If you are considering a therapeutic massage you may not be looking for a tantra massage in a massage business but a massage which is in a clinic or a clinic like setting and the massage would be given with your wellness in mind. Tantra means to stretch or from Sanskrit the root tan.
If you were to ask for a tantra massage you would be looking for a massage that would stimulate the entire body and get the energy flowing throughout the body. You would expect to reach the deepest level of relaxing and when the massage is finished you would have a complete feeling of well-being when it is through the practices of ritual and the searching for perfection and accumulating of ideas to create a power that is magical and culminating in a total sense of peace. This massage is one that may be advertised as a tantra massage and performed at a spa or at a spa place of business.
This then is a tantra or therapeutic massage which is given in a clinical environment. This could be at the doctors’ office, at hospital or in a nursing home. The point of this massage being to use the massage for health issues or chronic pain such as a sport injury or a repetitive stress injury of some kind. It is performed by a masseuse or perhaps a nurse who has been trained to give relief for a tissue injury and often the massage would be continued until the injured tissue is healed. It may also require that a doctor give his clinical assessment of the healing progress.
The other kind massage which is a tantra massage is more sexual in meaning. It still relies on the Sanskrit for the terms employed because it has the Yoni for the woman’s vagina and then uses the Sanskrit Lingram for the male penis which roughly means a wand of light instead of penis directly. The massage is not considered the runner up to having a sexual encounter but it one way to reach that deepest step of absolute relaxation. When it is performed by an intimate partner it may result in a sexual encounter. But it is intended to be a form of genital message with warmed oil being rubbed over the entire body and all of its parts. When this type of genital massage is totally effective the partner being massaged may simply fall asleep at the completion because they are so totally relaxed. So it would work out best if the two intimate partners took turns performing this genital massage on each other on different nights.
The methodology for a tantra massage is quite specific as where to begin and exactly how to massage each part of the Yoni and Lingram. It is much the same as if you were intending to bring the partner to full sexual erection. It may also be used if a partner is experiencing any kind of impotence. This may be therapeutic for that partner.