Breast Exam and Educational Session:
Fee: $95.00 / 75 Minute Session if Paid by Cash or Check, $100.00 if Paid by Card
Breast Massage / Thermogram Clients:
Fee: $90.00/50 Minute Session if Paid by Cash or Check, $95.00 if Paid by Credit Card
Breast Health / Breast Exam / Lymphatic Drainage for Breast Tissue / Breast Massage
Empowering women with tools for proactive breast health allows the woman to truly get in touch with their own breast tissue. With one in eight women developing breast disease (cancer), it is even more important that women take action. Effie educates woman about the lymphatic drainage in the breast area and teaches women how do a more comprehensive breast exam. She teaches women how to palpate their breast tissue, understanding where congestion has developed over many years.
A Breast Thermogram is the only screening that gives a woman a Risk Assessment. By knowing the State-of-Her-Breast-Health, she is empowered to take proactive, preventive steps to decrease risk.
One important proactive step a woman can take is to literally get into better touch with her breasts. Effie J. Spurlin partners with Gaye Walden with Holistic Breast Health to give women a more comprehensive breast exam, empowering them to be aware of how their breasts feel so they can be alerted if there are any changes. Effie does Lymphatic Breast Drainage/Massage and teaches women how to do this themselves.
Here is more information about Breast Thermography from Holistic Breast Health and Gaye Walden
Breast Thermography, also known as Breast Thermal Imaging, uses a very sensitive digital infrared camera to measure heat on the surface of the breasts. This can show if one or both breasts or any area(s) in the breasts are “running a fever.” Significantly warmer breasts or areas of the breast may indicate infection, trauma or inflammation. The images also show thermovascularity, the pattern of blood vessels near the surface of the breasts.
IMAGES FROM INFRARED CAMERA DISPLAYED IN RAINBOW (FALSE COLOR) AND IN INVERTED GRAYSCALE
The Rainbow View maps heat differences in color and is used by the evaluating doctor to visualize any regional temperature differences. The doctor is particularly interested in seeing if there is a significant difference in temperature in an area of one breast compared to the contralateral (same) area of the other breast.
The Grayscale View is used to visualize vascular pattern(s). Since the concentrated blood in the veins is typically warmer than the surrounding tissue, the veins show up as darker lines in Grayscale View. Irregular vascular patterns can be indicative of abnormal cells forming new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels, a physiological process known as angiogenesis.
BREAST THERMAL IMAGING IS FOR WOMEN OF ALL AGES & ALL BREAST TYPES
It is especially effective for women with Dense Breasts, women with Breast Implants, women who have had Breast Reductions and for Monitoring after Surgery. It is also safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Women who begin to have Breast Thermograms in their 20’s, and establish their unique Breastprints earlier, will benefit the most by this proactive, preventive screening. By having regular Breast Thermograms, women can monitor their breast health throughout their lives and be alerted of any physiological changes in time to incorporate preventive strategies to reduce their risk of disease. Physiological changes typically occur years before structural changes.