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TANTRIC MASSAGE

 

Tantric Massage is based on the Tantric school of thought. Tantric combines the principles of yoga and meditation to weave together sensuality and spirituality. It is rooted in ancient Hindu and Buddhist texts and practices dating back to the sixth century A.D.

A loose tradition to begin with, Tantric teachings offer no clear record of their origins, even when it comes to the meaning of the term Tantra, which has been variously defined as “web,” “weaving,” “expansion,” and “liberation.” No matter what the definition, at the heart of Tantra is honest communication, creating intimacy and realization.

Realization that your self is infinite and beyond space and time. Realization that leads to complete peace of mind and contentment. It does not require you to change your spiritual beliefs in order for the process to work.

Many religions believe you can have either physical pleasure or spiritual growth, but not both. Tantra flatly disagrees, believing that physical and sensual pleasures are themselves the key to our spiritual growth; without one, you can’t have the other.

Tantrics believe working on our bodies can clear them of accumulated rubbish, enabling healing and re-integration with the surrounding spirit energy. Central to Tantra is its belief in this spirit or energy force, and that the universe – and us individually – are all filled with the same energy. Crucially, Tantrics believe that any repression of this energy leaves us unbalanced and damaged.

Tantra rejects the repressive, moralistic, self-denying code of living propounded by many religions, where our body’s sexual or sensual needs are met with guilt, more guilt, repression, denial and punishment. Where, when attention is paid to bodily needs, it’s usually aimed at avoidance, for example of disease or pregnancy. Little attention is paid to the development and expansion of our body’s sensuality; no teaching us how to embrace it, value it.

Tantrics believe that to grow as complete beings, blockages need clearing from both our physical and psychic systems. Most people accept the idea of physical systems. We all know we have a Liver, Heart, and Stomach for example – but psychic systems? Controversial – but nevertheless, most major religions, do believe that we are more than our physical body.

Tantrics believe that a powerful spirit energy lives in our Base Chakra, situated between our legs. Once released, it rises through our system. If dormant, our knowledge is limited; aroused it allows the natural spiritual growth we should be experiencing. This vital energy- Kundalini – is ‘fed’ along channels called Meridians. Any obstruction lessens energy flow, much as a kinked hose-pipe produces only a reduced water supply.

Many believe that one manifestation of the ‘Life Energy’ is the Aura. Whether it is actually an aura, with its quasi-religious overtones or ‘only’ electricity’ is, hotly debated. Some recent scientific research however confirms a generalized electromagnetic current around our body and that all tissue and each individual organ, such as the Heart and the Brain also generates an individual impulse. Is there a link between this comparatively recent research and the Tantric belief in the Chakra system – spinning wheels of energy, spiraling throughout our body, where the various aspects and levels of our ‘being’ are merged? When these energy centres function properly, Tantrics believe, so do we. As with the Meridians, however, factors such as lifestyle, conditioning, guilt, diet, prevent them from fully functioning. Once they’re ‘clogged’ we become sluggish, under-performing.

Tantrics, and some modern therapies, believe we have many such blockages and that trauma, such as remembered grief, pain, embarrassment, physical or emotional abuse, remains stored in our body. The effects of this early blocking continue throughout our life, reducing our well-being, our energy; we may, perhaps, constrict our throats because of childhood conditioning to ‘don’t cry,’ or ‘don’t shout’. Our pelvis may be rigid through our attempts to stifle our genital urges. Our anal sphincter may have tightened, and remain tight as the result of our early – and long forgotten- attempts to repress anger.

Believing our body is utterly central to our well-being; Tantrics use many techniques to ‘repair’ it. One such is massage, it’s believed that massage and Tantric techniques can help break down blockages and flush them out, – that the massage can heal us.

Tantric massage uses many techniques familiar in other massages.  a) Therapeutic masseurs focus on direct physical benefits; sensualists see pleasure as an end in itself. Tantrics go further, believing that the pleasure is the gateway to spirituality – the means to an end. b) In Tantra we give without seeking a return; receive without feeling we have to reciprocate.   c) It is a way of giving and receiving sensual pleasure without needing to perform in any sexual way.   d) No externally imposed barriers exist as to where, what and how to touch. The only barriers are those that we, as responsible adults have decided will be there. If the agreement allows exploration of the whole of your partner’s body, they –and you –may find new, totally unexpected, areas of enjoyment. Many Westerners tend to be very genitally orientated. We overlook the other 95% of our body, much of which is capable of giving differing but equally exquisite responses. In this way, Tantra continues the liberation many feel when they realize that touch is both natural and mutually enriching.   e) There are techniques for both breathing and massaging particular areas of the body, such as the Chakras or genitals that are specific to Tantra, or the Chinese Tao.

