Tantra is actually a spiritual practice that is a pathway to enlightenment. As Tantric philosophy is based on ancient texts in an ancient language (sanksrit) there are many interpretations and rituals around the pathway to enlightenment.
Unlike other spiritual practices that renounce the body, Tantra sees our body as the way we connect to the divine. By learning how to tune in and connect with our body, we can start to experience more of our 'subtle energy'. This is that hidden erotic / life-force energy that pulses below the surface.
Tantra can teach us how to harness this energy and open ourselves more to its flow - as a result we start to feel more open, fulfilled and connected to the divine - not only in the bedroom but in our day to day lives.
The style of Tantric Massage that I offer is an accumulation of a number of different bodywork modalities - all designed to open and work with the energetic pathways. Unlike other practitioners who may take a 'coaching' approach, I prefer to focus on your experience within your body and within the moment, right here right now. I'm not trying to teach you enlightenment in one session! Instead your massage will be a time where you can truly let go of the external world, and experience a new type of sensuality that is wholesome and fulfilling.
Connect to the breath and start to get the energy moving and flowing more freely through the body. This can be done through the actual massage in itself, the use of breath and sound and a pulsing / undulation movement where the subtle energies are stirred. the goal is to open the body up more so that the erotic energy can move from the genitals up the spine and circulate through the body.
InTantric Philosophy, the Sanskrit names for the genitals are Lingham (masculine) and Yoni (feminine) and translate to mean - 'wand of light' + 'sacred flower'. The Yoni and the Lingham must be treated with the upmost respect - for they generate so much potent lifeforce energy. During your treatment you will experience bodywork techniques to activate and open the energy channels from your genitals through your spine (chakra centre). Your pleasure is built and nurtured throughout the treatment - bringing you to heightened states of arousal and back again. You will be invited to tune into your body and use your breath to 'ride the wave' of pleasure coursing through you, and eventually being brought to a climax.
After all of this work to open your body and energy channels, you will be given the space to integrate. On a physiological level, when we are working with the nervous system in such a way, an installation period afterwards is required to reprogram and integrate these new neurological pathways we have created. On a deeper level, your subtle energies move slower than your conscious mind, so we really allow the time to nurture you into a state of pure relaxation so that you can truly settle and download this beautiful experience.