Tantra may seem like a hot new craze, but this form of holistic sexual wellbeing is many centuries old. It may seem like an exotic and mysterious contact, but it’s really quite simple:  Tantra is about self-awareness and self-improvement,  and a tantric therapist can help you achieve these goals. Let’s walk through the definition of Tantra and some tantric terms including the answer to the question, “What is a tantric therapist?”. Read on for more! 

If you’re unfamiliar with  Tantra, keeping all the terms straight can be a bit confusing. Once you understand what Tantra is and how it works, all the terms should make perfect sense! 


This term refers to an ancient Indian practice that focuses on holistic well-being through clean living, meditation, and the connection between oneself and the universe.

Tantra originated in the sixth Century in India. It is a holistic health and wellness philosophy that evolved from Hinduism and Buddhism.  Over time, Tantra became the umbrella term for tantric practice, but originally a ‘Tantra’ was a spiritual document that outlined the parameters of the tantric lifestyle. In our culture today Tantra is primarily considered a sexual concept, whereas historically Tantra was only focused on sex as one part of a bigger schema of clean living. The primary tenants of Tantra still remain true:  living in balance and harmony, sexual equality, and an improved lifestyle through meditation and  the pursuit of self-knowledge. 

Tantric massage 

This refers to a style of exotic and sometimes erotic massage that evolved as part of the ancient Tantra lifestyle.  this form of massage focuses on deep and mindful breathing,  intuitive and intentional touch,  and in some cases accessing once sensual and sexual self.  Tantric massage has many benefits, including better sleep, increased focus, and learning to prioritize sexual wellness.

Tantric therapy

The terms tantric therapy and tantric massage can be used interchangeably. Some tantric massage is strictly sexual and is a form of entertainment. Other tantric massage and tantric therapy is more focused on self growth while still incorporating sensual or sexual elements. Because tantric therapy is sometimes used as a resource in healing from sexual abuse or sexual traumas, what that therapy looks like for each individual, can be vastly different. There is no right or wrong  reason for seeking out tantric massage or tantric therapy. If it is just sexual entertainment that’s totally fine. If it’s a deeper form of therapy that you participate in in conjunction with other forms of therapy, that’s okay as well. 

A tantric therapist 

This is the person who performs tantric massage. Most tantric therapists spend months or even years learning how to perform tantric massage. 

They also study: 

  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Verbal and nonverbal communication skills
  • How to relax and Inspire their clients through massage
  • Energy work and the chakra system

A tantric therapist can be any gender, though it is very common for them to be women. The tantric industry in general is primarily made up of female practitioners and male clients. Although the inverse  exists, it is not as common. 

Tantra has no down sides

Tantra is a gentle and highly personal form of self improvement. One of the most beautiful things about Tantra is that it is literally for everyone who wishes to partake in it. Some people dedicate their whole lives to finding the harmony and balance that is possible through a tantric lifestyle. Other people simply dabble in the sexier parts of it and use it to spice up their intimate relationships. Others seek tantric services to help them manage depression, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, and many other conditions.

Help us help you

If you are ready to reap the benefits of seeing a tantric therapist, give us a call. Here at Secret Tantric we are committed to answering all of your questions and making tantric therapy accessible and available for everyone. Give us a call today and see how a visit to a tantric therapist can put you on a path to self improvement and sexual freedom. 

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