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Breast Health Massage
Post surgical and breast health therapy from a certified professional
Breast Wellness for Health and Wellbeing
Breast Massage can help you maintain the health of your breasts, increase relaxation and create a general sense of well being. The gentle technique can help improve circulation and health, as well as provide a sense of holism in your regular treatments.
Post Surgical and Breast Health Therapy
At Sauganash Wellness Center, we use a protocol to restore function in post-surgical breast tissue after cancer surgeries. Designed and tested by internationally renown massage therapist Susan Chapell, RMT, these treatments can result in benefits that can include increase in range of motion, decrease in pain, and education on self care for your tissue. As yet, no official studies have been completed to prove or disapprove the theory that massage has an impact on metastasized cancer cells.
Our breasts hold their shape via delicate ligaments that act as support yet encourage movement at the same time. Unlike other body parts of our bodies, our breasts don’t have muscle pumps to assist the movement of fluid through them. They are comprised of glands, ducts, and adipose tissue (fat) and are designed for movement. Congested or constricted breasts normally have obstacles impending this natural drainage and circulation process. Indications that massage would be beneficial include:
Breast massage can be helpful during or post-cancer treatment, including chemotherapy and radiation:
The treatments can also address any post-surgical changes/symptoms, such as:
Things that can impede the optimal drainage of your breast:
What to Expect on Your First Visit
When you come in you will fill out a confidential health history form. Your therapist will ask you questions about any treatments you are going through and that you have completed. Open communication is the key. You are invited to express your concerns and questions at any time.
What Your Therapist Won’t Do
About Massage Therapist Partner
Rachel M. Shaffer, LMT
Call 773.283.4470 for more information or to schedule your appointment.
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