Esoteric Breast Massage

Esoteric Healing for Women
Acorn Therapy Centre
18th - 21st May 2013
Admission €10

Esoteric Breast Massage

Esoteric Breast Massage (referred to as the EBM) is a modality practised only by women, for women. The EBM is there to help women reconnect to their body, to be more aware of their body and to feel the depth of gentleness that they are capable of. An EBM is a very gentle and delicate massage that specifically centres around the lymphatic part of the breast, which is on the sides from the armpits down.

Today many women lack true care and connection with their bodies, and as a result, with their breasts. Many women are not as aware as they could be with their own bodies. Some are too scared to check for signs like lumps or breast tissue changes that may indicate that they should get a check-up or a breast examination. An EBM supports women to become more aware of their body, thus more aware of what they are actually feeling in their body and their breasts, whether that is swelling, lumps or pain, etc.

The EBM also highlights to women the need to care for and nurture themselves, as many women are used to putting others first, which can leave them exhausted and their bodies depleted. As a result of having an EBM many, many women have been inspired to truly nurture and honour themselves. In addition, women are encouraged and inspired to take more responsibility for their own overall health, wellbeing and breast care and have more regular breast examinations, rather than wait until there is something significantly wrong before they see a GP.

What does an EBM session actually involve?

The first session is an explanation or consultation session. This means that no massage takes place. During such discussions an EBM is explained in detail along with how it relates to the overall Esoteric Women’s Health program. This program makes available to the woman additional specialised women’s health treatments and support. There are women’s presentations and developmental discussion groups, all of which are voluntary and never a mandatory part of her healing program. Consent is obtained for treatments and a history is taken including the woman’s menstrual, gynaecological and reproductive details along with major life events, other conditions and her current state of wellbeing.

Warmth is central to the treatment, in providing a healing environment in which the woman is able to more easily feel she can surrender to herself away from the ‘doing and busy-ness’ of life. The treatment room is heated, the client is given a warmed, disposable towel to place over her breasts once she has removed her top and bra and makes her way to the treatment table where a larger warmed towel is placed over her. She remains covered at all times except when a specific part of her upper body is being massaged.

We start with preliminary hands-on healing work to parts of the body specific to the need of each individual woman. Then, warmed cream and oil are tenderly applied to one breast at a time and the gentle massage proceeds with focus predominantly to the side of the breasts in the lymphatic area and under the armpits, the heart area and then to the breast itself.

What does an EBM session cost?

Currently EBM sessions cost $70 in Australia, £60 in the UK and 75 Euros in Europe.

EBM Practitioner's: Training and Qualifications

The training to become an EBM Practitioner is extremely thorough, and it takes a minimum of up to 4 years training to get qualified. The integrity, responsibility and commitment first to one’s own development and then to the support of other women are of utmost importance. All practitioners need to abide by the comprehensive and uncompromising ‘Code of Ethics’ established by the Esoteric Practitioners Association and must be fully insured. Thus, at present, there are only 9 EBM Practitioners worldwide. Many women have expressed interest in becoming EBM Practitioners, but only those with the requisite level of integrity, responsibility and commitment may begin the training and then seek assessment and accreditation.

Can a man train to be an Esoteric Breast Massage Practitioner?

No, the Esoteric Breast Massage is not a healing therapy that is available for men to train and practise. And while the modality was founded by a man (Serge Benhayon) neither he nor any other man has ever performed an Esoteric Breast Massage. In order to initially train the practitioners Benhayon demonstrated the techniques well above the clothed body of his wife; the prospective practitioners then practised the technique amongst themselves without Benhayon in the rooms.

There are many massage schools that teach breast massage to both their male and female students, in contrast Universal Medicine has always maintained that the EBM be a modality that is only ever practised by women for women. This is with the understanding that it is only through the woman knowing her own body and developing that deep care and nurturing with herself that she can inspire the possibility of the same in another. The nurturing qualities must be lived by the woman practitioner (never to perfection but with a deep care and dedication), in all aspects of her life and her way with herself, in order for the female client to receive the reflection that can provide the inspiration for her to re-connect to the same in herself. A man cannot provide this reflection for the simple reason that he is not in a woman's body.


All EBM Practitioners have monthly ongoing training sessions with a fully qualified trainer and monthly support meetings with trainers and a female doctor. They have twice yearly assessments and are accredited to practise the EBM each year for a 12-month period. If they do not pass the yearly assessment they are asked to stand down.

As stated above, a very reputable doctor attends the EBM monthly meetings – Dr Jane Barker (who is not a practitioner of the EBM). Dr Barker advises the practitioners about lumps, tissue changes and other things to look out for in terms of signs in a woman’s body to expedite them to seek medical advice. She also updates the practitioners on women’s health issues that may be relevant to assist them in providing a thorough service to all women.

Mary-Louise Myers
EBM co-ordinator for the Northern Rivers NSW
Australian Trainer of the Esoteric Breast Massage (EBM)

About Mary-Louise Myers

Mary-Louise has worked as a Health Practitioner and Massage Therapist for the past 25 years. During this time she also worked extensively in drug and alcohol rehabilitation, with elderly people who care for partners/family members with a debilitating disease, and with support workers and counsellors in the health arena.

Mary-Louise has been working at the Universal Medicine clinic since 2007 specialising in Women’s Health. Her passion is working with women and supporting them to re-connect to their naturally nurturing ways. Mary-Louise is the EBM Trainer for Australia and EBM co-ordinator for the Northern Rivers NSW.

