Oct is breast cancer awareness month
1 in 6 women get breast cancer and 1 in 4 women over 60
Massage is vital to the health and well-being of breast tissue. Lymphatic fluid, which keeps tissue healthy throughout our body, is moved in only three ways, respiration, muscle movement and manual manipulation. As there is no muscle in the breast itself, the fluid must be moved with manual manipulation.
As a massage therapist, you will undoubtedly have someone on your table who has, or has had, some type of breast surgery or who has concerns about their breast health. Being able to address their (and perhaps your own) fears about breast issues is immensely helpful. Having the knowledge and confidence to provide a session for these clients and being able to teach them a simple daily self-breast massage to do at home every day is imperative for any holistic therapist working with this population today.