Much like Thai massage, Tantric massage is often misunderstood as some form of sex service. The reasons for this are that a) the term gets hijacked and b) sexuality is still a controversial topic even in the complementary medicine world. However, a genuine Tantric massage can be a powerful holistic therapy for physical and emotional well-being and it is a very effective bodywork to treat all kinds of sexual dysfunction and trauma.
What is Tantric Massage?
Tantric massage is based on Tantric and Taoist ideas of sexual bioenergetics. Both cultures have explored the energetic reality of our sexual aspect and integrated it into a holistic approach to wellbeing. Sexual energy was used as an engine for personal growth in the Tantric culture, and as an important part of traditional Chinese medicine in the Taoist culture.
Sexual energy is a specific frequency of our total bioenergetic field which makes up our sexual being. Movement of sexual energy is what gives us sexual experiences. Sexual energy has its own storage reservoirs and canals of flow, and it moves along certain laws. This energy is, on the one hand, a very potent positive force with a strong therapeutic effect. On the other hand, like any bioenergy it is connected to all levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Good health of sexual energy makes for holistic wellbeing and problems with the flow can be a negative influence on all levels.
A professional Tantric massage therapist is simply a facilitator of correct sexual energy flow. The client reclines on a massage couch and the facilitator accesses his/her sexual energy through the body, much like an acupressure massage would influence chi through points on the skin. A professional Tantric therapist has profound knowledge of our sexual bioenergetic structure – this therapist is informed on exactly where the sexual energy can be accessed, how to guide it through the channels and what are the optimum conditions of the energy flow for the positive impact.
What Tantric Massage can do.
First of all, since Tantric massage works with sexual energy, it cleanses and corrects the client’s sexual energy flow to create a more harmonic sexual aspect and to remove any distortions. Sexual trauma, conditioning, dysfunctions and limitations can have a hugely traumatic influence on our wellbeing and has consequences on all levels. Tantric massage can effectively help with any of these problems, and bodyworks that address these issues are badly needed in our society. Even serious sexual traumas can be healed fast with Tantric massage. There are very few therapies that resolve these issues by natural ways and many people suffer in the absence of alternatives .
Secondly, liberating the sexual energy to its powerful flow through our being – which can become a permanent state of things over time – we create a cascade effect through our entire system. Sexual energy is a powerful positive force and when it is treated with respect and knowledge (as opposed to just the idea of fun) it can play a big part in our physical, emotional and mental health. There is also a profound psychological effect leading to a better quality of life.
Professional Tantric massage has its rightful place amongst other therapies. The only advice remains that a potential client should choose well and go to a genuine therapist, avoiding sex market workers who sometimes hijack this name to advertise their services.
By Alexey Kuzmin
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