Skin is our body’s largest pleasure organ. With more than 1000 nerve endings for every square inch, it is capable of perceiving multitudes of simultaneous sensations including touch, temperature, vibration and movement. Skin is also a powerhouse of sexual energy. Sensual massage is the use of hands and body to stimulate conscious touch in a way to simultaneously relax and excite both partners. It can also be a powerful tool for building trust, releasing emotional trauma and overcoming fear of intimacy.
Participants are advised to form partnerships in which both parties are fully comfortable with sharing the emotions of arousal with each other. Partners are also encouraged to have a conscious discussion of any agreements and boundaries they wish to establish for their shared experience.
Sensual massage has many therapeutic benefits including improved circulation, decrease in the stress hormone cortisol, and increase in oxytocin, a hormone involved with feelings of affection and bonding. Regular massage can also improve immune function and enhance the feeling of overall wellbeing.
Awakening dormant energies within the body through sensual full-body touch can create a shared energy field that is believed to unite the partners in a profound ecstatic experience and allow trapped physical and mental pain to escape from the body.
Participants of Sensual Massage workshops at Interfusion will learn principles and techniques for giving pleasurable and nourishing sensual massages. Sensual massage workshops also offer instruction for working with body’s subtle energy systems by activating the seven chakras through particular types of touch.
Sensual massage workshops will also share special breathing techniques to help the recipient actively move energy from one part of the body to other parts of the body to enhance and gain better control of their experience of pleasure.