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Tantra massage Prague Ltd. - Magical massages: Oriental and exotic

Massages have always been one of most popular ways of relaxation and rest. They have many healing effects, are pleasant, nice smelling and caressing soul and body. In some countries they are also a part of traditional healing arts and rituals. There is a number of classical and exotic massages today. If you are hesitating which is the right one for you, do not despair. I tried fifteen favourite kinds of massages in our country and abroad and you can read about them below. I hope you will like it and it will help orientate yourself and find the most appropriate care for your body and soul. I have been interested, practising and teaching massages for more than nine years so everything here comes from my own personal experience.

Part I: EXOTIC AND ORIENTAL MASSAGE

Hawaiian massage Lomi–lomi

Exotic and seducing massage comes from Hawaii islands. It is a great combination of sensual music, essential oil smells and massage technique using long harmonic moves of forearms and elbows and overall body of a masseur. Due to the fact the massage is done all over the receiver´s body and through therapist´s moves the massage will deeply relax you and also revitalize natural energy flow starting body and soul regeneration.

How does the massage work?

Hawaiian massage uses long rhythmic moves and aims at reconnecting and deep body relaxation. It starts with long moves along the spine, through which the erecting and deep back muscles are properly stretched. Then it relaxes the shoulder blades, shoulders and neck spine. It also does not omit bottom, loins and hips. Then there is a foot massage with long forearm moves focusing on stretching and relaxing femoral and fibular muscle groups. It finishes with a pleasant massage of bossom and hands.

Massage effects:

Hawaiian massage aims at whole body holistically; it works with physical symptoms such as tiredness or pain but also on spiritual soul level. Due to special Hawaiian moves, warming oils and rhythms the massage not only gets rid of stress, tension and irritations but fills you with positive energy and joy. On physical level it supports body detoxification, stimulates lymphatic system, relaxes and regenerates tired muscles and joints.

Curiosities:

In Hawaii the massage is practised as a ritual. The base comes from a traditional dance Lomi – Lomi, that is characteristic for using forearm moves during dancing. Lomi Lomi means a forearm in Hawaiian language.

Evaluation:

Hawaiian massage simply thrilled me! It is an exotic, sensual and seducing experience full of energy. We recommend it to all who need more joy and lightness in life.

Traditional Thai massage

It is one of the oldest massaging techniques combining meridian pressure massage reviving energy flow in body with elements of traditional Indian yoga. The massage comes from India and it belongs to the jewels of traditional Thai culture; it is over 2500 years old and was used also in medicine and as a service in temples.

How it works:

Thai massage is done on the ground without using oils; a man is dressed in short loose trousers and a shirt. The massage is done in the rhythm of breathing and with many moves starting with pushing meridians with thumbs and palms of a masseuse, then soft stretching and muscle, joint and sinew relaxation. The therapist uses thumbs, palms, elbows and feet using knowledge of anatomy and physiology and acupuncture points. A whole body from both sides is massaged in order to achieve a complex relaxation and stretching of all muscles. Contrary to others Thai massage starts with ritual washing of feet and includes also head and face massage. An ideal time of procedure is 1,5-2 hours and it is necessary to drink a lot of water later. It is an overall pleasant massage through sometimes the stretching can cause a bit of pain which should be manageable and pleasant sort and the effect is guaranteed!

Massage effects:

Traditional Thai massage helps prevent migraines, back pain, spine problems and insufficient body flexibility. It is appropriate for detoxification, relaxation of internal stress and tensions but also for a simple relaxation. It helps relieving from anxieties. Apart from the beneficial effects the massage also stimulates internal organ functions and supports correct body functions. It helps unblocking stiff muscles and mainly back and loins. It has similar effects as yoga if you practise it regularly leading to bodily flexibility and physical and mental harmony.

