Tantric and Sensual Massage: The Differences and Benefits

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Welcome to our guide to tantric, sensual or erotic massage practices. We will guide you through the practices so you can understand what the terms mean. The goal of this guide is to provide you with the best advice so you can make an informed decision of whether you would like to have a tantric healing massage with a professional therapist or an erotic massage with one of the massage providers listed in The Tantralize Directory.

Tantric Massage Therapy

Tantra and tantric massage may have become buzzwords, but it’s something that most people find hard to understand. Tantra has associations with mystical sexual practices but it’s hard to perceive what it is really about. 

There are numerous advertisements for ‘tantric massage’. In fact, whole websites are dedicated to this, but are they really providing tantric massage? What makes a massage tantric? 

Because there are so many kinds of massage, it can be really confusing knowing what to go for. When it comes to intimate massage, you are looking for a special service to make you feel amazing. You also want to know what you are getting and what options are available, as well as the qualifications of the practitioner. 

What is a Sensual Massage? 

Pleasure massages can be referred to in many ways: sensual massage, naturist massage, erotic massage, prostate massage. They often include a “hand relief” or “happy ending”, which means ejaculation. These massages normally last between one or two hours. 

Pleasure massage is normally a full-body massage that ends with massage of the sexual organs. It can also include body to body massage. After receiving a relaxing pampering of your whole body, the practitioner provides a sexual massage with orgasm. 

It is a relaxing experience that allows sexual release in a comfortable and safe environment. A simple erotic massage can be great for stress relief and provide you with the pampering and release you are seeking in the safe hands of another person.  

Sensual massage by definition does not include oral or penetrative sex.

Tantric Massage vs Sensual Massage 

Traditional Tantric Massage is different from a basic sensual erotic massage. The practitioner will have trained in a specialist school to learn authentic Tantric practices and bring them to you. Tantric massage normally lasts between three and six hours because the practitioner is opening up your energy flow and this will take some time. 

Tantra is about way more than sex; it’s about energy and healing. In the tantric context, healing and spiritual enlightenment are very pleasurable because when we heal energetically, our body opens up to experience pleasure. This is why erotic and tantric massage have become confused. Tantric massage is intensely pleasurable but in a very different way than sensual massage. 

Tantric massage activates energy flow and you end up with an incredible high feeling that some people might say is similar to being high on drugs, but it’s very different because it’s natural and pure, without side effects and paranoia. A Tantric massage will give you a whole new experience of your sexuality and open up doorways to a new understanding of your nature as a spiritual and sexual being. 

Tantric Massage for Sex and Intimacy Issues 

Tantric massage with a qualified practitioner can help a list of sexual problems, ranging from erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation to anorgasmia, even the inability to connect with others and with finding a suitable partner. Tantric massage will teach you to have tantric sex so you can explore new experiences with your partner and reach new levels of ecstasy. 

A qualified Tantric practitioner will be giving their massage for the purposes of healing and spiritual awakening. Thousands of years ago in India, priestesses would teach men the secrets of sex and how to awaken and move sexual energy around their body. This had the effect of making the men great lovers for their partners, but it also had other benefits. 

Sexual energy is a powerful energy that contains life force energy with the potential to create life. If we could harness this energy and use it to heal our bodies, we could regenerate our cells, curing illness and even reversing cell degeneration. This is what the ancient religions of Tantra in India and Taoism in China learned to do. 

Tantric massage is about moving energy around our body. For the energy to move, our energy channels need to be open. Naturally, the energy would flow within our bodies (look at the boundless energy of many children) but it becomes blocked when stresses and trauma come into our bodies and cause tension in our muscles. The tension stops the energy from flowing and causes pain. 

Benefits of Prostate Massage for Men 

The first step in tantric massage is to release the tensions and get the blockages out. This will involve a deep massage all over the body to loosen up the muscles. The deep massaging will be alternated with gentle touch, caressing, and energy work to get the energy flowing. 

Prostate massage during a Tantric massage will be carried out by a trained practitioner called a Tantric therapist, who will know how to gently remove blockages from the prostate gland. A lot of physical toxins that come into the body end up in the prostate, and a lot of physical tension gets held there too. 

Prostate massage relaxes the whole body because it releases the energy from its source in the perineum so it can flow freely. Prostate massage is internal anal massage where the practitioner gently rubs and stimulates the prostate. This is great for the health of the prostate and the whole body and has a long, deeply relaxing effect on the body. It also can be intensely pleasurable. Skilled massage of the prostate can also open you up to experience prostate orgasms, which is an intense extended orgasm that can last for twenty minutes, similar to the orgasm a woman has in her vagina. 

Yoni Massage for Women 

Yoni is Sanskrit for the vulva. Yoni massage treatment carried out by a trained practitioner consists of breathing exercises to begin with whilst touching the labia, then, if desired by the client, massaging the walls of the vagina, particularly focusing on thickened or lumpy areas. This helps to remove arterial blockages caused by sedimentation. This process can cause female ejaculation and orgasm (Amrita in Sanskrit), along with full-body orgasms called a kundalini awakening, lasting from twenty minutes up to an hour. 

The front of the body and abdomen are also massaged to open up the flow of blood and energy through the body and to the sexual area. 

Tantra and Full Body Orgasms 

Tantric massage has been equated with erotic massage because it involves massage of the whole body including the sexual organs. However, the reason for the massage of the sexual area in Tantric massage is very different. The Tantric massage of the sexual area is referred to as lingam massage for men, and yoni massage or therapy for women. 

In erotic massage, the aim is to release sexual tension. In Tantric massage, the aim is to move the life force (sexual energy) through the body. The aim of this is to heal the body by feeding the power of the sexual energy to your cells. Because of this, Tantric massage does not involve ejaculation. Instead the practitioner will move the energy of the orgasm up your body. This can result in a full-body and multiple orgasms as the whole body starts to vibrate and pulse with the orgasmic energy. 

Importance of Choosing the Right Practitioner 

Massage with a good Tantric practitioner can help in premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction in a single session. It can leave you with the ability to have way better orgasms and an increased feeling of vitality. It even can improve your ability to connect with your current or a potential lover, and make your love life so much better. 

If you go for Tantric massage, make sure to check the credentials of your therapist. You can also look at any testimonials they may have on their website or reviews elsewhere, as this will give you an impression of the experiences of their other clients during their sessions. We recommend reading our guide on how to find a genuine tantric therapist

If you find a great practitioner who works for you, stick with them as you will be able to work with them to improve your sexual experiences and health. 


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  • Oriental Massages
    March 6, 2019 2:18 pm

    This article really helped me understand what a tantric massage and sensual massage really is. I am a frequent visitor of your website and please keep up the good work. Sexual education and understanding your body and mind is the base of happy intimate life.

  • This article really helped me. I had a tantric massage once and it felt very different, but great and relaxing.

  • Tantric massage, to me, is much more than mere healing our body in order to acquaint healthy daily sexual lives (as a habit in a conventional sense). It’s incredibly beyond daily routines; it’s part of a very spiritual way of achieving complete awareness of the Whole!!! Surprisingly, it may include, for very few people, group tantric SEX!!!

  • Excellent post and a completely agree with your points made.

    I trained to be a sensual massuer, having experienced the benefits of a Tantric massage in Prague in August 2020. On returning to the UK I trained with Colin Richards of Intimacy Matters and started my own business https://skinmap.co.uk

    Since then, I have helped many single people and couples to rediscover their sensuality and boost their well being.

    I hope that people will overcome their fears and anxieties about professional sensual touch to fully embrace the multitude of benefits for themselves and connection to others. It goes way beyond a better sexual relationship with your partner.



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