Reflexology…and “Male Plumbing”


                                              Being Male… has it’s Ups and Downs”

The reproductive organs do more than just helps us procreate.

The testes are part of the glandular system that take command from the pituitary gland in the brain.

Testes have a dual function. Externally they secrete sperm. Internally they secrete the sex hormone – testosterone.

Hormonal messages command not only the sexual characteristics, such as muscle mass, growth of penis and body hair and voices changes, but also affects the whole body including it’s mental attitude and personality characteristics and is essential to a man’s well-being.

The prostate gland is a “male accessory” sex gland located just below the bladder. It’s purpose is to secrete an alkaline fluid as part of the semen.

Issues with the prostate often involve enlargement of the gland, putting undue stress against the neck of the bladder and imparing urination. This usually occurs in older gentlemen, but can be managed and may be prevented with a holistically infused lifestyle that includes reflexology.


Prostate Issues Include

~ Pain and burning sensation when passing urine

~ Lower abdominal pain

~ The inability to retain urine

~ Frequent urination, especially during the night

~ The bladder feels as though it isn’t completely empty

~ Feeling of tiredness and lethargy



With impotence, sometimes poor diet is to blame; other times the stress and tension from a busy lifestyle can cause depression or glandular imbalances.


Reflexology can greatly assist in bringing a man’s body back to a natural balance.

Listed below are the reflex points that have been shown to greatly improve the functions of the reproductive system.

Please review the Foot Map Page to familiarize yourself with the locations of these reflex points before beginning.


Reflex Points to Work

~ Pituitary (controls all other endocrine glands)

~ Testes

~ Prostate

~ Vas deferens ( a pair of excretory ducts which convey semen from the prostate to the urethra. They are located in within the groin reflex point)


Working the Reflexes

* By using your thumb or index finger – gently press, rotate then release on these reflex points.

* Work each point for approximately 1 minute.

* Work both feet.

* Do this 2-3 times a day.

* Reflexology is cumulative – therefore it takes some time for the influence to affect.

* Remember – reflexology is a powerful preventative modality which can be used before the onset of any physical manifestation.


Caution Care

~ When working the testes reflex point – always work gently. This point is often very tender on most men.

~ More pressure does not mean…better results.

~ Reflexology gently coaxes the body back into balance.


Aromatherapy for the Prostate and Impotence


Jasmine essential oil has a reputation for benefiting impotence in men and has been used for prostate concerns. It is excellent for stress relief and is uplifting during times of depression and lethargy.

It has a rich, sweet floral aroma.


Feet Treat

~ Use 3 drops of Jasmine oil mixed with 1 teaspoonful of Jojoba or Grape seed carrier oil.

~ Massage on both feet – concentrating on the reflex points listed above.

~ Elevate your feet for 10 minutes while breathing in the aroma. The oil will be quickly absorbed into your skin.

~ You can also carry the oil in your briefcase or backpack and inhale it directly from the bottle periodically throughout the day.


Caution Care

* As with all essential oils – use only pure grade.

* Do not use any essential oil on the skin without first diluting with a carrier oil.

* For external use only.


Reflexology and Aromatherapy are two powerful natural tools that can greatly assist…in staying fit and functioning.

I strongly encourage you to further investigate these modalities – by browsing the Book Page on this blog, and to also schedule an appointment with a professional in your area – by checking out Find a Practitioner on the sidebar.

So if you need a little support with your plumbing”…try using your feet and nose.

Things will definately start looking UP!

Be well Guys!


For pure essential oils and supplies: Hands-On Aromatherapy

Portions of this post gratefully supplied by: “Healing Yourself with Foot Reflexology” – Mildred Carter/Tammy Weber

“The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Reflexology” – Frankie Avalon Wolfe, Ph.D.

8 thoughts on “Reflexology…and “Male Plumbing”

  1. Good Morning to you Akelamalu~

    Your very welcome!

    Last week was for the GIRLS…and this week is for the BOYS.

    I actually learned a lot of great things while researching for this post.

    “Jasmine” for one.

    This was a lot of fun!

    Much thanks for popping by on this Monday morning…it’s always a delight my friend!

    Be well,

  2. I’ve always though this was an emotional issue with men. (impotence, not prostate issues)
    Thank goodness the guys I’ve been with have been in good physical health/taken good care of themselves and I have rarely had to deal with it.
    Of course all of them were under the age of 50 !
    I hope I never have need of your advice, Ron, but if I do…. I know where to send my guy to read up on it ! Or at least his reflexologist !

  3. Ron,
    You have given all men a service here. Most of us do not want to think about this subject let alone talk about it. You have come up to the plate and given to the world of blogdom tips to help with a very important part of a man’s life. We are vain individuals aren’t we?
    I thank you for the information and I have already stored it in my journal and logs and have put it down for daily use and practice. I am at that age; and when the student is ready the teacher appears. I think I owe you an apple.

    Have a great day

  4. Afternoon Angel Annie~

    Thank you for comming over for a visit!

    I believe it may be a combination of both physical AND emotional.

    One may lead to the other. When we’re not feeling well physically…emotionally we may begin to feel…it and visa-versa.

    But I also believe that there are tremendously valuable natural tools out there, that can effectively support BOTH, as we move through it.

    As males and females…we each have challenges with our physical and emotional make up.

    Viva la difference!

    I thank the Universe that I have been lead to these modalties…THANK YOU UNIVERSE!

    Have a great week Annie!!!!!!

    Be well,

  5. Helloooo Dave~

    Much thanks for your supportive and kind words…my Libra friend!

    Yes, I agree…we are vain individuals. This is perhaps WHY we avoid this kind of discussion.

    If we don’t look at it…maybe it won’t be.

    I too am at that age (51) when the body goes through it’s natural evolution process. I thoroughly enjoy getting older…but there ARE certain things that MAY or MAY NOT occur…so I must stay aware.

    The modalities that EACH of us practice…are such a beautiful gift of Grace…I feel so wealthy in receiving them!

    And I know that YOU do too!

    Your a great MALE Dave…and you make me proud to be one too!

    (so I owe YOU an apple)

    Your wife is very blessed!

    AS always…thank you for sharing your presence with us all!

    Be well guy,

  6. hello,
    I have a question if some one would be kind enought to help me.
    Im a trainee reflexologist and i have found an imbalence (lump) on my partners bladder reflex at the bottom of it,i can feel it more when going from toe to heel on the spine reflex, its only on the right hand foot i have been lead to belive its where the prostaite gland might be. he doesnt have any symptoms as stated above in the physical form. Would any one know a reason behind this… i would be glad of some assistance in this please.


  7. Hi Kristine~

    Thank you very much for stopping by my blog, it’s nice to hear from new visitors(especially from the UK)!

    I would think that if you are feeling something on the “bladder reflex” – it would be associated with the bladder and not the prostate.

    As I’m sure you already know – the prostate reflex is located MORE in the “hollow” below the ankle – and if he is not experiencing any challenges pertaining to the prostate gland, this may be something either associated with the bladder reflex (which is SO close to the spine reflex) OR just an accumulation of debris within the body – due to gravity which can settle on ANY reflex point on the feet.

    And please remember – the bladder reflex IS raised (or lumpy as you described)- so perhaps it’s simply that.

    Since all the reflex points over-lap with one another, it can be a little challenging to figure out specific points. I have a tendency to work in “areas.”

    Since you are “IN TRAINING” my suggestion would be to ask your instructor – maybe they can be more specific if they could actuall “see” what you have described.

    Again, thank you very much for stopping by and for your sharing your experience with me!

    Please feel free to visit anytime Kristine!

    Be well,

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