Showing posts with label Types of Massage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Types of Massage. Show all posts

Types of Massage

I found out in wiki that there are about 46 types of massage (as of now).  WebMD wrote that there are about 80 types of massage but did not name them.  Which type of massage listed below you are familiar (or have heard) with and which have you tried?

01. Acupressure massage
02. Breast massage (Lymphatic breast massage)
03. Anma massage
04. Ayurvedic massage
05. Balinese massage
06. Barefoot deep tissue massage
07. Bowen therapy
08. Breema massage
09. Champissage massage
10. Couples massage
11. Deep tissue massage
12. Erotic massage
13. Esalen massage
14. Foot massage
15. Hilot massage
16. Infant massage
17. Kum Nye
18. Lomi Lomi and indigenous massage of Oceania
19. Lymphatic drainage massage
20. Medical massage
21. Mesoamerican massage
22. Metamorphic Technique
23. Mobile massage
24. Myofascial release massage
25. Myomassology
26. Nuru massage
27. Pediatric massage
28. Postural integration
29. Prostate massage
30. Reflexology massage
31. Remedial massage
32. Self massage
33. Shiatsu
34. Sports massage
35. Stone massage
36. Structural integration
37. Swedish massage
38. Tantric massage
39. Thai massage
40. Traditional Chinese massage
41. Trager approach
42. Trigger point therapy
43. Vaginal massage
44. Visceral manipulation
45. Zoku Shin Do
46. Watsu

Lingam - The Wand of Light

While browsing different types of massage, i stumbled upon an ad about a massage exclusively for men. It got me curious. What is this type of massage that could only be given exclusively to men? It is called Lingam Massage. Lingam is a foreign word to me so I googled it and here is what i found from different websites:

The Sanskrit word for the male sexual organ is Lingam and is loosely translated as "Wand of Light." In Tantra or Sacred Sexuality, the Lingam is respectfully viewed and honored, as a "Wand of Light" that channels creative energy and pleasure. (Whitelotuseast)

Lingam massage is a tantric massage practice for awakening and honoring male creative energy and allowing a man conscious, loving contact with his own masculinity. It also:

Empowers men to expand and deepen their experience of arousal and sensuality,

Demonstrates how deep relaxation is important to a strong and lasting erection,

Shows how the lingam connects a man to his dynamic strength while the prostate is linked to his more receptive side (Innertraditions)

The purpose of the Lingam Massage is to create a space for the receiver to relax and receive expanded pleasure from his Lingam. His partner (the giver) experiences the joy of facilitating and witnessing the man surrendering to his softer, gentler side. The Lingam Massage can be used as a form of safer sex (when latex gloves are used) and is an excellent process to build trust and intimacy. It is often used to help men heal from negative sexual conditioning and trauma.

Orgasm is not the goal of the Lingam massage although it is often a pleasant and welcome side effect. The goal is to massage the Lingam, also including testicles, perineum and Sacred Spot (the equivalent to the female G-spot), and allow the man to surrender to a form of pleasure he may not be used to. From this perspective both receiver and giver relax into the massage.

Men need to learn to relax and receive. Traditional sexual conditioning has the man in a doing and goal oriented mode. The Lingam Massage allows the man to experience his softer, more receptive side and experience pleasure from a non-traditional perspective. (Skydancer)

Lingam massage is not simply a hands-on technique but involves the conscious direction of energy throughout the body. It allows men to savor longer, deeper orgasms and teaches taoist and tantric practices for conserving sexual energy. Over time, as his consciousness deepens, these practices give a man complete control over his ejaculation. (Innertraditions)

While searching through the net about lingam, I also came across some ads offering it. There are even massage clinics in Cebu City specializing this type of massage but all of them are done by female therapists.