Women's Health

Healthy Breast Massage

 

Most women are unaware of the many benefits of therapeutic breast massage. Inner Sea Massage therapy passionately believe that all women should understand the importance of breast massage, not just for overall breast health, but also before and after surgical procedures including breast implants, breast reduction, breast reconstruction and liposuction.  

 

Pre-Surgery Breast Massage

 

Breast massage is tremendously beneficial prior to having breast implants.  Using complex techniques, we work to lengthen the muscles surrounding your breasts to ensure you will have the most even and symmetrical results.

More surgeons are recommending breast massage prior to implant surgery because it leads to enhanced symmetry.

Therapeutic Breast Massage

Breast Cancer affects women throughout the world in great numbers, but most women are unaware of the many benefits of breast massage.  At Inner Sea Massage Therapy, I believe passionately that women everywhere should understand how important breast massage can be for recovery and overall breast health.

 

Therapeutic breast massage is one of the most effective ways to maintain healthy breast tissue, and also enhance the healing process after life-changing diseases such as breast cancer. 

Therapeutic breast massage enhances the healing process after surgery. Inner Sea Massage Therapy provides breast massage as trained by the proprietary Spurgeon Method™, which utilizes a specialized massage protocol which is a combination of manual lymphatic drainage, bodywork and specific techniques to relieve the chronic pain that often occurs after surgery.

For patients suffering from limited range of motion, a single session at Inner Sea Massage Therapy can offer profound and immediate results.

Pre/Post Natal Massage

During pregnancy women experience many emotional and physical changes due to increased hormonal production which causes swelling in the breasts and can lead to pain, tingling, soreness and sensitivity.  Breast Massage can significantly reduce these symptoms and make the expectant mother more comfortable.

 

Once the baby is born, the mother may experience significant discomfort.  This usually occurs during the first few weeks of breastfeeding due to increased milk production.  Lymphatic fluid can also collect in the breast and cause an obstruction to the ducts.  Breast massage helps to clear the lymphatic fluid, increases circulation and provides relief from congestion and pain.  Once the milk ducts are cleared and milk can flow freely, the breast empties, triggering more milk production, which is great for baby. 

 

When breast feeding is discontinued, the resulting discomfort can also be greatly relieved by massage which can be continued at home, making for a more comfortable transition.

 

Massage can also relieve the headaches, neck and back pain and overall stress and tension which may present due to changes the body experiences during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

 

The overall relief mothers experience with Breast Massage helps to increase the enjoyment and benefits of nursing for both themselves and their infant which leads to a Happy Mom and Happy Baby!

 

Indications for Breast Massage During Pregnancy and While Breastfeeding

 

  • Pain

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Swelling

  • Neck Stiffness

  • Muscle Soreness

  • Breast Congestion

  • Cessation of Breast Feeding

 

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding can be stressful and uncomfortable.  Make an appointment

for a breast massage so that a trained therapist can provide you some relief so that you can enjoy this beautiful time in your life.

Lactation Concerns

Once the baby is born, the mother may experience significant discomfort.  This usually happens within the first few weeks of breastfeeding due to increased milk production.  Lymphatic fluid can also collect in the breast and cause obstruction to the ducts.  Breast massage helps to clear the lymphatic fluid, increases circulation and provides relief from congestion and pain.  Once milk ducts are cleared and milk can flow freely, the breast empties, triggering more milk production which is great for baby.

 

The overall relief mothers experience with Breast Massage helps to increase the enjoyment and benefits of nursing for both themselves and their infant which leads to a Happy Mom and Happy Baby!

Post Mastectomy - The Spurgeon Method™

Post-mastectomy massage offers life changing pain relief and healing for patients who are recovering from breast cancer, mastectomy, lumpectomy, and other painful breast surgeries.

 

Through therapeutic massage your Spurgeon Method™ trained massage therapist can assist relieving pain, improve your range of motion and help you overcome the physical and mental obstacles to feeling like yourself again.

 

Post Mastectomy Massage is an essential component of a modern, comprehensive medical treatment plan.

Peri & Post Menopausal Breast Care

Healthy Breast Massage can empower women who are facing the natural changes of post menopause. Women need to understand how therapeutic breast massage and a breast care self-massage program can make a difference in their breast health.  Breast massage improves circulation, reduces tenderness and increases the symmetry of normal breast tissue.

 

Change of lifers Women who are approaching menopause may already notice the changes occurring in their skin, and subsequently the shape and appearance of their breasts. 

Many tissue changes are due to normal involution.  What happens to the breasts at menopause?

By the time a woman reaches her late 40s and early 50s, peri-menopause is starting or is well underway. At this time, the levels of estrogen and progesterone begin to change. Estrogen levels dramatically decrease. This leads to many of the symptoms commonly linked to menopause. Without estrogen, the breast’s connective tissue becomes dehydrated and is no longer elastic. The breast tissue, which was prepared to make milk, shrinks and loses shape. This leads to the "saggy" breasts associated with women of this age.

Women who are taking hormone therapy may have some of the premenstrual breast symptoms that they had while they were still menstruating, such as soreness and swelling. But if a woman’s breasts were saggy before menopause, this will not change with hormone therapy. 

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Massage of the pelvic floor is done externally and engages the patient in breath work as well as tense and release exercise.  Cranio Sacral Therapy may be done fully clothed.

 

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction PFD is secondary to muscle overactivity or under-activity. and is commonly attributed to birth trauma. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction can result from a variety of causes and develops over time. They can be urologic, gynecologic, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, neurologic, or psychologic in nature.

 

The pelvic floor is comprised of muscles and fascia and has three functions: support of the pelvic organs, contraction and relaxation.  Their function is critical to proper urinary, bowl and sexual function.  Many factors contribute to pelvic floor dysfunction and it has varied symptoms patient to patient.