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Ease lower back Pain: The Benefits of Getting Your Glutes massaged

Updated: Dec 15, 2021

Benefits of Butt Massage

Ever had a pain in the butt? and I don't mean the nagging, annoying person you want to leave you alone. Our glutes or Gluteal muscles commonly know as the buttock muscles are a combination of fat and muscle. They include gluteus medius, gluteus maximus, and gluteus minimus. Together the buttocks are among the largest group of muscles in the body and essisenial for us to have stability, movement, and posture. In short, they’re very important.

Why Butt Massage Is Important?

When they're injured, weak or underdeveloped from not being used properly, the glutes can cause a variety of issue from lower back and hip pain to reduction in your range of motion. A butt massage can help to treat issues like these and a host of related problems that may come from having shortened glute muscles. By stretching and pushing on glute muscles it will helps to increase circulation, improve range of motion, and boost muscle stability.

Now just a quick side note, for those of you that have had a sought after medical procedure commonly referred to as a BBL or Brazilian butt lift which a professional cosmetic surgeon expels any undesirable fat from the midriff, back, legs, arms or flanks and moving it in the butt cheek zone. By doing this procedure the person would expect a measurable change in the shape of the "butt." A massage of the butt post-op can help to reduce inflammation, help to break up scare tissue or lumpy areas and increase blood flow to the gluteal muscle which can help to give a natural feel and look to the butt.

Improved Performance

Whether you’re keen to get a butt massage to relieve a tight tush or curious if it can help

you recover from a hard lower body day at the gym, or interested in pain relief, increased circulation,reduce discomfort in your lower back or faster muscle recovery, here’s what you need to know about butt massage.

Massage Can Help!

Many people will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives For some people the pain will be chronic and almost unbearable. Before turning to surgery or prescription medicine, a full massage may help broadly, however work on the glutes and hip area could be may an efficient way to ease back pain and improve range of motion.

These are some specific ways butt massage may to relieve your lower back discomfort:

  • Relaxes and loosens tight Gluteal Muscles

  • Helps alleviate low back pain

  • Helps reduce tightness in the hamstrings

  • Helps reduce the feeling of tight IT Band and knee pain

  • Helps alleviate hip pain and stiffness

  • Helps reduce aches and pains in the glutes

Helps relieve tension and promotes full body relaxation
  • a bruise in the buttocks, such as from a fall or injury

  • sciatica, a sharp, burning pain that radiates over the buttocks from the sciatic nerve, caused by tight glutes and a tight piriformis muscle, which underlies the glutes.

  • herniated disc (what happens when there is weakening of the cushion between the bodies of vertebral bones.

  • tight glutes

Relieve Lower Back Pain

Massaging the butt helps relax the all-important gluteal muscles and eases pressure on other parts of the back, spine, and legs. Through a good assessment and a few questions I am able to determine why the glutes may not be firing properly and address any muscular issues through targeted massage.

Butt massage can also reduce leg pain caused by tight muscles, lack of stretching, bursitis, a condition where fluid-filled sacs for cushioning your joints, or using improper form while exercise. Like the back, your legs rely on your butt’s glute muscles to coordinate a lot of important activities, from walking and running to moving from sitting and standing positions.

Excess weight can put increased stresses on mom lower back and strain on the hips thus the lower body muscles are consistently overused. This may continue to put more stress on the moms body further into the the pregnancy as the baby grows.

Prenatal massage focuses on the overall muscle relaxation for mom, but a butt massage may be particularly helpful for expecting mothers. Relaxing and stretching these muscles may help mom have better posture and experience less pain overall.

So I suppose a obvious question could be how is a butt massage preformed. As a trained massage therapist there may be several techniques used for a glute massage. These can include Swedish massage, deep-tissue, and sports massage. Each of these techniques has individual benefits for the glutes.

I created a style of massage called Elite Lomi Lomi massage to integrate multiple massage modalities in one massage session. I used my learning of Traditional Lomi Lomi massage as a foundation. I use a technique called IBR Intuitive Body Reading in my Elite Lomi Lomi massage sessions to give client a results focused outcome from session.

Take away

The most people don't walk around rubbing their butts complaining how sore or achy their hips are, however many people are now learning how important their good functioning Gluteal Muscles are to have good movement, posture and stability. The glutes are large tight and thick muscles need some cajoling to unwind and relax, however once they do, your hips will have movement and flexibilty.


Don’t fret whenever you get a massage, say yes to getting your glutes massaged. It’s purely professional. As trained massage therapists I can help you treat symptoms and improve your overall strength in these muscles. Remember figuring out how to do the glutes massage appropriately is fundamental. An ill-advised structure can encourage new conditions, disturb existing ones and potentially cause damage. Keep your butt from listing thus, start doing it the best possible way.

So, whenever you get a massage, say yes to getting your glutes massaged. Feel the advantages and appreciate the new body awareness you will have.

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