(LOS ANGELES)-A powerful but little known cure for men with prostate troubles who cannot take prescription drugs has taken root in Los Angeles. It is called prostate massage, a therapy used for centuries to heal prostatitis (inflamed prostate) and benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH (enlarged prostate), which are precursors to prostate cancer.In Asian countries, prostate massage is widely practiced and Asian men tend to have lower rates of prostate cancer. The therapy was once common in the United States but modern day drugs have become the dominant form of treatment. Today, a lack of qualified therapists and embarrassment over being touched by a male doctor causes men to opt for the easy fix of pills instead of a more holistic approach."When antibiotics came along in the 60s, doctors stopped doing massages and switched to drugs. The problem is some men's bodies reject the drugs and they never really get healed," said Brenda Carol Green (also known as "The Lioness"), owner of The Men's Place in Westchester. Painful urination, frequent urination, and pain during sex are things men just don't talk about. Many are either too shy to discuss prostate issues or do not have a clue about what to do. They are less inclined than women to seek out alternative treatments, so they suffer in silence. The Lioness created The Men's Place after a relative fainted and gashed his head from a fall after taking prostate medication."Doctors said some prostate medications could cause blood pressure to drop. They said all medications on the market have one side effect or another. I said this is no way to live. I learned that prostate massage had fallen out of practice in America because it tends to cause an involuntary erection and men felt uncomfortable. No one was doing massage in L.A. and where it was being done in other areas, doctors put ice on their patient's genitals. Who wants that?" The Lioness exclaimed.The Men's Place offers a private spa-like setting for men to get prostate therapy. The massage essentially infuses the prostate with oxygen and fresh blood which drains the prostate of toxins and alleviates pain. In most cases, it prevents prostate cancer by creating a healthy prostate. Primarily 99% of prostate problems are caused by unhealthy blood or the lack of blood flow. The secret to a healthy prostate is to get adequate oxygenated blood flowing through the prostate gland. And a healthy prostate is one of the secrets to a happy marriage, according to LaShawn Abdullah who said prostate massage brought her husband back. "Before [the therapy], we were having problems. Our sex life wasn't that great. I thought I had lost him, but after the treatments, he came back. It really helped our marriage and made me realize I wasn't alone. The problem is cured, and that's a blessing."The Men's Place (www.themensplace.biz) will offer a free preliminary prostate screening and prostate massage during grand opening week April 1-7 at 9100 Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 121 in Westchester. For an appointment, call (323) 825-2202.