Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland which can either be due to an infection as well as other various causes. The prostate gland is a walnut-sized gland which is a part of the male reproductive system that is located in front of the rectum and below the bladder. The production of the seminal fluid in order to transport sperm through the urethra is the primary main function of the prostate gland. Nearly 2 million visits per year to outpatient urology practices in the United States are due to prostatitis. Prostatitis is more common in young and middle-aged men although men of all ages can be affected. Treatments will depend on the type of prostatitis that you are diagnosed with and each man will respond differently. One of the most helpful treatments for prostatitis is prostate massage.
What is Prostate Massage for Prostatitis?
Prostate massage is primarily used as an alternative treatment for chronic prostatitis and can also be used to improve sexual health and treat and enlarged prostate. It improves urinary flow, enhances blood flow, and helps maintain prostate tissue’s integrity. Prostate massage is also called “prostate milking” which stimulates the release of prostatic fluid, which opens up channels in the prostate and reduces inflammation. It also improves muscle tone so this is helpful for men with pelvic disorders.
How does prostate massage for prostatitis work?
Prostate massage can be performed by the patient, a physician, or a partner and can be done internally or externally. You should consult your doctor first before trying performing prostate massage to make sure that it is safe for you. There are several ways to do prostate massage daily such as:
Inserting a gloved and lubricated finger into the anus
This can be done by your partner, your doctor or yourself. Make sure that you had a recent bowel movement so that you will have a completely empty rectum. To relax your pelvic muscles, have a hot bath. Lie down on your back or side and one that will do the massage should wear a good quality latex glove and have their fingers applied with any lubricant like KY Jelly or natural castor oil. Apply a generous amount of lubricant to your anal area too. To have the anus relaxed, gently press the pad of the middle finger against it then move the finger gently in a tiny circular motion. Slowly increase the pressure and then push a bit firmer until the finger enters the anus. Then massage the prostate through the wall of the anus very gently by moving the finger in a “come here” fashion. Make sure that you massage very gently as too much pressure can cause injury to the internal structure of the prostate gland. The aim of this technique is to increase the blood flow and move stagnant fluids. Eventually, prostatic fluid will come out of the penis. After 5-15 minutes, remove your fingers slowly.
Using an internal prostate massager
Prostate massager such as the Sonic Prostate Massager is designed to soothe prostate glands and muscles by creating stimulating vibrations. It uses sonic waves which increase circulation to remove toxins and make the extra blood flow. Apply a lubricant first then insert the prostate massager into the anus to massage the prostate. Sonic Prostate Massager’s unique vibrating wave technology relaxes the prostate and relieves pain.
Applying finger pressure to the perineum
The perineum which is also known as the male G-Spot is located from the base of the penis to the anus and is highly sensitive external tissue. Insert a finger into your rectum to reach the perineum, and then apply a gentle pressure to the entire length of the perineum. Perineum massage does not only increase blood flow which aids prostatitis, it also makes masturbation and sexual intercourse more pleasurable.
Using an external prostate massage device
Use a massager to stimulate the perineum. This can be done clothed or unclothed, sitting in your desk working, sitting on a warm bath or even using a computer or watching T.V.
What are the Benefits of Prostate Massage?
Prostate massage helps clear the prostatic duct and produces a spontaneous secretion of fluid which eliminates the symptoms of prostatitis. In addition, it also improves the flow of urine as constant prostate massage eliminates swelling and inflammation of the prostate which interferes with the flow of your urine. This is also used to treat erectile dysfunction.
What are the Possible Risks of Prostate Massage?
Those who perform prostate massage especially for the treatment of prostatitis should be very careful and well-trained as the prostate is a very fragile gland and massaging it too vigorously may increase your symptoms or cause new issues and can do serious harm to your reproductive system. Many of the electronic prostate massagers are advertised as sex toys as some men find stimulation of their prostate pleasurable. Do not use prostate massager without proper training and instruction from a medical professional.
How to Find Prostate Massage Devices?
To get the optimum benefits of prostate massage, look for products that are specifically designed for this purpose. Before you make your purchase, read the product carefully and do extensive research as well as reviews of the said product. It is wise to look for products that offer a money-back guarantee and can repair it when the product gets broken. The prostate gland is very fragile so it is highly important to use a product that is safe. For internal massagers, look for the type of product that produces sonic waves and sonic waves are known to stimulate the muscles in the area, relaxes the prostate, encourages blood and fluid flow to the area and reduces inflammation.
Treating prostatitis using prostate massage may take time so you may see the result after several weeks or months. One session rarely shows results with most of the conditions so just be patient with your progress. Ultimately, prostate massage will help eliminate the symptoms and signs of your prostate problems entirely. To make sure that your expectations are managed, speak with your doctor first before starting this session.