Nuru massage is a popular type of bodywork that massages the skin with water-based oils and lotions. It’s a great way to unwind and de-stress, but it has numerous health benefits. Studies have shown Nuru massages to help reduce stress and improve blood flow.
However, if you’re not careful, these benefits may not be realized by everyone who participates in this type of bodywork—and unfortunately, some people don’t realize how dangerous it can be until they’ve been injured as a result of an accident or injury during an experience with an unsafe practitioner.
So, how do you keep yourself safe during a Nuru massage? Here are eight suggestions:
Practice Safe Sex
Get in the habit of using safe sexual practices right away. This includes protecting both your and your partner’s genitalia with a condom and water-based lubricant before engaging in sexual activity and separating the two with a dental dam or another barrier afterward. Add some condoms if you want to spice things up!
Using dental dams with condoms is additional protection against sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy. Include some lubricant in your Nuru massage for individuals who don’t want the added latex protection. You can avoid pain and injury from friction burns by using a water-based lubricant like Astroglide during sexual activity.
Discuss any health concerns or issues with your therapist.
Before beginning a Nuru massage, discussing any health concerns or issues with your therapist is critical. This is an excellent time to ask questions about the massage technique, which areas of the body may require extra attention, and to ensure you know all methods used during the massage.
Ask for lube!
Whether you’re giving or receiving a massage, lube is essential for a safe and enjoyable experience. It can make the massage more comfortable, pleasurable, and sensual.
If you plan on having a Nuru massage at home with your partner or another loved one, ask for some lube beforehand! Many people don’t realize how important this will be until they get their hands on it—and then they wonder why they didn’t bring any home with them sooner!
Avoid alcohol and drugs.
Although alcohol and drugs harm your health, they can make you more relaxed and vulnerable to danger. Furthermore, alcohol and drugs have been linked to unsafe sex or unsafe massage. So, if you want a fun Nuru massage that doesn’t end in disaster, avoid them like the plague!
Keep drinking water so that you don’t dehydrate while getting a massage. If you don’t have access to water or like something different, try sparkling wine or lemonade. Water will dull the effects of a Nuru massage and will do little to replace the electrolytes you’ve lost via sweat.
Remember that some hot tubs employ chlorine as part of their filtration system, which can be uncomfortable when combined with body oils and lotions. Being hydrated is essential for preventing dehydration after a long day at work, and it also benefits your skin, muscles, brain, and mood (and energy).
Take it slow
When receiving an erotic massage, focusing on your pleasure and comfort while respecting those around you is essential. Whether in a private or a more public setting, it’s crucial to maintain boundaries and ensure that everyone involved is comfortable with the situation. One way to enhance your erotic massage experience is to let go and fully immerse yourself at the moment. This means putting aside any self-consciousness or anxiety you may be feeling and simply enjoying the sensations of touch and intimacy.
Whether you’re giving or receiving the massage, be present at the moment and let yourself fully experience the pleasure and connection that comes with physical touch. If you’re receiving an erotic massage, you may also want to consider incorporating visual stimuli to enhance your experience. For example, you could view erotic images or videos featuring nude scenes of your favorite celebrities or adult performers. (View this pic as an example!)
Use a safe and comfortable surface.
To ensure that you’re getting the most out of your massage, it’s essential to use a safe and comfortable surface. The best option is an actual mattress or mat. If you want more cushioning than that, consider using a pillow or cushion on top of one. You could also use some blanket or sheet between yourself and any other objects in the room (like furniture).
If none of these options work for whatever reason—maybe because they aren’t available where you live—then try using something else: towels are an excellent choice because they’re soft yet sturdy enough to protect your skin from bumps; sheets work too but tend not to be as thick, so they don’t provide as much protection against injury either way; blankets can also work well under most circumstances but tend not to be long enough compared with regular beds which mean there’s more risk involved since people tend not like falling off their sides when there aren’t any pillows underneath them.”
Listen to your body.
It would help if you also listened to your body. Your senses are essential in this experience, and you will notice things that may not seem important at first but can affect the quality of your experience. Listen carefully to the following:
- How it feels when someone touches you. This is an important indicator of whether they’re doing what they should be doing or not (and if they’re not doing something right, let them know!)
- How their breathing sounds when they talk to you during the massage—if it’s labored or deep breaths, let them know so they can adjust accordingly. If a partner seems “short” on breath during other parts of foreplay/sex, then try having them take smaller breaths until their lungs are fully expanded again before continuing with more intense sex play!
Remember, doing your research before engaging in any new activity is always a good idea. But if you follow these simple guidelines, you should be able to have a great time at a Nuru massage without worrying about the risks associated with sex.