Curiosities:

Thai massage can be also done in form of oil massage. Oil massage is done on a futon without any clothes and it is more similar to classical massage. It uses essential oils and traditional Thai massage elements such as pressing acupressure points and stiff blocks in muscles. Also there exists queen Thai massage combining elements of traditional Thai massage, Oil massage and using warmth and herbal effects on human body. Here also belongs a massage done with hot herbal seals. The herbs are wrapped in hot textile cloths as a ball with a handle warmed in steam and it is put on human body under pressure. The warmth helps relieving stiff muscles so the queen massage is a very popular practice!

Evaluation:

Due to harmonising the rhythm of breathing I got naturally relaxed during the massage and relaxed in a different deeper way. It was a pleasant meditative experience, a kind of path towards inner me. I haven’t felt that stretched and flexible for ages! I can recommend the massage to everyone with sitting job and little movement and all suffering from spine issues and back pains.

Ayurveda massage (ABHYANGA)

Ayurveda massage has been a part of traditional Indian healing art Ayurveda for thousands of years. Ayurveda (translated as „science of life“) includes all human life areas as it perceives it holistically and if it aims at healing a person then it has to include habits, ways of life and thinking too. Medicine has been considered art in India; as a unique connection of science and intuition and empathy to a patient. Same as Ayurveda understands a man as a whole and Ayurveda massage is a complex means of relaxation of the whole body. The objective of the massage is harmonisation of body, soul and mind.

How it works:

Essentially Ayurveda massage uses a lot of sesame oil that opens pores and bounds toxins and heavy metals leading them away from the body. Along with physical moves that stimulate lymph it has detoxifying and healing effects. Ayurveda massage includes face and head massage as well as hair massage with sesame oil. Most often you get a massage of your back, neck, shoulders and hands. But if you take enough time for your massage, you can also experience bossom and breast massage. Overall the massage can be described as relaxing and caressing.

Massage effects:

Ayurveda massage and all additional Ayurveda procedures relieve your body from physical and mental tension and stress. Through using a lot of sesame oil it also starts a long-term purifying process in the body. Much toxins and pathogens are being flushed away and immunity grows up. Also the state of complexion improves; the massage helps treating acne, eczemas and other skin problems and slows down aging processes of skin and the overall body. It helps with insomnia and anxiety. Generally the massage keeps your body healthy and your mind fresh.

Curiosities:

In Ayurveda centres you can also order additional Ayurveda procedures such as steam herbal baths or širodhara. A steam bath has a form of wooden box with a wooden stool inside. You sit down on a stool inside the box with only your head out. Herbal steam flows into the box and human body is beautifully purified and opens the pores. The whole procedure is very pleasant, supports and exaggerates effects of Ayurveda massage. A long tradition has also širodhara procedure. You lie in a wooden channel and in the middle of your forehead flows a thin stream of warm oil and your head is being softly massaged. Overall duration with relaxation is about 45 minutes. With širodhara there is also deep relaxation of nervous system, it helps preventing headaches, insomnia and many other issues. It re-balances your body. It is not recommended to combine širodhara with all body Ayurveda massage, because one is meant to revive you and the other calms you down so you rather enjoy each one separately in different days.

Evaluation:

The massage left me with deep regeneration and calming effects. In connection with the steam bath it was bliss. I recommend the massage to all who need a deep inner purification and find new resources.

Indian head massage

Indian head massage follows traditional Ayurveda art and works with the parts of your body that contain most stress and tension accumulated through the day; your head, shoulders and neck that are also important energy centres. Indian head massage is the right cure for your nervous system after a demanding day; it gets rid of exhaustion, relaxes the tension and helps you tune back to your partner and personal life.

How it works:

Massage is done in a sitting position in a comfortable chair and it can be dome not only in a massage centre but also at home or your office. It is done without any oils in the areas of shoulders, neck and head; it is pleasantly energizing and relaxing and very nice indeed.

