Massage is a holistic healing modality which not only stimulates your physical body’s self- healing mechanisms but also works on the mental, emotional and spiritual planes. This is especially true if massage involves aromatherapy techniques such as through the use of essential oils.
So, how does massage heal mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically? We explore this, but first let’s explore the Sacral Chakra, the key energy portal or centre associated with sexuality and subsequent sexual issues.
If you are not already familiar with the chakra system, chakras are energetic portals linking to physical organs. Each energy centre or portal has associated characteristics and qualities. When the physical body is in a state of health there is a free flow of energy through the chakras, and this in turn “activates” the associated chakra’s energetic associations. In the case of healing sexual issues, the sacral chakra represents sexuality, sexual memories and past pains or wounds associated with intimate partnerships.
Massage stimulates this highly significant chakra, releasing trapped emotions manifesting as energy on a physical level. It may seem like our physical bodies and subtle energetic bodies are completely separate, but they are, in fact, intrinsically connected influencing one another. The techniques, the pressure applied and physical sensations in massage “move” around energy, actually moving and releasing trapped energy and emotions on an intricate level. In terms of sexual memories being stored and manifesting as energy blocks and physical problems, when an emotional or mental problem has not been healed and builds up over time, this creates tensions which store as stress and problems in your Sacral Chakra. Massage can help alleviate these tensions and stresses, simultaneously allowing for a freer flow of energy.
From another perspective, a freer flow of energy through the Sacral Chakra- a direct result and effect of massage- and the removal of blocks, distortions, and internal balances also create healing on a sexual level. Memories, pains and traumas or wounds associated with sexual experiences can be let go of, healed, and released through the physical effects of massage.
So, the mind, body, emotions, and spirit are designed to work in harmony. This means that physical massage releases trapped emotions, past traumas, mental blockages- storing as tension and stress in the body, sexual issues and distortions in the energy body.
Is it the energy body is where sexual experiences are saved- in the etheric and astral planes where thought, emotion, and conscious awareness are paramount and strong- the profound effect of massage may be quite obvious. The key to know is that our physical bodies are exact replicas of our etheric doubles. The etheric body is an “energetic blueprint” of the physical body, connecting the physical and astral planes. It is further on the astral plane where memories, including past sexual experiences, arise and remain, therefore alleviating tension and “trapped” energy (thoughts, emotions, and trauma/ painful memories) in the physical body is partly due to the effect massage has on emotional, mental and spiritual well- being.
The diagram below helps explain this better.
|Physical Body||(Place thoughts, emotions and trauma can manifest as stress and stored tension.)|
|Etheric Body||(The “energetic replica” of the physical body, acting as a cord between the physical and astral/spiritual planes.)|
|Astral Plane||Where memories, beliefs, feelings, and thoughts arise and interact. The astral plane also extends out to the Spiritual body, and spiritual planes of being.)|
hose practice a tantric and/or Taoistic path, including tantric massage practitioners, recognize the power of spirit, and that physical “proof” lies in direct experience. In this respect, they would suggest you need to open your mind, heart, and soul or inner spirit to the miraculous powers of massage. However, many would also say that there is a tonne of evidence available today, and despite the greatest power being through feeling and connecting to your own body, much research from a logical perspective has been conducted.
An article published by Harvard Medical School concluded that “Massage therapy can help relieve pain, speed recovery from injury, and reduce stress.”(The healing power of touch – Harvard Health, 2019.) An increasingly popular form of massage called Yoni Massage is also specifically powerful and aimed at healing sexual issues on a deeper level.
Now, regardless of whether you want to experience a full-on, tantric- style massage, or whether you are just testing the waters and exploring the basis behind sexual healing through massage; Yoni Massage is arguably one of the most powerful and liberating healing massages one could get. Bear in mind, it is exclusively for women; however even if you are a man you can still understand the essence of healing sexual issues through massage, through learning about the Yoni.
Yoni is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning vagina, but it is not crude nor is it something to feel ashamed of. Yoni massage is a form of tantric massage and when done right and through the right person- someone empathic, sensitive to a woman’s body, and with pure healing intentions in mind- can lead to incredible spiritual and sexual release, and of course, deep healing. The literal translation for Yoni is a woman’s vulva relating to “the divine creative, or procreative, the energy represented by a powerful feminine energy.” It is also often referred to as sacred.
The main intention of a Yoni Massage is not to lead the recipient to orgasm, but it is to awaken and heal sensual pleasure and assist in re-aligning one with their sexuality. In giving sexual pleasure through a tantric and spiritual means, and by simultaneously removing any feelings of shame or guilt associated with such pleasure, this form of massage helps to heal sexual issues directly. It is a powerfully transformative experience that further activates kundalini energy, or shakti (more on this can be learned here: link article), and stimulates intuitive gifts and psychic perception.
One of the main purposes and benefits of Yoni Massage is to relieve tension and trapped or repressed emotions, which many women hold in the pelvic area without even being conscious of. Emotional and sexual trauma and wounds, painful memories leading to painful emotions, and feelings of shame and guilt or issues in self- worth and sexual empowerment- can all be overcome through Yoni Massage.
Obviously, this article is meant to be holistic, i.e. speaking about massage in a holistic and encompassing sense, and for men and women, yet sometimes there is great power and healing to be found in knowledge, wisdom, and awareness. Yoni Massage may be solely for women and the females of our species, but the same or similar principles can be applied to other forms of massage like tantric sexual or spiritual healing.
The key to remember is that the mind, body, emotions, and spirit are a holistic and interconnected system, and they are supposed to work in harmony. Sexual issues often manifest on the subtle and spiritual planes, therefore physical and “hands-on” massage helps to release tension physically trapped and stored, and release painful memories and emotions in the spiritual body.
Linking back to the Sacral Chakra and its integral significance in healing sexual issues, the color orange can greatly aid in sexual healing. Orange is a warming color bringing feelings of friendship, warmth, comfort and inner happiness. It is used by many who are aware of the importance and power of color therapy or healing, to aid in all sorts of relationships and their harmony, from friendships to love, family and intimate partnerships.
Meditating on the color orange or finding ways to incorporate color into your life will open up new pathways and channels for healing. Relating to massage, perhaps find a massage therapist who works with color therapy or chakra healing? Alternatively, bring a warming orange blanket or accessory with you when you get your massage, and place it in front of you. It will really help!
Finally, “OM” is the universal sound of creation and can heal trauma or wounds on a deep inner level. Engaging in “OM Meditation” can be a highly beneficial way to release any stored emotional or mental wounds surrounding past sexual experience, and further, connect you to your empowered sensual self. We are sensual beings, and a lot of the issues we see today in the collective energy field, which furthermore manifests into daily life and the physical realm, are due to faulty or distorted beliefs.
Publishing, H. (2019). The healing power of touch – Harvard Health. [online] Harvard Health. [Accessed 13 Nov. 2019].
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