You might hear it called “top” surgery, “chest masculinization,” “chest reconstruction,” or “FTM or FTN surgery”, but either way, it’s a monumental deal. Sure, surgery itself is a major thing from a physiological point of view, but gender-affirming surgery, something that may help a person to live in a body with physical characteristics that are […]
In this video, I’ll talk a little bit about how scars are formed using the Under Your Skin cartoon (and if you want to read the cartoon, you can find it here) and then I’ll demonstrate four techniques that you can use to massage your own scars. I’m a big fan of self-massage, and
Anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love manual lymph drainage (MLD), and, well, sometimes I have to gush about it. (Fluid pun intended. Lymph nerds can’t help it.) The sessions are gentle, painless, non-clinical, relaxing, and over the years that I have been applying this work in my practice, I’ve learned that it’s
A client once told me that right after her double mastectomy, she felt like she was tossed into the ocean without a lifeboat or any direction. The surgery was a success, but no one warned her of the extent of pain and tightness she would feel as the scars began to form across her chest.