Yoni massage or yonic massage, derived from the word Yoni, a representation of the vulva which symbolizes the goddess Shati, is a type of Tantric full-body erotic massage that primarily focuses on the labia, clitoris, g-spot, uterus, the breasts, the anus and other erogenous zones. The massage is viewed as therapeutic and is sometimes used as a method of relieving tension, pain, or general discomfort of the vagina. It has been claimed by some practitioners to be helpful to achieve fertilisation, although there is no scientific support for this claim.
Contrary to some belief, the purpose of Yoni massage is not to achieve orgasm, although it commonly occurs during Yoni massage. This is presumably because of the higher rate of achieved orgasm during masturbation, compared to sexual intercourse. Due to the stimulation of the clitoris, vulva, anus, g-spot, build-up, and combined and constant stimulation to the erogenous zones during the massage, achieving orgasm via Yoni massage is probable.
A Yoni massage consists of the masseuse, called the giver, and the receiver of the massage, called the Shakta. The receiver is almost always naked, whilst the giver is clothed. The giver is often only naked when Yoni is performed within a relationship.
The Yoni massage consists of several steps, slowly and gradually providing a build-up to the eventual vaginal stimulation. The massage begins with the receiver lying on their stomach, exposing the other side of the body, called the Yang side. After massaging the entire rear body, and buttocks, the receiver turns around, lying on their backs, and the masseuse massages the Yin side. The massage continues, slowly transforming from whole body massage, to breast massage, to stimulation of the vulva, and finally deep vaginal stimulation.
Massage Oil, like in many other forms of massage, is not only used, but is also an essential part of the massage, to provide a sufficient amount of lubrication.
Practitioners use hands, and may use Yoni Eggs to stimulate the pelvic floor. Yoni Eggs are egg shaped and are usually made from some sort of stone, such as jade.
Benefits of Yoni massage are said to be huge, and include de-stressing, recovery from traumatic experiences, increased orgasmic potential, vitality, creativity and a deeper connection to the body.