Perineal Massage?

Kenya

I've always feared the "vagina rip" and I definitely don't want an episiotomy so I've been doing my kegels and whatnot. However, I just came across the concept of perineal massage. Has anyone tried this or experienced the benefits of it?! My mom is all for episiotomies so I can't go to her about anything. πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„