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Gay Male Masseurs & Gay Massage Services in New York City / Manhattan

New York City / Manhattan is home to thousands of gay masseurs and male massage service providers.   Most masseurs are based in the gay neighborhoods including:  Greenwich Village, Chelsea, SOHO and the Meat Packing District.

Many certified gay massage therapists (CMT) work out of their own homes, but are willing to travel to clients with sufficient notice.   Typically professional masseurs travel with a portable massage table or chair.   Availability will depend upon the masseurs schedule.  Many clients request same day appointments.

Masseurs usually specialize in certain techniques, based on their training and experience.  Generally, relaxation and therapeutic massage services are offered by all certified male massage therapists.  The most common forms of massage include Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Aromatherapy and Therapeutic Massage.

Relaxation massage is designed to relax the client and leave them feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.  Therapeutic/medicinal massage therapy is intended to address specific medical issues or injuries that the client may be experiencing.   Therapeutic massage can greatly enhance a client’s ability to recover from injuries to muscles and tendons.

If you are looking fore a male masseur in NYC, be sure to check out MaleMasseurs.com.

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Male Massage Techniques & Benefits

This main purpose of GayMassage.org is to highlight and share information on the best places around the world to hire male masseurs and find gay male massage services.

Our primary focus is on larger US cities like NYC (Manhattan), Los Angeles (LA / West Hollywood), Chicago (Lakeview / Boystown), Houston, San Francisco (Castro), Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington DC (Dupont Circle), Miami (South Beach / Miami Beach), Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Diego, Atlanta (Buckhead), San Jose, Riverside, Orange County/Long Beach, Detroit, Boston, Denver, Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando, Austin and any more.  Some international markets will also be highlighted including:  London, Toronto, Montreal, Sydney and Hong Kong.

We will discuss in detail the key benefits of gaymassage including:  pain management and stress relief, anxiety reduction, less stiffness and muscle soreness, shorter rehabilitation and injury recovery time and general health and well-being.

Historically, there are many words that have been used to describe massage gay treatments.  Words like bodywork, m2m massage, m4m massuers, and gay masaj all continue to be commonly used terms by gay men today.

Hiring the right male massage therapist takes time and research.  Your first decision is to determine your needs.  Are you looking for a therapeutic/healing session, or do you just need to relax and unwind after a hard days work?

Second, you need to determine what type of gay masage you want.  The most common types are:

