Differences Between Nuru & Body2Body Massage?
This is a question we get asked quite often. Nuru and body to body massage are two of the most popular erotic massages out there. Originating from East Asia, these two erotic massages are in demand in the red light districts, among tourists and locals alike.
Asia is well-known for many things, particularly its strong work ethic and will to survive by searching for creative ways of adapting to change. Erotic massage is a good example – Asia invented the perfect way to balance fine-tuned pleasure with mental relaxation.
The history of full body sensual massages
Sensual massages like nuru and body to body originated from deep within Japan’s infamous Soaplands. When prostitution became illegal in 1954, sex workers adapted by selling soapy baths instead and sensually bathing clients instead of having intercourse. This is where the name ‘Soaplands’ came from. These soapy massages then evolved to nuru and body to body massage.
What is a nuru massage?
A nuru massage is a Japanese erotic massage that involves full body and total skin contact between the masseuse and the client. Typically, both the masseuse and client are naked to allow for the full extent of sensations. The masseuse mounts the client and slides her body against theirs, so instead of using just her hands, she will be using her body as well.
What is a body to body massage?
In theory, a body to body massage is also an erotic massage that involves full body and skin contact between the masseuse and the client. It uses the same sensual sliding and grinding techniques as a nuru massage.
So what’s the difference?
If you’re not already well acquainted with sensual massages, you’ll understandably be quite confused. It’s normal – the two sound extremely similar. In fact, there’s only one major difference between the two and it’s not the technique.
A body to body massage uses massage oils while a nuru massage uses a special kind of gel that was specifically made for nuru massages. No other erotic massage uses this gel. For this reason, a nuru massage is probably one of the most unique erotic massage.
The nuru gel
This gel is made from Nori seaweed, which is an edible kind that’s used in sushi. However the gel is odourless, colourless and doesn’t stain. It also has an interesting consistency – it’s extremely viscous and can be held up like a sheet of clear jelly. Therapists mix this gel with warm water before applying it to the skin and this dilutes it, making it more appropriate for massage purposes. The water also makes the gel extremely slippery. It is completely different to oil. Instead of feeling greasy on the skin, the nuru gel will feel wet and intensely slippery. This makes it perfect for nuru massage. The masseuse can now slide freely on top of the client, creating minimum friction and maximum pleasure.
Unlike massage oils which need frequent reapplication because they are quickly absorbed into the skin, nuru gel stays on the skin for longer. Because the gel is more solid and mixed with water, it tends to dry up but this is easily resolved when more water is added.
Are the sensations any different?
In theory, nuru and body to body massage produce the same kind of sensations as each other. However in practice, there’s some variations.
A nuru massage can feel more intimate and sensual than a body to body massage. This is because typically, a nuru session begins with a shower or bath, shared with the masseuse. The warm water prepares the skin for the gel.
As we’ve said before, the nuru gel is extremely slippery which means the masseuse can literally slide up and down the client’s body without any friction. This means the massage session can progress without any complications. Massage oils can dry up so the masseuse will have to stop, get off the client and reapply the oil, which can detract from the sensuality of the massage. Nuru masseuses require a great deal of flexibility and upper body strength – possibly more than b2b masseuses because they have to able to slide sensually but stay on top of their client. It can get quite hard to control. The slipperiness also means the masseuse can get into some highly creative positions and it can be very erotic for the client, watching her move.
Also, a nuru massage is well-known in the adult industry because of its prominence on pornographic websites. All of the reasons would make a nuru massage seem more exotic, naughty and fantasy-like.
Try it out for yourself
We can try and describe the two massages for you, but the best way to know is to try it out for yourself. We have a selection of premium nuru and body to body masseuses who are more than capable of providing you with a memorable experience. You can find some of our stunning asian masseuses on our main website ready and available for tantric massages.