Tantra is a letting go, a sensual journey that can lead to astounding joy. Striving to be open and honest, it is an uplifting but disciplined approach to the body. It permits – encourages – a freedom to experience, experiment, enjoy and openly delight in our body in a way that we in the West can find in turns, alarming, exhilarating, shaming and – perhaps – ultimately liberating. The results of this openness, allied to its emphasis on the journey not the destination being important can be astounding for those used to concentrating on the journey’s end (i.e. ejaculation for the man which it discourages, and, if she’s lucky, orgasm for the woman). It allows time for us to focus on our partner and their body’s varied sensations. Tantra has, few taboos, provided that whatever is done is done with mutual respect and unforced agreement.

People who only vaguely know of tantric massage often equate tantric massage with sexual massage. But while tantric massage can indeed be very sensual and does wake up the body’s sexual energies, sexual gratification is not the point of tantric massage.

The performance of tantric massage ideally has the following goals:    To awaken the Kundalini, which is a very powerful kind of energy that lies dormant at the base of the spine. When the Kundalini is awakened, it radiates upward along the spine and accelerates the body’s capacity to heal itself.  To activate the chakras of the body. The chakra literally means wheel or disc in Sanskrit and it is a center of energy in the body that is located on the spine. It is said that there are seven main chakras along the spine, going from the base of the spine to the neck and head.  To facilitate the body’s healing in the physical, emotional and spiritual sense. Because tantric massage activates the chakras of the body, the ability of the body to heal itself is enhanced. But it is not just the physical pain that the body feels that is healed in tantric massage; even the emotional scars that the person sustains in his or her lifetime are soothed and melted away. Tantric massage also opens a person to unity on a spiritual level with the world around him or her.

The act of giving and receiving a tantric massage is a very intimate act, as it can leave the receiver in a very vulnerable state. Because of the trust and openness that tantric massage requires, it is very important that the giver of the massage is someone that the receiver absolutely trusts and is comfortable with. This is why tantric massage is often done between lovers to enhance the sexual experience.

In performing tantric massage, there are five points that both the giver and the receiver should keep in mind. These points are the following:  1. Tantric massage, just like any form of massage, has physical health benefits and the receiver can derive tremendous sensual pleasure from it. Both the giver and the receiver should remember that tantric massage uses pleasure to open the body to spiritual growth.    2. The giver of the tantric massage should perform the massage freely without expecting anything in return. On the other hand, the receiver of the massage should open him/herself to the effects of tantric massage without the necessity of reciprocation.  3. Sensual pleasure does not always equate to sexual pleasure. A session of tantric massage does not have to end up in actual sex.    4. There is no limitation as to what part of the body can be touched and how it is to be touched in tantric massage, as the body’s sensual receptors are not limited to the genitals. The experience itself can be very liberating. The giver and the receiver, however, should agree on what is comfortable and what is not comfortable between them. 5. Tantric massage utilizes specific massage and breathing techniques. It would be very useful to learn them.    Both the giving and the receiving of tantric massage is a worthwhile experience. It leads to the path not only of pleasure but also of healing, self-awareness and harmony

Tantra has much more meaning than what we understand. Its origins are in India and date back over 5000 years ago. Without using a lot of words, tantra focuses on energy, sensual energy distribution across the body and not so much the mind. It teaches us how to open our hearts and our sexuality. In tantra, sex is like a game of football with team managers and the technical bench taking notes and punctuating the players as the game goes on.

When beginning a massage, your partner, referred to as the receiver lies flat with support of pillows or any other material, while to giver takes control of the task. The stuck naked body lying down on a bed with fully exposed genitals is supposed to begin with deep relaxed breathing. This breathing is a switch towards achieving full relaxation and it has to be done at intervals while massage is going on. Massage oil is used and as it moves on, constant reminding must be done for the receiver to breath deep.

For a man, the entire male organ, scrotum, pubic bone, g-spot, testicles, perineum etc. are the target areas to work on. Massage the whole body to get him relax fully and cool down, then proceed to the penis and hold onto it firmly. Lift like you want to pluck it so as to massage the testicles gently; move the shaft sideways, left, forward like a gear handle of an automobile. Take time speed is not part of the exercise; feelings and the radiation of energy is the in thing. Massage the head to tune the nerves and get a healing in return; if incase ejaculation is tempted, back off and touch other areas. Reach the g-spot if you can so as to expand his orgasm and fix his inability to control ejaculation. At this area be gentle and soften it more because at first it is often uncomfortable.

In case of a woman being the receiver, start with the exposed breast; take your time as she breaths deeply. Breast are great assets, feel the radiation of love from them, move around them gently; then extend to the belly. Proceed to the pubic zone and avoid the vulva area in case she might get aroused. Massage her fully up to the toes and monitor how she behaves. Find out her readiness; sexual energy distribution is important and its distribution is life itself. The raised spirits makes tantric very elaborate and enjoyable.