  • ACUPRESSURE – ACUPRESSURE IS BASED ON THE CONCEPT OF LIFE ENERGY WHICH FLOWS THROUGH “MERIDIANS” IN THE BODY. IN TREATMENT, PHYSICAL PRESSURE IS APPLIED TO ACUPUNCTURE POINTS WITH THE AIM OF CLEARING BLOCKAGES IN THESE MERIDIANS. PRESSURE MAY BE APPLIED BY HAND, BY ELBOW, OR WITH VARIOUS DEVICES.
  • AROMATHERAPY – AROMATHERAPY USES FRAGRANT OILS EXTRACTED FROM HERBS, FLOWERS AND FRUITS TO NATURALLY ENHANCE THE BENEFITS.
  • CHAIR  – CHAIR MALE TO MALE MASSAGE IS A STYLE OF SEATED MASSAGE THAT IS TYPICALLY SHORT — 10 OR 15 MINUTES — AND FOCUSES ON YOUR BACK, SHOULDERS AND NECK AND ARMS. CHAIR BODYWORK IS DONE OVER CLOTHES AND DOESN’T REQUIRE ANY OIL.
  • CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY – CRANIAL SACRAL THERAPY (ALSO KNOWN AS CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY) IS A GENTLE, NONINVASIVE FORM OF BODY WORK THAT ADDRESSES THE BONES OF THE HEAD, SPINAL COLUMN AND SACRUM. THE GOAL IS TO RELEASE COMPRESSION IN THOSE AREAS WHICH ALLEVIATES STRESS AND PAIN. CRANIAL SACRAL THERAPY SEEKS TO RESTORE THE NATURAL POSITION OF THE BONES AND CAN DECREASE STRESS FROM CHRONIC INJURIES AS WELL AS PROVIDE RELIEF FROM MIGRAINE HEADACHES, NECK AND BACK PAIN, TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DISORDER (THE INFLAMMATION OF THE JOINT THAT CONNECTS THE LOWER JAW TO THE SKULL) AND MORE.
  • CUSTOM  – CUSTOM SESSIONS ARE TAILORED TO MEET THE SPECIFIC HEALTH AND RELAXATION NEEDS OF THE CLIENT. TECHNIQUES AND PRESSURE MAY VARY DEPENDING UPON AREAS OF FOCUS.
  • DEEP TISSUE – DEEP TISSUE THERAPY IS SIMILAR TO SWEDISH, BUT THE DEEPER PRESSURE IS BENEFICIAL IN RELEASING CHRONIC MUSCLE TENSION. THE FOCUS IS ON THE DEEPEST LAYERS OF MUSCLE TISSUE, TENDONS AND FASCIA (THE PROTECTIVE LAYER SURROUNDING MUSCLES, BONES AND JOINTS).
  • HOT STONE – THE PREMISE BEHIND HOT STONE THERAPY IS THAT THE DIRECT HEAT OF THE STONES RELAXES MUSCLES, ALLOWING THE THERAPIST ACCESS TO THEIR DEEPER MUSCLE LAYERS. COMBINING HOT STONE PROTOCOLS WITH A FULL BODY MASAGE PROVIDES A VERY HEALING AND EFFECTIVE EXPERIENCE. THE HOT STONES ALSO EXPAND BLOOD VESSELS, WHICH ENCOURAGES BLOOD FLOW THROUGHOUT THE BODY. THE HOT STONES HAVE A SEDATIVE EFFECT THAT CAN RELIEVE CHRONIC PAIN, REDUCE STRESS AND PROMOTE DEEP RELAXATION.
  • LOMI LOMI – ‘LOMILOMI’ IS THE WORD USED TODAY TO MEAN “M4M MASSAGE  THERAPIST” OR “HAWAIIAN MASSUER.” IN THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE, THE WORD USED TRADITIONALLY, CALLED LOMI, MEANS “TO KNEAD, TO RUB, OR SOOTHE; TO WORK IN AND OUT, AS THE PAWS OF A CONTENTED CAT. LOMILOMI PRACTITIONERS USE THE PALMS, FOREARMS, FINGERS, KNUCKLES, ELBOWS, KNEES, FEET, EVEN STICKS AND STONES. IT MAY BE PERFORMED WITH OR WITHOUT OIL.
  • LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE – MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE (MLD) IS A TYPE OF GENTLE TECHNIQUE WHICH IS INTENDED TO ENCOURAGE THE NATURAL DRAINAGE OF THE LYMPH, WHICH CARRIES WASTE PRODUCTS AWAY FROM THE TISSUES BACK TOWARD THE HEART. THE LYMPH SYSTEM DEPENDS ON INTRINSIC CONTRACTIONS OF THE SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS IN THE WALLS OF LYMPH VESSELS (PERISTALSIS) AND THE MOVEMENT OF SKELETAL MUSCLES TO PROPEL LYMPH THROUGH THE VESSELS TO LYMPH NODES AND THEN BEYOND THE LYMPH NODES TO THE LYMPH DUCTS WHICH RETURN LYMPH TO THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM. MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE USES A SPECIFIC AMOUNT OF PRESSURE (LESS THAN 9 OUNCES PER SQUARE INCH OR ABOUT 4 KPA) AND RHYTHMIC CIRCULAR MOVEMENTS TO STIMULATE LYMPH FLOW.
