The Principles of Tantra: The Spiritual Foundations of Tantric Massage - Body to Body Tantric Massage London

The Principles of Tantra: The Spiritual Foundations of Tantric Massage

Human pleasure-seeking is instinctive, as seen in its deep connection to procreation. This essential urge has evolved over millennia, taking many forms and providing innumerable ways for people to experience greater happiness. Tantric massage – a practice with roots reaching back centuries – is one avenue that strives towards this goal by utilising mindfulness, meditation and sensual touch. To understand tantra better, however, we must first take time to explore what it means both philosophically and spiritually; only then can we truly begin decoding the tantalising world of tantric massage!

In ancient India, seekers of holistic well-being looked to the tantras – a spiritual movement built on Hinduism and Buddhism’s shared values. Derived from Sanskrit and meaning ‘woven web’, Tantra recognises that we are all spiritually, emotionally and physically intertwined – critical components in sustaining health and balance. For centuries it has helped bring people closer to harmony with themselves and the world around them.

Through embracing the tenets of tantra – clean living, abstention from intoxicants, a vegetarian diet and political pacifism – practitioners sought to live life sacredly. As an extension of this, sexual equality between genders was respected; sex and any intimate acts were viewed as unique opportunities to connect with something greater than themselves in the divine form: through these principles, Tantric massage originated.

Still good for you

Today, tantra may seem strangely removed from daily living. Yet it contains many benefits that can help us even in modern times! While some adhere to a lifestyle focusing on tantric principles and practices, many people opt for yoga or massage as the gateway to experiencing its advantages first-hand. Despite being associated with something overtly sensual – often seen as “deviant” by outsiders – tantric massage is one of nature’s most beneficial forms of healing for mental and physical well-being. Generations old yet freshly relevant today; who knew Tantra could still be so valuable?

Open your mind to Tantra

Portrayed by films as something only “hippies and new age spiritual types” can do, tantric massage is surprisingly accessible to everyone. People often shy away from it due to its more sensual nature; however, this should not be the case! Tantric massage goes far beyond what has been traditionally depicted in film – Kama Sutra-style sex positions are just a tiny part of its incredible potential for intimacy and self-knowledge. A mindful practice that invites us all into positive transformation through exploring our senses – why wouldn’t we want to embrace such an opportunity?

Find deeper meaning

Tantric massages can be incredibly powerful in helping us to reconnect with our inner knowing and develop greater self-awareness. Through intentional, deep breathing, we can unlock ourselves from negative emotions such as fear or anger and realign the energy flow within us. This makes room for relaxation, clarity, and pleasure – just a few rewards that might come from exploring this ancient practice. In today’s fast-paced world, it is often hard for individuals to find moments to relax truly. Through tantra, many men have learned how indulging their “lingam” (Sanskrit term used when referring sacredly to the penis) while slowing down will lead them to understand themselves better than ever!

Experience spiritual edging

Harness your arousal and explore the power of tantric edging! This ancient practice has helped people heighten their orgasms for centuries. With intentional breathing, body awareness, and control over pleasure-building sensations – you can approach orgasm like a cliff’s edge. You are feeling breathless at its brink yet still maintaining complete composure to ascend back towards it, even more, heightened than before, eventually! Tantric edging is an enriching experience that leads to powerful full body/mind releases, so take the plunge if you dare!

Intimacy: that old chestnut

The search for true intimacy is a daunting task worth striving towards. Intimacy requires strong bonds of safety and comfort that can only be forged through communication and courage – the foundation upon which any adult relationship should rest. To help in this process, couples often turn to tantric massage as it helps rebalance energy flow between partners who may find themselves experiencing inevitable ebbs or fades even after passionate “new love” sparks have worn off. Establishing meaningful connections takes effort, but investing might lead to deeper fulfilment than ever before!

Connect with your partner through tantric massage

Belly breaths

These are slow, focused, three-step breaths. To begin, sit comfortably, relax your shoulders, and relax your hands in your lap. Exhale out your mouth and close it without clenching your jaw.

  1. Inhale: Draw a breath in smoothly through your nose, silently, steadily, counting to four. Let your chest open and fill with air, but don’t hunch your shoulders up. 
  2. Hold: Keep that breath in your chest and silently count to seven. The first time you may not make it to seven, and that’s okay. As you repeat the pattern, it will become easier. 
  3. Exhale: Let your breath out through your mouth as you count to eight. Use the whole time and steadily push all the breath out of your chest.

Repeat this process four times. Breathing is a significant element of Tantra and Tantric massage. Thoughtful breathing has so many benefits, but it does require some technique.

Try Eye Gazing and Full Body Touch

Eye gazing is a Tantric technique that promotes intimacy by simply looking at each other.


  1. Sit facing your partner. Cross-legged on the bed is great but sit however you are comfortable.
  2. Hold each other’s left hand and use your right hand to place your palms against each other’s hearts.
  3. Look into each other’s eyes and breathe your Belly Breaths together slowly and steadily in this position.


Heal With Communication

Experience increased closeness and harmony in your relationship by trying tantric massage. This intimate act is a verbal exchange and encourages non-verbal communication, allowing partners to express vulnerability while demonstrating their commitment to each other. If the idea of erotic massage at home feels overwhelming or intimidating, seek out expert guidance with an erotic couples massage from a trusted professional who can guide you through the motions and provide techniques for use in your private moments together.

Experience bigger, better pleasure … if you want to

Tantric massage is an experience that goes beyond the physical. Not only will your body feel incredibly relaxed and supple, but a spiritual aspect can also come into play if desired – allowing you to explore pleasure in sensual and erotic forms. Professional tantra massages do not involve sexual intercourse; instead, they use carefully crafted techniques such as slow-paced strokes to help reach climax at the finale of each session, with or without the orgasm option being allowed depending on the comfort level between parties involved. When exploring intimacy through tantric touch within personal relationships, one may find themselves moved toward their orgasms providing the heightened levels of stress relief possible!

Tantric orgasms just hit different

Tantric orgasms are an out-of-this-world experience that requires a connection between body and mind. When visiting a professional tantra masseuse, they will ensure you’re in perfect condition to get the most from your session – which often involves multiple orgasms! This is far more attainable than many might think due to the myth around ‘refractory periods’, as ejaculation does not cause orgasm but acts as an incentive for our bodies’ reproductive purposes. Accessing these heightened levels of pleasure requires knowing when it’s time to speed up or slow down at just the right moment; creating ultimate harmony within oneself leads towards ecstatic bliss.

Men can do multiples!

  • Use your Belly Breaths! Take 5-10 minutes of slow stroking as you get your breathing regulated.
  • Edge yourself using your breath to help push you towards the precipice of orgasm.
  • Back off without coming, but still constantly stimulating yourself. 
  • Get yourself quite close without speeding up
  • Resist the urge to go hard and fast; keep it steady!
  • As you approach the tipping point, you are going to allow yourself to orgasm, but not ejaculate. Do this by letting go of your penis or by stopping the stroke with your hand at the base and clenching your pelvic muscles as hard as you can as the sensation of orgasm washes over you. 
  • Keep stroking, and do it again! Enjoy! 

No reason to hesitate

From the expectations of gender-based roles to feeling a sense of shame around touch, pleasure and self-fulfilment, all too often come with their fair share of cultural boundaries. But what if we could break these barriers down and explore new pathways towards bliss? No matter how you choose to embark on this path: through self-massage or exploring professional options. Think tantric massage – an act that can bring much more than physical healing along its inward journey into your personal version of paradise.


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