Swedish gay massage is the use of Swedish massage techniques in a homoerotic way. The benefits of Swedish massage are firmly established and it is overwhelmingly not only the most widespread form of massage performed but also the one that is most often regarded as the ‘normal’ or ‘classic’ massage.
But don’t let that terminology mislead you – by no means is the Swedish massage a superficial technique or one whose effectiveness is less pronounced than that of older or more exotic massage systems. On the contrary, Swedish massage is probably the most well-researched and most scientifically-sound schools of massage that is widely practised today.
Swedish Massage Techniques
The techniques of Swedish massage involve five primary methods of pressure application:
- Effleurage (sliding or gliding);
- Petrissage (kneading);
- Tapotement (rhythmic tapping);
- Friction (rubbing); and
The beauty of the Swedish massage is that it involves these very basic ministrations, many of which are instinctive and used by people on themselves without any knowledge or training of any form of massage. However, a skilled practitioner is able to extend those basic touches to alleviate not just basic soreness but initiate a deeper rejuvenation of the muscles and connective tissue.
The Erotic Element
Both giving and receiving a massage are necessarily sensual because of the intimate manner in which pressure is applied to both erogenous and non-erogenous zones of the body. Prolonged contact, particularly with areas of the body that arouse an individual can turn even platonic massages into an exciting adventure for both the masseuse and the recipient.
When a masseuse specifically gives a massage as a sensual or erotic interaction, then the Swedish massage usually loses its most effective therapeutic effects. This is due primarily to the focus on the erogenous zones and away from the application of pressure to the muscles and joints where there may be an accumulation of soreness from activity (or inactivity).
Incorporating Other Techniques
It is not uncommon for the erotic Swedish massage to incorporate elements of other massage schools, with Japanese Nuru having become particularly popular today. While this massage itself is very pleasurable, the extremely slippery nuru gel used essentially eliminates the ability to apply any significant amount of pressure on the masseuse.
Another Asian massage system that sometimes finds its way into Swedish erotic massage is Thai massage. The specialty of Thai massage is extensive contact between massage recipient and masseuse, with the latter using various parts of their body to leverage and manipulate the torso and limbs.