Martha Graham, the famous modern dancer coined the phrase,”The body is a sacred garment.” In our rushed every day lives, this thought is the furthest thing in our minds. Yet in every major religion and spiritual practice seeing the body as a vessel for Divine connection is universal.

The first 2 hour workshop on Sat. Nov.18th from 10-12noon is on Self-Breast Massage. We women rarely think or touch our breasts unless we are in shower, putting on a bra, or checking ourselves for lumps. I’d like to teach you how to stretch tight pectoral muscles as well as working the entire breast to bring better blood flow and help your lymph flush out toxins. Self breastwork can also loosen back and neck muscles.

The touch is gentle and the intention is to become mindful through our bodies we are one in Spirit. Mediation and breath work will be involved so bring a yoga mat. You can bring a bag lunch and stay and walk the labyrinth and the grounds afterward. I hope you can make it.

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Most women know the importance of checking their breasts each month for lumps and bumps but this act is usually done in fear. What if we find something, and then what?

Many women have fibrous breast tissue which can feel like a lump especially at the lower edges of the breast. This can cause pain in the breasts and even in the surrounding muscle tissue. It is amazing how little we know about our own anatomy as well as our general distaste for touching ourselves. Breast massage can be done in a loving and therapeutic way.

I have found by using certain lymph drainage techniques on myself and some clients, the pain and tightness of the breast tissue can be greatly reduced and can even go away!

To begin, lie on your back and cup your hand gently over your left breast. Pull your breast to the right, feeling the tissue yield and the muscles surrounding the breast stretch. Hold this breast stretch for at least 4 counts and then release slowly. Do this two more times and then change sides doing the same thing on the right breast. Next, with your right hand, begin at your neck using your fingertips, with the lightest touch, come down to your left breast feeling your pectoral muscles located on the chest wall. Then move your right hand down the breast. Cup your left breast and lift it off the chest wall, cupping the lowest part of your breast, lifting it gently upward. Hold for 4 counts, then release slowly and repeat two more times. Change breasts and do the same for the right breast, using your left hand. Remember to start at the neck with your fingertips and come slowly down to the breast.

Maintaining good breast health should be just important as eating right and getting the right amount of exercise. Lymph sometimes get stuck by wearing a bra all day and because we don’t usually touch ourselves.

I’m a licensed massage therapist with lymph drainage experience. I can show you these things in person as well as do a breast massage for you.

If we truly want to take charge of our health then we need to learn more about being in our own bodies.