In general, Breast Massage can have certain therapeutic health benefits, such as encouraging the blood circulation (nutrition), stimulating the lymphatic system (detoxification), stress relief, pain relief, breast firming and toning, and feelings of overall well-being.
For women after childbirth additional benefits come into play, which revolve around topics such as relief of breast pains and breast engorgement, decrease of breast milk sodium, and the stimulation of breast milk production and milk ejection for those who breastfeed.
The Taoist Breast Massage incorporates all the benefits mentioned above, but is also about increasing the sensitivity of a woman’s body (such as nipple sensitivity), moving and circulating sexual energies for creative and spiritual benefits, self-love, and enabling women to experience full-body and breast orgasms.
The “Taoist” part of the massage refers to certain Taoist principles and techniques, which basically means that the practice is not only focused on resolving physical health issues, but also on relaxation and pleasure, and most importantly on achieving mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Breast massages are part of the Taoist Neidan Inner Alchemy practices, in this case with the goal of increasing energy circulation through breast massages, one of the tools to cultivate and transform the Three Treasures of Jing (Essence), Qi (Life Energy) and Shen (Spirit) in order to reunite with the Tao and become a so-called Immortal Spiritual Being.
In any case, a Taoist Breast Massage can be applied by a partner, but the techniques can be done as a self-massage also. Known Taoist Breast Massage techniques are for instance the techniques as instructed in the Taoist Female Deer Exercise. Another set of Taoist techniques is described by Master Mantak Chia in his Healing Love through the Tao system.