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. Buttock 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: Buttock 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.
Improve Muscle Recovery: Your gluteal muscles are at the core of every movement and, therefore, tend to become tight and sore after workouts. Incorporating buttock massage into your exercise routine will help improve your muscle recovery time from muscular damage after a workout. A buttock 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.