Massaging the glutes/butt has many benefits. It is not uncommon to have them massaged in a professional setting like in a massage or physical therapy office. Massaging the butt can help treat low back issues, sciatica, hip pain, lack of range of motion, pains associated with shortened muscles and postural issues. Massaging the muscle eases pressure on all other muscles groups in your body. Not to mention, it feels good too.
The glutes are the largest muscle group in the body. Therefore, they do a lot of work. They provide stability, movement, and posture. So they are very important. And, they should be attended to regularly if you want to keep your body in tip-top shape.
Who should get a glute massage
You should consider having your glutes massaged if you are suffering from any of the following.
- low back pain
- hip pain
- knee pain
- stiffness in your upper and mid back
Doing so will help relax the tension in your glutes, provide circulation, improve mobility and a host of other benefits.
What to expect
You can expect that your glutes will be sore and sensitive to touch during the massage. The best thing to do is to focus on breathing. The idea is not to tighten your glutes during the session but to let them relax as the massage therapist works to elongate and smooth out the the muscle tissue. This process happens through a variety of techniques.
On your next visit don’t hesitate to ask your massage therapist to spend some time massaging your glutes. It can be added into your massage session.