One additional location for adhesions, important especially for women, is the breast. Breast tissue sits above the layer of muscle on the chest and may be damaged in lots of ways - breastfeeding, wearing too tight a bra, weight of the breast itself, sports activities or any rough handling. The breast itself is an amazing piece of equipment. Internally, there is adipose tissue (fat), ligaments and structures associated with the production and delivery of milk. Adhesions can form in the connective tissue, the milk structures, ligaments or on the inside of the skin, especially when a baby breastfeeds or following surgery on the breast or nipple.
While all massage therapists are able to massage breast tissue, there are many reasonable laws, regulations and ethical boundaries in place within the profession and at the regulatory level to protect the client. Many women get breast massage and for a number of reasons, but most are clinical in nature. Search out a therapist who has been specially trained in this type of work before agreeing to having it done. A written release and detailed explanation of what will take place is usually required by law before a massage session even begins when it includes breast massage.