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The Case For Male Massage

Apr 3, 2008
Male massage has been increasing in popularity in recent years for a large number of reasons. Admittedly, female massage therapists have traditionally outnumbered the number of male therapists greatly, and that is still the case today. However, the number of male massage therapists is slowly increasing, and while they may not outnumber female therapists any time soon, it is becoming much easier to find good male massage therapists in many fairly large cities all over the country.

While the quality of the massage is more a matter of the particular masseurs' qualifications than their gender, there are some obvious advantages with going with a male massage therapist. For one thing, a well-trained male therapist is just as capable of being every bit as gentle as a female therapist. There is certainly no reason why a male massage therapist who is suitably qualified cannot perform with a gentle touch if that is what you require. More importantly however, because of a man's greater physical strength, he will also be able to really dig deep into the muscle tissue and also stretch you properly, regardless of your body size and shape. As many people, both therapists and customers, will tell you, physical strength is a very important part of massage therapy and it is good to have the extra strength when you need it. It is particularly crucial in deep tissue massage techniques, which is useful in addressing muscle tension.

Of course, the fact that male massage therapists are naturally more familiar with the inner workings of the male body helps a lot as well.

Many men also feel more comfortable getting a massage from a male therapist. Perhaps it is because they know that they can be totally relaxed or feel safe, but regardless of the reason, a lot of men simply feel better able to relax in the hands of a qualified male massage therapist. Relaxation is just as much about the mind as it is about the body so being totally at ease mentally just makes the whole experience more enjoyable.

If safety is one of your main concerns, you should know that any professional male massage therapist is expected to maintain a professional demeanor at all times and keep the client's physical and mental comfort in mind. A professional masseuse will also know enough to use draping techniques that only expose the area of the body that is being worked on.
About the Author
JD Theis is the author of this article on Male Massage. Find more information about Male Massage at www.malemassagelist.com
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