Breast Cancer and Breast Massage － Powerful Prevention and Recovery
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Women who’ve survived breast cancer and undergone mastectomies may have a fraught relationship with their breasts. They may grieve them, feel relieved they’re gone, or experience any other emotion that could come to the surface after surviving cancer. These are all perfectly valid emotions to feel.
They also run the risk of developing lymphedema, a painful condition caused by the removal or damage of lymph nodes during cancer treatment. Lymphedema results in uncomfortable swelling in the legs and arms.
There are several ways for breast cancer survivors to find relief from lymphedema, and lymphatic massage is one of them. Manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle and non-invasive therapy that promotes the healthy movement of lymphatic fluids throughout the body. This healing procedure can provide great relief to anyone experiencing the discomfort of lymphedema.
While there are wonderful trained professionals who can administer lymphatic massage or CDT (Complete Decongestion Therapy), giving yourself a breast massage can be a low-cost, do-it-yourself method. This simple technique can provide relief from lymphedema, encourage circulation and boosted immunity after cancer treatment, and help women connect with their bosom after the intense experience of breast cancer.
Loving Our Breasts at Every Stage
Bōsm Wellness is here to support you during every stage of your breast health journey. We know that loving your breasts can be hard in a world that sexualizes and objectifies them or burdens them with the fear and dread of cancer.
Breasts are deserving of our love and attention through the simple practice of breast massage. Connected to our emotions, our pleasure, and our health, breasts play a vital role in our overall lives. By taking care of them with loving practices, we tell ourselves we’re worthy of the same care.
- “Breast Cancer Risk in American Women.” National Cancer Institute, 3 Oct. 2019, www.cancer.gov/types/breast/risk-fact-sheet.
- “Common Cancer Types.” National Cancer Institute, 21 Feb. 2019, www.cancer.gov/types/common-cancers.