I never thought the BreastRest™ would be referred to as a “bra without underwire”. It didn’t begin with that in mind. It was two hand towels rolled up and stuffed into the legs of pantyhose and wrapped around my breasts to prevent wrinkles from developing while I slept. I wore the contraption every day for 3 weeks to see if it would prevent wrinkles from forming while I slept. Not only did it stop the wrinkles from worsening, it provided my breasts with comfort and support.
My curiosity led me to endless forums where there were discussions on bra alternative possibilities, breast health, breast cancer, breast feeding, breast discomforts and boundless other topics about breasts. I had no idea there was a huge community of women around the world talking about breasts and their discomforts and experiences. This drove me to continue the development of my contraption along with discovering the real needs for women's breast wellness and healthy bra alternative options.
My research guided me to information and organizations like Breasthealth.org and Breasthealthtoday, which have created movements to inform, empower and inspire women and girls to protect their breast health by encouraging healthy lifestyles. Within their healthy lifestyle platforms, are suggestions to choose a bra without underwire or choosing bras that allow for better circulation around the breasts and lymph nodes.
The BreastRest™ has come a long way from the tea towel and pantyhose model. It is a system that provides 24 hr support and comfort through its patented designs and quality fabric. The foam replaces the underwire creating a healthier environment for the skin and surrounding tissues. It actually is a pillow under your breasts encouraging natural lift and support while offering additional health benefits to what the traditional bra has to offer. The BreastRest™ is a bra without underwire.
(Lymphnodes- the lymphatic system is a network of lymph nodes and lymph ducts that helps fight infection. Lymph nodes — found under the armpit, above the collarbone, behind the breastbone and in other parts of the body — trap harmful substances that may be in the lymphatic system and safely drain them from the body.)