  • MYOFASCIAL RELEASE – MYOFASCIAL RELEASE (OR MFR) IS AN ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE THERAPY THAT CLAIMS TO TREAT SKELETAL MUSCLE IMMOBILITY AND PAIN BY RELAXING CONTRACTED MUSCLES, IMPROVING BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC CIRCULATION, AND STIMULATING THE STRETCH REFLEX IN MUSCLES.[1] FASCIA IS A THIN, TOUGH, ELASTIC TYPE OF CONNECTIVE TISSUE THAT WRAPS MOST STRUCTURES WITHIN THE HUMAN BODY, INCLUDING MUSCLE. FASCIA SUPPORTS AND PROTECTS THESE STRUCTURES. OSTEOPATHIC THEORY PROPOSES THAT THIS SOFT TISSUE CAN BECOME RESTRICTED DUE TO PSYCHOGENIC DISEASE, OVERUSE, TRAUMA, INFECTIOUS AGENTS, OR INACTIVITY, OFTEN RESULTING IN PAIN, MUSCLE TENSION, AND CORRESPONDING DIMINISHED BLOOD FLOW.
  • NEUROMUSCULAR – NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY (NMT) IS A SPECIALIZED FORM OF MANUAL THERAPY THAT UTILIZES STATIC PRESSURE ON SPECIFIC MYOFASCIAL POINTS TO RELIEVE PAIN. THIS TECHNIQUE MANIPULATES THE SOFT TISSUE OF THE BODY (MUSCLES, TENDONS AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE) TO BALANCE THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.
  • REFLEXOLOGY – REFLEXOLOGY IS AN ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE INVOLVING APPLICATION OF PRESSURE TO THE FEET AND HANDS WITH SPECIFIC THUMB, FINGER, AND HAND TECHNIQUES WITHOUT THE USE OF OIL OR LOTION.
  • REIKI – REIKI IS A JAPANESE TECHNIQUE FOR STRESS REDUCTION AND RELAXATION THAT ALSO PROMOTES HEALING. IT IS ADMINISTERED BY “LAYING ON HANDS” AND IS BASED ON THE IDEA THAT AN UNSEEN “LIFE FORCE ENERGY” FLOWS THROUGH US AND IS WHAT CAUSES US TO BE ALIVE. IF ONE’S “LIFE FORCE ENERGY” IS LOW, THEN WE ARE MORE LIKELY TO GET SICK OR FEEL STRESS, AND IF IT IS HIGH, WE ARE MORE CAPABLE OF BEING HAPPY AND HEALTHY.
  • RELAXATION – A RELAXATION GAYMASSAGE HELPS DE-STRESS AND LOOSEN UP YOUR BODY AND IS GREAT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE HAD A HARD WORK WEEK OR FEEL LIKE TREATING THEMSELVES TO SOME TLC! THE TREATMENT CONSISTS OF FLOWING STROKES, KNEADING AND GENTLE MANIPULATIONS OF THE MUSCLES PERFORMED AT YOUR CHOSEN PRESSURE.
  • SENSORIAL – SENSORIAL AIMS TO UTILIZE NEURAL PLASTICITY MECHANISMS TO AID IN THE RECOVERY OF SOMATOSENSORY FUNCTION AFTER STROKE OR COGNITIVE AGEING.
  • SHIATSU – SHIATSU IS AN ALTERNATIVE TECHNIQUE THAT INVOLVES MANUAL PRESSURE APPLIED TO SPECIFIC POINTS ON THE BODY IN AN ATTEMPT TO RELIEVE TENSION AND PAIN.
  • SPORTS – SPORTS MASAGE IS A LARGE CATEGORY THAT ENCOMPASSES SEVERAL OTHER MASSAGE CATEGORIES AND CONCEPTS: 1) IT ENCOMPASSES ANY TECHNIQUE THAT THE THERAPIST KNOWS AND FEELS ARE NECESSARY FOR A PARTICULAR SESSION. MOST OF THE TIME, THOSE TECHNIQUES ARE DEEP TISSUE AND STRETCHING.
  • SWEDISH – SWEDISH THERAPY IS THE MODALITY THAT COMES TO MIND WHEN MOST PEOPLE THINK ABOUT MALE MASSEURS. AS THE BEST-KNOWN TYPE OF BODY WORK PERFORMED TODAY, ONE OF THE PRIMARY GOALS OF THE SWEDISH MASSAGE TECHNIQUE IS TO RELAX THE ENTIRE BODY. THIS IS ACCOMPLISHED BY RUBBING THE MUSCLES WITH LONG GLIDING STROKES IN THE DIRECTION OF BLOOD RETURNING TO THE HEART. BUT SWEDISH THERAPY GOES BEYOND RELAXATION. SWEDISH BODYWORK IS EXCEPTIONALLY BENEFICIAL FOR INCREASING THE LEVEL OF OXYGEN IN THE BLOOD, DECREASING MUSCLE TOXINS, IMPROVING CIRCULATION AND FLEXIBILITY WHILE EASING TENSION.
  • THAI – THAI MASAJ LOOKS LIKE A CROSS BETWEEN ACUPRESSURE, YOGA, AND ZEN SHIATSU AND IS INSPIRED BY BUDDHIST TEACHINGS. THE ACTUAL MASSAGE CONSISTS OF A TECHNIQUE THAT USES SLOW, RHYTHMIC COMPRESSIONS AND STRETCHES ALONG THE BODY’S ENERGY LINES, ALSO CALLED SEN IN THAI.
  • THERAPEUTIC – THERAPEUTIC GAYMASSAGE THERAPY IS MANUAL MANIPULATION OF SOFT BODY TISSUES (MUSCLE, CONNECTIVE TISSUE, TENDONS AND LIGAMENTS) TO ENHANCE A PERSON’S HEALTH AND WELL-BEING. THERE ARE DOZENS OF TYPES OF THERAPEUTIC METHODS (ALSO CALLED MODALITIES).
  • TRIGGER POINT – TRIGGER POINT THERAPY ALSO KNOWN AS NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY THAT CONSISTS OF ALTERNATING LEVELS OF CONCENTRATED PRESSURE ON THE AREAS OF MUSCLE SPASM.
  • TANDEM – TWO PERSON SESSION (OR 4 HANDED) INVOLVES TWO MALE THERAPISTS APPLYING PRESSURE SIMULTANEOUSLY FOR MAXIMUM BENEFIT AND RESULTS.

