Is prostate massage really helpful?
Prostate massage can be performed by any pelvic health specialist trained in these techniques. The prostate should feel like the size of a walnut with good elasticity and mobility of the connective tissue around the area. If there is an enlargement (which is present in most men as they age), it may feel boggy or even inflamed at times. Prostate massage can help decrease inflammation in the area and improve mobility of the connective tissue if restrictions are present. This in turn can decrease pain symptoms and improve quality of urination. If there is rigidity present in the prostate tissue, it may be advised to visit a doctor to be sure there is nothing more serious going on.