Prostate Massage

By Ian Chow, Certified Massage Therapist / Infant Massage Instructor / Oncology Massage Trainer

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What Is Prostate? 
Prostate is a small (about the size of a walnut), rubbery gland that produces fluid as part of the semen that nourishes the sperm. It is located in front of the rectum, below the bladder. 

What are the common prostate conditions? 
Three main conditions that men suffer from prostate conditions include prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate that mainly due to infection), benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of the prostate which affect a lot of men above 50 years old) and prostate cancer which is one of the more common cancer in men. 

Benign prostatic hypertrophy can be treated but not cured meanwhile prostatitis is curable in most cases.  


What is the effect from these conditions? 
An enlargement of prostate usually will have effect on the men ability to urinate including frequent urge / need to urinate, problem controlling the the start and stop of urination, weak urine stream and feeling that the bladder is not emptied. 

Prostate conditions may also cause sexual related issues including erectile dysfunction or difficulty in maintaining an erection plus reduce of sexual libido and satisfaction. 

How does prostate massage help?
The massage is anecdotally supported to tackle range of prostate conditions or easing the side effect. It can decrease localized inflammation. It is thought to relieve the swelling and pressure built up in the organ with spontaneous secretion of the fluid. 

It may also help in easing painful ejaculation, erection issues and urine flow. 


Is there a risk to prostate massage? 
Done hygienically and cautiously, a prostate massage uses very gentle technique that should not be rough or painful. Furthermore, massaging it too vigorously may worsen the conditions or even create new issues or cause injury. 

Caution: Please do not opt for prostate massage if you are having prostate cancer as it may cause metastasis. Also, to avoid prostate massage if you have epididymitis, an inflammation of the tube connecting the testicle to the vas deferens (sperm duct). 

Is there medical research to support the effectiveness of the treatment? 
So far, there are very little research done or it was conducted in small study. Just like manhood therapy, the medical community may not encourage this practice or use it as a main way to treat prostate conditions. 

However, similar to manhood therapy, one could opt this as an alternative treatment that go in tandem with the medicine or treatment that your urologist is prescribing.  


What to expect?
For my procedure, before the massage, similar to manhood therapy that I perform, I will be massaging the patient concentrating on muscles surrounding / connected to the pelvic region including the thigh, sacrum, glutes, lower back, stomach and perineum.

After that, a lubricated gloved finger will be inserted into your rectum, gently massaging the prostate for a few minutes. During the session, receiver do have to have constant communication with me especially if it becomes painful. At anytime, both the therapist and receiver may also stop the session if one deemed uncomfortable with the proceeding.

Do get in touch with me to chat further with regards to this manual therapy. However, I will not entertain your message if you are having the intention in getting prostate massage purely as a sexual pleasure or relief. 


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