To the unfamiliar and the uninitiated, the world of erotic, exotic, and tantric massage can seem daunting. Knowing your way around these terms and modes of massage is important so that you know what you’re looking for and know what to expect. When it comes to intimate massage services, we know that clarity is essential. We want to arm you with the information you need! This article focuses on the differences between erotic massage and tantric massage, the two primary focuses here at Secret Tantric. Let us help you navigate your decision making process  before you book your session with us. 

If you have found this article, you are no doubt researching erotic and exotic massage in London. Congratulations, you’re off to a great start!  We always encourage our clients to read through our website carefully before booking. Additionally, we are forever in the process of upgrading and adding to the information and knowledge-base on this website. We want our clients to be well-informed, confident in their decisions, and excited before their appointments. Experience tells us that giving our clients clear information up front about what our services include and what to expect in their sessions leads to greater client satisfaction, and more repeat bookings.

Know before you go

The decision to book an adult massage can be a bit nerve-wracking the first time. If this is how you feel, know that you are not alone! This industry is full of terminology that we don’t always encounter on a day-to-day basis. Sometimes a client’s desire to not embarrass themselves by saying the wrong thing can be a hindrance to them making an appointment. If you are nervous about calling us for these reasons, allow us to set your mind at ease: we have literally heard it all and there is simply no such thing as a silly question. No one wants to feel foolish or like they don’t know what they’re talking about. This is why we have put together this article defining the difference between erotic massage and tantric massage so that you, the client, feel empowered to choose the service that’s best for you.

Erotic vs Exotic

In order to understand the nuances between erotic and tantric massage, it’s first important to understand the difference between erotic massage and exotic massage. Many people use these terms interchangeably, but within the adult  massage industry there is a very specific distinction between erotic and exotic.  In short, erotic massage refers to any form of sensual or sexual massage,  while exotic massage is an umbrella term for non-traditional, often non-western, massage styles. Let’s dive a bit deeper and look at  the ways in which erotic and exotic massage are similar, and the ways in which they are different.

What is erotic massage?

Erotic massage is a common style of adult massage within the adult entertainment industry. In many parts of the world the term ‘erotic’ means massages that have a “happy ending”. Sadly, this has led people to associate erotic massage with cheap and tawdry massage parlours. Like any specialty industry, it’s important to know a little bit about the company you are working with, and what exactly their services include. Although the term has become a bit of a scapegoat for any kind of sensual massage experience, the descriptor ‘erotic’ is not wrong. If you are seeking a massage experience that is sensual, sexual, or may end with climax, you are looking for an erotic massage. If you’re looking for a more specific mode of massage within the erotic arena, you are probably looking for an exotic massage, a category of massage that includes tantric massage. 

What is exotic massage? 

Exotic massage is an umbrella term for multiple types of non-medical massage.  In this way the term ‘exotic’ stands for ‘different or foreign’, a rather outmoded way to use the term, but that is the term nonetheless.  Under the umbrella of exotic massage there are many common forms of massage that most people are familiar with whether or not they have sought them out. This includes Swedish massage, Nuru Massage, Shiatsu massage, Aqua Massage, Deep Tissue massage,  and essentially all massage that is more than a clinical treatment, but not necessarily focussed on the ‘finale’.

Why the distinction?

The purpose of the distinction between exotic and erotic massage, however similar the two terms seem to be, is to provide options and degrees of adult massage. Not everyone who seeks out a massage within the adult entertainment industry is looking for a happy ending. People seek out erotic and exotic massage for numerous reasons. Some are looking purely for a fun way to spend a Friday night, others are on a path of personal healing that requires them to get better in touch with their bodies and their feelings. There are also a whole subsets of clients who are looking for no strings attached touch and intimacy. There’s nothing like an international pandemic to make human beings understand the importance of touch.  Many of our clients simply have not had intimate contact with anyone. This makes our services a practical and pleasurable way to achieve intimacy.

East vs West

In Western culture, most forms of massage focus on physical and muscular rehabilitation. In the Far East, traditional massage is often more holistic and more than what massage can do for your muscles. Eastern disciplines look at massage largely as a three-pronged therapy that  addresses issues of not only the body, but the mind and the soul. If your concept of massage centres on medical rehabilitation, a more Eastern philosophy that has a wider scope may seem unusual or intimidating. 

Where does tantric massage fit in?

Tantric massage is a massage style that has roots in Eastern philosophies and disciplines like Buddhism and Hinduism.  While tantric massage is focused on intimacy and sensuality, not all tantric massage needs to be sexual.  Tantric massage fits under the umbrella of exotic massage. The focus of tantra is not necessarily on orgasm or sexual gratification.  Tantric massage has been practised for centuries and has practitioners all over the world.

