One of the best and most simple self-massage practices for balancing your hormones and improving your fertility is breast massage. Not only that, but breast massage helps to connect women to their feminine side. Which in this day and age, can get a bit lost for women who find themselves working in very male-dominanted worlds. Re-igniting this side can be very balancing for women’s hormonal health.

Breast Massage Technique

To begin, sit comfortably in a straight-backed chair, with your spine upright and shoulders relaxed. Smile gently and tune in to release any unnecessary tension in your face, neck, throat and jaw. Float the tip of your tongue up to lightly contact the roof of your mouth, just behind the upper front teeth.

Now, rub the palms of your hands together for ten or fifteen seconds, until they feel warm. Then, use the centre of your palms, moving in a circle around your nipples, to massage your breasts. The left palm will massage the left breast, and the right palm will massage the right breast. Your extended fingers will cross as your hands come close to the centre-line of your body, and then separate as your hands move outward. Massage firmly enough to lift your breasts with each rotation gently. (Best to do this practice wearing a cotton or silk shirt, with no bra.) As you massage, imagine and feel energy (qi) from the centre of your palms flowing, like a golden healing light, into every cell of your breasts. Repeat, six to eight times in each direction.

Breast MassageNext, use the first two fingers of each hand to gently massage, with small circular motions, the soft area where the top of your neck meets the base of your skull, directly in the centre as well as just outside of the two large tendons. As you do this, place your mental focus in the centre of your skull, in the space between the two hemispheres of the brain, as though you’re saying hello and smiling to your pineal, pituitary, thalamus and hypothalamus glands. Continue for ten to fifteen seconds.

Repeat the breast massage, this time imagining and feeling the energy of the pineal/pituitary/hypothalamus/thalamus centre flowing down to mingle with the energy of your breasts.

Next, use the thumb and first finger of one of your hands, placed on either side of the top/front of your neck (just an inch or so below the corner of your right and left jaw-bones, to gently vibrate the area housing your thyroid and parathyroid glands, creating a rapid back-and-forth (right-to-left) motion, with the palm of your hand floating an inch or two in front of your neck. Continue for ten or fifteen seconds, sending smile-energy into this area, as though you’re saying hello to these essential glands.

Repeat the breast massage sequence, this time imagining and feeling the energy of the thyroid and parathyroid glands flowing down to mingle with the energy of your breasts.

Now, use the tips of the first, middle and ring fingers of one of your hands to gently tap on the very top portion of your sternum (breastbone), in the very center of your chest, at the level of your collarbones. As you tap, for ten or fifteen seconds, say hello, with a smile, to your thymus gland, which is tucked there right beneath the upper sternum.

Repeat the breast massage, this time imagining and feeling the energy of the thymus gland flowing down to mingle with the energy of your breasts.

Next, use the ends your fingers (of both hands) to gently massage the upper part of your abdomen, directly below your ribcage. As you massage – from the left-most across to the right-most part of your upper abdomen, and then back again – imagine your fingers growing very long, extending energetically into your abdomen in a way that allows them to “touch” – with healing light and a smile – your spleen, pancreas and gallbladder.

Repeat the breast massage, this time imagining and feeling the energy of the spleen, pancreas and gallbladder flowing up to mingle with the energy of your breasts.

Now, use loose fists, moving up and down parallel to your spine, to massage your lower and middle back – from the back of your pelvis up to your lower rib-cage. As you do this, smile and say hello to your adrenal glands, which are nestled right on top of your kidneys, in the middle of your back, one on either side of the spine.

Repeat the breast massage, this time imagining and feeling the energy of the adrenal glands flowing up to mingle with the energy of your breasts.

Next – as in Abdominal Breathing – place the palms of your hands gently upon your lower abdomen, with the tips of the thumbs touching directly over your navel, and the tips of the first fingers touching several inches below your navel. With your hands in this position (forming a triangle) your ring and pinkie fingers will be resting approximately at the level of your ovaries. So now use those two fingers, moving in small circles, to gently massage your ovaries, saying hello and smiling to them for ten to fifteen seconds.

Repeat the breast massage, this time imagining and feeling the energy of the ovaries flowing up to mingle with the energy of your breasts.

To end the practice, relax the tip of your tongue away from the roof of your mouth, rest your hands comfortably on the top of your thighs, take four or five deep, slow breaths, imagining that you’re saying “ah” with each exhalation, and notice how you feel.  

This exercise comes from Elizabeth Reninger.