Breast Health for Life!

Pregnancy - Women's Health - Sports - Health Maintenance

Breast Therapy

“Breast Health for Life!”

Upfront with Breast Health

Revive Therapy is promoting “Breast Health for Life!” Focusing on breast health is a positive approach to health, healing, femininity and living a full life! Engage in healthy life practices, including professional breast health care.

Breasts are often ignored but cancer and disease cannot be ignored. Stress, tight bras, inactivity and environmental toxins are significant health risks. Take a proactive approach to chest health! Instead of ignoring the chest or doing monthly breast self exams (looking for cancer!), be positive about your health. You can reduce body aches, improve movement, limit disease and live a more vibrant life!

Healthy Life Practices Improve Overall Health
Diet. Maintaining a healthy diet is important for preventing cancer. Whole grain foods, less fat and generous amounts of fruits and vegetables improve health. Environmental contaminants (in air, water and food) should be avoided, if possible.
Exercise. Motion is potion! Exercise increases circulation, enhances heart health, improves muscle tone, and reduces pain. Arm movement and stretching improve breast lymph flow and chest health. Stay within a healthy BMI.
Stress Management. Stress promotes disease and dysfunction, especially in the chest. Chest muscles and fascia tighten, which can cause upper body pain, decreased movement and restricted lymphatic flow. The sympathetic nervous system has been connected to breast cancer metastasis in restricted tissue.
Posture. Good posture can improve your health. Activities, habits and insecurity may contribute to poor posture and forward shoulders. This contributes to upper body pain, limited movement, impaired circulation and impaired lymph flow. Better posture brings better health!
Proper Bra Sizing. Bra tightness is common and a risk to breast health. Bra sales may focus on cosmetic appearance instead of comfort and health. Proper bra sizing allows good circulation and lymphatic flow.
Daily Self Breast Massage. Performing daily massage of your own breasts is fast, easy and effectively improves breast tissue health. This involves opening the lymph area under the arm and massaging your breast tissue.

Proper Posture
We are in a “forward” society, performing tasks leaning forward and driven to accomplish more. Our head, neck and shoulders can become restricted in a forward position restricting movement, causing pain and restricting healthy circulation in the breasts. Revive Therapy offers holistic solutions to posture focusing on alignment, function, comfort and health.

Proper Bra Sizing
Tight bras and underwires have been correlated to a higher rate of breast cancer. Lingerie sales promote lifting breasts up and inward for appearance. Tight bras and underwires restrict circulation in the breast tissue and restrict lymphatic flow that maintains breast tissue health. Your bras should not be tight or have wires. Revive Therapy can assess bra tightness by checking your lymphatic flow while wearing your bra to determine if it is restrictive.

Daily Breast Care - Self Massage
Daily self-massage is easy and effective for good breast health. You can relieve breast pain, reduce lumps and fibrocystic areas, and improve tissue consistency. The most important points of breast massage is to open lymphatic area in the arm pit (axilla) and massage the breast tissue. This allows natural cleansing of the tissue, filtration of debris and removing congested fluid and toxins. See the PHAST resource below, a simple guide to breast self massage.

Holistic measures will improve your breast health and should reduce your risk of breast cancer. Genetics is a major risk factor, so if you have a family history of breast cancer, then you should be more diligent about screening and holistic care. Environmental toxins seem connected with breast cancer risk indicating the importance of being healthy and minimizing toxin exposure. Stress may be the greatest risk to breast health, and every aspect of disease prevention. You can improve your breast health through diet, exercise, stress management, proper bra sizing, self massage and professional breast therapy.

Hazards to Chest Health
Family History. Genetics is a leading health risk. If you have a family history of breast cancer, follow screening protocols and you may find great benefit from holistic health measures and professional breast therapy.
Environment Toxins. We are surrounded by unhealthy chemical in our air, water and food. You should minimize this risk when possible.
Stress. Stress is not only correlated with most diseases but research has also shown a connection with stress and unhealthy breast tissue and metastasis. Stress management is very important to breast health.
Bra Tightness. Studies have shown a high correlation between tight bras and excessive time that bras are worn. Tight bras and underwires restrict circulation and lymphatic flow, thereby compromising breast health. You should find bras with enough support that are not restrictive or have wires.
Posture. Good posture brings better health. “Forward” posture results from habit, forward activities or self-image, which restricts chest tissues and impair function. Headaches, upper body pain and or shoulder/arm issues may be alleviated with chest therapy. Emotional healing and improved self-image may also be addressed through chest/breast therapy.