The role of taboo

There  are a number of cultural and philosophical  hesitations when it comes to  engaging in these parts of the adult entertainment industry. Taboo is a significant road block for many people who wish to engage with erotic and exotic massage. Just as the modes of massage are different from east to west, so are the attitudes about massage. British culture tends to regard the adult industry as inappropriate. At the very least it’s considered entertainment with no particular value beyond titillation. It is often completely overlooked that adult massage can be both therapeutic as well as sensual. It can address issues of the mind or the body and it has the capacity to heal. Perhaps not in the ways that your sports massage therapist  would heal a torn hamstring from an exceptionally rigorous game of squash, but there is healing to be found nonetheless.

Taboo and Touch

Where does this taboo stem from? And why are some considered more offensive than others?  For example, it is perfectly acceptable for a group of young men to  hit up a strip club for a bachelor party or Stag Night. Some people still turn their nose up at this idea, but by and large it is an acceptable form of adult entertainment. If that same group of guys booked erotic or exotic massages,  that would raise a lot of eyebrows.  If it’s all adult entertainment, where do these lines exist?  Simply put, the difference between what is widely acceptable in the adult industry and what is not, is based on the client being touched. The intimacy of being touched sensually or sexually by a stranger is too far for many people. This discomfort with taboo also complicates the definitions, and therefore the experiences, between erotic and exotic massage. If these two terms were better understood people would be more willing to engage with them.

What can I expect from my erotic massage?

An erotic massage at Secret Tantric is an experience that you will not soon forget.  As mentioned above, erotic massage is a general term that does not refer to any specific modalities of massage. Erotic massage involves a full body rub down with quality massage oils. Your massage is administered by a thoroughly trained and incredibly sexy masseuse. The focus of an erotic massage is the stimulation of the client’s erogenous zones. The massage may or may not involve the genitals. This is based on whether or not a client is looking for a climactic finale. Your masseuse will use her hands as well  as other parts of her  nude or scantily clad body to conduct the massage. As you can imagine, this is a very sensual and sexual experience that is stimulating to the client both in the visual and tactile senses. Essentially it’s like a slippery, full body lap dance that lasts an hour or more.

What does a tantric massage include?

Because it is a specific and well-defined form of Massage, tantric massage fits under the umbrella of exotic massage. Unlike Shiatsu massage or Swedish massage which focus on the muscles themselves, tantric massage takes a more broad approach. The word ‘tantra’ translates from ancient Sanskrit as ‘the web’. This describes the way that tantric principles include the Body, Mind and Spirit, all while promoting intimacy between partners. It is this intertwining of concepts that makes tantra and tantric massage such a rich and engaging practice. Tantric massage puts the focus on your breathing and the sensations of your body. This allows you to become more open and accepting of intimacy, with yourself or with a partner.  Much of tantric massage is mental and emotional,  making it very important that our masseuses are not only naturally talented but highly trained to ensure that our clients get the sensual and restorative experience they’re seeking.

Secret Tantric provides authentic tantra experiences

Here at Secret Tantric we are working to legitimize and educate on the ancient art of tantra. Our tantric goddesses are taught by the biggest names in tantric massage. We also host classes for singles and couples. Clearly, we see the value that tantric massage adds to modern life. We know that you will enjoy your tantric or erotic massage experience, no matter which masseuse or massage you choose.  Our goal is to provide professional erotic an exotic massage in comfortable and discrete locations throughout London. As always, your massage is executed by an incredibly gorgeous masseuse. 

Live your fantasy with Secret Tantric

We know you will be satisfied, regardless of the style of massage or masseuse that you select. The time you spend with us will be of high value and will leave you feeling restored and uplifted.  Whether you are looking for an exotic massage, be that tantric, Nuru, shiatsu, etc or simply a sensual full body erotic massage, we have what you want and we have what you need. Our girls are the most beautiful in London, if not the world. We are absolutely confident that every session you booked with us will be better than the last. No matter your reasons for booking with us, we will always leave you satisfied, to whatever degree you desire.

What are you waiting for?

It’s one thing to read about the sensual massage experience but it is something else entirely to have your own. There’s no reason to hesitate, simply pick up the phone and give us a ring and we will have you set up for the time of your life within minutes . Whether you seek deep tissue relaxation or a slippery sexy happy ending massage, Secret Tantric has what you need. And we know how to give it to you!  Call us today to set up your appointment. You will not regret it!

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