Prostate massage for prostatitis is a common alternative treatment for patients dealing with chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) or chronic prostatitis (CP).
In addition to treating prostatitis, performing a prostate massage can also treat poor sexual health and am enlarged prostate.
The reason prostate massage is so useful in the treatment of these conditions is because it improves urinary and blood flow while also maintaining prostate tissue integrity.
An improved blood flow ensures a steady and healthy supply of oxygen, white blood cells, and nutrients, all of which help fight infection and keep your prostate healthy.
This type of massage can be performed by a physician, a trusted partner, or even by yourself.
It can also be performed either externally or internally.
Sometimes called prostate milking, a prostate massage will stimulate the prostate to release prostatic fluid.
This will reduce inflammation and open up the channels of the prostate, both of which contribute to CPPS or CP.
For men with disorders of the pelvic floor, prostate massage can improve the muscle tone.
These conditions occur in up to half of men suffering from CPPS/CP.
How Can Prostate Massage Help Prostatitis?
There are a couple of different ways you can perform a daily prostate massage.
To ensure your safety, always ask you doctor before starting prostate massage therapy for your prostatitis.
You can perform a prostate massage to treat prostatitis by:
* Using an internally inserted massager designed for the prostate.
* Using an external massager designed for prostate stimulation.
* Lubricating a gloved finger and inserting it into the anus; or
* Applying pressure to your perineum using your fingers.
If you opt for digital insertion, the massage can be performed by yourself, a trusted partner or even your doctor.
Make sure the hand doing the massage is gloved and apply lubricant.
Insert the finger into the anus, pressing against the prostate.
It will be smallish in size, shaped like a round ball.
Be very cautious as you feel around for the prostate. Use the finger to massage different areas of the prostate.
This is done by applying slight pressure, then releasing. Applying pressure to the very center of the prostate should cause a release of prostatic fluid.
It will appear from the tip of the penis.
Depending on the health and size of your prostate gland, a prostate massage can feel anything from uncomfortable to pleasurable.
A lubricated internal prostate massager can also be inserted into the anus in order to massage your prostate. An external massager works by applying pressure to your perineum – the area between the anus and the scrotum.
You can also use your finger externally by applying pressure to your perineum. Apply gentle pressure as you massage the length of the area.
Where And How To Purchase Device For Prostate Massage
If you want to buy a device to massage the prostate, look for a product expressly designed for that purpose. Do not purchase a sex toy, even if it has been marketed as a massager.
Read the description of the product and do a quick search to learn about the company making it before you buy.
In addition, look for a product that comes with a warranty and money back guarantee, in case it breaks or you decide it isn’t right for you.
You can also ask your doctor for recommendations before making a purchase.
Some internal prostate massagers devices use vibration. The prostate gland is quite fragile, so it is important that the product is safe to use. Look for ones that produce a vibration using sonic waves.
Sonic waves will relax the prostate while stimulating the muscles around it, reducing inflammation and encouraging blood flow to the area.
An external massager works by stimulating your perineum. You can use one of these small devices while seated.
Treating prostatitis using prostate massage will take some time. As with many of the alternative treatments available for CPPS or CP that work by treating the muscles around the prostate, it may be weeks or even months before you start to see the benefits of daily prostate massage.
It is important to be patient, even if progress is slow.
Other treatments that can help the muscles surrounding the prostate and therefore improve the symptoms of CPPS/CP include myofacial trigger point release therapy, the Wise-Anderson Protocol, and Renew XY Health.
Prostate massage is often included in other programs for whole body treatment of CPPS/CP such as “NPAT.”
Prostatitis Treatment Protocol
The acronym NPAT stands for:
- Natural Treatments (such as elimination diets, wheat-free diets, and ALCAT)
- Phytotherapy (taking pollen and quercetin with probiotics)
- Alternative Treatments (such as prostate massage, acupuncture, and pelvic rehabilitation therapy)
- Total Body (managing stress, exercise, lifestyle)
As part of NPAT, massaging the prostate can be combined with other types of therapy in a holistic, whole body approach to treating prostatitis.
Since CPPS/CP may sometimes stem from parts of the body other than the prostate, a multimodal approach is often more successful for many men seeking treatment.
It is important to not that prostate massage should not be performed in the days leading up to a PSA test. Prostate massage can sometimes temporarily and artificially raise the levels of PSA, causing undue alarm.