TANTRIC MASSAGE

Tantric Massage is based on the Tantric school of thought. Tantric combines the principles of yoga and meditation to weave together sensuality and spirituality. It is rooted in ancient Hindu and Buddhist texts and practices dating back to the sixth century A.D.

A loose tradition to begin with, Tantric teachings offer no clear record of their origins, even when it comes to the meaning of the term Tantra, which has been variously defined as “web,” “weaving,” “expansion,” and “liberation.” No matter what the definition, at the heart of Tantra is honest communication, creating intimacy and realization.

Realization that your self is infinite and beyond space and time. Realization that leads to complete peace of mind and contentment. It does not require you to change your spiritual beliefs in order for the process to work.

Many religions believe you can have either physical pleasure or spiritual growth, but not both.  Tantra flatly disagrees, believing that physical and sensual pleasures are themselves the key to our spiritual growth; without one, you can’t have the other.

Tantrics believe working on our bodies can clear them of accumulated rubbish, enabling healing and re-integration with the surrounding spirit energy. Central to Tantra is its belief in this spirit or energy force, and that the universe – and us individually – are all filled with the same energy. Crucially, Tantrics believe that any repression of this energy leaves us unbalanced and damaged.

Tantra rejects the repressive, moralistic, self-denying code of living propounded by many religions, where our body’s sexual or sensual needs are met with guilt, more guilt, repression, denial and punishment. Where, when attention is paid to bodily needs, it’s usually aimed at avoidance, for example of disease or pregnancy. Little attention is paid to the development and expansion of our body’s sensuality; no teaching us how to embrace it, value it.

Tantrics believe that to grow as complete beings, blockages need clearing from both our physical and psychic systems. Most people accept the idea of physical systems. We all know we have a Liver, Heart, and Stomach for example – but psychic systems? Controversial – but nevertheless, most major religions, do believe that we are more than our physical body.

Tantrics believe that a powerful spirit energy lives in our Base Chakra, situated between our legs. Once released, it rises through our system. If dormant, our knowledge is limited; aroused it allows the natural spiritual growth we should be experiencing.  This vital energy- Kundalini – is ‘fed’ along channels called Meridians. Any obstruction lessens energy flow, much as a kinked hose-pipe produces only a reduced water supply.

Many believe that one manifestation of the ‘Life Energy’ is the Aura. Whether it is actually an aura, with its quasi-religious overtones or ‘only’ electricity’ is, hotly debated. Some recent scientific research however confirms a generalized electromagnetic current around our body and that all tissue and each individual organ, such as the Heart and the Brain also generates an individual impulse. Is there a link between this comparatively recent research and the Tantric belief in the Chakra system – spinning wheels of energy, spiraling throughout our body, where the various aspects and levels of our ‘being’ are merged? When these energy centres function properly, Tantrics believe, so do we. As with the Meridians, however, factors such as lifestyle, conditioning, guilt, diet, prevent them from fully functioning. Once they’re ‘clogged’ we become sluggish, under-performing.

Tantrics, and some modern therapies, believe we have many such blockages and that trauma, such as remembered grief, pain, embarrassment, physical or emotional abuse, remains stored in our body. The effects of this early blocking continue throughout our life, reducing our well-being, our energy; we may, perhaps, constrict our throats because of childhood conditioning to ‘don’t cry,’ or ‘don’t shout’. Our pelvis may be rigid through our attempts to stifle our genital urges. Our anal sphincter may have tightened, and remain tight as the result of our early – and long forgotten- attempts to repress anger.

Believing our body is utterly central to our well-being; Tantrics use many techniques to ‘repair’ it. One such is massage, it’s believed that massage and Tantric techniques can help break down blockages and flush them out, – that the massage can heal us.

Tantric massage uses many techniques familiar in other massages.    a) Therapeutic masseurs focus on direct physical benefits; sensualists see pleasure as an end in itself. Tantrics go further, believing that the pleasure is the gateway to spirituality – the means to an end.  b) In Tantra we give without seeking a return; receive without feeling we have to reciprocate.   c) It is a way of giving and receiving sensual pleasure without needing to perform in any sexual way.   d) No externally imposed barriers exist as to where, what and how to touch. The only barriers are those that we, as responsible adults have decided will be there. If the agreement allows exploration of the whole of your partner’s body, they –and you –may find new, totally unexpected, areas of enjoyment. Many Westerners tend to be very genitally orientated. We overlook the other 95% of our body, much of which is capable of giving differing but equally exquisite responses. In this way, Tantra continues the liberation many feel when they realize that touch is both natural and mutually enriching.    e) There are techniques for both breathing and massaging particular areas of the body, such as the Chakras or genitals that are specific to Tantra, or the Chinese Tao.

