored circle that surrounds the nipple — is actually more sensitive than the nipple itself. Focus especially on the upper quadrant of her breast, between 10 and 2 o'clock. It's the most sensitive part of the bull's-eye.
Inverted: One study has shown that 3 percent of women have innies. The cause: genetics. The nerve endings in breasts with inverted nipples are no different from those of any other nipples. "Often, women with inverted nipples may be more sensitive emotionally because they may feel that their nipples aren't normal," says Shirley Zussman, Ed.D., a sex therapist in New York City. Reassure her with compliments about her breasts. You can lure the nipples out if you're persistent with touching, kissing, licking, and gentle sucking.
This site also has good ideas for different sex positions and other good articles
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