Proactive Holistic Measures for Breast Health
Take charge of your chest health! Focus on healthy diet, exercise, stress management, posture, stress management, posture correction and daily self massage of your breasts. Revive Therapy offers professional assessment, education and therapy to optimize your breast health.

Breast massage is a common health practice in many countries outside the USA. Professional breast therapy can not only relieve breast pain and reduce dense or fibrocystic lumps but it can also improve your breast health and better function. Specialized bodywork is integrated for effective breast therapy, including lymphatic drainage therapy, Myofascial release and specialized breast massage therapy by a certified RN therapist.

Indications for Breast Therapy

  • Fibrocystic, “Dense” Breasts or Cysts
  • Large or Congested Breast Drainage
  • Breast Pain or Tenderness (Mastalgia)
  • Breastfeeding and Lactation (Supportive Care and Problems)
  • Aesthetic Issues: Sagging (ptosis), Stretch Marks, Congestion
  • Breast Surgery: Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, Reduction, Implant, Scar Tissue, Surgery Healing
  • Healthy Breast Maintenance
  • Breast Cancer Risk Reduction
  • IMPORTANT: Any concern about a lump should be taken to your doctor

    Professional Breast Care
    A therapist with specialized training can provide valuable assessment and treatment of your chest and breast area. Skilled therapy will assist with posture, upper body problems and promote healthy chest tissue. Opening of the chest muscles and professional therapy of the breasts can:
  • Reduce headaches
  • Relieve upper body pain
  • Improve breast health
  • Enhance immunity (lymphatic therapy)
  • Reduce your breast cancer risk
  • Credential of Breast Therapist
    Steve Metzger, RN-CMT has advanced training and expertise to provide you with the highest quality of breast therapy:
  • Breast Massage Certification, Swedish Institute, New York City
  • Breast Self Massage and Self Check, Aubrey Lesicki, Breast Remedy, Seattle WA
  • Lymphatic Breast Care, Chikly Health Institute (certification program)
  • Myofascial Release Breast and Pectorals, Taylor Techniques at Swedish Institute, New York City
  • Pre- and Perinatal Massage Certification program, Body Therapy Associates, Carole Osborne
  • Women’s Health: Myofascial Release Approach, John F. Barnes Myofascial Release
  • Breast surgery is common and almost always impacts breast tissue health with scarring and adhesions. In addition, more invasive breast surgeries can affect immunity, tissue health and many body functions. Breast implants (augmentation), breast reductions (or lifts), lumpectomies and mastectomies are significant procedures and skilled therapy improves recovery and healing. Revive Therapy offers an RN-therapist with advanced training and certification for breast massage, lymphatic drainage therapy and Myofascial release. Steve Metzger, RN-CMT is also comfortable and competent with compassionate emotional support. (More…)

    Testimonies

    My breasts seem softer and felt less tender after the breast massages” -Shirleen


    “Steve’s many years of education and experience, combined with his amazing ability to put a person at ease […] I’m large chested and have breast cancer running in the family, so this work has preventative health benefits and a surprise benefit-my breasts looked perky and felt firmer!” –Marie


    “Steve is wonderful and offers a service that is unique, respectful and healing. I feel absolutely safe and comfortable in his care and highly recommend him for those looking for lymphatic breast massage.” –Emily


    “I was struggling with breastfeeding and developed mastitis. Steve helped relieve my pain and had great advice for increasing my milk supply.” -Jamie


    “I have always had pain in my breasts {…} I have had two lumpectomies and a fine needle biopsy on another lump. I feel very fortunate to know Steve and about his passion for women’s health issues. The day after my first session I was amazed that I could remove my bra at the end of the day without ANY pain. I would highly recommend Steve and MFR to anyone experiencing breast health issues.” – Meghan


    “I am blessed to have found Steve Metzger and truly amazed at how much he helped me! His techniques are gentle and very effective. In just one session the pain in my breast was gone. After a few sessions my breasts felt so much lighter and free as if they were brand new breasts. Little did I know that Steve’s work would be a quick, easy and inexpensive way to improve the appearance of my breasts without using surgery. Working with Steve also gave me peace of mind because my sister died of breast cancer and I had been really worried for my own health. I believe Breast Therapy is a powerful, preventative medicine and I hope more women can learn about this incredible tool to prevent breast cancer!” – Carolyn


    “I feel like my boobs were reintegrated into my body from our session.” -Randii

    Resources

    Upfront with Breast Health Article (Spanish)

    Breast Health Flyer

    PHAST Self Care flyer