Tantra is a letting go, a sensual journey that can lead to astounding joy. Striving to be open and honest, it is an uplifting but disciplined approach to the body. It permits – encourages – a freedom to experience, experiment, enjoy and openly delight in our body in a way that we in the West can find in turns, alarming, exhilarating, shaming and – perhaps – ultimately liberating. The results of this openness, allied to its emphasis on the journey not the destination being important can be astounding for those used to concentrating on the journey’s end (i.e. ejaculation for the man which it discourages, and, if she’s lucky, orgasm for the woman). It allows time for us to focus on our partner and their body’s varied sensations. Tantra has, few taboos, provided that whatever is done is done with mutual respect and unforced agreement.

People who only vaguely know of tantric massage often equate tantric massage with sexual massage. But while tantric massage can indeed be very sensual and does wake up the body’s sexual energies, sexual gratification is not the point of tantric massage.

The performance of tantric massage ideally has the following goals:    To awaken the Kundalini, which is a very powerful kind of energy that lies dormant at the base of the spine. When the Kundalini is awakened, it radiates upward along the spine and accelerates the body’s capacity to heal itself.   To activate the chakras of the body. The chakra literally means wheel or disc in Sanskrit and it is a center of energy in the body that is located on the spine. It is said that there are seven main chakras along the spine, going from the base of the spine to the neck and head.   To facilitate the body’s healing in the physical, emotional and spiritual sense. Because tantric massage activates the chakras of the body, the ability of the body to heal itself is enhanced. But it is not just the physical pain that the body feels that is healed in tantric massage; even the emotional scars that the person sustains in his or her lifetime are soothed and melted away. Tantric massage also opens a person to unity on a spiritual level with the world around him or her.

The act of giving and receiving a tantric massage is a very intimate act, as it can leave the receiver in a very vulnerable state. Because of the trust and openness that tantric massage requires, it is very important that the giver of the massage is someone that the receiver absolutely trusts and is comfortable with. This is why tantric massage is often done between lovers to enhance the sexual experience.

In performing tantric massage, there are five points that both the giver and the receiver should keep in mind. These points are the following:   1. Tantric massage, just like any form of massage, has physical health benefits and the receiver can derive tremendous sensual pleasure from it. Both the giver and the receiver should remember that tantric massage uses pleasure to open the body to spiritual growth.    2. The giver of the tantric massage should perform the massage freely without expecting anything in return. On the other hand, the receiver of the massage should open him/herself to the effects of tantric massage without the necessity of reciprocation.   3. Sensual pleasure does not always equate to sexual pleasure. A session of tantric massage does not have to end up in actual sex.    4. There is no limitation as to what part of the body can be touched and how it is to be touched in tantric massage, as the body’s sensual receptors are not limited to the genitals. The experience itself can be very liberating. The giver and the receiver, however, should agree on what is comfortable and what is not comfortable between them.  5. Tantric massage utilizes specific massage and breathing techniques. It would be very useful to learn them.     Both the giving and the receiving of tantric massage is a worthwhile experience. It leads to the path not only of pleasure but also of healing, self-awareness and harmony

Tantra has much more meaning than what we understand. Its origins are in India and date back over 5000 years ago. Without using a lot of words, tantra focuses on energy, sensual energy distribution across the body and not so much the mind. It teaches us how to open our hearts and our sexuality. In tantra, sex is like a game of football with team managers and the technical bench taking notes and punctuating the players as the game goes on.

When beginning a massage, your partner, referred to as the receiver lies flat with support of pillows or any other material, while to giver takes control of the task. The stuck naked body lying down on a bed with fully exposed genitals is supposed to begin with deep relaxed breathing. This breathing is a switch towards achieving full relaxation and it has to be done at intervals while massage is going on. Massage oil is used and as it moves on, constant reminding must be done for the receiver to breath deep.

For a man, the entire male organ, scrotum, pubic bone, g-spot, testicles, perineum etc. are the target areas to work on. Massage the whole body to get him relax fully and cool down, then proceed to the penis and hold onto it firmly. Lift like you want to pluck it so as to massage the testicles gently; move the shaft sideways, left, forward like a gear handle of an automobile. Take time speed is not part of the exercise; feelings and the radiation of energy is the in thing. Massage the head to tune the nerves and get a healing in return; if incase ejaculation is tempted, back off and touch other areas. Reach the g-spot if you can so as to expand his orgasm and fix his inability to control ejaculation. At this area be gentle and soften it more because at first it is often uncomfortable.

In case of a woman being the receiver, start with the exposed breast; take your time as she breaths deeply. Breast are great assets, feel the radiation of love from them, move around them gently; then extend to the belly. Proceed to the pubic zone and avoid the vulva area in case she might get aroused. Massage her fully up to the toes and monitor how she behaves. Find out her readiness; sexual energy distribution is important and its distribution is life itself. The raised spirits makes tantric very elaborate and enjoyable.

 Kathy Kiefer

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