What is it?
You might not have heard of this particular massage, but it is increasingly gaining prominence in the Western world due to its relaxing and elevating nature.
Lingam massage specifically targets the male genitalia. “Lingam” which means penis in Sanskrit, is an important element of tantric practice.
While the more common Tantric massages follow the same principles, Lingam massage is designed to provide the ultimate relaxation, pleasure, and stress reduction without ejaculation.
While it’s often considered an erotic act, the lingam massage is so much more that. It provides multiple health benefits and enables a deeper connection and understanding of your masculinity and body.
Derived from the Indian tantric practices, and later new religion philosophy Neotantrism, the lingam massage is often used as a connection to the ‘spiritual feminity’ inside all humans, which enables men to feel a deeper connection with the body, and with the act of sex, just like women do in sexuality, than they believed possible.
When the body experiences deeper stimulations and pleasures than just the superficial ones, it is better able to function and become ‘whole’, which is what tantric practices focus on.
Taking bodily pleasures to have a spiritual meaning is what is highlighted in such massages historically.
Also, to be considered physically and spiritually healthy, sexual health is considered just as important, and lingam massage is a way towards it.
Full body relaxation, stress relief, and muscle relaxation are all important benefits of lingam massage. The penis is treated with respect and care as any other body part and stimulated not for sexual pleasure, but the deeper pleasure of the whole body, stimulating the release of hormones such as adrenaline, oxytocin, endorphins, all of which are very important for good physical and emotional health.
The hormone testosterone is also stimulated in the body as a result of the lingam massage, which provides masculine support and promotes male sexual health.
Problems associated with the male genitalia, such as premature ejaculation, or erectile dysfunction are also combated and can be improved, even treated, through the lingam massage. This is because the massage aims to improve body stimulation, blood flow, and muscle regulation in the penis, scrotum, and surrounding region. Men that have problems with such issues can benefit from this massage, and it can even be used as an alternative and complementary treatment to medicine.
Another health benefit of the lingam massage is the improved sexual stamina that comes from it. Since the aim of the massage is stimulation and relaxation without ejaculation, the massage can help with control, agility, and body awareness.
While the massage is very straightforward, there are some techniques that are specifically designed by masseurs for greater benefit, many deriving from ancient Sanskrit texts as well as modern medicine.
The lingam massage involves many different hand movements, positions, and motions that have added benefits for the male genitalia. Finger motions, tapping, and gliding movements are all practiced.
The lingam massage might not be widely practiced by many massage companies due to the extra care required to be practiced by the masseuses, along with the fact that many clients might feel uncomfortable with the process.
When you go for a lingam massage, there might be some rules and regulations in place that should be abided, depending upon the company’s policies. Generally, some guidelines are in place for the comfort of both the client and the masseur.
The most important thing during a lingam massage is the client’s comfort. You will be placed in a comfortable room, with music or fragrances that you may find comforting. You can choose to have these removed, or changed accruing to your preferences. If the body is not properly relaxed and comfortable, the massage may not work, or provide the benefits expected. Try to relax your body, making sure that you are comfortable with your surroundings, and let the masseur guide you through the process.
If at any point you feel uneasy, just let your therapist know, and they will adjust according to your choice. You can let them know beforehand as well if you are anxious about any part of the process, and ask any questions you might have to ease your doubts. You should also let them know if you experience any problems with your sexual activities so they can help you in the best way.
Your therapist will talk to you gently throughout the massage, asking you what feels right, and getting your permission for a movement they are going to do that may be new to you. It is important to maintain your comfort level during the massage, but it is also important to let your therapist guide you through the massage as they know the effective tricks and techniques that work.
A session usually takes fifteen minutes and can go up to a maximum of thirty minutes for those more experienced with the practice.
At the end of the lingam massage, you will feel relaxed and energized at the same time, and also be hyped on all the positive energy stimulated in your body, making you feel much more connected with your body than before.
It is important to try and work to receive a lingam massage without climax to achieve the full benefit of the practice, but this may not always be possible on your first visit, so monthly lingam massage to build up to that may be beneficial.