ArcanA Tantra Massage Therapy
Heal blockages and reach higher consciousness levels through relaxation
What is Tantra?
In short tantra is a way to expand the mind and consciousness. Another translation would be defined as a web of interconnection. This esoteric teaching states that the Universe and everything in it is energy. So Tantra deals with energy in all its forms in order to expand consciousness and help the human soul evolve. It covers a vast range of subjects among which meditation, hatha yoga, and forms of purification. The study of Tantra is so broad that I won’t go into all the different branches and details but if you are looking for answers to the deeper questions about life, Tantra has them!
Tantra Massage Therapy and Healing sessions
I consider myself a student of the esoteric tantric path. For my Tantra Massage Healing Therapy, I stick to the authentic teachings of Somananda Tantra School where I have studied the techniques. I choose to keep away from Neo Tantra forms because I like to honor the teachings as they were taught thousands of years ago by enlightened masters rather than versions that are a mix and match of different styles without a clear and proven background. With this, I’m not saying that these don’t work, just that I have chosen to follow the authentic teachings as they originally were. I'm a certified Tantra Massage Therapist.
What is a Tantra Massage?
In a Tantra Massage, we work through blockages in the physical and energetic body through a combination of physical Ayurvedic massage techniques and energy work with Life Force Energy. It’s a holistic massage that covers the entire body including the intimate zones (in Sanskrit: the Yoni for the women and the Lingam for the men). In Tantra, the therapist is the giver and the client is the receiver who can fully receive this relaxing and beautiful healing experience without any kind of shame, guilt, or feeling the need to do something back. As a (massage) therapist and as a person I see you and accept you as you are, without any judgment, and that in itself is already healing for many people.
The clearing of blockages and the movement of energy in the body can result in emotions coming up, physical movement and/or energetic sensations like tingles, warmth or cold, shivers, the feeling of being outside the body, visions, but also euphoria and orgasmic sensations throughout the entire body (also referred to as a full body energy orgasm).
These orgasmic states are not the goal of the massage but rather a pleasant side effect.
This doesn’t mean that if you don’t experience any of these effects nothing is happening. Everybody is in a different part of their journey and has different blockages. Healing always takes place and sometimes multiple sessions are needed to work through a certain blockage or trauma.
Tantra massage is especially beneficial for sexual blockages and frustrations such as premature ejaculation, loss of sensitivity, being unable to orgasm, guilt and shame around sexuality, sexual trauma, and frigidity but also for body issues and insecurity. It aids relaxation, body positivity, and joy, boosts life energy, and relieves stress.
After a session
It can very well be that (directly, a few hours, days, or even weeks) after a session things are starting to come up, change or shift. This is the purpose of the healing and are effects that are to be expected. This can range from sudden and unexpected emotions, thoughts, and dreams, but also physical sensations or effects (from lightheadedness or nausea to flu-like symptoms). This is purification and is normal after the energetic shifts that happen in the body. Very positive effects like euphoria, feelings of happiness, lightness, and joy, expansion of the heart and thoughts, and a profound feeling of connectedness or oneness are also reported frequently.
As a service, I offer an additional after-care call that can be scheduled in the two weeks after the session. In this 30-minute call, we can discuss what came up and how to deal with this most effectively. If heavier things come up I also offer coaching trajectories through FreeDom coaching. Check here for more information.
If you are interested in booking a session I hope you will have read the information on my website and are informed about what the massage is and isn’t.
We will book a 15-minute intake video call to get to know each other and discuss what it is you need and expect from the session.
When we both feel good about doing the session we can plan the session.
On the day of the session, we take about 15 minutes to talk beforehand and get used to each other’s energy before we begin.
After the session, we will also do a short 15-minute check-in to see how you feel and what came up.
If you feel that you’d benefit from it we can plan to have an after-care call.
If a lot came up we can also plan a coaching session to deal with what came up.
What Tantra is NOT
Authentic Tantra is taken from ancient texts from India over 5000 years ago and only recently (mainly in the 1960s and ’70s during the hippie time of the sexual revolution) became popular as we know it here in the West. Often it is not really clear what authentic Tantra really is and because everyone is giving their own spin to it there are many misconceptions. The most common misconception is that Tantra is sex.
