20th June 2007, 04:38 PM
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Brackley, Northamptonshire
RE: Tantric Massage
Hi folks, This is not a reply to anyone in particular ut I felt I had to stick my two peneth in.
I have been watching this thread with some amusement. Nobody seems to have picked up on Simon’s views in his post of 20 March which I totally endorse. My view is that to make it a tantric massage the recipient of the massage needs to have studied tantra to take full advantage of the experience, otherwise it becomes an erotic massage. There is not IMO necessarily anything wrong with that. Massage, both erotic and otherwise, has been used by various therapists to treat sexual dysfunction of one sort or another. But this shouldn’t be confused with tantric massage.
The sacred books of Tantrism were written between the 7 th and 17 th centuries AD and the word Tantra is from the Sanskrit, meaning to expand and liberate. Tantra is a spiritual
practice; using yoga and meditation to open you to cosmic and physical love.
At the centre of Tantra is the knowledge of how to stimulate the inner masculine (shiva) and the inner feminine (shakti) to achieve the sacred union. The end result brings balance to body, mind and spirit, thus greatly enriching your life on all levels. It has been described as the “swiftest and most profound path to enlightenment”
Massage can help people with physical, physiological and emotional problems regarding intimacy and sex. You don’t have to follow the tantra path. You do need to find a therapist who has an understanding and knowledge beyond the basic massage techniques and who is prepared to spend a lot of time talking before you ever think of getting on the table.
Then of course you may just want an erotic experience!
My views…….I hope I haven’t offended anybody.
"Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light." ~Norman B. Rice