The Hottest Massage Trends For 2023

This is a list of actionable Massage Trends for 2023

You can go out or online right now and book yourself one of these incredible therapies. So if you want to get ahead of the crowd and feel those gains before the year is out, you’ll love this list of 19 Massage Trends For 2023.

This post will keep you on the cutting edge for all things massage as we move into the new year. 

Let’s get started.

Massage Trends for 2023

  1. Tantric Massage For Couples – Take Your Relationship to the Next Level
  2. Use Cupping to Release Deep Aches and Pains
  3. Sonic Massage and Gong Bathing
  4. Embrace Tradition With Japanese With Nuru Massage
  5. Melt Away Pain And Stress With a CBD Massage
  6. Treat Your Man with Incredible Male-Only Treatments
  7. Have The Masseuse Come to You With a Mobile Massage
  8. Why Wait Till You Get Home? Try A Workplace Massage
  9. Stay Cool With Cold Water Therapy
  10. Fire Away Aches And Pains With a Massage Gun
  11. Keep it Clean – Enhanced Hygiene Standards
  12. Recover Like The Pros With Recovery Boots
  13. Aqua Massage/Flotation Therapy
  14. Percussive Therapy Rollers – More Smart Tech
  15. For The Lazy Boys – Massage Chairs
  16. Embrace The Dark Side with Tie & Tease Massage
  17. Hard As Nails? Try Acupressure Mats
  18. The Ice Man Cometh – Ice Massage
  19. Massage Your Mind – Mindfulness

1 – Tantric Massage For Couples – Take Your Relationship to the Next Level

black and white image of a naked couple embracing on a bed of furs

Here at Tantric Collective, we pride ourselves on our matchmaking abilities. We are finding the right masseuse to fit in with each couple’s dynamic. We have been matching couples with stunning masseuses for years, so that you can trust us. Here are some benefits of Tantric Massage For Couples:

  • Increased Intimacy
  • The ‘Wow’ factor. We all love to try new things, especially when it comes to our love lives.
  • The post-massage giggles. Endorphins are still rushing around your system as you fall into a nearby bar. The thrill of ‘I can’t believe we just did that’ mixed with the glow only a tantric massage can give you will live long in the memory.
  • You’ll learn new skills to take home to the bedroom.

2 – Use Cupping to Release Deep Aches and Pains

Cupping has recently seen a meteoric rise in popularity, and we see no signs of this stopping in 2023. This dramatic-looking therapy uses glass or plastic cups to create a vacuum once applied to the skin. The therapist will set fire to the alcohol or another flammable substance and then apply cups to the body as the fire goes out. This creates a vacuum, but what are the benefits?

Research on the benefits of cupping is limited, but it is said to help with inflammation, circulation and muscle soreness. It works in a similar way to deep tissue massage. Social media influencers have extensively used this therapy’s dramatic look to promote their channels. This certainly played a massive part in its resurgence in recent times.

Cupping has been around for hundreds of years, but with influencers all over the world cueing up to get the signature red marks in their content, we can only see it growing more in 2023.

3 – Sonic Massage and Gong Bathing

Sonic Massage, or sound healing, combines traditional massage techniques with drones, goings, chanting and percussive rhythm. If this sounds a little weirdy beardy, numerous reports now indicate that sonic massage can lower anxiety and increase endorphin production. We are all exposed to rhythm from the moment we form in our mother’s womb, so it makes perfect sense that we still find these sounds comforting. We have been preaching the benefits of mindfulness for Tantric Massage for years, so expanding on a mindful state through music and sound makes perfect sense.

Gwyneth Paltrow is said to be a fan, and it’s a safer bet than her candles.

4 – Embrace Ancient Japanese Tradition With Nuru Massage

naked woman arches her back as nuru massage gels rains down on her

Have you ever watched Nuru Massage on ‘specialist’ internet sites? I bet you have ? Nuru is one of the fastest-growing therapies in the erotic massage sector, but it’s not like you’ve seen in porn.

It’s better.