I can be very clear about what Tantra (and Tantra Massage) is not:
Tantra is not a religion or related to any religion
It’s not a sect, a cult, or a group of people organizing orgies
It’s not sex, a sexual service, or a massage service with ‘extras’ or a ‘happy end'.
It’s not a body-to-body massage
It’s not a service where the client can touch the therapist
I can imagine questions come up when you are considering if a Tantra Massage session is something that would benefit you. Below are some answers to questions you might have:
Do I have to be naked?
During the massage, the client is nude especially when genital massage is included but areas that are not being massaged will be covered. If you choose an option without genital massage it’s also recommended to be naked to allow the flow of the massage but again, areas that are not worked on will be covered. If you really don't feel ready for this it’s possible to keep your underwear on.
I will always be fully clothed during sessions and will not take my clothes off at any point.
Do I have to do the genital massage?
No, if you are not comfortable (yet or at all) with the massaging of the genitals then you can simply choose the massage without the genital part. There is a lot of energy (and often trauma) stored in the genital area and that’s why it is part of a session but the massage can also be done without that part of the body.
Can I still change my mind about the genital massage in the middle of the session?
Absolutely! Both client and therapist should feel 100% safe and comfortable, especially in the case of a genital massage. Before moving from the body massage to the genital massage the therapist will first ask for clear consent and comfort level from the client before moving on to that part of the body. You are free to change or revoke your consent at any time.
Both client and therapist are able to refuse or stop the (genital) massage at any point.
Do realize that if you have booked a full massage you will have to pay for the time you booked.
Can I still have a Yoni massage if I’m menstruating?
Yoni massage during menstruation is no problem, it can actually be beneficial and relieve pain and discomfort. Just let me know in advance and we will make arrangements.
Can I have an ejaculation during or at the end of the massage?
The very clear and unambiguous answer is NO! At no point during the session is it ok for men to have a physical orgasm or ejaculation. This should be very clear before you book the session and there is no use in asking again before, during, or after the massage. The answer is and will always be NO.
Where will the sessions take place?
For my massage sessions, I rent an amazing location in Rotterdam:
The Gaia Center. A spiritual space located on the 9th floor with an
amazing view over the city.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
€275,- for 2 hours (of which 1.5 hours massage) without yoni/lingam massage
€350,- for 3 hours (of which 2.5 hours massage) with the option of a yoni/lingam massage
€30,- for a 30-minute aftercare check-up call scheduled within 2 weeks after the massage
€95,- for a coaching session (in-person or online) to deal with things that came up during or after the massage.
Tantra is inmiddels een tamelijk bekend verschijnsel in grote delen van de spirituele wereld. Ik hoorde dat Nanouk een uitgebreide tantra-massage cursus in Griekenland ging volgen. Na die cursus vertelde ze me er wat over en vroeg me of ik dat een keer wilde proberen. Met enige schroom stemde ik toe.
En het bleek een geweldige ervaring. Nanouk legt eerst uit hoe het allemaal werkt en wat je kunt verwachten, en ook wat het niet is. Daar wordt de tijd voor genomen en dat is prettig.
Er wordt een groot matras op de grond gelegd waarop je 2,5 uur lang gemasseerd wordt, zo'n 45 minuten achterkant 45 minuten voorkant van het lichaam en weer 45 minuten de genitale zone. Dus 2,5 uur lang genieten van een massage waarbij de energie in je lichaam flink wordt opgeschud en dat is een flinke tijd. Die energie zit op diverse plekken vast en wordt dan losgemaakt en dat voelde ik heel erg. Ik dacht in het begin: lekker, ik ga ontspannen liggen en dat is flinke delen van de massage ook zo, maar als het echt gaat stromen is het intensiever. Je maakt een mooie interne reis, waarbij je zelf ook probeert de energie 'naar boven' te duwen.
Dagen erna voelde ik nog dat er iets was veranderd in mijn lichaam. Nanouk zegt: je trilling is veranderd en is nu op een hoger niveau. Moeilijk in woorden te vangen hoe dat precies voelt, maar ik merk bijvoorbeeld op dat ik zachter ben in mijn oordelen. Mijn lichaam voelt ook behoorlijk anders.
Kortom: een ervaring die ik iedereen van harte kan aanbevelen. Mooi en intens tegelijk. En er kwam bij mij een hoop los, in positieve zin.