This is a question I often get asked. Other questions I get are “is it like tantric massage” ?, “is it erotic” ? “is it sexual” ? “is it a proper massage”?
The answer is yes and sometimes. A sensual massage, like a tantric massage, is given with a genuine sense of care and intimacy and involves intentional arousal of the body. They are both a physical and emotional experience. However, whereas the tantric massage can include certain ceremony and ritual, such as chanting and deep breathing exercises and also is often given as a spiritual healing, the sensual massage concentrates more on giving the actual massage with arousal of the whole body, often to orgasm.
In a tantric massage the ethos is to not take the receiver to full orgasm but to near orgasm; the masseur is usually partially or fully clothed and the massage doesn’t become mutually intimate. In a sensual massage the masseurs are usually naked when giving the massage and mostly allow reciprocal body to body touch to a lesser or greater degree and orgasm (often multiple orgasm in the case of female receivers) is included should the receiver want this.