Book yourself an elite Nuru Massage in London or similar large cities, and you won’t have to suffer the plastic sheets or blow-up bed treatment. Expect a large double bed covered in fresh towels and ample spare to dry yourself off—a masseuse glistening with the slippery gel that makes Nuru a one-of-a-kind experience. Don’t be surprised when you completely lose track of time, day, or even which way is up.

5 – Melt Away Pain And Stress With a CBD Massage

CBD oil or Cannabidiol oil is probably the most buzzworthy item on this list. An extract of the cannabis plant using CBD oil instead of traditional essential oils for massage has a range of benefits:

  • Decreased Anxiety
  • Better Sleep
  • Proven Benefits for Chronic Pain Sufferers

Will it make me high? – No. CBD oil contains no THC, the psychoactive part of the cannabis plant.

This means we can enjoy the benefits of a CBD massage without running into trouble with the police or wanting to raid the fridge an hour or two after our treatment. CBD Oil is one of the hottest massage trends for 2023, so check it out next time you’re in London. 

6 – Treat Your Man with Incredible Male-Only Treatments

Most high-quality spas now offer more and more treatments explicitly aimed at their male clientele. Examples of Male-Only Treatments include:

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Wet Shave, Beard Trim and Haircut
  • Facials
  • Tantric Massage

The spa or masseuse should be using male-specific products for the treatments. Men naturally have very different skincare requirements from women, and the products must be adjusted accordingly. Given the relative lack of pampering, most men indulge in the effects of a good quality facial can be pretty dramatic. Try one today.

7 – Have The Masseuse Come to You With a Mobile Massage

Rainy London days and nights can be less than inspiring once you’re tucked up and cosy at home. Why not save yourself the hassle and have a masseuse visit you at your hotel or residence? Many companies are now offering Outcall Massage Services throughout London, so put your feet up and let the luxury come to you.

8 – Why Wait Till You Get Home? Try A Workplace Massage

This is a bit of a two-for-one, but whilst discussing massage outcalls, why wait until you get home? Book a massage to your office today and get the mid-day reset that we all need sometimes. Many forward-thinking companies now offer in-office massage as a perk to encourage more people back into the workspace post-COVID-19.

9 – Stay Cool With Cold Water Therapy

fit man getting into ice bath Are you familiar with Wim Hoff? ‘The Iceman’ has done more to promote the benefits of Cold Water Therapy than anyone else. His combination of breath work with icy cold water immersion is linked to the following:

  • Better Sleep
  • Better Focus
  • Improved immune response
  • Increased metabolic rate
  • Decreased inflammation and muscle soreness

10 – Fire Away Aches And Pains With a Massage Gun

Percussive therapy is big news in the fitness industry these days. Massage guns and other innovative tech are used over traditional foam rollers or massage to reduce lactic acid build-up, decrease delayed onset muscle soreness and even improve sleep.

Therabody partnered with Biostrap Labs to commission a study and found that 100% of participants reported improved sleep using the Theragun before bed. These things aren’t cheap, but if you’re serious about your recovery or a chronic pain sufferer, they could be a game changer.

11 – Keep it Clean – Enhanced Hygiene Standards

Post-COVID-19 hands-on industries, such as the massage sector, must return to pre-pandemic numbers. Understandably customers are cautious about hygiene and infection protocols. So this means that one of the least sexy but most pressing issues is enhanced hygiene standards.

If the massage studio, apartment or equipment you use isn’t spotless, you need to rethink that booking. Showers should be available as well as fresh bedding or towels and facilities to wash and sanitise before and after the session. Fortunately, this doesn’t mean you have to inhale cleaning fumes for the duration of the massage. Plenty of odour-free antibacterial products exist, and any masseuse worth their fee should have a few high faulty scented candles in the room.

12 – Rehab Like The Pros With Recovery Boots

If you thought massage guns were pricey, check out these moon boots! Once only used by elite pro athletes, Compression Boots are now making their way into the weekend warriors’ arsenal of kits. Cyclists, runners and triathletes are putting their feet up post-workout and raving bout the benefits. Your smartphone controls the pneumatic leg massagers, so you can kick back with a book, podcast or your favourite TV show and let the tech do the work.

