Sensual massage techniques and tips from professionals
Sensual massage techniques are a skill that’s well worth learning as they can be used at almost every stage of a relationship. From giving a scalp massage or foot rub to seducing a potential partner with intimate caresses, an erotic massage can both relax and arouse a lover. Learning how to give a sensual, erotic massage can open up a whole new world of playtime for you and your partner.
Start by making sure the room is warm. When people relax their body temperature decreases so it will make the sensual massage more comfortable. Have warm towels on hand to cover the parts of your partner’s body that you’re not massaging. If you’re going for a full-body sensual massage, sharing a bath together first will help the muscles relax and set a sensual mood.
Alternating massage with more sensual play can build a delicious tease, so mix therapeutic moves with more erotic
I’ve studied massage professionally. Here are the basics on how to give a sensual massage: Don’t press into any bones. Instead, focus on the large muscles of the back, thighs, and buttocks. Start with smooth ‘effleurage’ strokes — circular caresses with the fingertips or palms. If you find any particularly tense areas, either ease them out slowly or, if they’re stubborn, use ‘petrissage’ — kneading the muscles, using your knuckles for particularly tight areas. Start gently and build up pressure gradually, checking that your lover is comfortable regularly.
Alternating massage with a more sensual play can build a delicious tease, so mix therapeutic moves with more erotic stroking. Try kneading the shoulder muscles before softly trailing your fingertips down the side of your lover’s neck, or massaging the sides of the buttocks — which can store a lot of tension — then let your fingers stray to more intimate zones. For a super-hot treat, try liberally covering your lover in lube and then sliding your body over theirs (assuming you’re not significantly heavier than your partner). And above all, communicate: ask your partner what they enjoy and do as they desire. Everyone’s body is different, so it pays to ask what your lover would like during a sensual massage.
The more you know about the body, the more effective your sensual massage will be, so study the basics of male or female erogenous zones, and general anatomy online to help you best understand how to caress your partner. A little knowledge can reap a lot of rewards — use our sensual massage techniques to get closer to your partner.