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The decision to have a massage is easy, but choosing the kind of massage can be a challenge. The world of massage is filled with terminology that can confuse and overwhelm if you’re not fully up on all the definitions and details of each treatment. Any massage can be a sensual or erotic massage and some forms of massage lend themselves to eroticism better than others. Two such massage styles are the classic Full Body and Swedish Massage. But how are they the same or different? Which one should you choose? How do you know which massage style is appropriate for your needs and goals? In this article we will spell out the difference between a Full Body Massage and a Swedish Massage, two popular forms of erotic massage that every massage agency has on offer. 

It’s helpful to know more or less what to expect from your erotic massage session, before you go. Unless you like surprises, it is valuable to understand the different kinds of massage on offer, how erotic they are, and what sort of massage treatment they provide. All good erotic massage actually includes elements of real massage and leaves you feeling sexy and satisfied, as well as properly tenderised. Any form of massage can be made “sensual” and “erotic” because that is a matter of intention and the energy of the massage. Which form of massage is being erotically interpreted is the most vital information. But not all erotic massages are created equal!

Why do people seek erotic massage?

Erotic massage can be both therapeutic as well as entertainment. In both ways, it can address issues of the mind or the body and it has the capacity to heal. People seek erotic massage for numerous reasons. Many just want a fun way to feel sexy, 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 subsets of clients who are looking for no strings attached touch and intimacy.  Many of our clients simply have not had intimate contact with anyone in a while making our services a practical and pleasurable way to achieve intimacy. 

What’s the difference?

One important consideration when talking about massage, is that while terms and definitions exist, many of them are mis-used by lay persons and therefore confused. When we examine Swedish vs Full Body massage styles we are somewhat comparing apples and oranges. 

Full Body Massage covers (almost) the full body. It is not a specifically erotic form of massage either, but the term is often used synonymously with “erotic massage”. A Full Body Massage is less structured than Swedish Massage and is considered “deep tissue” unlike the lighter, more surface-level Swedish style. 

Swedish Massage is a structured methodology for massage that includes five specific actions/techniques. It is not specifically a form of erotic massage but can take place in an erotic context and have erotic elements added to it, while still being a quality Swedish Massage. It is a great choice if you want a calm, relaxing massage experience. 

What is the Difference Between a Full Body Massage & Swedish Massage?

The 5 Swedish Techniques

Effleurage is a smooth, flowing stroke that is usually going toward the direction of the heart to stimulate blood flow, usually performed with the masseuse’s hands and forearms.  

Petrissage comes from the French word, pétrir, meaning ‘to knead’. Compared to effleurage, petrissage generally has a deeper effect on soft tissue, through squeezing, lifting, shaking, wringing and rolling the flesh.

Tapotement is a rhythmic tapping, drumming the body’s tissues (think of the “chopping” motion). When tapotement is done for a minute or so, it is stimulating. A longer session can fatigue the muscles and feel very relaxing.

Friction massage is typically done using the heel of the hand and the pad of the thumb. It is the deepest of the Swedish techniques. It is done in small circles to pinpoint the pressure, pressing on the tissue and rubbing it back and forth over the underlying muscle.

Vibration presses and releases the tissue in an “up and down” movement, using the palm of the hand or the fingertips.

Who is Swedish Massage good for?

Swedish is ideal for anyone who really wants to just relax. It is stimulating and can leave you  feeling like you have been well-handled, but it is also light enough that you can simply sink into the sensations and chill out. Likewise, if you suffer from everyday sorts of aches and pains, Swedish can give you some relief. When you combine erotic elements with Swedish Massage, you get a light, flirty and fun session that leaves you feeling refreshed and renewed.

Full Body: A full-bodied massage

The Full Body Massage experience is an intense one. Most Full Body Massages use deep tissue techniques that penetrate the muscles and tackle serious musculoskeletal issues and aches and pains. The term “full bodied” is applied to coffee, chocolate, wine, and other intensely flavoured, well rounded foods. This is a perfect analogy for Full Body Massage. It is deep and rich, it feels incredible and it is a robust and physical experience. In comparison to Swedish, it is more intense and challenging. 

When you add erotic elements to a Full Body Massage you create an exciting and intense combination of experiences. Borrowing many techniques from Swedish, but with less structure, Full Body is the best choice if you want a firm rub down with a happy ending. 

Who should try it?

A Full Body Massage is especially beneficial to people who want a deep and intense massage that really tackles issues of flexibility, mobility, and range of motion. Good for working on old injuries and chronic pain, the deep tissue style of Full Body Massage gets down to the root of pain and discomfort and can effect significant improvement. It is not for the faint of heart, although you are always welcome to ask your masseuse to go lighter, or harder, on you.

What makes it erotic?

If erotic massage is just massage plus erotic elements, then what makes an erotic massage ‘erotic’? Simply put, the addition of erotic touch elevates any type of massage and makes it erotic. The intention of an erotic massage is to use massage techniques as a vehicle for erotic and sexual touch. It’s an experience that is greater than the sum of its parts because the erotic intention adds an element of excitement that is tempered by the tactile massage. 

‘Sensual massage’ is a massage that is not entirely innocent but is also not focused on the recipient reaching climax; a half-way point between traditional and erotic massage styles. 

Erogenous zones vs genital contact

Beyond the muscles and tissues of the body, your masseuse will also focus on your erogenous zones during an erotic massage, be it Swedish or Full Body. The usual massage areas will be stimulated: shoulders, back, arms, legs, as well as the neck and scalp. In addition to these areas, common erogenous zones will be stimulated as well: thighs, stomach, buttocks, chest. Your masseuse will make her way to your genitals for direct stimulation after she has thoroughly aroused and excited you.

Which is better for female clients?

Many of our female clients are looking for experiences that expand their sexuality. Many seek something  put them back in touch with their bodies. In terms of intensity, the Swedish is the gentler of the two. Full Body is more stimulating, so depending what she needs, either one is a good option. Adding an erotic Yoni Massage into the mix will get the blood pumping! The Yoni massage is deeply sensual and increases the eroticism of any woman on woman session. Our masseuses are masters of the Yoni massage. It is an ancient tantric practice that enlivens and stimulates the vagina and vulva, allowing for more sexual pleasure and heightened sexual response. Our clients keep coming back because of the magical hands that each of our masseuses have. We also use quality massage oils, guaranteed to be non-comedogenic and good for the skin. 

How to choose 

It may seem like an impossible choice! There is much to consider with both a Full Body Massage and a Swedish Massage. Depending on what you want and need, one or the other may be better for you. The best way to know is to try one and then the other next time! Whichever you choose, we are ready to help you find the perfect masseuse, in the perfect London location, for you. We want all your massage sessions to be positive, uplifting, therapeutic and sexy! Give us a call today! We will work out all the details and get you into the hands of one of our beautiful girls. 

What are you waiting for?

Erotic massage is a luxury, but also an important part of your sexual health maintenance. Looking to relax? We can meet your every need.

Whether you are looking for a lingam massage or sensual full body tantric massage, we have what you want. 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.

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