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Sat, Mar 25


Arlington School of Massage

Incorporating the Breast and Chest by Lynna Fuller LMT

CEs: 16 Learn a simple and effective routine for incorporating the male and female chest wall and breast tissue into a full body massage. This class meets the required 16 hours to be able to offer breast massage work (WAC 246-830-555)

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Incorporating the Breast and Chest by Lynna Fuller LMT
Incorporating the Breast and Chest by Lynna Fuller LMT

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Mar 25, 2023, 9:00 AM – Mar 26, 2023, 6:00 PM

Arlington School of Massage, 303 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223, USA

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Class Description: In this class, students will learn massage of the ribcage, chest, and breasts, intended to support healthy breathing and overall wellness. This massage may benefit clients experiencing musculoskeletal neck, chest and shoulder related weakness or injuries, and also people with non-cancerous, breast tissue-related conditions such as menstrual-related tenderness, fibrocystic breast tissue, breast augmentation, breast reduction, gender transformation mastectomy, and other non-cancerous breast conditions. See for further class information or to register. Call or email instructor for more information.


About the Instructor: My name is Lynna Fuller, and I have worked and taught as a licensed massage therapist for 15 years, specializing in massage that decreases pain and increases function (in the emotional as well as the physical realms). My massage style is based in deep tissue Swedish strokes, but also incorporates lomi lomi strokes, myofascial and trigger point work, hot stones, aromatherapy, and lots of cupping.

I believe strongly that massage therapists are often “first person responders” to health and wellness issues, as clients develop strong, trusting relationships with LMTs—often stronger than with doctors they may only see occasionally. Therefore, I believe it’s wonderful for LMTs to have a broad scope of practice as applies to “body geography,” and to be trained to massage as much of the body as is allowed by law.


Having been a student of Barbara Helynn Heard since my massage school days, and having been trained and mentored by her to do and teach breast and chest work in WA state, I knew that I wanted to help train others to do this work when she announced her retirement from teaching, early in 2021. Incorporating the Breast and Chest is based strongly on the work and routines developed by Barbara, which I learned under her and am using with her permission. I have been doing breast and chest work both inspired by and based on this work for 5 years on an almost daily basis. Barbara’s work is strongly based on her lomi lomi background, and I will be teaching these routines as she would, with additions and suggestions of my own. As Barbara often stated, this work “should more accurately be referred to as “full chest massage”; while it includes the breast tissue, the primary target is the chest wall deep to the breast tissue.” Including full chest and breast massage within full body massage sessions supports healthy breathing, stress relief, shoulder and neck treatment, and general wellbeing. While some clients will have specificbreast tissue issues and experiences (pregnancy, cancer, reductions, augmentations, etc.) and can get great help and relief from massage in this area, all clients can receive great benefit from this work.


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