The Truth about Esoteric Breast Massage

Media Release 24/7/2012

Universal Medicine would like to issue the following statement regarding the Esoteric Breast Massage - Women's Health is a very sensitive and delicate area and the treatment of this topic in the public eye of late,  is something we can't abide. We trust you will get a more balanced view by reading the following:

The Esoteric Breast Massage (EBM) is one of the specialised modalities offered by Universal Medicine as a supportive and complementary therapy in the area of Women’s Health. It is only, and has only, ever been practised by women for women. Neither Serge Benhayon nor any other man has ever given an EBM, nor been present in a room during an EBM practical training assessment, nor been present during any EBM session. Furthermore, it has never been claimed that the EBM cures or 'wards off' cancer.

The EBM is a very gentle massage done mainly on the outside of the breasts in the lymphatic areas under the armpits, with some contact over the top of the breasts and heart area.

Esoteric Breast Massage plays a very important and very obvious role in a woman’s awareness of her overall health and wellbeing. Today many women lack true care and connection with their bodies and with their breasts. Many are not aware or 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 be swelling or lumps, 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.

When a woman comes for her first session, she is given a consent form to sign, which says that EBM practitioners give a gentle nurturing massage and are not qualified to give a medical diagnosis. Under no circumstances do we, as practitioners, or have we ever provided a medical opinion or diagnosis. Nor has Serge Benhayon or any EBM practitioner ever said that the EBM could cure or prevent breast cancer.

The training to become an EBM Practitioner is extremely thorough, and it takes a minimum of up to 4 years training to become 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*, Universal Medicine's in-house practitioner recognition body instigated by Universal Medicine to monitor the level of practise and intergrity with which the Universal Medicine modalities are delivered. EBM practitioners must also 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 EPA* recognition.

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 receive Recogniton from the EPA 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.


* The Esoteric Practitioners Association (EPA) is a branch of Universal Medicine. It was instigated by Universal Medicine to support the development of the practitioners who practise the modalities that were founded by Universal Medicine. The EPA is based on religious principles, esoteric practices and The Ageless Wisdom, as taught by Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine.


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

Mary-Louise Myers Esoteric Breast Massage PractitionerAbout 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