City GuidesDIYHealing Women SeriesHealthHerbsMerakiNourishing FoodNutrientsRecipesSelf CareTools

March 6, 2019

Breast Self Care Rituals

Deepening your connection to self.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Photo: Laura Vendescoeur

 

Breast self care rituals are a beautiful way for you to create ceremony around honouring yourself.  Breast health imbalances often represent the refusal to nourish ourselves, whether it’s physically, emotionally or spiritually.  It is a woman’s tendency to give and look after others while neglecting her own needs. The following practices will help you to tune in and carve out some time to nourish and love yourself.

 

Breast Massage

Breast massage is great way for not only improving flow of blood and lymph circulation but it’s wonderful for moving stagnant energy and emotions.

Breasts contain very little muscle tissue, which restricts the flow of lymph. When lymph becomes stagnant, toxins are retained and proper nutrition of the breasts is inhibited. Our breasts contain an abundance of lymph vessels, which are responsible for draining toxins from the breast tissue. Important lymph nodes reside under the armpits and upper chest area and are responsible for filtering harmful substances and contain important immune cells which fight off the bad guys.

The health of our lymphatic system is intimately connected to our breast health.

 

Breast Massage Benefits

  • Supports healthy lymph flow
  • Increase breast tissue nutrition and oxygenation
  • Boosts blood circulation
  • Detoxifies toxins and excess estrogen
  • Enhance elasticity of the ligaments
  • Increase breast milk production
  • Unblock plugged milk glands
  • Releases stagnant energy like stress, hurt, sorrow, unlovability, unworthiness
  • Reduces breast tenderness
  • Allows you to develop a relationship with your breasts and body
  • Helps you get comfortable and confident with the idea and practice of a breast exam

 

Head over here for a great video tutorial on how to give yourself a breast lymphatic massage in under 5 min.

 

An Adaptogenic Breast Tonic

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp of Reishi
  • 1/2 tsp of Tocos
  • 1/2 tsp Pine Pollen
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 cup of Coconut Milk or non dairy milk of choice
  • 1 pitted Medjool date
  • Pinch of Vanlla
  • Pinch of himalayan or sea salt

 

  • Blend all together and enjoy hot or cold.
  • Head over here to learn all the ingredient benefits.

 

A Breast Healing Infusion

Makes: 1 Cup

  • 1 tsp of Violet leaf
  • 1 tsp of Dandelion root
  • 1 tsp of Nettle
  • 1 tsp of Rose
  • 1 cup of hot filtered or spring water

Infuse for 5-10 minutes. Consume 2-4 cups a day.

Head over here to learn the ingredient benefits.

 

 

A Nourishing and Medicinal Breast Mask

 

Ingredients

  • Hemp Seed Oil
  • Dandelion root powder or tincture
  • Reishi mushroom powder
  • Turmeric powder
  • A few drops of laurel or frankincense essential oil

Instructions

  • Mix ingredients and form a paste.
  • Apply and wait for it to dry. I like to leave mine on for about 20-30 min.
  • Visualize a white light surrounding your breasts and mentally recite “My breasts are divinely loved and healthy. I love, honor and accept myself.”
  • Do a quick breast massage afterwards to help clear any toxins and apply a nourishing breast oil.

 

Breast Self Care Rituals

Copyright © 2019 Metanoia.
Theme by Maiden Sites