As more and more people consider getting massage therapy, there is also more confusion as to what kind of massage to get. For most people, their idea of a massage is what they see on television or the movies. Some will also get information from friends and family who have had a massage. What usually comes to mind is either the traditional Western or Swedish massage with long, gliding strokes or the sports warm up massage, sometimes called a rub-down, where the trainer administers short, choppy strokes to get the athlete ready for an event.

While these are not wrong perceptions, there are so many more options when it comes to therapeutic bodywork. There are more than 100 variations and techniques. Most fall into just a few main categories such as Western massage and Asian or Eastern massage. And some, even though considered in the massage profession, are more like physical therapy.

Relaxation Massage

Relaxation massage can fall under either Western or Eastern styles or techniques. Often there is a blending of the two. Most of the massage techniques used at spas, resorts, cruise ships and practitioners, either working alone or for larger companies, use relaxation type. Whether the practitioner is using long, gliding strokes, kneading strokes or even stretches and pressure points, the goal is for reduction of stress and an increase in relaxation. These sessions can be anywhere from a half hour to two hours in length, with the most popular being about an hour.

Medical Massage

Medical massage may use some of the techniques in both Eastern and Western massage, but the length of the session and the focus are different. With medical massage, the intent is usually rehabilitative or restorative. A person may have a prescription from a doctor for massage to help speed recovery from an injury such as a sprain or strain. Additional knowledge and training in the area of pathology is usually needed, as the massage therapist needs to know which conditions are contraindicated, which are safe and what techniques to use for various specific conditions or ailments. These sessions may be as short as 15 minutes and, in some cases, are covered by insurance.

Sports Massage

Sports massage can overlap with medical massage. The massage therapist is often dealing with anyone from professional athletes to weekend warriors. Techniques include those needed for warm-up, cool-down and rehabilitation after injury. Most of the techniques used come from the Western massage branch of bodywork and may include some methods similar to those used in physical therapy. These sessions also may be as short as 15 minutes.

Sensual Massage

Sensual massage involves any basic massage with a hand relief, as it has no distinctive ethos requiring little by way of skills or training, which is the reason why you can get it in Moscow quite cheaply because anyone can do it. Its rather like bike maintenance – first you give the tyre a good feel to ascertain how soft it is followed by a couple of powerful squeezes to see how much pressure is required before you vigorously pump it up, though preferably not in the case of the bike tyre until it goes bang!

Tantric Massage

Tantric massage is a progressive massage incorporating techniques used in a proper Swedish and holistic massage to make your body and mind fully relaxed and receptive by soothing and pampering the musculature coupled with slow gentle rhythmic breathing prior to the careful stimulation to enhance blood flow and quickening of the breath during the later part of the session for the controlled build up and release of sexual energy. You should pass through several waves of troughs of relaxation and peaks of excitement, with increasing intensity to crescendo followed by slow release involving all your senses. At the end of the session you should feel totally euphoric.

A Tantric massage is not a practice anyone can do and done properly requires trained therapists who not only understand the physiology of the body and psychology of the mind but also have developed a qualitative touch through their extensive knowledge and many years of experience as well as being instinctively intuitive, compassionate and patient.

Why is this type of Massage termed a Tantric Massage

The Tantric massage combines the spirituality of the Tantra philosophy and the physicality of the Swedish massage. It has its holistic roots in gaining calmness of mind through controlled breathing techniques for oxygenation of the blood circulation and stimulation of the nervous system for enhanced physical sensitivity. At the beginning of the session i invite you to focus on breathing in slowly and deeply through your noise and breath out through your mouth through the whole session. Focus on your breath control will move you towards a meditative state so that everyday thoughts disappear taking with them all the built up the stresses and strains of daily life. The goal is to achieve the true connection with yourself as you experience what is happening in both mind and body as we take you on your Tantric journey.

Everyone is different which is why when it comes to the professional Tantric massage compared with the amateur sensual massage, the skilled practitioner will always give you the opportunity to express your concerns and ask any question you may have, because the more i get to know you better, the more i will be able to create the Tantra Session experience that is uniquely suited to your particular needs. If, then you leave my session with the feeling of complete satisfaction, then we in turn are left with a mutual feeling of a job well done, which is my ambition at “Tantra Bliss with Radha Sundari” for each and every client.

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