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The Benefits of Butt Massage

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author image Jen Weir
Jen Weir writes for several websites, specializing in the health and fitness field. She holds a Bachelor of Science in exercise science from Montana State University, is an NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialist and maintains a personal trainer certification from the American College of Sports Medicine.
The Benefits of Butt Massage
The benefits of butt massage Photo Credit Lower body massage as part of a full body Thai massage. image by Deborah Benbrook from Fotolia.com

Overview

Few body movements can be performed without the use of the gluteal muscles. Between regular use and the fact that many people spend the majority of the day sitting, the gluteal muscles end up in a state of constant tension. Tight glutes may be a cause of low back pain as well as pain and stiffness throughout the legs and hips. Butt massage will help alleviate the pain and tension associated with tight glute muscles, as well as offer beneficial effects for the rest of the body.

Reduce Pain and Stress

Butt massage can not only relieve pain and stress in the gluteal muscles, but it also offers the same benefits for the rest of the body. Massage on one part of your body produces chemical changes throughout the entire body that reduce pain and stress, according to a Sept. 4, 2008 article in "Newsweek."

Improve Blood and Lymph Circulation

The circulatory system works to carry oxygen and nutrients to your tissues while also removing waste. The lymph system delivers white blood cells and antibodies throughout your body to support your immune system. The gluteal region is rich in blood and lymph vessels, thereby immensely benefiting from massage therapy. The stroking movements performed during massage create a vacuum in the muscles to suck fluid through blood and lymph vessels as well as dilate the vessels to allow for greater nutrient transport, according to the Sports Injury Clinic.

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Improve Muscle Recovery

Your gluteal muscles are at the core of every movement and, therefore, tend to become tight and sore after workouts. Incorporating butt massage into your exercise routine will help improve your muscle recovery time from muscular damage after a workout. A butt massage will improve blood flow and waste removal, increase tissue permeability, stretch hard-to-target muscle fibers and break down scar tissue, reports the Sports Injury Clinic. All of these attributes allow for more complete muscle repair and shorter muscle recovery time.

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