Ideally, one dims the lights to create a soothing mood.
Ambient Music or nature sounds add a deeply relaxing atmosphere to enhance the whole experience.
Soothing scents can add a beautiful accent to relaxation.
Aromatherapy has proven benefits, so light a scented candle or burn some incense.
Different aromas bring on different physical and mental reactions …peppermint, citrus and cinnamon produce a more energetic response in the body, while patchouli, bergamot, lavender and ylang-ylang are more relaxing.
Just be sure that competing scents are not being used!
Temperature is also important as the skin is exposed most of the time during a massage.
A warmer than normal temperature helps to avoid chills and relax muscles.
Along these same lines, a warm shower or bath before the massage can make one’s massage much more effective by loosening muscles and ligaments.
Use a high-quality organic massage oil. The Body Shoppe carries a number of excellent massage oil products for home use.
Mental preparation is also key…
If possible, try to sit quietly in your Sacred Space and meditate for a bit before the massage session starts.
Clearing the mind helps you focus on breath and sensation, which will intensify the erotic experience.
This is akin to taking a warm shower by shedding your physical tension.
Set an intention for your session and discuss any specific techniques you would like to use.
For a successful outcome, both partners must feel comfortable with each other, and trust in the other’s sincere desire to connect.
A brief discussion before the session is crucial, as well as ongoing, open, honest communication during the session itself.
Tantric Massage is a fabulous gift to give your beloved’s body, mind and spirit.
In addition to the multiple physical benefits, tantric massage can provide a burst of creative energy, stimulating your intellect, deepening your intimacy with your beloved while enhancing your own sensuality.