Some masseuses offer tantric massage as part of their service offerings. This is different from a traditional sensual massage in a number of ways, and it is important to understand the differences in order to know what to expect when attending a session.
A tantric massage is more focussed on energy between the masseuse and the client, and it is less focussed on a specific goal or outcome (such as orgasm / climax, although that can sometimes be the by-product of a session). It usually incorporates an element of breath-work, with conscious breathing being used to increase the level of energy and heighten the experience. It is done in a calm and peaceful environment, usually with soothing music and a relaxing ambience.
It is normally longer than a traditional massage, and most masseuses require bookings of at least 90 minutes in order to fully experience the session. This is important because the session must be relaxed and not rushed, and the extended period allows that to happen.
The practice is popular among male and female clients alike, and there is a larger market for it among female clients than is the case with traditional sensual massage.
Some of the therapeutic benefits of regular tantric sessions include the following:
- Enhanced feelings of well-being
- A feeling of spirituality and peace
- Stress reduction
- A feeling of relaxation
- Improvement of orgasmic and pleasure potential
- Removal of blockages
- Clarity of thinking
Another important factor is identifying the right masseuse. When deciding on a masseuse, it is important to ensure that the masseuse is trained and experienced in the art of tantric massage, as many masseuses claim to offer this but don’t have the training or skills to do so. The connection between the masseuse and the client is equally important, so a conversation with the potential masseuse before the booking, to establish whether there is a connection with the client, is often invaluable.