The natural anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and healing properties* of groovy booby all natural breast care oil make it quite versatile. We’ve received positive reviews from women who have experimented with groovy booby as a:
♥ Soothing abdominal rub for fibroids and uterine cysts
♥ Balm for muscle aches, arthritis and swollen joints
♥ Soothing remedy for skin inflammations, sunburn, fungal dermatitis and adult acne
♥ Anti-itch for chigger and mosquito bites!
Before and After Breast Surgery
Using the right kind of touch at the appropriate time, groovy booby all natural herbal breast care oil can be used as a healing ally to help you relax, recuperate swiftly and stay connected before and following breast surgery (mastectomy, lumpectomy, breast reconstruction, reduction, augmentation or other breast surgery).
Before surgery, groovy booby can be massaged into the chest, neck, back and shoulder area to help loosen chest wall muscles, sooth nerves and release tension. This will help reduce post-surgery aches and pains, which often result from time spent in the required surgical position. Such proactive care can help you comfort your body, mind and soul and ease you through a difficult transition, regardless of the reason for your surgery.
After surgery: Always seek permission and support from your medical team before introducing herbal oils into your post-surgical plan. Wait at least two weeks after surgery before touching your surgical side. If after two weeks you are having no complications, this is the time to apply groovy booby with your most loving and light touch–not to stimulate circulation or massage the surgical site–but to promote healing, relaxation and reduce discomfort in the peripheral area. Simply holding your hand over the surgical area with loving intention is often enough. Never apply groovy booby to an open wound.
Avoid firm or deep pressure on the surgical side, especially if you have had lymph nodes removed. Gentle and light touch is the key to healing after breast surgery. You may apply more firm pressure to your non-surgical side. If you have had lymph nodes removed, in addition to using very light pressure, avoid the surgical-side under arm area. Above all, stay in communication with and follow the advice and guidance of your health care team; they are familiar with your unique situation.
If you have breast implants, breast massage will either be prescribed or contraindicated (not recommended) depending on the type of surgery and the advice of your surgeon. Ask your doctor when it is okay to use massage after your type of breast implant surgery.
Wait for sutures to be removed and tenderness to dissipate before touching scars. Whether scars are from Caesarean section, breast surgery or another cause, they are a part of you and require healing. Scars hold emotions. A friend, counselor or support group may assist you emotionally. The appropriateness of touching scars will be unique to each individual and must consider comfort level and healing progress.
Remember, scar tissue is not bad. In fact, it is needed to cement an implant or joint replacement. It is the overgrowth of scar tissue that causes problems. Keloid scars are the only scars you do not want to overtly massage. They are red, rope like, tough and thick, and too often do not respond positively to massage. It is never too late to work on all other scars, even years later.
Scars often become very prominent at first, and then fade. The first two weeks to three months, after sutures are removed and tenderness dissipates, the surgical site remains soft and can be lightly massaged. With breast surgery, after about three months, scar tissue adheres to the chest wall.
Incision healing results in the sensation of deep itching, a loss of sensitivity, and numbness. Massaging scar tissue, according to your personal comfort level (except in the case of keloids), increases blood flow to the surrounding areas and promotes lymphatic drainage. Drainage site scars can hurt more than the surgical scar.
As a part of your personal care routine, enjoy groovy booby all natural breast care oil. If you have had breast surgery, be sure to include some portion of your surgical side in your daily massage as appropriate. This promotes connectivity and completeness, a needed experience in feeling whole. Follow guidelines as appropriate to your healing progress.