Are you curious about the procedure called tantra? In Prague, there are places where you could experience it yourself, but it could never hurt to find out what you’re signing up to. First, it is important to mention that in this context, we’ll be talking about tantra as a physical practice, namely a massage therapy, and not much about its tantric philosophical and spiritual underpinnings – you can learn more about those here. With that said, let’s dive straight into it!
Tantra in Prague – an introduction into the basics and history of this procedure.
What we call tantric massage today can be defined as a physical act of touch, whose goal is to tap into and harness the energies coursing through the human body – including the sexual energy, which is rightly perceived as important. The ultimate result, however, should not be mere physical pleasure, but a greater self-awareness, spiritual and enlightening experience.
Tantra’s roots in India are old, going back many hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. In the modern times, it has been introduced to the West by the British by the end of the 18th century and the 19th century heightened interest in all things oriental sparked another wave of interest in Indian mysticism.
But it was the societal turmoil of the 1960s and 1970s with the hippies, anti-war, free love and the New age movement that properly brought eastern spirituality, including tantra into the mainstream and also transformed it into its current version, perhaps more suited to the western sensibilities. When we’re talking about Prague specifically, then tantra arrived into the mainstream here with a bit of delay and it wasn’t until the early 2000s that the first salons aimed at providing it started appearing. Today, however, they are positively booming, being frequented by locals and tourists alike.
The contemporary and the traditional
What you might be about to experience in Prague or other western cities is somehow different from the tantra as it is used to be and as it is still practiced in India. That’s not to say it is wrong, since even the Indian version features different schools and approaches. The western style is simply more focused on the erotic, bodily pleasure, and adds more elements of physiotherapy and sexual therapy into the mix.
What to look forward to?
Depending on your therapist’s chosen style, you may expect a range of touch techniques to massage your whole body, erogenous parts included. The point is not just to relax you, but also to slowly heighten your sexual arousal to the point of orgasm, but then stopping short of it, letting you “cool off” and then start again. This seductory play builds up vast amounts of erotic energy, which are, in the end, released in a powerful orgasm. True masters of the tantra are able to reach an orgasm without ejaculating, retaining the energy inside their body, but this is not expected from the first timers.
Trying this therapy may have multiple beneficial effects for you, among which are:
- Regaining an emotional balance and getting rid of sexual tensions
- Improve your confidence and self-awareness
- Repeated sessions may help with premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction
- Improving your blood flow, relaxing your muscles and giving you an energy boost
Where in Prague is it possible to try this?
Well, depends on how erotic you want to get. There are relatively conservative tantra places, where the massage is more about the mutual connection and gentle care, with only little erotic stuff involved, and then there are the “happy ending” parlours where you can expect your private parts to be fully catered to – but only by hand! Direct sex will not be involved. Do a bit of googling to find the place to suit your preferences – Prague is full of them!
Are you acquainted with a tantric practice yourself? Would you be willing to give it a go while in Prague or would you prefer a different massage or activity while in the city? How do you view the influence of eastern spirituality and practices in the West? Leave a comment below!