How to Drape for a Breast Massage
While breast massage can be beneficial for women who are experiencing breast pain, women who want to include their breasts in their routine massages will benefit as well. Breast massage will help alleviate pain associated with pregnancy, congestion, edema, and lymph edema. Breast massage will also help following surgeries by promoting good quality scarring. By focusing your massage on this area, you will be providing positive energy on your breasts that does not come when checking for cancer. There is a variety of draping choices available if you decide a breast massage is right for you.
Talk with your therapist about the procedure and decide if you will be comfortable with the process. While breast massage is quite common in Europe and Canada, there is still a stigma in this country. You must make sure that your therapist is trained and has your trust.
Discuss how you would like to be draped. You can be fully draped and have your massage over or under the drape. You can have one breast undraped at a time or both breasts undraped. If you choose to be fully or partially draped, the massage or movement should not expose your breasts.
Areolae and nipples are not touched. If you do begin to feel uncomfortable with the massage, you should halt the procedure.