How to give a breast massage

Updated April 17, 2017

Breast massage can be a relaxing experience that you can have performed on you, or that you can perform on yourself in the privacy of your own home. Along with being relaxing and pleasurable, breast massage can improve the blood flow and drain excess lymph fluid from the breasts. It is possible that breast massage may reduce the risk of breast cancer. Here is how you can give a breast massage to yourself or someone else.

Decide which breast you will massage first. Apply breast cream, hand lotion or baby oil to the breast using your hands.

Starting at the nipples, slide your fingertips outward, smoothing the breast as you go. Use light pressure, as you might if you were stroking a baby's head. Your finger strokes should also be slow and deliberate. Stroke the circumference of the breast, always beginning at the nipple and massaging toward the outer body. This will help drain the breast's lymphatic system.

Gently but firmly massage the breast, as though you were kneading dough. Lift and press the breast as you massage.

Using slow, gentle massaging movements, twist the breast in first a clockwise, then a counterclockwise motion. This should not be a rough or painful motion.

Using both hands, cup the sides of the breast near the nipple. Press down and out in a firm but gentle massage. These compressions will help the breasts release more toxins and fluids.

Repeat all steps on the second breast.

Things You'll Need

  • Breast cream
  • Hand lotion or baby oil
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Tricia Goss' credits include Fitness Plus, Good News Tucson and Layover Magazine. She is certified in Microsoft application and served as the newsletter editor for She has also contributed to The Dollar Stretcher, Life Tips and Childcare Magazine.