One of the most common PMS symptoms is breast soreness. However, just because it is a common symptom doesn’t mean you just have to live with it.
There are things you can do to relieve menstrual breast soreness and in this article we are going to take a look at one of those, which is massaging the breasts.
Now you may be thinking, “But my breasts get way to sore to ever touch them” but here’s the truth – massaging the breasts can be a quick, easy way to get rid of soreness so that you can go about your normal life.
You just have to get past the initial discomfort, if you can do that then the reward awaiting you is definitely worth it.
Massaging your breasts may also be an effective way to reduce your risk of breast cancer, according to some experts. These experts believe that there may be a relationship between lack of touching of the breast and breast cancer.
For example, the U.S. is one of the only countries where many massage clinics have a rule that the breast is taboo for massage. However, in other cultures, breast massage is a natural component of body massages, such as in Lomi Lomi massage and Ayurvedic massage.
Could this be a reason why the breast cancer rate is so high in America? Only future studies will be able to tell, but for now let’s look at how to alleviate breast tenderness with massage.
Remember, pushing past the initial discomfort can be very rewarding. By massaging your breasts correctly you will increase lymphatic drainage, reduce swelling and ease the pain and discomfort you are feeling.
Here’s the best way to massage sore breasts:
1. Start at the ribcage of the right breast, lightly rub upwards into the arm pit where the lymph glands drain.
2. Use circular motions around the clavicle (collar bone).
3. With the left hand start at the top left part of the right breast and rub gently in a circular motion on the outside part of the entire breast, ending at the rib cage.
4. Stroke upwards again into the armpit.
5. Repeat on the other breast in a similar motion.
Remember when massaging your breasts, that breast massage should always be gentle, it should never be a deep tissue massage.
By the way, if you are wondering about doing yoga for breast soreness there are no specific exercises for that part of the body. However, doing yoga may still help relieve breast tenderness because of the deep breathing that you do, which will help oxygenate and heal the tissues of the breast, which would naturally reduce the pain and discomfort.
Another tip for relieving breast soreness is to take a Period Vitamin. The right Period Vitamin will contain herbs, vitamins and minerals that act to reduce and even prevent PMS sore breasts.
The period vitamin also contains herbs that normalize the reproductive hormones which can help reduce breast soreness and other symptoms of PMS because they are caused by hormone imbalances.
By taking a period vitamin, you’ll hit the root cause of the breast tenderness – the hormone imbalances and/or vitamin and mineral deficiencies, which means you may be able to prevent the soreness from ever occurring in the first place.