The UK's Best Tantric Massage Training Programs 


A quick glance through our tantric massage reviews page tells us that our masseuses have a series of skills. But where did they learn these techniques, and how can you gain the knowledge and understanding to become a tantric masseuse yourself? As a career, erotic massage can be both an enriching and transformative experience. Today’s blog provides a comprehensive guide to the best training programs for aspiring tantric massage therapists in the UK and London.

I will offer insights into what to expect, how to choose the right program, and the key components of a well-rounded course of study.

Are you interested in becoming a masseuse and joining Tantric Collective? Apply today through our Work With Us page.

As always, I will include a list of references and resources throughout the article and at the bottom of the page.

Enjoy, Maya xx

What Does A Tantric Masseuse Do?

Tantric massage therapists combine classic massage techniques, mindfulness, spirituality, and sensuality to create a therapy that is equal parts soothing and seductive. The practice involves a deep understanding of energy work, body anatomy, and the subtle dynamics of human touch and arousal.

How To Choose the Best Tantric Massage Training Program

Choose A Certified Course

Ensure that the training program is accredited by a reputable organisation. Certification from recognised bodies such as the International Practitioners Of Holistic Medicine (IPHM) or the International Institute of Holistic Therapists (IIOHT) can add significant credibility to your practice.

What Should The Program Include?

A comprehensive tantric massage training program should cover a wide range of topics, including:

- Tantric Philosophy and History: Understanding the roots and evolution of Tantra.

- Energy Work: Techniques for sensing and manipulating energy flows.

- Anatomy and Physiology: Detailed study of the human body.

- Practical Techniques: Hands-on training in various tantric massage techniques with live demonstrations.

- Ethics and Professionalism: Guidelines for maintaining ethical standards and professionalism in practice.

Experienced Instructors

The quality of instruction is crucial. Look for programs led by experienced and respected practitioners who have a deep understanding of tantric massage's theoretical and practical aspects. Choose a teacher who fits your desired outcome. If you want to study pure, authentic tantra, there are instructors for this. If you want to blend tantra with erotic and sensual massage, find an instructor who has experience with the London tantric massage scene or ‘Neo Tantra’ as the modern practice is known.

Core Components of a Tantric Massage Training Program

Let's take a deeper look into the core components of a great program.

Philosophy and History - A Theoretical Foundation

Understanding the philosophical and spiritual underpinnings of Tantra will give you the perspective you need to approach the practice with authenticity regardless of the way you intend to practice. This can include studying ancient texts, exploring their symbolism, and learning about the cultural context of these practices.

For most masseuses though a brief history, knowledge of Ayurveda and mindfulness and a solid grounding in good Swedish massage technique will set you up for success.

You can learn more about Ayurveda Massage through our blog post - Chakra Massage

Supervised Practice and Feedback

Practical sessions should be supervised by experienced instructors who can provide constructive feedback. This helps in refining techniques and ensuring that practitioners develop the necessary skills to perform tantric massages effectively.

Hands-on practice is a significant part of any training program. This includes learning various massage techniques, energy manipulation methods, and the appropriate use of breathwork and meditation.

You should have the opportunity to practice with a real person so if you’re new to tantric massage you should be prepared to undress and be comfortable massaging a naked volunteer. This can seem awkward at first but becomes normalised very quickly in the right environment.

Anyone who’s ever visited a nudist beach knows the feeling. What starts of strange and uncomfortable soon becomes the most normal and natural thing in the world.

Client Interaction and Communication

Learning how to communicate effectively with clients, understanding their needs, and creating a safe and supportive environment is vital. You should learn how to start your sessions with a consultation to understand the clients needs and any areas of discomfort.

Maintaining professional boundaries is essential both for masseuse and client. Each masseuse has their own approach to this so spend some time considering your own boundaries and how best to understand a clients.

Advanced Tantric Massage Training and Specialisation

Advanced Techniques

For those looking to deepen their practice, advanced training programs offer more sophisticated techniques and a deeper understanding of energy work. The most experienced authentic tantra masseuses have a deep understanding of energy and breathwork.

Invest in yourself by practising mindfulness and Ayurveda. These skills will really set you apart with clients who are seeking something a little deeper than simply a sexy massage.

Become a Specialist

If you’ve mastered the basic techniques you may want to specialise your approach to help specific individuals and follow your own passions. Practitioners may choose to specialise in areas such as:

- Sexual Healing: Focusing on addressing sexual trauma and enhancing sexual health.

- Couples Therapy: Helping couples improve intimacy and connection through tantric practices.

- Integrative Approaches: Combining tantric massage with other therapeutic modalities such as psychotherapy, yoga, or acupuncture.

Continuing Education and Professional Development

Workshops and Retreats

We are all students, and studying doesn’t stop once you’ve picked up a certificate or collected a few letters after your name. Participating in workshops and retreats can provide ongoing learning opportunities and a chance to connect and network with other masseuses. These events often offer intensive training in specific aspects of tantric massage and personal development.

While you can find these retreats in London and the UK, why not treat yourself? Studying Tantra in Bali next winter could be the perfect way to escape the London cold and top up your inspiration for the year ahead.

Be A Part Of The Scene

You could call this ‘peer supervision’ or ‘mentoring’, but in reality, it feels more like simply being a part of the scene. Spend time with your friends in the massage industry. Talk about approaches and any courses you may have been taking. You will pick up tips and ideas and get to share your own. This is the best way to naturally feel like a part of the scene and stay updated with new agencies, rates, clients, and approaches.

My Top Three Tantric Massage Training Programs

Tara Yoga Centre

Tara is an authentic spiritual school and registered charity that offers personal and spiritual growth through Yoga and Tantra. It offers London-based courses, workshops, retreats, and free classes. The diverse community, including volunteer teachers and staff, welcomes all levels of practitioners. They view their roles as a form of spiritual practice and rely on self-funding and donations.

Tantric Circle - The Academy of Modern Tantra

Tantric Circle is a great option if you want to learn tantra with an eye to upping your game in the bedroom as well as in the workplace. These London and Milton Keynes-based courses include:

  • Private Tuition (Enhance Your Bedroom Skills)
  • Massage my Woman
  • Massage My Man
  • Touch & Turn On Sensual Massage
  • Couples Private Workshop

Academy Of Modern Tantra

The Academy of Tantric offers programs and courses designed to free people from the constraints of modern society. Their inclusive community provides a comprehensive program that includes the law of attraction, Neurolinguistic Programming, Sacred Tantra, Taoist practices, Conscious Touch Massage, Chakra work, self-help tools, mindfulness, Tantric Yoga, Kundalini, breathing techniques, bioenergetics, neuroscience, and Transcendental Meditation.

Final Thoughts on The UK’s Best Tantric Massage Training Programs

Becoming a tantric massage therapist requires dedication, practical training, and a commitment to ongoing learning. You can become a respected professional in this field by choosing a certified program and continuously improving your skills. Focus on gaining hands-on experience, learning from experienced instructors, and staying connected with the tantric community. Whether you’re looking to up your skills in the bedroom or establish a lucrative side hustle, this approach will help you provide high-quality, authentic tantric massage that you can use to benefit your personal and professional relationships.

References and Resources

International Practitioners Of Holistic Medicine (IPHM)

International Institute of Holistic Therapists (IIOHT)

Tantra Massage Training

Tara Yoga Centre

Tantric Circle/Academy of Modern Tantra

Somanda Tantra Training

Academy of Modern Tantra