Massage effects:

Indian head massage perfectly gets rid of psychic tension and stress. It helps with exhaustion and anxiety, prevents migraines and stimulates hair growth. Due to focusing on important energy centres it increases energy flow in the body and brings joy. It calms down your mind.

Curiosities:

Massaging head and hair complexion stimulates emotional bonding and sensitivity between partners. Head massage is therefore favourite one amongst couples!

Evaluation:

Indian head massage is not only pleasant but really can deeply relax your body. The big advantage is it only takes about half an hour so it can be done in the middle of a demanding day. In combination with a nice cup of tea and relaxing music it is priceless. I can recommend it to all who work in a highly stressful environment and especially managers.

Hawaiian hot stone massage

Hot stone massage comes from Hawaii from where these wonderful stones originate. It uses similar moves and principles such as Hawaii massage „lomi lomi“; moreover it adds warmth effects the stones give after heating and slowly give out. The body nicely warms up and regains natural energy flow. Massage effects are maximised by use of exotic coconut or nourishing almond oil.

How it works:

Hot lava stone massage is done with basalt stones warmed up to 55-60 °C and a hot coconut or almond oil. The whole body is massaged with stones and forearms and elbows same as the Hawaii massage. The spine erecting muscles, shoulders and neck are in focus. Using long moves also bottom, thighs and calves are massaged; hands and bossom as well. The massage uses warmth relaxing effects so the stones ought to be quite hot ready for massage but they cannot burn you at all. A therapist can put stones on your body, important energy centres, during the massage; on sacrum, belly bottom or palms. Lying on your beck you can feel the stones from under you along the spine.

Massage effects:

Hot stone massage is one of the most popular especially during the colder year periods. The warmth in stones lasts a long time and is able to get deep into the muscles and joints and relax deep spasms. It is recommended with back and joint aches, after a demanding sport performance and as a pleasant relaxation.

Curiosities:

Lava stone massage can be also done on your face. The stones exist in various sizes and there are also small ones for face or fingers. The stones are 100 per cent of natural origin and they are a source of much energy.

Evaluation:

A pleasant relaxing massage is ideal for the lovers of warmth and exotic smells. Yum yum.

Massage SHIATSU

Massage shiatsu originates in Japan from where it spread out to the whole world. It is done through clothing and works with energy paths in body. Each energy path (meridian) is connected with a certain organ and bodily function. If the energy is blocked a man can have health problems which shiatsu massage can treat. It works with pressure. In a soft and careful way it revives energy flow in body and its correct functions. Regular treatment and harmonising through shiatsu leads to starting a self-healing process and regaining correct bodily functions.

How it works:

Massage shiatsu se is done lying on a futon on the ground while the therapist works with pressure of fingers, elbows, knees and feet using the knowledge of certain energy paths and acupressure points. The massage is done with clothes on. According to your issues a diagnosed by your therapist diagnoses a certain energy path is treated (for example kidney, heart etc.). Shiatsu massage principle is a therapist helps the client reconnect back with him/her self and get back into balance. The therapist never pushes a client anywhere; a massage never ought to hurt, it is rather soft and non-invasive.

Massage effects:

By renewing natural energy flow in body it helps issues with certain internal organs and bodily systems. It relaxes and harmonises body and soul.

Curiosities:

Actual shiatsu training takes almost three years so prior to choosing a shiatsu massage centre it is recommended to check on your therapist´s education. Shiatsu originates in Japanese massage technique arising from Chinese medicine principles. There is also Zen shiatsu massage enriched by eastern philosophy principles.

Evaluation:

A soft and harmonising massage surprised me with its tenderness and non-invasiveness towards the client. I would recommend a shiatsu massage to people who can devote themselves to it in a long run and like non-invasive and no pressure techniques.

Tantra massage

Traditional tantra teaching on conscious work with sexual energy, meditation and respect to sex comes from India where it has been practised by a closed secret group of tantra practitioners. From tantra teaching originates also tantra massage that spread all over the worlds and now it is the way how to draw people through their own experience into tantra teaching. It is a sensual, exciting and supremely pleasant massage!

