We often talk about the benefits of pleasure and orgasm through masturbation. Recently we learnt of another type of self-touch that has very similar benefits and could be a great way to connect with our bodies. Female embodiment coach, Hilary Kimball talks us through getting to grips with our breasts.
As a way to improve our physical health
Hilary shared that massage is super healthy for the breast and breast tissues as it promotes detoxification. The breasts are very sensitive parts of the female body and can store a lot of toxins from the environment and inside of the body. Massaging them can help to flush out unwelcome build up in the tissue as well as the lymph fluids in the under arms.
As a form of self-love and self-care
We’re often told that we should love ourselves but it is rarely shared how this self-love comes about. Just like in breast feeding, breast massage releases oxytocin and dopamine which are hormones that make us feel more pleasurable, trusting and bonded. Hilary suggest that breast massage is an act of personal care which can “cultivate a deeply embodied and authentic sense of self love.”
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