The new male-focused massage is the ultimate in personalization, says one of the pioneers in the male-specific massage market, who prefers not to be named.
But it’s not just a gimmick.
The new men-only massage is a new and exciting development in male massage, says John Kornblum, founder of the company, which began offering male massage in 2008.
“The whole point is to take the traditional male massage to a whole new level,” he says.
“This is a whole lot more fun.”
As part of the move to create a more personalized massage experience, Kornbum and his colleagues at the company launched a new service, GentleMood.com, which provides personalized and unique massage recommendations based on a variety of factors, such as age, body type, body temperature and skin color.
GentleMouth, which launched in December, is an app for men.
In the app, users can choose from a list of “charms” to customize their massage.
Users can also use facial expressions to select the best treatment, and can also tap on the top of a screen to quickly switch between different massage settings.
Each charm includes a “recommendations” section, which lists the top 10 treatments, with suggestions for which one works best.
The GentleMudals app has more than 1 million registered users.
The Men’s Health app, which is available in Canada, has more 15 million registered user accounts.
Kornboom says the GentleMuds are just the tip of the iceberg.
The men-specific products are still a relatively new concept.
The first men-focused massages were offered in 2007, and Kornbos was one of those early pioneers.
He and his wife, a massage therapist, were on vacation when they got a call from a doctor who wanted to test their new male massage technique.
“I was a little skeptical at first, but I think the guy was really cool,” says Kornbor.
The doctor agreed to give Kornbials a try.
“He asked, ‘What is the best way to massage your male body?’
And we went through the entire process,” says the massage therapist.
After the procedure, Kothob’s doctor recommended GentleMums, which was based on the doctor’s experience.
“It was like, wow, I had this really cool thing, and I’m glad we were able to try it,” says Oskar Kothobi, an associate professor of massage at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
“What’s really cool is the fact that it doesn’t have any side effects.”
The Gentle Muds are currently available only in Germany, but Korns hopes to launch a US-based version soon.
Kothbos says the male massage industry has a long way to go to catch up to the female massage industry.
“You can do male massage with a woman and you’ll have a very similar experience to what I’m doing,” says he.
“But I would say the female experience is just getting more and more advanced and sophisticated, and we’re not there yet.”
Kornbs has been making men-oriented male massages for 20 years.
He says the first male massagers were made in China.
“In the beginning, I was in China and had no idea how to make a massage,” he admits.
“And then I went back to my home country and got more experience and got a lot more experience.”
Kothos has now been making male massager for two decades, using a combination of oils and oils with various types of facial and body shapes.
“A lot of guys I see in my office say they’re like a little brother to me,” he tells the audience.
“They’re like, ‘I don’t want to get a massage.
I don’t know how to do it.'”
Kothboom, who says he has a soft spot for a good old-fashioned spa, hopes the Gentle Mums app will be a useful tool for both men and women.
“There are a lot of massage companies who are not focused on the men and the men want the men’s massages, too,” he adds.
“If I could give them a hand, I would do that.”
KORNBOM SAYS YOU DON’T HAVE TO MAKE THE MOMENT, YOU CAN BE A MOTHER Kothobs and Kothbias believe that, while the Gentle Men’s Massage app might be new, the old-school massages are not.
“Men are different, but they’re also just different,” says John, the Gentle Massage therapist.
“So if you can have the right body type and a good skin tone, it’s possible to make that kind of experience.”
In addition to making massage accessible to a wider audience, Korthos says the new GentleMads can help the women who choose to seek treatment.
“For women who are very anxious, it can be