Lastly, you need to rent masseur near you.  You should consider important factors when choosing a top gay massuer including:

  1. Years of experience of the Male Masseuse
  2. Area of Focus
  3. Massage Techniques Offered by the Masseur
  4. Facilities & Setup
  5. Background, Training & Education
  6. Certification / Licensing
  7. Client Reviews
  8. Pricing & Session Lengths (30, 60, 90 minutes)
  9. Products Used During the Gay Masaj Session
  10. Location & Availability

Whether you’re looking for the best gay male massage in new york city (NYC), Manhattan, Los Angeles (LA), West Hollywood, Chicago (boystown), Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Phoenix, Atlanta, Miami, Washington DC, San Antonio, Orlando, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit, Austin, Denver, London, Sydney, Toronto or Montreal, you’ll find GayMassage.org to be the masseur finder you’re looking for.

Be sure to check out our local city links to find a male masseur near you.

 

Relaxation Versus Therapeutic Massage

There a two broad types of massage therapy:

  1. Relaxation Massage, and
  2. Therapeutic Massage

Relaxation massage is by far the most common type.  Most massage clients have one simple need, they just need to relax!  They’re stressed out, maxed out, overworked, overwhelmed, and mentally and physically exhausted.  Relaxation massage is great at addressing these problems and helping get them back on their feet again.

In addition, relaxation massage helps gay men to de-stress and loosen up their body and is great for those who have had a difficult week at the office, have a sore back, tired feet or just need to decompress.

Therapeutic massage is geared toward a specific goal and is intended to help address a condition or medical problem that the client is experiencing.

Therapeutic massage includes any type of massage technique that helps relieve pain, reduce stress, and work on a specific issue—such as a injured ankle or torn muscle. People often assume therapeutic massage means only deep tissue massage, and that they will get a very strong, intense experience, but it may apply to many forms and modalities of massage.

Most men will find that getting a relaxation massage from a trained and experienced male masseur will address all their needs.  Some men, however, with specific medical or health issues may find it necessary to seek out a gay massage therapist or male masseuse  trained in the technique or method that addresses their specific health issue.

 

Find A Gay Friendly Spa Near You

Gay men, like all men, have special needs when it comes to male grooming and man-scaping.

Gay spa’s cater to the needs of their gay clientele by providing treatments specifically designed to meet the needs of their gay male customers.   Spa treatments often include gay waxing, male grooming and male massage services.  The most frequently requested gay massage techniques are reflexology and trigger point massage.

Reflexology massage, also called zone therapy, is an alternative medicine involving applying  pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques.  Reflexology is a frequently used technique by male masseuses to help soothe sore feet and hands.

Trigger point massage  therapy is a body work technique that involves applying pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and inflammation in other parts of the body.  Trigger point therapy is common modality used by gay male masseurs given that men tend to incur more sports related injuries which respond well to this method.

Finding a gay friendly spa near you that provides high quality gay waxing, male grooming and gay massage services can be challenging at times.  However, most gay neighborhoods have spas that understand the needs of their local customers and will be able to assist you with your needs.

Before selecting a local spa, look online for reviews of spas near you so that you can make an educated and informed decision.   There’s nothing worse than showing up for an appointment only to learn they they don’t understand your needs.

 

 

Gay Bodywork Defined

Wikipedia defines body work as:

“In alternative medicine, bodywork is any therapeutic or personal development technique that involves working with the human body in a form involving manipulative therapy, breath work, or energy medicine. Bodywork techniques also aim to assess or improve posture, promote awareness of the “bodymind connection” rather than the “mind-body connection”, or to manipulate a so-called “energy field” surrounding the human body and affecting health.”

