Recently on facebook I discovered my friends and family putting colors as their status. I soon found out that the color was in reference to what color bra they were wearing and they were encouraged to participate in this to spread breast cancer awareness. Now of course I fully support breast cancer research and awareness and I support the groups who have joined together to spread the word and support breast cancer victims and survivors. However, if we really want to ‘Save the Ta - Ta’s’ then we shouldn’t be advertising our bra colors on facebook, we should be taking off our bras and encouraging others to do the same! Here is why:
When we wear bras we are trapping and blocking the flow of lymph from the breast tissue. Lymph is the interstitial fluid found around the cells in our bodies. The lymphatic system works as a team with the circulatory system and helps transport nutrients to and from the blood stream to other organs in our bodies. It also helps transport toxins out of the body. The lymphatic system is our immune system and when we wear tight fitting clothes, such as a bra, we block and prevent our bodies from flushing out these toxins and they become stagnant in the tissue.
We can encourage healthy lymphatic flow by reducing the amount of hours in which we wear tight fitting garments. If your undergarments, underwear included, are leaving red marks or indentions on your skin then you are pinching off lymphatic flow. Now you don’t have to go to the extreme and never wear a bra again, unless of course you want to. Simply choosing a bra that fits correctly, selecting bras that have no under wire, and taking off your bra as often as possible are choices that can help encourage proper lymphatic movement. You can also get lymphatic massage. This is a light massage that helps release trapped lymph and helps regulate the lymphatic system. Almost everyone can benefit from lymphatic massage.
So ladies, forget about what color bra you’re wearing. Let’s spread awareness of healthy lymphatic systems and breast tissue by taking off our bras!
Disclaimer (I felt I needed to put this in here): I am not a medical doctor. The information in this blog post is not a claim for the cure of breast cancer, but simply a suggestion on how to promote healthy breast tissue.
Jacqueline Gillam is a massage therapist graduate who specializes in lymphatic
massage. She is also a licensed
aesthetician who specializes in natural skin care. You can schedule an appointment with her at the Center for True Harmony where she practices. Just call 480-539-6646. You can also email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.