Prostate and Surrounding Tissue Massage
by Larry Clapp. "Excerpts from his book Prostate Health
in 90 Days"
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Now that you've worked out, it's time to let others work
on you: massaging your body, your prostate, and surrounding
areas to increase blood flow, soften and shrink the gland,
and relax the surrounding muscles.
The blood that carries oxygen to every cell of the body
is vital to physical health, abundance, and spirituality.
Only with an abundant supply of oxygen can each cell breathe
and pulsate with energy, and process out the toxins and
waste, while continually renewing itself. This is especially
true of the prostate. Dependent on some of the tiniest blood
passages in the body, for its blood and oxygen, it relies
on a steady flow of both. When the flow is crimped or interrupted,
even briefly, the prostate becomes a target for infection,
enlargement, or cancer.
Medical literature contains many reports of temporary and
permanent softening and shrinking of enlarged prostates
as a result of digital massage. There is specific mention
of improved urinary, stream, reduction of the hesitation
associated with prostate infection, a return to a more normal
prostate size and shape, and remission or reduction of tumor
size. Yet the medical establishment continues to ignore
the benefits of prostate massage: I have been unable to
find any discussion in the literature about prostate massage
as a healing or treatment modality, though it has been a
tantric practice for at least 8,000 years.
That hasn't stopped practitioners such as Roy Dittman,
O.M.D., of Santa Monica, California, from using and teaching
prostate massage. Dr. Dittman points out that most prostates
(and bladders) are choked off to some degree by surrounding
tight muscles and tissues-primarily the abductors, obliques,
and psoaz. The pliability, and normal pulsation a healthy,
prostate needs can be restricted by the tightness of the
surrounding muscles and tissues. If muscles are tight, the
prostate doesn't expand and contract with each breath, and
doesn't get the blood and oxygen it needs to remain healthy.
This tightness is quite easy to release by external and
internal massage. Self-massage your prostate and surrounding
areas by lying on your back with your legs extended. Now
bend your knees and hips, drawing your knees up to your
chest. Then spread your knees apart and press the soles
of your feet together firmly. Keep your soles pressed together
as you extend your legs to the floor. Repeat this up-and-down
motion 6 to 12 times daily while you are massaging the prostate
(the firm lump just above the anus) and perineum.
External prostate massage is a good start, but it's more
effective when accompanied by internal massage. Internal
prostate massage is an expansion of the digital rectal examination
(DRE) that the doctor performs during a prostate examination.
Pressed up against the wall of the rectum, the prostate
can be felt and manipulated by a gloved, lubricated finger
inserted into the rectum. An enlarged prostate can be gently
massaged by a physician or healer to induce the prostate
to soften and shrink. A loving partner can also perform
prostate massage. (This has been a part of tantric practice
for thousands of years.) The prostate and surrounding tissue
soften dramatically with even occasional massage, while
the process becomes more and more comfortable after an initial
period of discomfort. Internal prostate massage is often
applied by physicians when patients complain about urinary
problems or that their bladder never feels completely empty.
It may be best to be massaged by a professional first.
However, if your lover is willing, she can quickly learn
to perform the massage. Here's how it's done. Insert a lubricated
index finger into the anus, and then gently massage around
the chestnut-sized and -shaped prostate. Gradually increase
the finger pressure, until firm. Expand the massage to the
surrounding muscles on both sides, changing hands and position
as necessary. These muscles, which may be sore and hard
at first, will release and soften dramatically with continued
massage. Massage of the prostate and surrounding muscles
may be uncomfortable or painful at first. Tolerate as much
as you can at each session. You may, yell and scream a lot;
that's fine, for it helps to release stuck emotions. You
will be surprised at how great you feel as you release these
areas. Prostate massage feels better when you are somewhat
erect and excited, and it will produce a very thrilling
ejaculation if it's done during lovemaking.
A single massage can produce dramatic progress, freeing
the gland and surrounding tissues, increasing the flow of
blood and energy to the prostate, and releasing the energy
that has been trapped in this sensitive area. This newfound
physical openness allows more blood and oxygen to the area,
creating healing and general softness of the prostate. It
will also enhance your lovemaking.
Caution: If you have a prostate infection or cancer, prostate
massage, in theory, may cause the offending "germs''
to spread - and the massage may be quite painful if your
prostate is inflamed. Our experience, however, has been
very positive, as are the literature reports of massage
(Nectar Products™ recommends that you first check
with your Doctor, or Health Care Practitioner, for instructions
pertaining to your specific health situation).
Although there are reports of men with acute prostatitis
experiencing beneficial flushing and dissipation of their
pain after having massage performed, medical opinion is
generally opposed to prostatic massage in cases of acute
prostatitis or cancer. I favor massage, seeing great benefits
with little risk, but you must make your own decision. (Spinal
physiotherapy in the lumbar, lumbosacral, and sacral regions
will also indirectly stimulate the prostate, so care should
be taken when undergoing these procedures).
Regular sexual activity is also good for the prostate.
The rush of blood and energy, as well as the prostate's
pulsations during ejaculation, help the gland to maintain
its muscular strength and freedom, and also act to cleanse
the organ. Regular but not too frequent ejaculation also
helps to release the emotional blockages that cause hardness
and tightening of the prostate and surrounding tissues.
In general, massage, visualization, lovemaking, and stretching
increase blood flow in the area, which is beneficial.
In addition to increasing blood and energy flow, bodywork
also relaxes the surrounding muscles. Once these muscles
are loosened up, an enlarged prostate usually returns to
normal size and shape in just a few minutes. Men over the
age of 40 tend to have tight muscles, especially in the
groin and legs.
Working with structural integration bodyworker Deed Preston
of Santa Monica, California, I learned that these muscles
can be "released" through internal and external
massage. With the muscles relaxed, an enlarged and lopsided
prostate quickly returns to its normal size, texture, and
shape in anywhere from one to a few sessions. This bodywork
can be uncomfortable and painful at first, but the results
are dramatic: many men whose prostates remained enlarged
despite powerful drugs have experienced quick and permanent
healing. Just a few minutes of massage, which costs far
less than drugs or surgery, can work wonders.
Cynthia Lamborne is a leader in the field of
sacred sexuality and Tantra. Her background and training
includes: comprehensive study with several Tantric Masters;
extensive travel in Egypt, India and Nepal; 30 years of
training and experience with thousands of men and women
as an intimacy coach and workshop facilitator; and teaching
Transcendental Meditation for 10 years.