The main association serving gay bodyworkers is the ABMP – Associated Bodywork & Massage Professions.  They have thousands of members nationwide.

There are many forms of gay male body work however Reiki and Deep Tissue massage are among the most common techniques utilized by gay masseurs.   Bodywork involves the stretching and manipulation of the body and muscles with the intention of helping the client reduce pain and inflammation and promote wholeness and fully body awareness, health and well-being.

Gay bodyworkers have been practicing their craft for thousands of years, well before the advent of modern medicine.  Skilled body workers understand the connection between the body and the mind and use techniques designed to reunite the two and bring them back into alignment.

If you feel that you have a disconnect between your body and your mind, you may want to consult with a trained male body worker in your area and see if he can help you refocus your core energies and regain vitality, focus and good health.

Massage Oils: A Matter of Personal Preference

The right massage oil can make a huge difference in the quality and enjoyment of your next massage.

Massage oils can be either scented or unscented.  Gay clients with sensitive skin should always chose the unscented oils to avoid breakouts and skin irritation.

Aromatherapy is one of the most popular massage techniques offered by male masseurs.  Many gay masseurs use scented oils and candles (lavender, rosemary, mint, chamomile, etc) to help to relax and soothe their clients during the gay massage therapy session.  Coconut oil is also a top pick among professional male masseuses given it’s healing qualities.

Many top masseurs have a variety of massage oils available for their clients to choose from…some very common and others very exotic.  Hot oil therapy is also a popular option which adds additional warmth and sensation.

Oils have been used for many years because of their natural healing and therapeutic properties.  Not only are they good for your skin, they also allow the masseur to more deeply work the tension out of sore muscles and tendons.

Before your next male massage appointment, be sure to ask your masseuse what oils he would recommend given your needs and condition.

 

 

The best massage tables and key differences.

A good massage table is fundamental to having a great massage experience.

Most massage tables include padding and a headrest so that the client can comfortably lie on his stomach when receiving the massage.

High quality massage tables have extra padding so that the client can relax and have a an opening for the face so that the client can breath comfortably.   Lower quality tables have less cushioning and are generally not recommended.  Prices vary, however high quality tables can be very expensive.

Massage tables can either be portable or stationary.  Portable tables allow the gay masseur to carry his table with him to his next gay massage appointment.   Most male masseurs prefer portable tables because of their flexibility and light weight.

Most gay day spas have stationary tables that can’t be easily moved.  These tables tend to be sturdier and allow the male masseuse to apply greater pressure and force to be during the male massage therapy session.

Before buying a table, think about your requirements, budget and the various pros and cons of each option before making your purchase.

 

How do i become a masseur?

Masseurs come in all shapes and sizes.  Virtually every human on the planet has been a masseur at one time or another.  The simple act of giving a friend a back rub qualities you a casual male masseuse.

Webster’s dictionary defines a masseur as: ” a man who practices massage” or ” a man whose job is to give massages.”

A masseur can either be formally and professionally trained, or have no training at all.

Professional masseurs are typically certified in massage therapy from an accredited massage therapy school.  They have undergone many hours of hands-on training and study and have had to pass a test demonstrating their skill and acumen in massage.  The rigorous of massage therapy training can be demanding and many students drop out before fully completing their studies.

The main accreditation for massage therapists is the AMTA, The American Massage Therapy Association.   The AMTA estimates that there are between 300,000 and 350,000 massage therapists in the United States alone!

If you are interested in becoming a masseur, be sure to do your research in advance.  Understand the requirements, costs and training required up front so that you can make an educated decision about whether or not a career as a masseur is right for you.

 

 

Do you have to be gay to get a gay massage?

ABSOLUTELY NOT!

A gay massage is simply a massage performed by a gay man.   Gay masseurs cater to all types, sizes, races and genders, so don’t think that you can’t hire a gay masseur for your next massage therapy session.

GayMassage service providers deliver the same high quality experience you would find in a day spa or high-end hotel.  In fact, many male masseuses have worked at resorts and spas throughout the world and are accustomed to catering to the needs of very demanding and affluent clientele.

The next time you are looking for a top-notch massage, consider having a gay masage practitioner help you reduce your stress, stretch your muscles, relieve your pain and leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world.