The Passion8 Guide to Sensual Massage

Sensual massage, or erotic massage, is the perfect way to feel closer to your partner, and really connect. It makes perfect foreplay, or for those nights when you're not in the mood, it's a gorgeous way to really relax, unwind and spend some quality time with your partner. In this Passion8 Guide, we offer tips on how to give the best sensual massage ever, and some guidance on beautiful products to really make your massage magical.

Start with a head massage

To start things off gently, and begin to really connect with your partner, start with a gentle head massage. Get your partner to lay somewhere comfortable, with their head on a cushion, then start by running your fingertips from their nose up to their forehead, then rest your hands on your partner's temples, leaving them there for around two minutes. This stimulates the 'third eye', which is the body's energy centre found behind the forehead.

You can then start to turn up the heat by making small circular motions with your fingertips on their scalp. The scalp is well known for containing lots of sexual stimulation spots.

Did you know? The ear is one of the most erogenous zones of the body, and can give your partner shivers of anticipation for what's to come next

...Then Back Massage...

Just perfect for those days when you're stressed or have had a hard day at work, back massage doesn't necessarily have to be a precursor for sex, but it's often a beautifully sensual way to get your partner in the mood for more.

Lelo Flickering Touch Massage Candles

With any kind of back massage, it's important to use a massage oil to make sure your hands glide perfectly across your partner's skin. The gorgeous Lelo Flickering Touch Massage Candles are available in three delicious fragrances. They're perfect for massage because you can use them when you dim the lights to add a sensual touch to the room, then when they melt it creates a glorious pool of massage oil.

Here's the steps to the perfect back massage:

The key is to be gentle. For extra-sensual massage that you can even do yourself, or to add even more depth of sensation to your couple's massage, try using a wand massager – it's a great way to soothe and relax even the tensest muscles.

Rechargeable Passion Massager

Passion8 Favourite: Rechargeable Passion Massager

Simple yet effective, the Rechargeable Passion Massager needs no batteries or cords, and has a soft silicone tip making it perfect for all-over massage.

Lelo Smart Wand

Passion8 Favourite: Lelo Smart Wand

Beautifully designed & fully waterproof, the Lelo Smart Wand is available in two sizes and is touch activated for unique sensation with eight massage patterns.

...Then Foot Massage...

Your feet are highly erogenous zones and it can be extremely relaxing yet very arousing when your partner touches your feet.

Durex Play Massage 2 in 1 Personal Lubricant

Again, a good massage oil is really important when it comes to your feet. Durex Play Massage 2 in 1 Personal Lubricant is great for feet as it's non-scented, non-sticky and it's water-based so washes away when you've finished, so there's no danger of slippery feet as you try to get in the shower to wash away something oil-based.

Just follow these steps for a sensational foot massage:

...And finally, chest massage...

The final step of any gorgeous sensual massage is chest massage. Take it in turns to do this with your partner, as the chest is a highly sensitive area for both men and women.

Did you know? 24% of women can orgasm through nipple stimulation alone?

For extra sensation, try using a feather to caress your partner's chest. If you're not sure where to start we recommend:

Shunga Geishas Secrets Collection

Passion8 Favourite: Shunga Geisha's Secrets Collection

Perfect for those wishing to experiment with sensual massage, this beautiful set contains a massage oil, an aphrodisiac oil, an aphrodisiac shower gel (perfect for showers for two!), an orgasm boosting cream, sweet body powder and a feather tickler to tease and tantalise those erogenous zones.