Tantra has become a byword for sex in Western society today. In reality, tantra is much more than this: sex and sexuality are only a small part of the spiritual path of tantra. However, because of the repression of sexuality in Western culture for so long, there is much healing needed in the realm of sexuality and so this aspect of tantric teachings has taken root here.
There are as many different types of tantric treatment as there are tantric practitioners.
There can be lots of shadows around tantric movements in Western culture with lack of clarity, abuse, misunderstanding and confusion. However, these practices are hugely powerful and when practices properly and cleanly, are transformational. It is usually lack of attention to boundaries and consent that creates issues. I use the framework of The Wheel of Consent to ensure that clients are always fully in a place of choice and power during a session.
The Tantric Therapy that I practise is a healing and awakening technique that combine principles from Asian massage techniques, Tantra, Tao and Western knowledge to create a powerful form of therapy that is capable of releasing trauma at a cellular level within the body. It is a holistic healing modality that treats the whole of your being.
The intention of a Tantric Therapy session is to release trapped, stagnant emotions and trauma and to help energy flow more freely around the body.
It is not intended as a sexual service. You may or may not feel sexual energy arising during the session.
Tantric Therapy is offered as a supportive modality to enhance health and wellness, and are not meant as an entire approach to health care. If you have any serious medical conditions, please consult your health care provider first.
Bodywork performed during a session is extremely effective and can address a range of symptoms and illnesses including:
- Stress and tension
- Body dysmorphia / low body confidence
- Loss of interest in sex
- Difficulty in experiencing orgasm
- Pain during Intercourse
- Vaginismus (involuntary vaginal contractions/closing of the vagina before sex)
- Fear of sex, intimacy or love
- Difficulty to find a suitable partner or maintain a long-term relationship
- Difficulty in speaking the truth and resolving conflict
- Feeling insecure, unable to trust, lacking in confidence
- Other sexual dysfunction
Tantric Journey Therapy is useful for people wishing to go deeply into an exploration of their body’s energy system and chakras. The treatment helps the chakras to open and the energy to flow through the body. Over time, this treatment can help to facilitate kundalini awakening.
The Entire Being
Tantric Therapy treats the entire body, including the pelvic area. It can also include internal massage. The vagina is often where trauma, shame and negative emotions are stored in the female body. It is also often the area where trauma is received directly into the body. The vaginal massage or yoni massage helps to release these traumas, awakening the yoni and transforming numbness and pain into pleasure. Tantra accepts and harnesses sexual energy as a route to higher consciousness. This has been largely misconstrued as meaning that Tantra is focused upon the pursuit of sexual ecstasy – this not the aim of authentic Tantra practitioners although sexual ecstacy CAN be part of a session. The distinction is that it is not the “goal” of the session.
What happens during a Goddess Session?
The Goddess Session is a deep dive into your body, into feeling everything that is there. The experience might be one of deep relaxation, blissful pleasure, emotional release, catharsis, kundalini awakening, experiencing uncomfortable emotions, remembering forgotten past traumas.
A session always begins with a consultation to discuss your case history, your goals for treatment and to explain how we will work in the session.
The bodywork is a deep tissue massage designed to open the body’s energy pathways and make it possible for stagnant energy to be released. It is a co-creation between us and I encourage you to feel into your body and sense what is happening.
The yoni massage, this takes place at the end of the session and aims to begin to release deeply held traumas, numbness and pain inside the vagina.
Sometimes we can reach the yoni massage and find that your body does not want internal work in this session – in this case we will work energetically. At the end of the session we will discuss self-care practices that you can take home with you and tools for exploring your sexuality in your own time, either by yourself or with a partner.
How will I feel during the treatment?
This varies widely from person to person and treatment to treatment.
The treatment can be very peaceful and relaxing and you may drop into a trance-like state. Powerful emotions can be released during the session and you may experience strong negative emotions.
My aim is to create a space where clients feel safe to express any emotions that they feel: tears and anger, sound and body movements are all welcomed in the session. Sometimes the effects of the treatment are more subtle and there are no dramatic effects during the treatment itself but things can move in the days after the treatment.
You may feel sexual energy begin to move in your body during the treatment.
Bliss, pain, pleasure, relaxation, revelation – it’s all welcome.
How will I feel after a treatment?
People have a range of responses to treatment from ecstatic highs to more challenging processing and negative emotions.
It is important to give the treatment time to integrate and not take too much on in the couple of days following the treatment.
I give clients detailed information on after care when they come for a session. Sometimes I may recommend working with other professionals for additional support. If you have suffered severe sexual or childhood abuse it is particularly important to have the support of a counsellor when undertaking this work.
How long do the treatments take?
A minimum session is 3 hours. For a really deep Tantric Journey you can book a transformative 5-6 hour session.
“Kate is a gifted practitioner. She brings sensitivity, trust and honour to this much needed work. Her sessions have begun to open me up to the intricate depth of feeling held inside of me. I am now on a journey of awakening my sexual energy in a balanced, soulful and honest way. Thank you for restoring the dignity to what the full capacity of being a woman can be, having the courage to stand in this work and for holding me in such a tender and gentle way.” Mandy, Cornwall
“A truly beautiful experience of Tantric Journey bodywork massage with Kate who was
very giving, warm and kind. Her touch was caring, soothing and energising, and she
held a safe space for me to get in touch with my emotions, sensuality, erotic energy and
feminine power.” Gayla, London
“When it came to the yoni massage Kate was ever so gentle and slow, completely non-intrusive. It felt nurturing.” Ilana, London
“I had a yoni healing session with Kate and I found her to be totally incredible. She was born for this work; she holds such a safe space and was tending to my every need, often before I knew about it myself! I had a hugely healing experience with Kate, she was willing to take me as far as I wanted to go with my healing and i felt truly cared for , nurtured and deeply held. I would highly recommend Kate to anyone seeking bodywork.” Cathy, Cornwall