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Part 1: Beautiful in Your Own Skin: A Natural Approach to Breast Augmentation

Beautiful in Your Own Skin

Beautiful in Your Own Skin

I have a client who once wanted to have a breast lift. She said that her breasts were sagging after having nursed three children and if they had a lift they would have a perk to them and that would make her happier.

An ex-playboy bunny, who also used to sell bikinis on the beach, was now mentally struggling with the decision to cosmetically alter her breasts. Her struggle was due largely to the fact that it was her body that earned her salary and her outside appearance was important to her. Though she wanted this she knew deep down that as a naturalist resorting to surgery to create perkier breasts wasn’t really the route for her.

As her therapist who provides her monthly lymphatic drainage and breast care sessions,
I suggested to her to massage her breasts
regularly as a complement to our lymphatic breast care sessions.

Regularly massaging the breasts with an organic herbal oil blend
increases oxygen and nutrients to the breast tissue, promotes circulation, strengthens and adds resiliency thereby helping to enhance the firmness of your breasts.

A recent study in Thailand shows that breast augmentation is now being replaced with massage and exercises as a natural way to firm breast tissue. The techniques developed by the Public Health Ministry, are seen as a holistic alternative to expensive and risky surgery and have shown to be 100% satisfactory. (Honolulu Advertiser, Feb.15, 2003)

After months of receiving lymphatic breast care and doing her own self-massage of which has improved the feel and look of her breasts and self-body image, I asked my client if she would like to do a wellness counseling session
to see if her need for a breast lift was a result of a deeper emotional issue that needed to be addressed. The session concluded that she wasn’t listening to the wisdom of her heart and that breast augmentation was merely an exterior to a more delicate issue of self-nurturing. Her role as wife and mother often took precedence over her own needs which is common for many women.

Now, when I see her for sessions, I never hear her talk about her need for perkier breasts. This was the first time she was able to express her needs and concerns and it became the foundation for her in the months to come of assessing her own needs and learning to take care of herself amongst her other roles. Now she exudes an inner confidence that is completely comfortable in her skin and happy with her body and breasts.

Please note: The author of this article is presenting one story of a woman’s decision not to do breast augmentation to create awareness about alternative therapies to support one’s emotional and physical well-being in promoting breast wellness. The author is unbiased on this topic and supports a woman in whatever decision she makes regarding breast augmentation whether it be life saving or cosmetic.

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