About Universal Medicine

Universal Medicine is in the business of delivering teachings that are about everyday self-loving choices. Making these choices gives  participants the opportunity to consistently feel lighter, clearer and more naturally vital in their day-to-day lives. The teachings are delivered in the form of lectures, talks, audios and treatment sessions at UniMed clinics. UniMed founder, Serge Benhayon also regularly holds courses, workshops and retreats in Australia and internationally. For more information see the website


 Mary-Louise Myers will be  offering sessions in Ireland from Saturday 18th  to Tuesday 14th May 2013. She will be offering Esoteric Breast Massage and Esoteric Arm Massage (for women only), Esoteric Massage, Sacred Esoteric Healing, Esoteric Chakra-Puncture and Specialist Esoteric Lung Massage for both men and women.  For more information contact
Sonia 041 9844277 or 086 858 1307.


Before having an Esoteric Breast Massage I thought I was going okay. I wasn’t sick or unhappy and I was just getting on with life. I have been having EBM’s regularly for a couple of months and have realised that how I am with myself actually stays in my body and affects how I live. So, to try and be something for a guy, to have thoughts that I’m not pretty enough or smart enough and the real killer - to compare myself with other women to gauge if I’m okay or normal all left their mark. It was a shock to feel how these things had actually taken a toll on me. What was more shocking was that I didn’t even notice. After having an EBM I could feel what was going on. I was able to choose something different and it’s been amazing getting to know what’s underneath all the junk I’ve been carrying around. The truth is… I’m pretty awesome. I was used to feeling momentarily awesome when I got my hair done or bought a dress that I thought people would find me attractive in. Now I’m starting to see that I don’t need anything to make me okay, that I can feel lovely just being me while doing what needs to be done.
H.A. (age 22) AUS

Seriously, I thought I was going to a ‘spa’ sort of treatment when I booked myself for my first EBM. I had no idea I was in fact embarking on a journey towards myself. I didn’t feel much in my first session (my breasts were mostly numb) and the practitioner emphasised that the breast implants would not restrain me from feeling my breasts and I must say I was a bit skeptical about that. Having experienced a series of EBMs and its effects on my daily life, the sensitivity slowly re-awakened and the breasts became softer and softer. It’s been an ongoing process of re-discovering myself, re-connecting to my essence as a woman and loving myself again. As for the technique, it’s so BEAUTIFUL – I find myself embraced, held and very supported in whatever arises during the session.
P.A. (age 33) UK

Having had breast cancer at 33, the Esoteric Breast Massages have been a profound experience in my overall healing. The EBM sessions have given me insight into feeling and clearing the patterns that I have lived, which led to the breast cancer. The EBMs are deepening my understanding of the importance of self-nurturing and self-love and assisting me to be more in touch with how I live, the actions I take, and if they are healing or harming. The EBMs are such a deeply nurturing experience. I have never felt so connected to my breasts or felt so much love for them until now. Through the treatments I have a deeper connection to myself and my femininity.
D.G. (age 37) AUS

When I first heard about the EBM I was a general manager at a restaurant, my body and breasts were all fine, well except when my breasts ached and swelling started before my cycle! Spare time was hard to find but there was something about the EBM that I found interesting, so I gave it a go… a few massages later I realised that it wasn’t just a massage it was a lot deeper. The practitioners have such high integrity that not once have I felt awkward or uncomfortable, even though I had issues with self confidence. During the massage I got to feel the disconnection with my breasts, they were there but I couldn’t even feel them. Once I started to look at the issues, ideals and beliefs I was holding I could feel that they were very beautiful and powerful underneath. It's not just the connection to the breasts that made me stop and go WOW, but it was the quality of my being that I had never ever felt before. There is a stillness, a tenderness, a precious delicate woman in me that is natural. Allowing a bit of ‘me time’ has changed my life. Every woman should try one, words don’t do it justice!
N.W. (age 35) UK

The healing impact of the EBM is immediate and the sessions to date have supported me in recognising and dealing with some deep hurts I was/am holding onto in my body. The sessions are also helping me re-connect to my breasts; for someone who is pretty aware of what’s going on in the rest of my body, it was startling in the first EBM to realise I didn’t feel my breasts at all…it was like they were stuck onto my body. That is changing now. I feel (and look) different after the sessions; more gentle, more self-loving and more radiant…in fact, ‘I feel more’ after a session is probably a good way to express it. (And having felt that ‘more’ I now have a benchmark to let me know when I slip into ‘less’.) People around me notice the difference, too. I’d recommend EBMs to all women either as part of a specific healing programme or as an integral part of taking care of themselves and re-connecting to themselves as women.
A.M. (age 43) UK

I work in an executive position in the corporate world and it’s vital for me to stay connected to my femininity and not enjoin the hardness associated with my career choice. Most women in my field have chosen to be tough and hard in their expression. I have chosen that way in the past and it had a very detrimental affect on my health with obesity, candida, IBS, migraines and ME as recurring physical symptoms. Feelings of jealousy and comparison with other women and manipulative and needy relationships with men ran the emotional side of my life for 30 years. Having regular EBM sessions, alongside a loving process of self-awareness and deep kindness towards myself, has supported a turnaround my mother describes as ‘miraculous’. My physique has changed completely. The EBM will always be part of my support to continue my ever-expanding self-awareness.
S.C. (age 44) AUS