Tantric massages are one of the many elements and practices of Tantra, which is a highly complex teaching originating from India. It is a lifestyle full of vitality, juiciness, as well as acceptance and inner harmony. It aims to bring about the highest possible connection of all elements of human existence and thus a fulfilled life.
With these elements, we also work during our tantric massages. If you want to get the most out of your massage, we have a few tips for you to focus on.
The Principle of Surrender
This can be particularly challenging for men, as they naturally tend to lean towards control and constant analysis. The current fast-paced era only contributes to this tendency, and we are accustomed to being constantly on guard. The best thing you can do for yourself during a massage is to surrender with trust into the hands of the masseuse and fully embrace the role of the receiver. Let everything flow as an observer of the sensations in your own body and refrain from actively interfering with them.
The Principle of Here and Now
Have you noticed that most of the time we are caught up in thoughts of the past or future? We ruminate about what has happened or project ourselves into what is yet to come, what awaits us, what needs to be done, and so on. However, this distracts us from the most important moment in our lives – the “now.”
Thoughts cannot be completely stopped; the purpose is to become aware of and accept the present moment. Try allowing your mind to flow freely and shift your attention from the head to the body. What is your body saying right now? What does it need?
The Principle of Transformation
Tantric massage itself can be highly transformative in the long run. However, the main focus is on transforming your attitude and perception. It involves a shift from the mind to the body, from judgment to acceptance, from expectations to the awareness that everything is happening correctly in the present moment.
The Principle of Breath
Breath is a crucial tool and has much to teach us. Proper engagement of breath is an integral part of tantric massage if we want to support the correct flow of energy. It helps to move from thoughts into the body and distribute the energy received from the masseuse throughout all the cells. Working with breath deepens the effects of the entire tantric ritual. It doesn’t mean you have to forcefully concentrate on it all the time. The main goal is, of course, your deep relaxation.
The Principle of Sound
From childhood, society teaches us to be quiet, not to disturb, not to scream, and not to laugh loudly. As a result, we partially or completely suppress the natural and healthy expressions of our bodies. However, vocalization helps to release tension, both physical and emotional. Take advantage of the safe space created by the masseuse with love and allow yourself to express freely.
The Principle of Self-Acceptance
All the feelings, emotions, and expressions that emerge during the massage are okay. Moreover, they are healing. Allow yourself to consciously experience everything that arises and know that it has beneficial and cleansing effects on your body and soul. Thank your body for allowing you to experience pleasure, joy, ecstasy, fulfillment, but also less pleasant sensations. Tantric massage can bring a completely new direction to your life, leading to greater self-acceptance and self-love.