When I first heard about Esoteric Breast Massage I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. Coming from a conventional medical background it sounded a bit ‘out there’. However, having studied the body in-depth and knowing that our bodies are energy before they are flesh and bone, I understood the theory, the philosophy and the science that underpinned this practice and quite simply it made sense to me. So I put my reservations to the side and decided to experience the EBM for myself.
I was a bit apprehensive but the practitioner was great at allaying those anxieties just by how she was with me. There was no imposing at all and indeed we started with just a simple massage in the upper chest and arms and didn’t actually do the EBM until I felt ready to proceed with that. I have since had many EBM’s and I am frequently touched by the gentleness and care of the practitioners during the session. I feel deeply held and respected – no matter what issue is arising for me or where I am at.
I have experienced EBMs with a number of different EBM practitioners and what is remarkable is the consistency of care, deep regard and respect that each has afforded me. There has never been a whiff of anything inappropriate or sexual – it always feels very clear and clean in that regard. I only mention this because I know it is a concern that some people may have who have not yet experienced an EBM, but it is so far removed from what an EBM with a UM trained practitioner is. Instead there is a deep honouring of who we are as women and it is clear that the practitioners are not just talking the talk, but walking it and living it in a way that can be deeply felt.
The EBM itself has enabled me to get in touch with a tenderness and preciousness within me that I never knew or perhaps more accurately I had forgotten existed! I had always taken on that it was better to be hard and tough – thinking that was me being strong – but the EBM has awakened me to the true strength that resides in delicateness, fragility and vulnerability.
It has enabled me to connect much more deeply with myself and to come to know myself in a new way – a way that is much more healthy and respectful of myself and my body. I have felt a deliciousness within me at times during the EBM which is beautiful beyond words. And I know that is there all the time for me to reconnect with if I so choose.
The most important relationship we will ever have is the one we have with ourselves – and the EBM in my experience is fabulous at exposing and healing the ways we are hard on ourselves, allowing a much deeper level of connection with and appreciation for ourselves as women that then feeds into our every day lifestyle choices and how we care for ourselves.
Given the increasing reports that show how our lifestyles are behind many illnesses and diseases – it feels great to have a modality that addresses the root cause of our ill lifestyle choices as women. Who would have thought that some of the best forms of preventative medicine reside in our ability to change our lifestyles and this modality has helped me to address why I was making lifestyle choices that were not healthy for me as a woman. So I wonder what illness and disease I will now no longer get as I continue to make more healthy lifestyle choices because of the choice to have EBMs and heal the issues that prevented me from enjoying a true relationship with myself as a woman? Not only that, it has enabled me to live each day with more joy and much greater appreciation for my own beauty and all the qualities I bring as a woman to all that I do.