The Spurgeon Method®
The Spurgeon Method® Breast Massage offers life changing pain relief and healing for patients who are recovering from Breast Cancer, Mastectomy, Lumpectomy and other painful Breast Surgeries.
Through Therapeutic Massage, I can work to relieve your pain, improve your range of motion and help you overcome the physical and mental obstacles to feeling like yourself again.
This Method is NCBTMB approved.
The Spurgeon Method®, is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). This massage technique by Sally Spurgeon, a breast cancer survivor, is designed specifically for women who have undergone breast cancer treatment. It focuses on loosening scar tissue, releasing tension, and encouraging drainage and swelling reduction.
The technique applies light strokes to mimic the pumping action of lymphatic vessels and encourages lymph flow. When healthy movement of the lymphatic fluid becomes restricted, whether from compromised health, surgeries, restrictive clothing such as bras, or even tense posture, toxins can accumulate and potentially lead to disease.
Exercise is effective at pumping lymph fluid around every part of the body, except the breasts, where the flow is often restricted.
Breast massage clears the Lymphatic Channels and can facilitate the release of toxins in the breast. In addition, by clearing fluid that is stuck in the tissue, pain can be reduced in the breast as well as the entire body.
Breast massage includes muscle release techniques to open up the shoulders and chest. In those who have had breast surgeries such as mastectomy, augmentation or reduction, this can restore range of motion that has been often severely restricted. This is also extremely beneficial for anyone who regularly sits at a desk, drives a vehicle or works at a computer
Breast Massage Therapy helps maintain healthy breast tissue by encouraging a healthy lymphatic flow to the breasts. While the Lymphatic System is usually aided by movement or exercise, breasts do not get this same benefit as they’re often restricted under bras and other tight clothing. The massage adds movement into this part of the body to help lymphatic flow and flush toxins out of the body.