Friday, August 3, 2012

Lymphatic Breast Massage Therapy in St Petersburg at Healthy Being Wellness Center with Melissa Gallagher, Lymphatic Drainage Specialist

At Healthy Being Wellness Center we concentrate our healing services on promoting breast health and enhancing the lymphatic function of the breast and reproductive systems.  Healthy Being Wellness Center is St. Peterburg's premier natural breast health clinic that focuses on lymphatic therapy for Lymphatic Therapy for Fibrocystic Breast Conditions,  Breast Carcinoma,  Fibroids.  Clients with breast cancer related lymphedema find relief in a series of electro lymphatic drainage therapies through the techniques used by Lymphatic Drainage Specialist, Melissa Gallagher.

  • Breasts do not have muscles to help move them or a pumping system to circulate and drain fluids.
  • Surgical scars can cause breast pain or “pulling” and can develop pockets of swelling where fluid collects.
  • Monthly cycles, pregnancy and lactation or surgery can cause a variety of pain or discomfort. Chronic conditions causing breast congestion are associated with breast pain and degenerative tissue changes.
  • There are many readily available nutritional supplements and foods that boost breast health factors, including garlic, turmeric (a natural anti-inflammatory), flax seed and oil, omega oils, green tea (a natural anti-oxidant), fresh green vegetables and fresh fruits.
  • Smoking, excessive alcohol, sugar and refined foods, pesticides and herbicides, chemicals and food additives, trans-fats and hydrogenated oils have been shown to be factors in increased breast disease.
The lymphatic system consists of tiny thin-walled vessels and part of the lymphatic system’s role is draining lymphatic fluid from the vessels within the breast tissue.  Over 85% of lymphatic fluid from the breast lymph vessels enters the axillary (armpit) lymph nodes and these vary from 20 to 30 in number.  The lymph nodes function is the removal of microorganisms and foreign substances - this is where the immune system is activated. The lymphatic system is responsible for removing toxins, cell debris, cancer cells, viruses, bacteria and other unwanted matter.

So what occurs when the lymphatic fluid in the Breast is congested?

Reduction of lymphatic flow and congestion within the breast may cause:
•    Pain and/or tenderness.
•    Lumps or fluid filled cysts.
•    Swelling in the axillary (armpit) lymph nodes.
•    Increased breast size.
•    Extra breast tissue occurring in and around the axilla (armpit) area.
•    Lumpy underarms when the toxins continue to build up.
•    Discomfort in the sternum when parasternal nodes are blocked.
•    edema or lymphedema

The reason these conditions can occur is due to toxins and other unwanted matter becoming trapped in the breast tissue, unable to be flushed out through the lymphatic system.

The lymph system is a cleansing system for cellular waste in the body. It is a one-way transport system that can get easily clogged, because it doesn’t have a pumping system of its own. The axillary (underarm) lymph nodes are close to the breast; 97% of the lymphatic fluid that drains breasts is found in these underarm nodes. For good breast health, it is imperative to keep the lymph fluid circulating. Exercise, deep breathing and lymphatic drainage massage help move the lymph fluid, supporting the clearing of waste and debris from the system. The better the circulation, the healthier your breasts and body will be!

If you suffer from fibrocystic breasts or have any cysts, fibroids or adenomas of the breast- please consider lymphatic therapy as one of your therapies for recovery.  Often, all it takes are a few sessions and the fibroids and cysts can be broken up with the electro-lymphatic drainage technique our therapist, Melissa Gallagher, utilizes.

You don't have to suffer with the pain of fibrocystic breasts. Call today for a lymphatic therapy assessment with Certified Lymphatic Drainage and Breast Health Expert, Melissa Gallagher

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