Therapeutic massage of the prostate for a long time was a real stumbling block among physicians. Initially, the opinions of scientists differed about the effectiveness of this technique, since there was a theory about the possible harm when using massage techniques.
Over time, researchers have refuted doubt, proving that such an aid has indeed a high threshold of productivity. The main advantage of the method is the ability to produce a favorable therapeutic effect in the inflammatory process or stagnation of the prostate.
This truth is confirmed by patients who have undergone a massage course. This helped to overcome the acute symptoms of chronic prostatitis and contributed to the drainage of the prostate gland.
How it works?
The most important point of the treatment program should be the choice of a doctor who will provide such delicate assistance. Despite the stereotypes, it is possible to help patients with this disease even at home. But it’s not he himself who should carry out the set of manipulations, but an experienced urologist-andrologist.
Some patients try to cope without the help of medical staff, using self-help books or questionable advice from traditional medicine. But physiologically independently getting to the desired point is a problematic task.
Even if the massage agrees to do the sexual partner, this is not a guarantee of the success of the enterprise. Doctors remind that pushing or stroking the prostate gland is not yet a full-fledged useful urological massage. If, due to his own shyness, the victim delays with consultation and recording for a professional procedure, this will culminate in the development of a serious illness with irreversible processes.
The most important benefit of the technique is the ability to restore the patency of the ducts, which in medical terminology is called the drainage function. Due to this action, it turns out to provide the body with an outflow of secretion in the right quantity. It will also contain the destroyed microorganisms, their toxins produced in the process of life, which accumulate in the tubules of the prostate. All together it guarantees the blocking of intoxication of the gland.
Also an important preventive role is played by the restoration of venous and lymphatic outflows, which often in more mature age becomes the basis for the development of more serious diseases.
Among other useful shifts, there are:
- irritation of nerve endings locally, which improves the quality of blood flow;
- dilation of vessels, which provides increased supply of nutrients along with oxygen;
- improving the ability of drugs to penetrate into the tissue when taking pharmacological drugs course;
- stabilization of recovery processes.
The last paragraph covers the parameters of the normal tone of the muscular elements not only of the gland itself, but also of the muscle tissues in the perineal region.
But usually this massage itself is not prescribed. It is customary to combine it with other massage techniques:
- seminal vesicles;
An integrated approach guarantees the improvement of blood circulation in the genitals, which has a positive effect on reducing pain in the acute stages of the course of diseases. This especially helps with chronic prostatitis. But here it should be remembered that the measure presented is only an auxiliary one. It will not be able to completely cure the victim of prostate disorders, but only improves health, increasing the effectiveness of the medication course.
Often, doctors insist on combining massage with physiotherapy in order to achieve a better outcome in a shorter time. But it is allowed to do this exclusively transrectally according to current indications.
Also, the method will be useless if the patient does not abandon an unhealthy lifestyle. It is about drinking alcohol, smoking, drugs and lack of physical activity. Only a collective approach can provide an optimal result.
Diagnostic and therapeutic massage to restore the functionality of the prostate should be made only by a qualified urologist. This is even stated in official documents of the Ministry of Health. An important success factor is compliance with the entire protocol step by step.
It is believed that the most common way to practice in the territory of some Asian and European countries. And the American scientific researchers prefer to combine it with antibiotic therapy in order to extinguish the pain in the abacterial form of prostatitis.
The underlying indications for the manipulation is called:
- varieties of chronic prostatitis from bacterial to asymptomatic;
- chronic pelvic pain syndrome;
- sexual disorders like erectile dysfunction;
- premature ejaculation.
Also, without this option of improving sexual health, it will not be possible to obtain the secret of the gland for its subsequent research in a clinical laboratory.
Despite the many positive aspects of the procedure, it has a number of contraindications. If you ignore the medical inhibitions, then in a short time it will hurt yourself, making the situation worse than it was.
The most common contraindications considered:
- prostatitis in the acute stage of the course, which increases the risk of the spread of the inflammatory process in neighboring organs and tissues;
- presence of stones.
In the second case, it is usually about malignant neoplasms, along with metastases. In all other situations it will be more logical to check with the attending specialist.
The procedure algorithm provides for a mandatory preparatory stage. First, the urologist conducts an antiseptic of hands, then to wear latex gloves. All performance of the practical part should be done with the index finger.
The patient will be offered a choice of three options for the situation:
- kneel on the floor, and elbows rest on the medical couch;
- lying on your side, pulling your knees up to your stomach;
- stand leaning forward 90 degrees.
With the latter decision, you will need to find additional support for the elbows.
First, the doctor lubricates the finger with petroleum jelly, or a special gel, in order to reduce the trauma during its introduction into the victim's rectum. Approximately at a distance of 3 to 5 cm of the anus, it will be possible to grope the prostate gland.
With the help of the same palpation, its evaluation is performed:
- equity symmetry.
Additionally, you need to control the consistency and condition of the mucous membranes of the rectum directly above the prostate. Also, the victim should inform the doctor about pain, if they have a place to be. Only then can you proceed to the massage itself.
To do this, you must first with one share, and then the second. Movement should be made along the outflow ducts of the gland from the top down from the sides of the lobe in the central sulcus. The latter is usually localized exactly in the middle of two parts, if one of them is not enlarged in diameter.
Sometimes experts add another movement, which resembles a transversely located figure "8" - a sign of infinity. To increase productivity, you will first practically have to not press on the gland. Over time, the pressure should be increased, but here the patient's well-being should act as a guideline. If he complains of pain, then this is the first sign that the massage began, despite the above contraindications.
The final link is to hold your finger along the central groove according to the principle: "from inside to outside".
The exact time of the session is unlikely to be even voiced by an experienced urologist. Usually, the need to complete the manipulation is indicated by the appearance of a drop of gland, which often occurs somewhere within a minute.
The number of visits to the massage room is from ten to fifteen, representing a complete medical course. It is worth spending every next session in a day, or even two days after the previous call.
The fact that the measure has helped will be evidenced by the improvement in prostatic juice during the next laboratory study. Also, the weakening or even complete cessation of pain is a positive sign of effectiveness. Improving the quality of urination will tell the same thing. But for all of the above, you only need to choose a professional in your field, and not self-medicate.