The course of a tantric massage
There is no tantric massage diploma or legal framework for this practice. The people who provide it have training in massage, sex therapy, yoga , shiatsu and / or coaching. Most of the time, these are people who have taken an interest in tantra through readings, articles, trips. They have also often deepened their knowledge by following the courses and initiations of seasoned specialists, such as Marisa Ortolan and Jacques Lucas , cited at the end of this article.
To choose the right masseur or masseuse, it is therefore better to go see someone whom you have been advised. He or she will probably wish to discuss with you beforehand, in order to explain the process of the massage to you and to probe your motivations. You should also know two things: tantric massage is not a substitute for medicine or physiotherapy; sexual relations are excluded. Finally, if you meet someone who seems weird to you, go with your intuition and run away!
The massage can be preceded by a Namaste – Indian greeting that is used in particular in the context of yoga- and followed by a thank you. The space is organized and ritualized: candles, incense, music, heat, soft sheets, everything is done for the comfort of the massé, who is asked to have taken a shower beforehand. Before the session, it is better to report if you have specific pains, inhibitions or if you are subject to premature ejaculations or anorgasmia .
Lasting about 1h30 and done with oil or talc, the tantric massage is received naked: “The entire body is massaged, from head to toe. The sex is integrated into the massage. It does not. is not massaged more or less than another part of the body. In Tantrism all parts of the body are sacred. Sex is not taboo “, explains Nathalie Cardinal , masseuse. However, there is no obligation: it is quite possible to receive a tantric massage while being only partially naked, with the sex covered.
The deployment and circulation of energy in the body can result in tingling, a sensation of electricity, heat. It may happen that the emotion rises and that we shed a few tears.