Meditation and Massage
Meditation and massage have been closely linked for thousands of years. The blissful feeling of total relaxation after a great massage is as much in the mind as in the body. Therefore a massage without an element of meditation is a missed opportunity. So, first, let’s look at a basic meditation to prepare your mind for the massage bed. Your Tantric Collective London masseuse can guide you in a meditation similar to this at the beginning of your session.
How Can Meditation Improve Tantric Massage?
Allowing yourself to be open in the hands of another is key to a truly powerful sensual massage. One of the essential elements of tantra is the dynamic between the giver and the receiver. The masseuse will give her sensuality and energy to you without considering reciprocation. As the receiver, you must accept this gift and remain completely passive. Allow the sensations to wash over you like you allow your thoughts to come and go during the meditation. The more you allow your body and mind to remain still and silent, the more powerful the massage will become.
If body and mind are aligned correctly, you can achieve what some clients describe as an ‘out-of-body experience’. Perhaps a better expression would be ‘out of mind’ as this is the real breakthrough when meditation and massage combine.
A Sample Guided Meditation
Centre yourself and find your breath. Sitting in an upright position, slowly close your eyes. Relax your face, your jaw, your tongue. Notice your breath. Watch your breath flow in and out without thought or judgement.
Now take ten deep breaths. As you breathe in, notice your lungs fill with air, and you feel yourself breathing in positivity and love. Breathe out, observe as your lungs empty, exhale negativity and repeat.
As you repeat this process, thoughts are expected to come and go. This is natural. Notice them but do not engage with them. This is also ok if your thoughts pull you out of your meditation. With time you will be able to find more stillness in your mind. The breath is always your home. If your attention wanders off, always come back to the breath.
Continue the process for as long as you like. Slowly open your eyes and notice the energy shift when your time is up. Your mind is quiet, and as thoughts return, they have more clarity.
Authentic Tantra the Tantric Collective London Way
If combining meditation and massage as I’ve described here sounds appealing, then get in touch today. Our highly knowledgeable phone team can advise you on the best therapist to guide your session. Not every tantric masseuse specialises in authentic tantra, so do give us a call to ensure the perfect fit. On the other hand, if you’d prefer to skip the guided meditation, we can recommend other masseuses. These stunning and skilled therapists will put your mind at ease through simple communication and friendliness. Our massages are designed to be tailored to individual clients, so whatever your desire, we have a masseuse for you.
Meditation And Massage – Further Reading
If this blog has sparked your interest and you’d love to know more, check out these brilliant books. Here at TCL, we are fans of all things spiritual and sensual and have amassed quite the library over the years. Here are a few of our favourites and a little about why we love them.
The Power Of Now – Eckhart Tolle
One of the most well-known guides to meditation and spiritual enlightenment. It’s highly accessible and uses straightforward language throughout but is incredibly profound. TCL tip. Get the audiobook version for instant mental calm even in hectic surroundings.
The Calm App
The number one app for sleep and meditation. For a small subscription fee, the calm app gives you an inexhaustible library of guided meditations, daily mantras and sleep aids such as stories and music. Who doesn’t want Matthew McConaughey to read them a bedtime story each night?
The Road Less Travelled – M. Scott Peck
‘Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.’
This book is hard to beat, not specifically about meditation or massage but as a guide to a higher level of self-understanding.
So there is our blog on meditation and massage. Do you have any favourite books, apps, or podcasts that help you find calm in these busy times? Let us know via our contact page in the menu, or if you’d like to book an elite Tantric massage, get in touch with our team today.
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