Why does a Nuru Massage Feel So Good?
Updated: Jan 31
We all know what a traditional massage (and erotic massage) entails, but tag an extra word onto it and the whole thing takes on a new meaning. Nuru is the Japanese word for “slippery.” Nuru massage is an erotic service where a masseuse will apply organic gel to both themselves and their client to create a slippery and sensual experience. While traditional masseuses use primarily their hands to deliver the massage, Nuru practitioners use their entire body. The idea is to create a more intimate and erotically charged experience for everyone involved.
The practice is believed to have originated in Kawasaki City, the 8th most populated city in Japan; though it is gaining ground overseas. The massage typically takes place on a specialized air mattress, though some like to conduct things on a massage table. Traditionally, practitioners use a gel made of Nori extract, a Japanese seaweed that is tasteless, odorless, and yes, very slippery.
A recent survey of men living in London found that upwards of 40 percent of participants have visited a Nuru massage therapist. While we do not have the statistics to back the claim, anecdotal evidence suggests that the trend is taking off here in the states as well.
Typically, the practitioners perform the massage in the nude, and that of course adds to the erotic element. But proponents of the service suggest that the benefits can expand outside of the sphere. Some of the benefits of the service include: Improved circulation, reduced stress, and a boost in immune system. Others say that the couples experience helps increase feelings of affection and intimacy be releasing oxytocin, serotonin and dopamine in the body.
While men tend to be the largest customers of the erotic massage market, other demographics are beginning to get in on the action. Industry trends point towards an increase in the number of women seeking out services (erotic massage for women). We’ will note that the majority of Nuru practitioners are female. For lesbian women, this provides an opportunity to experience a sensual service at the hands of an individual to whom they are sexually attracted. For heterosexual women, it provides a safe space to explore their corporal awareness and sexual response. Of course, opening things up to both sexes also opens the door to a new kind of client: couples. For more details about booking an erotic massage for couples or an erotic massage for females, click here.
If you are looking for new ways to spice up your sex life, a Nuru massage might be something worth considering. It allows each individual member of the couple to get better acquainted with their erogenous zones (and yes, there are many). Like traditional massages, it allows individuals to escape the stress of everyday life. By inviting both members of a couple to enjoy the experience, Nuru practitioners help put them on an equal wavelength. They also provide an equal opportunity for each individual to enjoy the “explosive release” that typically takes place towards the end of the session. And that can help set them up for more fun once they eventually make it back into the bedroom.
Reciprocal touch is sometimes encouraged, though this depends on the service. If you do get a masseuse who invites you to use your fingers on them, you might find it helpful in mapping out some sexual hot spots that you can later use on a spouse or a partner. Sometimes, we lose our ability to communicate freely in the context of a long-term relationship. Signing up for a Nuru massage means you secured a safe space to explore. And that kind of field experience can go a long way in helping you prepare for more private affairs. It may sound contradictory, but it can be easier to experiment on strangers than with someone close.
It is said that we are leading increasingly solitary lives. Even if have a partner, we often spend too much time on our screens and too little time carving out a physical connection with those around us. Nuru underscores the importance of physical touch. It emphasizes the different ways in which we may use our bodies to deliver pleasure. It encourages us to experiment with different sensations, in different places. It also helps us discover new pathways to pleasure; ones that are not exactly obvious but are extremely effective. A traditional masseuse is not going to help you discover your ability to respond to nipple stimulation, for instance. But a Nuru masseuse will.