What is the prostate?
The prostate is a gland that is an important part of the male reproductive system. It is around the size of a walnut, and is found in front of the rectum, between the bladder and the lingam. One of the main functions of the prostate is to make prostatic fluid, which helps to support the sperm. This is done by providing nourishment and protection. When a man ejaculates, this fluid travels down the urethra and makes up semen, along with the sperm.
How is a prostate massage performed?
Historically, prostate massage is a therapy which has been performed on men for centuries, if not millennia.
The prostate can be reached internally through the rectum, or stimulated externally through the perineum. During an internal massage, the therapist puts on a glove and slowly inserts a well lubricated finger into the rectum. A client’s consent is always obtained before performing any penetration, and client and therapist continue to communicate throughout the massage.
The therapist performs different movements on the inside of the anus and on the prostate, which can include circular, side to side or vibrating movements. The client is invited to share what feels good, or if there are any areas of discomfort present.
6 Prostate Massage Benefits
- Helps with Erectile Dysfunction
Prostate massage is an age old treatment for erectile dysfunction, and is thought to work by helping to clear out the prostatic duct. This treatment was used before more modern options of implants, pills or pumps existed and presents a more natural and often less invasive way of dealing with the issue.
- Helps with painful ejaculation
It is possible for fluid to accumulate in the reproductive system and get blocked, causing pain during ejaculation. Massage may be able to ease or eliminate them.
- Helps to eliminate toxins
The benefits of regular prostate massage include helping to eliminate any toxins or blockages that may build up in this area. This, in turn, can help to increase blood flow to the genital area, improving the strength of erections and the overall health of the whole reproductive system.
- Can help treat prostatitis
Historically, prostatitis – a condition in which the prostate gland becomes inflamed and swells up – has been primarily treated with massage.
- Enables better urine flow
When the prostate becomes enlarged, it can block off the flow of urine. This is because the prostate is in close proximity to the urethra and can exert pressure on it as its size changes. Massage can, in some cases, alleviate the swelling and improve the flow of urine.
- Promotes relaxation and well-being of the whole body
Tension is often stored in the rectum, and anal and prostate massage can help to release and relax a part of the body that often gets overlooked in regular massage. The anus and prostate often hold a lot of shame and other uncomfortable emotions. These may be felt and consciously experienced during a session. This gives the client the opportunity to let go of the unwanted on the journey of moving towards more pleasure and joy that can be felt in the body, and in their life.
Please note treatment is more effective when combined with making supportive lifestyle changes. These include a good diet, exercise, and taking time to relax and focus on the positives in life.
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