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Body to body massage, also known as a body2body massage, is a highly sensual form of therapy. It is a full body massage where the therapist not only uses her hands, but her entire naked body to stimulate her client.
It is designed to arouse and usually includes massage of the genitals and erogenous zones, resulting in physical release. It also offers a range of health benefits, detailed below (jump to health benefits section).
Truly great body to body massage, the kind worth paying for, is not the sleazy or laughable affair portrayed on TV and film in shows like Sex & The City.
Done correctly it’s an erotic and highly arousing art form, steeped in hundreds of years of history that dates back as far as Ancient Rome and Egypt.
During a body to body massage, the therapist utilises the feminine curves of her body to offer a variety of sensations. She will use her breasts, thighs, stomach, feet, calves and forearms with varying speed and pressure to stimulate all areas of the client’s body.
The masseuse will try to ensure maximum skin-to-skin contact and may also use her hot breath on the client’s skin, which adds to the erotic nature of this treatment.
Body to body massage has its roots in Tantrism; a type of meditation first practiced by Hindus in ancient India. It is believed that through Tantric meditation, creative and sexual energy can be harnessed – leading to enlightenment and bliss.
Body to body massage aims to circulate this vital life energy around the body’s seven major ‘chakras’ (energy centres), while the participant is encouraged to bring full consciousness to their body and focus on the present moment.
The idea is to take the physical sensations felt to a spiritual level, making this a holistic experience for the mind, body and soul.
It can also open the door to prolonged and intense sexual pleasure, particularly with regular practice.
Many elements of a full body massage like this are ritualistic and the therapist should put a great deal of care and attention into the treatment, ensuring the client feels entirely nurtured.
Skin to skin contact can have an incredible effect on our wellbeing. Touch can build a feeling of trust and closeness. It makes us feel loved and cared for, which naturally boosts our happiness levels.
The amazing effect of skin to skin can best be seen with newborn babies. Being placed next to their mother’s skin after birth stabilises the baby’s heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and temperature.
The baby is happy and less likely to cry and is able to indicate to its mother when it’s ready to feed. It helps to build a special bond between mother and child, but the need and desire for human contact doesn’t dwindle as we age.
When we become adults, if we do not have a partner, a loving touch might be few and far between. Body to body massage enables men and women to enjoy the benefits of skin on skin contact.
During a body to body massage, the masseuse will usually use warm oil to ensure their body slips and slides over the skin with minimal friction. This provides heightened sensations and also provides the skin with all-over moisturizing. The warm oil encourages the pores to open, penetrating the epidermis (that’s the outer skin layer to you and me) to provide deep down hydration.
Keeping your skin moisturised is vital to prevent dry, flaky skin, premature ageing and sagging. A body to body massage is a massage and moisturising spa treatment in one, and clients can enjoy skin that feels beautifully soft, silky and supple after a treatment.
During a body to body massage, the whole body is stimulated with a variety of strokes in differing pressures. This physically pushes the blood around the body, moving it through any congested areas and bringing new, oxygen and nutrient rich, blood to the muscles and skin.
Poor circulation can cause achy muscles, cold or numb extremities, water retention, varicose veins, dry skin and sufferers can feel tired and without energy. The squeezing and kneading can also stimulate a sluggish lymphatic system, improving the circulation of the lymph fluid which carries metabolic waste away from muscles and internal organs. Regular massage helps tissues function more efficiently, flushing out excess fluids resulting in a tighter and leaner body.
A number of studies have shown that massage reduces stress. As well as helping to relax the mind and muscles, it has a physiological effect by dramatically reducing the stress hormone Cortisol. It also triggers the release of oxytocin, known as the ‘love hormone’. That’s the same hormone that’s released during an orgasm. You don’t need me to tell you how relaxed and happy that can make you feel!
Incredibly, scientific studies suggest that just one massage can boost the immune system dramatically. How? It’s all about that stress hormone Cortisol again. High levels of Cortisol actual kills white blood cells, the little soldiers in our blood stream which are vital for fighting off illness. When levels of the hormone decrease post-massage, white blood cell levels go up along with lymphocyte cells, which help the immune system defend the body from harmful substances.
In addition, improved circulation of lymph fluid through the lymphatic vessel network helps remove waste, debris, and disease components such as viruses.
Further scientific studies have shown that massage promotes restful sleep. Stress and anxiety can both impact on sleep quality, but because massage encourages relaxation, reduces stress and aids emotional relief it can result in longer and more restorative sleep. And we can all do with more of that, right?
Embrace Massage offers an exclusive range of body to body massages for both men and women in London, Bristol and Cardiff – given by highly-experienced, fit and attractive therapists. Treatments range from one to three hours, with a number of added extras available, including the addition of Japanese Nuru gel, a Thai bathing ritual, Tantric striptease and Sacred Spot massage.