Sensual massage therapy provides a wide array of relaxing, emotional and physical health effects.
While conventional massage provides these benefits as well, the big difference is that sensual massage is focused on the erogenous zones on the body.
Sensual massages can either be performed professionally in private or can be practiced at home with a partner (many places also offer classes where partners can learn the art of sensual massage together).
While sensual massage with a partner does not always have to lead to sexual intercourse, sensual massage therapy can be used to increased sexual arousal between two people.
It also can be used as a form of foreplay and can be incorporated into the act of lovemaking. Erotic entertainer Dillon Harper [NSFW] has gotten sensual massages as a precursor to filming erotic scenes. Sensual massages allow you to explore pleasure in new ways by using breath, sound, and movement to awaken new pleasure receptors in the body and create the possibility for a full-bodyorgasm [NSFW]. It enhances intimacy by implementing eye contact, connected breathing, and fostering a sense of oneness.
The tools used for sensual massage can create many different sensations as part of the massage. Many people use special oils or creams designed for massage that contain scents to relax or stimulate the recipient.
Others use simple oils, such as a basic almond oil, which help keep the massager’s hands moving smoothly over the recipient’s body. Some people giving sensual massages incorporate items with different textures, such as feathers or different types of cloth, such as silk or velvet, to increase the sensations of the massage.
Sensual massages also provide the health benefits of a traditional massage. Massages boost blood flow all across the body. They also reduce the levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, in the body. It increases levels of oxytocin, a hormone involved with feelings of affection and bonding. Regular massages can also lead to improved immune function and better general health overall.