The Esoteric Breast Massage (EBM) is a specialised women’s health technique that is performed by highly trained, EPA recognised and fully insured female practitioners, instructed by experienced female trainers.

The Esoteric Breast Massage (EBM), as taught by Universal Medicine, is founded on the philosophy of self care, that specific to women, supports the development of increased body and breast awareness and encourages a greater responsibility for one’s own health and wellbeing. The philosophy, teachings, and founding principles of this therapy and its practice are the work and teachings of Universal Medicine, integrity of which is evident in the exemplary responsibility and care practitioners express through their conduct and service delivery.

Increased Body & Breast Awareness

There is a growing body of clinical evidence that lifestyle choices are critical in preventing a wide variety of diseased and ill states. It has been documented that people with a greater awareness of their body are more likely to notice and address their symptoms earlier. We have observed this in clients receiving the Esoteric Breast Massage. Supporting women to develop a relationship with their breasts initiates greater breast awareness and overall body awareness, and in many cases has resulted in a more open and less fearful relationship with medical practitioners. Breast screening is an essential part of our responsibility as women for early detection of breast cancer however, developing a deeply nurturing relationship with our own breasts is an important step towards true breast health.

The Esoteric Breast Massage (EBM) is non-diagnostic and does not claim to be a substitute for medical diagnosis, treatment for breast cancer or any other medical treatment. Conventional medicine is held in high regard and  EBM practitioners are trained to work complementary to the work of medical professionals in the field of women’s health.

'We must free the woman to allow her to truly be in every way – so that we can benefit from her living stillness and her natural nurturing ways.'  
~ Serge Benhayon

The EBM is designed to support women in understanding and developing true breast care at a time when little or no attention is paid to this care unless the woman is facing a life threatening breast-related disease or illness or is experiencing challenges with breast-feeding. The breasts reflect an energetic centre of nurturing for a woman and through this modality a woman has the opportunity to reconnect with a gentler, more nurturing way of being, inspiring a woman to make different choices in her daily life that are supportive and honouring of the exquisite tenderness and beauty she begins to feel is within her once more.

The EBM is a very gentle, nurturing massage technique performed directly on the skin, including the chest area between the breasts and the lymphatic area under the armpits, with some contact over and around the body of the breasts. The EBM uses circular movements applied with very light pressure. The technique is only ever practised by women for women.


Practitioners are recognised by the The Esoteric Practitioners Association (EPA)* the branch of Universal Medicine that was instigated by Universal Medicine to serve the purpose of monitoring the practice of the modalities and therapies that were founded and are taught by Universal Medicine, whose governing document the EPA Code of Ethics and Conduct requires of its practitioners to commit to living a life that effectively ‘walks the talk’ – in other words if you’re going to advise someone on lifestyle choices related to developing greater self care, then the practitioner must address any issues they have in this area, committing to an ever deepening of their own self care in order that they can support another.

Training & Qualification

Practitioner Membership

To be eligible for entry into training as an EPA Practitioner of the Esoteric Breast Massage it is a compulsory requirement to complete the four training course levels of Sacred Esoteric Healing and the Esoteric Massage Level 1.

Note: Only women may study the EBM.

  • Sacred Esoteric Healing Level 1

  • Sacred Esoteric Healing Level 2

  • Sacred Esoteric Healing Level 3

  • Sacred Esoteric Healing Level 4

  • Esoteric Massage Level 1 


A student is then eligible to enrol in the EBM Training Program.

  • EBM Training Program is taken typically over 18 months -    2 years

Upon joining the EBM Training Program you may join the EPA as a 'Practitioner Member in Training' for Esoteric Breast Massage, and receive many benefits and on-going professional development training in support of your practice and further study.

Practice Hours and External Study

It is mandatory that all students of Esoteric Breast Massage complete clinical practice hours and external studies before becoming an EPA Recognised Practitioner.

Practice Hours

  • 100 hours (clinical practice)


External Study

  • Anatomy and Physiology I 

  • Anatomy and Physiology II

  • Anatomy and Physiology III
    (Muscular-Skeletal Anatomy)

  • Anatomy and Physiology IV

  • Nutrition I

External study is to be undertaken by pre-approved training associations, with Recognition of Prior Learning available upon review by the EPA.


Practitioner Membership

Upon completion of the EBM Training Program, 100 Practice Hours, External study requirements and successfully assessed by EBM International trainer as fit to practice, you will then be eligible to apply to the EPA for full Professional Practitioner Membership to practice the Esoteric Breast Massage.

Continuing Development Requirements

All EBM trainees and qualified practitioners automatically become concurrent members of Foundational Breast Care (FBC), the official body that oversees the delivery of practitioner training and public education in the EBM and related breast care, operating in alignment with Universal Medicine and the EPA, as the governing body of practitioner standards. 


As a condition of annual renewal, all trainees along with all qualified EBM practitioners are required to attend one of the two Annual FBC EBM Training and Development Retreats held in Australia and the UK each calendar year.


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