Struggling to sleep? Let a Tantric massage

At some point in our lives, we will all experience a difficulty to sleep- whether it’s a passing, or long-term issue. However, lack of sleep is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. Statistics have shown that at least 1 in 3 people suffer from insomnia at some point in their lives, whether it is mild or severe. Whilst there are many forms of treatment available for those people, they don’t necessarily always work. This is why unconventional treatments, such as massage therapy can prove complimentary with medication and talking therapies.

The risk of not getting enough sleep

On average, adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep, children need 9 to 13 and toddlers, 12 to 17. When we don’t get enough sleep, it can have extreme effects on the body, and even the mind. Physically, a lack of sleep can impact the immune system, making fighting off illness far more difficult. People who fail to sleep enough usually fall ill more regularly, experience extreme lethargy, get headaches and migraines, worsened skin and raise their chances of dying early. However, the psychological implications are just as worrying too. Generally, people with insomnia have a much higher chance of contracting anxiety, depression and stress. It can have rippling effects on relationships, work and general life- and can actually ruin people’s lives.

Why massage?

In many cases, medication isn’t enough to cure insomnia. People often become reliant on prescription drugs designed to aid sleep, but this can lead to an entirely new problem all together. Massage therapy is an effective way to treat insomnia and disrupted sleep, especially when combined with medication. However, regular sessions of massage alone can really aid towards reduced insomnia and improved sleeping patterns. Research has found that tantric massage can:

  • Cause holistic relaxation
  • Relieves pain from the muscles
  • Eases general pain
  • Improves range of movement and flexibility
  • Boosts energy and combats lethargy
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Improves cellular function
  • Excretes waste from the body
  • Boosts motivation

Why Tantric massage?

Tantric massage is an ancient style that dates back thousands of years.  It falls into the erotic category, which is a branch of styles that combine traditional massage techniques with pleasure and arousal. Tantric massage focuses particularly on energies that flow through the body, the most well-known being ‘Qi’. It is believed that when Qi becomes blocked or trapped in channels known as the ‘meridians’, it can cause illness to spread across the body. Therefore, the aim of tantric massage is to clear the passages so that energy can flow freely and restore balance and health to the body.

Unlike some traditional styles, tantric massage is spiritual, which enables practitioners to access the energies in their clients’ bodies. They do this by practicing an edging technique, which is designed to push people to the height of relaxation and pleasure. When at the point of orgasm, masseuses purposefully ease off, and repeat this tactic several times.  The end result is unparalleled.

Why it could help you sleep

Insomnia has many causes; some are mental, others a physical. However, insomnia is a very common side-effect of anxiety, depression and stress. Tantric massage is one of the best ways to tackle these mental ailments because it is both therapeutic and incomparably relaxing. Sexual arousal and pleasure causes the body to produce a concoction of feel-good hormones that are released into the blood stream. These hormones, such as oxytocin and serotonin, are effective in lifting moods, and are therefore able to reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Ultimately, they stabilise moods and make people feel more positive and energised.

Tantric massage uses specific movements and techniques that are designed to slowly arouse the body until it reaches a powerful release. This almost teasing method transcends people into the deepest state of mental euphoria- banishing all signs of anxiety and stress. However, these effects do not just last during the session, they continue long after that. This means that anyone who’s had a tantric massage is likely to sleep well that night!

Insomnia and sexual tension

Sex is not a luxury- it is a necessity of the human body. Biologically, we need pleasure and orgasms to retain harmony across the anatomy. Studies have shown that people who have sex more or generally healthier, and it’s not difficult to see why. As mentioned before, sex releases hormones in the body that make us feel happier, but it also improves the immune system what is responsible for fighting off illness. As well as this, lack of sex and sexual frustration can mount to anxiety and stress. Sexual releases are actually as they sound- they are a ‘release’ of tension that can cause insomnia and frustration. Ultimately, tension can be physical and psychological, and it’s important to tackle both in order to challenge insomnia in the most efficient fashion.

Get your Tantric massage

Whilst tantric massage can be practiced at home following guides, I would always recommended seeking the expert hands of a professional for your first couple of sessions. The key to tantric massage is achieving the highest level of relaxation- and this often requires guidance for beginners. Once you’re able to access your energies and manipulate them in order to create balance, you’ll be able to practice this style in the comfort of your own home. But you’ll be surprised how well you sleep after a few sessions.

Don’t knock it until you try it!

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