The history of tantra massage
Tantra, apart from tantra massage, is a spiritual tradition of many thousands of years old from India. The Buddhist version originated there in the 3rd century AD and from the 8th century tantra spread to Tibet and the Far East.
In tantra we work with the subtle energies within the body and the universe in order to achieve spiritual growth and physical health in this way. Yoga, meditation, breathing and concentration techniques are used within tantra to bring about such an evolution.
The word 'tantra' essentially refers to a scripture belonging to esoteric Hindu or Buddhist traditions. It comes from the Sanskrit word 'tantram' from which the meaning "network, matrix, web" can be derived.
In the Western world, tantra is given a personal interpretation in all kinds of ways, making it difficult to know what the authentic teaching actually means.
What is tantra massage?
There was no mention of tantra massage in the old writings. The society and people of that time were in a much healthier state than the current (mainly Western) world population. In our society we are affected by much more 'pollution' (electromagnetic radiation, chemicals, heavy metals, ...), stress, ... and many other loads that often take a heavy toll from the body. A massage therefore has a beneficial effect without any doubt as it has a relaxing effect on body and mind in the first place.
In the Somananda Tantra School, Somananda, from his rich experience with tantra and ayurveda, put together an efficient treatment with which far-reaching results can be achieved. Ayurveda is a very holistic, natural and complete healing system with a history of more than 2000 years.
In summary, you can see this tantra massage as a combination of ayurvedic massage and a tantric approach to life.
The energetic aspects of tantra massage
The massage itself can be considered as a relaxation massage in basic form. However, there is a lot more to it. In a tantra massage you work with prana, the universal energy that is present in and around everything and everyone. Prana is the life force that everyone needs to function on a mental, emotional and physical level. The body consists of 7 main chakras (= energy centers) that are connected to each other via a system of energy channels, called nadis.
By pressing on the countless marmapoints (energy points) that the body contains, this energy can be generated and moved. The goal in tantra and therefore this massage is to 'sublimate' the energy, which means moving it from the 3 lowest to the 4 higher chakras. In this way a higher spiritual level is reached.
Who is tantra massage intended for?
A tantra massage is a unique experience for everyone. What's more, even every session is different for the same person. In a deeper state of relaxation, the body decides itself, under the guidance of the therapist, whether the time has come, for example, to release certain emotions, blockages or trauma.
For whom is a tantra massage recommended or possible?
- People who are restless and stressed or who do not feel well
- People who experience problems of a relational or sexual nature
- People who have had traumatic experiences in their lives
- People who are curious about energetic bodywork and the health benefits and sensations that can follow for body and mind
Those who are consciously looking for an erotic massage with the sole purpose of achieving an orgasm or happy ending are in the wrong place and should continue their search.
If you have problems with your health or specific complaints, it is important that you mention them on the application form. If we do not recommend a tantra massage based on this, we will let you know as soon as possible.
After setting a date for the appointment you will receive a document with some tips and guidelines in preparation for the massage.
Possible effects of tantra massage
A tantra massage is a journey in and to yourself. Step by step, a deeper state of relaxation is reached. More and more away from your head and consciously present in your body itself.
This goes along with your brain waves that can go from a beta to an alpha and eventually even theta state. This theta state is also reached during hypnosis and REM sleep, for example. It is the gateway to the subconscious mind where memories and emotions are held. Your energy is "awakened" and it is possible that energetic blockages and trauma are released and expressed.
According to the principles of tantra, this energy is led upwards into the body during the massage, a process we call sublimation. This can be accompanied by intense sensations that are sometimes felt all over the body and may even be of an orgasmic nature (regardless of whether or not the genital area is being treated). This is a new world opening up for many people.
The massage teaches you to receive purely without giving back yourself, something that is not always evident for many people (often women). A real me-time moment!
You somehow get an injection of life energy, which some say is felt up to weeks after the massage. This can manifest itself in several ways *:
- A feeling of deep relaxation, both physical and mental, which has a positive effect on your stress level and fears
- Released endorphins can relieve possible pain (eg fibromyalgia, CSV), sometimes up to days after the massage
- A mental clarity that makes it easier to make (heavy) decisions
- A more active lifestyle and a desire to exercise more
- Feel more creative in everything you take on and do
- Can help with problems of impotence, premature ejaculation, fertility, insensitivity to orgasmic pleasure
- Stimulates the immune system so that health and the self-healing system of the body is supported
- Generates and directs sexual energy throughout the body to release blockages and increase the potential of orgasmic pleasure
- Opens your heart chakra and develops a greater candor and appreciation for life
Furthermore, the different testimonials can help to get a better picture of the possible effects of a tantra massage.
* These effects cannot be guaranteed.
Tantra massage course & rates
The course of the massage and the rates depend on the chosen therapist and can be found on the therapists page.