When I get asked what I do for a living and say that I am a Tantric Practitioner/Sex Coach, I typically get one of two reactions: 1) A look of complete horror as if I’ve just killed a small child, or 2) A look of curiosity, and the person will begin asking me questions in a very hushed voice. Many times after a few questions I will hear something along the lines of, “Oh, I have a great sex life. I don’t need that.” They are usually shocked to hear that there are enough people out there who need bodywork to sustain not only my business but also the businesses of many of my friends and colleagues just in the area where I live. They are then surprised to hear that actually EVERYONE needs Tantric Bodywork.
Truly everyone can gain something out of Tantra and Sex Coaching. As humans, we have a purpose to continue to grow and expand as people, and the path of Tantra has endless possibilities. Tantra is often viewed by those unfamiliar with the practice as only a sexual practice, but tantra is a life philosophy, a way to weave energy, breath, and connection into even the most mundane of moments. It’s about learning to connect into your life-force energy at all times and learning to honor yourself and your partners. And then of course there are also the fun sexual practices!
If you want to grow as a human being then YOU need tantric bodywork. In today’s society we do not go through life without shame, energy depletion, and some form of trauma. So below are some specific reasons to sign up for a Tantric Bodywork Session:
Reconnecting with Your Body: We live in a world where we are taught to walk about totally disconnected from the neck down. A tantric session allows you to be led to really connect with your own body and all its juicy sensations. You’ll go beyond merely connecting with your body, however; you also get a chance to reconnect with your sexual energy. This time spent with your body will reinvigorate all of your systems, and you will find that you not only have a greater connection with your genitals but also with your toes, your belly, the top of your head, the tips of your finger, etc. You get to experience your body in a way you likely never have before.
Release stored Trauma & Emotions: Our bodies are quite intelligent and will store memories, trauma, and emotions in many different areas. Dr. Peter Levine, the creator of Somatic Experiencing, writes in his book, “Waking the Tiger” about situations in the wild where animals get hurt. As a coping mechanism, they literally will shake/vibrate in order to burn off the negative energy and not carry that trauma around in their systems. As humans we instead hold this trauma in our bodies. Trauma to our systems can be big events such as rape and abuse but it also includes all the daily irritations, emotions, and events that stir up our limbic system. When you experience tantric bodywork the practitioner can begin to remove some of these previously held blocks in the system.
Focus on Yourself: Often in our lives we use a sort of commerce when it comes to sexual pleasure or we tend to overly focus on our partner’s pleasure. During a bodywork session you are encouraged to focus solely on your body and your pleasure. You don’t have to worry about the practitioner and therefore are able to have a very unique sensual experience. Again, you get a chance to tune into your body and your emotions alone. You can take advantage of a space where you are entirely selfish and simply receive.
Expand your Orgasmic Potential: If you are already connected to your body and sexual energy then a Tantric Bodywork session can help you reach a new level of orgasmic potential. Orgasms can be genital, but you can also experience emotional orgasms, energy orgasms, spiritual orgasms, etc. There is truly no limit on the pleasure that the human body/mind can provide. Why stop at subpar orgasms when you can continue to expand and experience a whole new perspective on orgasmic energy?
Experience Sacred Space: How often do many people really take the time to create sacred space and enjoy this space? The answer is not enough, and a Tantric Bodywork session allows you to experience the wonder of being in a safe and sacred space with another person. You get to relax into all the juicy little moments and secure the energy of the space. It gives you a chance to be worshipped as the beautiful divine creature that you are!
No Judgment And its Vegas!: Any good tantric practitioner is going to be able to create a very non-judgmental and safe atmosphere just like you would experience if you went to a therapist. There is only love and appreciation for the divine being that is in the space and that energy. You can cry, yell, laugh, or ask “embarrassing” questions… and not faze me (or other practitioners) one bit. A good practitioner is going to treat sessions with complete confidentiality. That means that you are able to relax more fully without worrying about what neighbors, or family , or friends are going to think or how they would react.
There are many benefits of Tantra, and I have seen it truly change people’s lives and relationships.
The list of benefits goes on and on, but instead of just reading about them… go book a session!!!
You will only ever know the true power of Tantra if you give yourself the permission to experience this wonderful life changing practice!
Addison Bell is a local Tantric Practitioner, Experiential Sex Coach, and Body-Image Expert. She is known for her fierce passion for helping others reach their life potential.
Over the last 10 years Addison has gathered a multitude of skills and knowledge and has integrated these modalities into her own Tantric healing blend. Addison has a Master's in Counseling and has training/certifications in sexuality, body-image, Reiki, and other experiential techniques.
It has been a long and beautiful road for Addison to get to her current life path. She was raised in a Catholic family with strict ideals surrounding sex, marriage, and sin. She spent years internalizing societal messages which she would later overcome and become an advocate for in her work. After childhood sexual abuse, rape, an eating disorder and extreme sexual shame Addison knew she needed a change. With the help of a few beautiful souls she decided to step into her sex, her truth, and simply her life. Addison has found her way to an abundant and fulfilled life and now takes joy in bringing these gifts to others through a variety of methods.
Addison views our sexual fulfillment as a reflection of how we are living the rest of our lives. She is a raw and honest individual that uses both her years of experience & her personal journey to help people to move forward. Clients are refreshed by her open and honest approach to issues of body-image, sexuality, desire, and shame. www.addisonbell.net