Benefits include reduced soreness, increased circulation and a feeling like you’re prepping for the Tour De France despite having never cycled outside the M25.

13 – Aqua Massage/Flotation Therapy – More Massage Trends For 2023

Aqua Massage refers to any therapy that uses water at its core. This can be total immersion with a masseuse joining you in a bath, jacuzzi or shower. Tantric Collective recommends Aqua Massage as the perfect way to begin any Tantric Massage encounter. The chemistry you create sharing a warm bath with your masseuse always leads our clients to give rave reviews on the session afterwards.

Aqua Massage also can refer to wet room massages such as traditional Hammam or Turkish Bath treatment. During a Hammam, your therapists will massage, scrub and pummel you until you are exfoliated, cleansed and wrapped in a blanket like a toddler after bath time. It is unusual for most adults to be washed this way; therein lies the satisfaction. Hammam is a fantastic massage therapy for those that need a little mothering once in a while. Don’t we all?

14 – Percussive Therapy Rollers

More massage tech for you now. Riding the wave of the success of massage guns, you can now buy pretty much any ‘dumb’ massager as an intelligent, vibrating and much more expensive version. Balls, Rollers and massage sticks have all been juiced up with percussive therapy motors. Many gyms now have a range of products, so you can try them before you buy, but they are undoubtedly effective.

15 – For The Lazy Boys – Massage Chairs

This is another pricey option, but massage chairs are becoming more accessible and affordable than ever. If you’ve only tried the chunky options at airports and can’t imagine having one in your house, check out this stylish offering from NouHaus.

Massage chairs are still a hefty investment, but if you’re looking for ways to unwind at home, they could be the sanctuary you need.

16 – Embrace The Dark Side with Tie & Tease Massage

blonde woman in black underwear holds whips for tie and tease massage blog

Tie and Tease or Dark Tantra combines Tantric Massage with elements of BDSM. Treatment for body and mind Tie and Tease represents blissful escapism for many enthusiasts. We recently wrote an in-depth blog post about Tie and Tease Massage, including a tantalising YouTube video.

17 – Acupressure Mats

Remember those beads taxi drivers used to cover their car seats in? That’s acupressure. You can buy acupressure mats that help release tension as you lay or move around. Small spikes work their way into your muscle fibres, increasing blood flow and promoting healing. If you suffer from chronic back pain, taking time each day to lay on an acupressure mat could be the relief you’re looking for.

18 – The Ice Man Cometh – Ice Massage

Ice massage is essentially cold water therapy but focused on a particular area. You can apply ice to sore muscles and massage in a circular motion to release toxins and tension from the area. Be careful not to apply ice directly to the skin for longer than a few minutes. Any longer, and you could be risking ice burns. Not exactly relaxing!

19 – Massage Your Mind – Mindfulness

Massage therapy for the mind? It’s a bit of a stretch, but mindfulness is key to getting the most out of your physical therapy sessions. The best thing about mindfulness is that you can use it anytime and anywhere. Here’s a quick body scan you can practice whenever you need a little reset:

  • Watch your breath. Consciously note, in breath, out breath and repeat. Do this for ten or so breaths.
  • Follow the breath in and out. If other thoughts enter your mind, do not judge them. Just return to the breath.
  • Scan your body starting from the top of your head. Are you holding tension anywhere? Try to release any areas like this as you work your way down.
  • Return to the breath and slowly open your eyes.

Massage Trends For 2023 – Conclusion

It’s that time of year again when we start thinking about Christmas trees, presents, and looking ahead to the new year. With this in mind, we have created our 19 Massage Trends for 2023.

This post can benefit you in several ways. With Christmas coming up, why not book a loved one an extra special treatment mentioned on this list? Or, if you’re a tech head, check out the awesome massage tech listed above. There is something for everyone here, so we hope you loved our 19 Massage Trends for 2023.

Which Massage Trend for 2023 are you going to try first?

Are you going to invest in some cool massage tech in 2023?

Get in touch with the Tantric Collective Customer Concierge team today and make your Tantric Massage dreams come true.

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