As I was massaging my breasts this morning I realised that it was one of the most valuable things that I've ever been advised to do and I need to share it.
Every morning after my shower, I use an organic body butter or coconut oil and I massage my breasts. I concentrate particulalry on the outer sides of them and into the arm pit and I massage towards the centre of my chest.. i use smooth strokes and am gentle but purposeful in my intention. Im aiming to smooth out any 'grissly' / lumpy bits. As I'm doing it I'm really feeling my breast. By that I mean that I'm taking in how it feels and getting to know what it's like each day.
Why does this matter?
This is stimulating the lymph nodes in the breast where the body can store a lot of toxins. These can manifest as sore, painful, swollen and / or lumpy breasts. Stimulating the lymphatic system like this stops the fluid stagnating helping your breast health. It can potentially prevent breast cancer. Massaging daily allows you to get to know your breasts and understand what is normal and what's not. Before I started doing this I was very poor at checking my breasts as I didn't have a routine to it, now I know them inside out.
When I first started this it was quite painful as I tended to suffer from painful and swollen breasts. I took it gently and over a week or so the pain dissipated and now doesn't bother me.
I am Caroline Toshack. Movement is my passion, my mirror, my creative source and outlet. I am a therapist, coach, educator, geek, yogi, mover and creative who loves getting muddy on her bike, running in the hills and having pyjama days.