Nuru massage is a type of erotic massage technique that originated in Japan. It is a unique style of massage because it involves the use of nuru gel, which is a slippery, clear odorless gel. The gel is derived from the leaves of the brown seaweed plant, and can be purchased online from speciality importers or distributors such as Nuru SA. It washes off easily after the session by using soap and water, and it does not leave any residue or smell.
During the massage, the masseuse and the client are fully nude. A liberal amount of the gel is rubbed all over the body of the masseuse and the client, after which the masseuse proceeds to use her body to massage the body of the client. The session normally starts with the client face-down having the back of the body massaged, and then turning face-up and having the front of the body massaged. The full body contact that takes place during a session, makes for a highly sensual and pleasurable experience.
Because the gel is used in large quantities, a nuru massage is normally done on either an inflatable mattress or a rubber sheet, as the gel would otherwise be absorbed by the sheet or towels normally used for a massage.
There are only a small, select group of masseuses who offer nuru massage in South Africa. Some masseuses claim to offer it but to not use the correct gel and do not offer a true nuru experience. It is a good idea to ask the masseuse beforehand what is on offer to avoid disappointment.
The cost of this type of massage is normally 30% to 50% higher than an ordinary sensual massage given the cost of the nuru gel and the effort required to perform the massage. It can can cost anything between R900 and R1500, depending on the duration of the session and the masseuse’s individual pricing.