Couples Tantric Massage Tips to Keep You Smiling This Winter
Winter can be a challenging season for many people. The shorter days, longer nights, colder temperatures, and less time spent outdoors can lead to lethargy, sadness, and even depression. Blue Monday falls on the 3rd Monday in January. The actual date is a piece of pseudoscience created to sell holidays. Although no evidence proves this date is any more depressing than others, it is an important reminder to be vigilant about mental health issues at this time of year. With that in mind, we have compiled today’s blog post to demonstrate how couples tantric massage can help you and your loved one stave off those winter blues.
Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, affects around 2 million people annually in the UK alone. One of the critical activities to combat the effects of SAD is taking up a new hobby and interacting with other people. These feelings are commonly known as the “winter blues.” Fortunately, there are ways to combat the winter blues, and one of the most effective ways is through couples tantric massage.
Tantra and the Neo-Tantric Movement
Tantra is a practice that dates back thousands of years, originating in ancient India. While we did include elements of tantra in our therapies Tantric Massage as we know it today is much more recent.
The Neo-Tantra movement began in Germany in the 1960s. It involves using touch, breathwork, and chakras to create a deep sense of relaxation and connection between two people. The practice is often associated with sexuality, but it’s important to note that tantric massage is not just about sexual pleasure. Instead, it’s about using touch and energy to create a deeper connection between partners and to promote overall well-being.
One of the benefits of tantric massage is that it can help to combat the symptoms of the winter blues. This practice’s deep relaxation and sense of connection can help boost mood and increase feelings of happiness and contentment. Additionally, the physical touch involved in tantric massage can help to release tension and promote a sense of physical well-being, which can be particularly beneficial during the colder months when we may be spending more time indoors and less time moving our bodies.
If you’re feeling the winter blues, or want to deepen your connection with your partner, here are some tips for getting started with tantric massage:
Couples Tantric Massage – 5 Top Tips!
1 – Set the Mood
Creating a comfortable and relaxing environment is vital to getting the most out of your tantric massage experience. Start by choosing a warm, quiet room with soft lighting and comfortable bedding. You may use candles or essential oils to create a calming atmosphere, and consider playing some soothing music to help you both relax. It’s a great idea to begin your session by sharing a bath. The warm water will create a natural break from the day’s stresses and help set the tone for the massage.
2 – Focus on Breathwork
Breathwork is an essential component of tantric massage. Encourage your partner to focus on their breath as you begin the massage, taking slow, deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth. This can help to calm the mind and prepare the body for more profound relaxation.
It’s a great idea to try a guided breathwork session before starting the massage. This should take only a minute or two for beginners, but you can work your time up as you get more experienced. Diaphragm Breathing is a great place to start. If you’ve tried yoga, you may have heard the term Pranayama breath. It’s the same thing. Here is a quick guide:
- Start sitting up or lying on your back with your hands resting on your tummy.
- Inhale deeply, focusing on your belly filling and emptying with each breath. This ensures you are engaging the diaphragm correctly.
- Repeat the process for ten breaths. Your mind may wander. This is fine and completely normal. The more you practice, the more you can focus, and the more significant the effects of your breathwork will be.
3 – The Power Of Touch
The physical touch in tantric massage is an integral part of the practice. Start with gentle, non-sexual touch, such as holding hands or touching your partner’s back. As the massage progresses, you can use techniques like light stroking, kneading, and pressure point work to help release tension and promote relaxation. One of the critical elements that separate a couple’s Tantric Massage from a normal couples massage is body glides. To perform one, ensure both bodies are well-oiled and work your way up their body, starting at the feet. Use your chest, hips and, finally, thighs to apply pressure up the length of your partner’s naked body.
Make things extra sensual by teasing your partner with your lips, chest and navel as you move over them. Be conscious of applying just the right amount of pressure. The sensation should be a gliding closeness, not a suffocating crush!
4 – Incorporate Energy Work and the Chakras
In addition to physical touch, tantric massage also involves energy work. This can include techniques such as the aforementioned breathing exercises, visualisation, and the use of sound. These techniques promote a sense of connection and deepen the overall experience. The primary energy work we use at Tantric Collective is Ayurveda massage. Ayurveda focuses on the Chakras or energy centres in the body. There are seven chakras, and manipulating each will affect the recipient differently.
Check out our previous blog for a detailed look at Ayurveda and the Seven Chakras.
5 – Communication Is Your Super Power
Communication is critical when it comes to tantric massage. Encourage your partner to communicate their needs and preferences throughout the massage, and be open to feedback and adjustments as needed. This can create a more personalised and enjoyable experience for both partners.
After the massage, talk about the things you loved and the things that didn’t quite connect with you. We know from our client feedback and reviews that each person reacts differently to a couple’s massage. Build your knowledge and understanding as you go; before long, you’ll be experts in each other’s bodies.
Consider the significance of this. A perfect balance in the bedroom can be hard to find often because there is so much ego and emotion caught up in sex. By taking this away and embracing the energy exchange of couples tantric massage, you give yourself time to learn things about each other you would never have discovered otherwise.
Couples Tantric Massage – The Conclusion
In conclusion, winter can be a challenging season, but with the help of couples tantric massage, it’s possible to beat the winter blues and deepen your connection with your partner. By setting the mood, focusing on breathwork, using touch and energy work, and communicating throughout the experience, you can create a profoundly relaxing and enjoyable experience that promotes overall well-being. So why not try tantric massage this winter and see how it can benefit your relationship and mental health during the colder months?
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