Tantra is an ancient Eastern way of life and philosophy, which has gained tremendous popularity in the Western world in the past few years. Today, you can find Tantra massages offered in almost every large city across Europe, and classes and courses are often available as well. This is an art rather than a religion and even though it has deep philosophical and spiritual aspect, anyone can enjoy the exercises and the massages without having to be a follower. The tremendous benefits of the traditional rubdowns have been proven and are well known, but the Tantric sessions are quite different. Their main strength lies in the fact that each session is approached with an open mind and there are no “barred” zones. The receiver is encouraged to surrender completely to the sensation, and let his or her sexual energy be guided and channeled by the therapist. Sometimes, the various techniques could be used to address certain health issues too, but the main goal is to awaken the senses, release any built-up tension, and arouse the sexual energy.
The Tantra massage for men often incorporates the infamous Lingam massage, where the man’s male sexual organ is touched and massaged; the main purpose is not to achieve an orgasm or sexual relief, although if that happens during the session, it is a welcomed and normal response. The purpose is to channel the sexual energy, and teach a man how to enjoy being touched and receive; every treatment ends with the receiver reaching a state of physical and emotional harmony. The success of each therapy depends on the bond, which is established between the receiver and the therapist and this bond is often strengthened with breathing exercises or meditation, which could precede each session.
The Yoni massage, which is the ultimate erotic and sensual massage for women, is also practiced in the centers that offer Tantric massages. Again, the session does not have to follow specific rules or be restricted in any way – the Yoni massage is practiced only if the receiver is comfortable with receiving it and there are no expectations of sexual relief or orgasm. Often, the Yoni massage is used to break the full body massage, which brings the receiver to a state of arousal and back to calm numerous times during the therapy.
According to the Tantra followers, the main goal of the Tantra is to use numerous techniques such as Yoga, massage, and meditation in order to achieve complete control over one’s own being and reach absolute spiritual perfection. These techniques could take years to master and often the devotees are guided by a guru in order to receive guidance.