How it works:

Tantra massage has a form of an intimate ritual between a giver and a receiver. It practises exchange of energy and sharing experience and feelings. A giver is a sensitive guide helping a receiver develop and accept his/hers sexuality. Tantra massage is done on futon with candle lights and tantra music sounds. A masseuse is naked or dress only in sarong around her waist, a receiver is totally naked. Tantra massage also includes intimate body parts called joni and lingam in Sanskrit. The massage often leads to orgasm. A masseur/masseuse uses their knowledge of work with energy and deep relaxing techniques. Massage begins with a standing ritual that is an expression of respect to a receiver and tuning on to each other. It continues with a massage on futon, which focuses on relieving tension from receiver´s body and deep relaxation. It continues with a purifying massage with hot towels and caressing with furs and feathers and all body massage with hot essential oil finished with an intimate massage of joni or lingam. Massage is based on an experience between a receiver and a giver and sharing deep intimacy. There is no sex or erotic exchange. Within safe borders deep experience on both parts are possible. The massage can include also prostate massage.

Massage effects:

Tantra massage deepens sexual experience and helps discovering new intimacy dimensions. It helps with pregnancy issues, erection problems, lack of care and intimate touching, deepens orgasm and improves a relation towards yourself and a partner. It relaxes and gets rid of stress and tension.

Curiosities:

Tantra massage is very popular amongst couples for it deepens their relationship and mutual trust and attraction. If a couple learns a technique of tantra massage it can enrich and cultivate their intimate life.

Evaluation:

Tantra massage interested me by its complexity and total lack of any taboos; it feels very natural, sensitive and exciting. I enjoy discovering how my body reacts in a different way each time. As a woman I feel as a real tantra goddess celebrated, honoured and praised with love, tenderness and smelly flowers! I recommend to all above the age of eighteen! :-)

Bali massage

Bali is an Indonesia island, one out of almost seventeen hundred small islands, six thousands of which are inhabited. Indonesian culture has been influenced by Chinese, Indian, Arabic and Malaysian cultures over centuries due to migration and international trade. Massages have a long tradition all over Indonesia and Bali and they are part of daily life since childhood of all inhabitants.

How it works:

Bali massage always includes all body massage traditionally with peeling and smelly flower bath. It is mainly a harmonising and relaxing massage yet all the muscles are properly stretched. The whole procedure starts with pressure massage through a towel or sarong, while the body is stretched and pushed until the blockades are released and a person gets in closer relation with own body. Then there is oil massage of legs, back and neck through smelly coconut oil with a scent of passionflower or granadilla. The moves are long, smooth and relaxing; a massage should not cause any pain. Legs are massaged on the back side and arms, bossom and belly on front. After massage comes a whole body peeling with coconut oil and cane sugar. A sweet beautifier can be washed away in a flower bath.

Massage effects:

Bali massage belongs to queen relaxation procedures of Indonesian princesses. An exotic relaxing massage not only stretches you nicely but also harmonises and cares for your body, nourishes your skin and rests a stressed mind.

Curiosities:

Bali means „Island of Gods“and it is meant to be the most beautiful islands in Indonesia. Bali massage is also interesting for its technique is not totally set and a form varies from village to village.

Evaluation:

The massage is a pleasant relaxation pearl amongst other massages. It is light, sensual and relaxing. It is ideal if you have no serious issues or pains and just want to relax and rest.

Written by Bc. Michaela Lynnette Torstenová, MBA

Tantra Massage Prague Ltd. founder, psychotherapist, manager, tantra lecturer and personal development group lecturer, coach, yoga instructor and instructor in holistic work with the body, massage therapist (10 years of experience), therapeutic tantra “Inner Wave Technique” author, massage lecturer. Read more

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