“Posterior”, “derrière”, “butt”, “buns”, “buttocks” or “bottom” are all terms that refer to an attractive part of the body, which is why many men and women opt for surgery to enhance their curves with the sole aim of upping their pulling potential. But for those who can’t afford surgery (or can’t stand the thought of an invasive procedure back there!), a buttocks massage can help add a little bit of natural shapeliness.
It forms part of the “Legs, Feet & Buttocks” massage therapy routine, but is one of the lesser-known therapies. The aim of the technique is to release tension locked in the spine, and to open up the lower back muscles, which results in increased mobility. This is achieved by stimulating the muscles of the buttocks, also known as the gluteal muscles (or just “glutes”), which are three muscles that make up the strongest and largest muscles in the human body.
An even lesser-known benefit of a buttocks massage is that it can help tone the gluteal muscles. Combined with the right exercises, massage therapy can also add to the bulk of the buttocks, which simply means more attractive curves!
In addition to the aesthetic benefits, buttocks massage therapy also:
Reduces Pain & Stress
Tense gluteal muscles may cause lower back pain, and can also be the result of stiffness in the legs and hips. A buttocks massage remedies tight muscles, and can help alleviate any physical discomfort in the immediate area.
Improves Lymph Circulation
The buttocks region is rich in lymph and blood vessels. The lymph system boosts your immune system by distributing white blood cells and antibodies throughout the body, while the circulatory system does the same with nutrients and oxygen while removing waste at the same time.
Buttocks massage therapy stimulates the flow of blood and lymphatic fluid in the buttocks and dilates the vessels, which means less toxins in your gluteal muscles, more oxygen and much more nutrients.
Remember, however, that massage therapy for the buttocks is most effective when combined with exercises that stimulate the size and firmness of the gluteal muscles. These include squats, lunges, gluteus kickbacks, one-legged cable kickbacks and gluteus curls, among others.
And while it may take a little longer than the surgical alternative to get that perfect behind, the benefits definitely make up for it with increased mobility, less stress, improved fitness and, of course, the pleasure of regular massage sessions!