What is Tantric Massage?
This is perhaps one of the most famous types of sensual massage thanks to celebs like Sting being outspoken about how fantastic it is!
Unlike regular forms of massage which target muscle tension, the tantric approach is far more gentle and holistic.
Tantra originates from India and is rooted in Hindu and Buddhist cultures. Although practices have evolved over the millennia, the term ‘tantric’ translates roughly as the art of liberating sensual consciousness through physical energies and touch.
In essence, it’s about stimulating receptors underneath the skin with a featherlight touch, unblocking energy flow and attaining a deep sense of relaxation through meditation and breathing.
It might sound like the sort of thing hippies do but in truth, it’s an incredibly intimate form of massage in which the entire body of the recipient is touched by a masseuse.
As part of this ‘whole-body approach’, attention is paid to the groin and some practitioners include a ‘Lingam’ (penis) and prostate or ‘Yoni’ (vagina) massage, which is incredibly sensual.
Male and female genitals are packed with muscles and blood vessels and massaging them, while very arousing, can improve circulation and sexual health.
Some tantric masseuses also offer a partially or fully naked service. Nudity is in no way mandatory but some clients request it; save your blushes, it is not about titillation! The benefits of skin-to-skin touch are thought to maximise the transfer and energy flow between masseuse and client.
At present, there are no official regulating bodies which can train or certify you as a tantric masseuse, but if you want to master the techniques