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What is Tantric Massage and How does it Differ From a Normal Massage

by | Sensual Intimacy

Apr 4, 2022

Over the years, different types of massages have been developed. This article explores what tantric massage is and how it differs from a normal massage.

Massages have been around for a while now, and studies have shown that they are beneficial for our health and tantric massage is no different.

A good massage is good therapy and can help against pain in the mind and body. It can leave one feeling less sore, improve a person’s mood, and probably even improve sleep. 

Keep reading to know exactly what tantric massages are, their benefits, why you should have one, and the difference between tantric massages and normal massages. 

What is a Tantric Massage? 

A tantric massage is called a tantra. It was developed in Berlin around 1977. The Tantric Massage Association says Andro Rothe, the founder of Diamond Lotus Tantra Lounge, developed it. 

It is a form of massage that relies on the potential of sexual energy. Oh, yes, it is an erotic massage. 

The one who is giving the massage attempts to sexually arouse the one who is receiving it by touching zones on the body that illicit sexual arousal. Even though a full massage is being done, some more attention is given to sexual zones or areas. 

These areas in the body are usually the mouth, the phallus, the vagina, the anus, and the inner thighs. 

It is some kind of healing practice, as, during tantra or a tantric massage, the massage therapist attempts or helps to spread the energy around the entire length and breadth of the receiver’s body. 

Tiffany Tanner, a Tantra teacher, and massage therapist says this about tantric massages: “When incorporating this universal force into a massage, it can touch the deepest layers and aspects of a human being and be a profound instrument of spiritual and emotional healing.” 

There are forms and aspects of tantric massage, some of which include: the yoni massage, which places emphasis on the vulva; the lingam massage, this one places emphasis on the penis and the prostate, etc. 

A tantric massage can be performed by anyone to who you have given consent to touch you in these private points of your body. You do not necessarily have to feel a romantic attachment with that person. 

You can do one at home with your partner, even tapping into the potential of a good tantric massage. 

Related: 10 Benefits of Tantric Massage

How Tantric Massage Differs From a Normal Massage

Knowing the key differences between a tantric massage and a normal massage is important when deciding the kind of massage you will be going for. Here are some of the pronounced differences: 

1. Unlike the normal or classical massage, which focuses on helping you relax by improving the blood flow around your body, the tantric massage makes you feel better by tapping into and channeling your sexual energy. 

Sexual energy is one of the most potent energies in the world, and when it is blocked, there is an effect on our mood and wellness. Tantric massages attempt to remove these blockages, so we can go on to live a happier life. 

Tantric massages harness energy, whereas normal massages do not. 

2. While a normal massage can be performed by anyone who knows enough about the body and can maneuver his way through the process, a tantric massage has to be done by one who is skilled in harnessing the sexual energy in the body. That is if it is going to work.

3. A normal massage does not include being touched around sexual zones. The parts of your body being touched in the process are limited. Whereas during a sensual massage, all parts of your body are going to be touched, even sexual zones, as stated earlier. 

Read: The Top 10 Massage Guns to Get

Benefits of Tantric Massage

1. Pleasure

Tantric massages are pleasurable, and pleasure is one of those feelings that we describe as utterly amazing. While your massage therapist is at it, be sure to feel a lot of sexual tension and pleasure, which is just great for your mood, and for helping you keep sane. 

2. Improves Sex Life

A tantric massage can significantly improve your sex life. This works in two ways. First, it brings you to understand your own body even better. You know which areas of your body will have you more aroused, and encourage your partner to try stimulating these areas. 

Second, you get to understand how to stimulate your partner. You get to understand how the slightest touches can go a long way to help one attain orgasm

Also, you get to trust your partner more when you both get down. It takes a lot of trust to go for a tantric massage. Put that trust in your partner, and your sex life is going to do a lot better.

Read: Stretches to do With Your Partner

3. Improves Your Confidence

A tantric massage has a huge impact on a person’s confidence. By harnessing all that sexual energy, a person is sure going to find that he or she is in a better mood and more confident about himself. 

It, first of all, takes a lot of confidence to take a person’s clothes off before a massage therapist. And the processes involved in the tantric massage can make a person more self-aware, and more welcoming of his or her body. 

Tantric massages can also help premature ejaculation. 

Read: Does Regular Sex Make One Shed Pounds

4. Can Improve Blood Flow

Just like a regular massage, a tantric massage can be quite helpful in improving blood flow around the body. Of course, it involves palpating skin and rubbing and rubbing. This will cause blood to move into the capillaries and into other areas of the body. 

5. Improved Relationship

Sex is a big part of most healthy romantic relationships. If there is a problem with this area in a person’s relationship, the relationship might struggle. 

Since tantric massage helps a person’s sexual performance, it can have an overall impact on the person’s relationship. 

Partners learn to be more patient and more welcoming towards each other. They may even start to trust each other more 

Photo by Ale Romo Photography on Unsplash

By Ubong

Ubong Johnson is a medic, writer, and editor whose writings explore the complexities of human interactions. He has been published on The Healing Muse, a journal by Upstate Medical University, Blood and Thunder, a journal from Oklahoma University Medical College, and other journals of humanities. Ubong lives in Lagos and is currently undergoing training as a behavioral psychologist.

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