For A Nurturing Childbearing Experience Through Massage
Engorgement happen when breasts are swollen and painful due to a plentiful supply of milk and baby not drinking enough to keep up with the production. One remedy that has worked for mothers soak your breasts in marshmallow root tea. This warm tea soak helps the ducts to release the milk while easing the pain. Another option is to take a warm shower and let the warm water run on your breasts.
A second breast issue may be mastitis or infection in the breast. With mastitis, the breasts are usually painful, red and swollen. The marshmallow root tea soak works for this as well. Lymphatic drainage however will help to address the above issue.
The purpose of breast massage is to help flush out these excessive milk via the lymphatic systems.
There are lymph nodes in the breast. The area directly under the nipple-areole complex throughout the rest of the breast has many lymphatic vessels. This tiny channels carry a pale fluid that cleans tissue and then passes through lymph nodes, and eventually into the blood stream.
All lymphatic channels leads to lymph nodes. They are small rounded mass of tissue. The lymph nodes filter the lymphatic fluid to keep foreign objects such as Bacteria and cancer cells from gaining access to the rest of the body.