Erotic Massage Techniques

Sensual Massage: It's not all in the hands.

Erotic Massage Techniques

Sensual massage is a skill that's well worth learning as it can be used at almost every stage of a relationship. From giving a scalp massage or foot rub to seducing a potential partner with an 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 lover.

Start by making sure the room is warm — there's only one type of shiver you want to elicit, and as people relax their body temperature decreases so even if you're both keeping your clothes on, it will make the erotic massage more comfortable. Have warm towels on hand to cover the parts of your lover'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 stroking."

Don't use normal massage oil if you want to have sex as it can break condoms. Instead, there are numerous lubes designed for erotic massage, which will help your fingers move over your lover's skin more easily. For example, you can try Massage & Play Soothing Touch which is great for massages but also acts as a safe, personal lubricant.

If you need the basics on how to give an erotic massage, here's the lowdown. Unless you've studied massage professionally, don't press into any bones. Instead, focus on the large muscles of the back, thighs and buttocks. Start with smooth 'effleurage' strokes — ircular 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 then sliding your body over theirs (assuming you're not significantly heavier than your partner). And above all, communicate : ask your lover 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 erotic 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 lover. A little knowledge can reap a lot of rewards — use our sensual massage techniques to get closer to your lover.