Yoni is the Sanskrit word for the vagina and vulva. In many ways a Yoni Massage is similar to a massage anywhere else in the body as it releases tension and promotes relaxation and well-being. However, because the yoni is one of the most intimate and important parts of the body, it’s important that the massage is performed with care, knowledge, and sensitivity.
The internet is littered with articles on yoni massages and sadly many of the articles featured in magazine features focus on massages that are erotic or sensual. When an authentic Yoni massage is performed it is profound work that can yield truly amazing healing results.
Any practitioner performing a Yoni Massage should have a deep knowledge and understanding of the Tantric tradition and not only have studied deeply and thoroughly, but be experienced. Professional practitioners need to have years of experience because they need to be equipped to hold the space for your during this deep healing session.
An authentic yoni massage is not performed as a stand alone treatment instead it is performed as part of a Traditional Tantric Therapy treatment which is very different to an erotic massage. It is a skilled and intuitive treatment that can last anywhere from three to six hours and this is because the Tantric therapist is not just performing a mechanical routine on you, but is clearing your blockages and opening up your energy flow and this can take considerable time.
It is important to understand that a professional yoni massage is not a sexual act, it is a therapeutic treatment. A few other important factors that make a yoni massage different from sex:
- No sex! A yoni massage may give rise to sensual feeling, but this is not a sexual service. The Therapist is only there to give to the recipient and will do so in a therapeutic manner.
- The focus is on healing and holding space for whatever emotions come up so these can be felt and experienced.
- The intention of the massage is for the release of deep seated and stagnant emotions, healing, awakening and transformation.
- At the beginning of a session clear intentions will be set for both the receiver and the giver.
- From the outset of the session and throughout the session clear communication about boundaries and consent will be at the forefront.
- A yoni massage may bring up some difficult emotions and can sometimes be painful, this is natural and part of the healing process.
Your treatment plan may change during a session and even if consent has been given for a yoni massage, the therapist may decide not to perform a yoni massage if you seem uncomfortable or uneasy with the process, similarly you can withdraw consent at any time by speaking with your therapist.
The treatments are all performed in a safe and nurturing environment and strict confidence is assured. The space in which a yoni massage is performed is set up as sacred.
Tantra is not just about sex, it is about energy and healing. It is often misunderstood because Tantric Massage harnesses sexual energy, but in the tantric context this is life force energy and is instrumental in healing and spiritual enlightenment. When the body opens up and emotional blockages are cleared it can evoke a range of emotions and feelings, including anger, sadness, pain and pleasure. As the body opens up and negative emotions clear the body becomes more receptive to feeling pleasure and this is why erotic/sexual massages and Tantric massages have become confused. Whilst Tantric massage can be very pleasurable its purpose and intention are different.
An authentic Tantric Massage incorporating yoni massage activates the recipients’ life force energy flow and allows the energy to flow throughout the body and revitalize the whole system, making people feel invigorated and opening up new channels of freedom and ability to feel bliss.
Sexual energy is a powerful and healing energy that if harnessed can be used to heal the mind, body, spirit. It is capable of regenerating cells, revitalizing those in poor health and restoring balance. For thousands of years the ancient religions of Tantra and Taoism have practiced the harnessing of sexual energy for the purposes of enlightenment and healing.
A qualified and professional Tantric Practitioner will perform a full Tantra body therapy session, including Yoni Massage for the purposes of clearing emotional blockages, facilitating healing and to help clients fulfil their full potential in all areas of their life.
Tantric Massage by a qualified practitioner can aid a range of sexual problems including:
- finding a suitable partner
- improving relationships
- issues surrounding menopause and peri-menopause
- Stress and anxiety
- Addictions and cravings
- Low confidence
- Feeling Sexually unfulfilled
- PMS and Irregular Menstrual Cycles
- Fertility issues
- Loss of interest in sex
- Difficulty in experiencing Orgasm
- Pain during Intercourse
- Vaginismus (involuntary vaginal contractions/closing of the vagina before sex)
- Fear of sex, intimacy or love
There are a range of Tantric treatments
available and your journey into Tantra must move at a pace that you are comfortable with. You may feel that you are ready to experience a full Tantric Massage with Yoni Massage and that is something that a professional Tantric Practitioner will help you to book, but it may be that you feel Tantra could help you but feel that you want to take things slowly in which case Clothes on Bodywork or Tantric Massage without Yoni Massage may be more suitable.
If you would like to find out more about how Tantric Journey could help you then book a free 30 minute consultation with Mal Weeraratne or attend a monthly Tantric Journey Talk in London or a weekly online Talk from the comfort your home.