Tantric Massage Vs Nuru Massage: Which Is Better?
Erotic massages are ones that are designed to pleasure the body and satisfy the mind. They use a variety of specialised movements that are meant to arouse. Orgasm isn’t the main goal of erotic massages, but the most effective erotic massages end in an extremely intense orgasm.
There are many types of erotic massages out there. Nuru and tantric massage are two of the most popular and sought after styles. Understandably, there are many queries as to the differences in practice, benefits and overall, which would feel better. So we’ve put together a short post to help you decide which one is better for you.
What is a nuru massage?
Also known as The Body Slide, nuru massage is a body to body massage that’s performed with a special kind of massage gel that’s specific to this massage. The word “nuru” means “slippery” in Japanese and this sets the precedent for this massage. The masseuse applies the gel to the client and her own skin before rubbing her body against theirs. The gel, which is made from seaweed, is extremely slippery and allows for little friction between the bodies, so results in the perfect, sensual body to body massage.
Because of the intimate nature of this massage and the fact that both parties are usually naked (for an enhanced experience), the levels of pleasure reached are as close as you can get to intercourse without involving any penetration. It’s been said that nuru massage is as good as sex! A nuru massage is also an ideal form of foreplay.
What is tantric massage?
Tantric massage is an extremely slow and prolonged pleasurable type of erotic massage. It’s very much about teasing the mind and extending the period of pleasure. It’s based on the practice of tantra, which is about discipline and control but is a sexual extension of it. Western tantric massage first developed in the 18th century in Persia and has slowly developed over the years. It is now heavily identified by its sexual nature and its roots in spiritual practice are often overlooked. However sexuality in tantra isn’t as seedy as sexual pleasure. Tantrics believe it’s actually intertwined with spirituality and a healthy balance results in a stable mind.
Tantra can be practised solo but is best experienced with a partner.
What are the main differences?
Firstly, nuru massage is a body to body massage, meaning that the masseuse uses her entire body to massage the client as well as her hands. Tantric massage typically only uses the hands to stimulate the body. There is also the gels and oils used. Nuru massage uses a very specific nuru gel while tantric massage uses massage oils and lotions.
Those are the main differences. There are some variations in the massage process as well (aside from the body to body contact). Tantric massage is much slower and invokes a more gradual arousal while a nuru massage is faster. Despite this, nuru massage is still relatively slow – slowly rubbing your body against someone else is sexier than slamming it, and nuru massage thrives off its sexiness.
Tantric massage follows more of a precise ritual than nuru due to its historical and religious roots. It’s all a part of prolonging the experience. Tantric massage typically opens with a series of steps meant to encourage the spiritual connection between the masseuse and client. It may include deep breathing exercises, bowing of heads and holding hands – all meant to allow acceptance of each other.
Which is better?
This is a tricky question to answer. Both massage styles share benefits as well as have differing ones. It all depends on what you’re after. A tantric massage is better for reaching new spiritual levels while nuru massage is better for deepening emotional bonds between partners.
As far as sexual chemistry goes, both massages will awaken or relight a spark and attraction between the participants. A nuru massage is better for intense sexual lust because of the full body and naked skin contact. A tantric massage is better if you’re looking for a more meaningful experience.
Both are capable of creating deep and intense orgasms – tantric massage because of its incredibly slow build up and nuru massage because of its extremely sexual nature.
There is also the option of trying a tantric nuru massage, which combines the best of both of these massages. It has the intensely >sexual side of a nuru massage (the full body contact) with the incredibly slow motions of a tantric massage. Together, you can experience a very prolonged pleasurable experience.
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